Access to Justice Committee

The Access to Justice Committee develops and implements policy and initiatives to assist lawyers, the organized bar, law schools, legal services organizations & pro bono programs in providing access to the justice system for the poor & marginalized.

International Paper Company
6400 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38197
Immediate Past Chair
Stites & Harbison, PLLC
401 Commerce Street Ste 800
Nashville, TN 37219
Sherrard & Roe PLC
150 3rd Ave S #1100
Nashville, TN 372012011

TBA Board Approves Medical-Legal Partnership Resolution

The TBA Board of Governors has adopted a resolution that "encourages lawyers, law firms, legal services agencies, law schools and bar associations to establish, develop and maintain medical-legal partnerships" in collaboration with medical and health care organizations. The resolution, which was recommended by the TBA Access to Justice Committee and the Medical-Legal Partnership Working Group, also won support from the TBA House of Delegates. The full resolution, accompanying report and materials are available on the TBA website.

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2015 Access to Justice Award Winners Announced

The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Service (TALS) today announced the recipients of its 2015 Access to Justice Awards. The recipients will be honored on Sept. 2 in conjunction with the Equal Justice University Conference. David Yoder with Legal Aid of East Tennessee will receive the Janice M. Holder Award for his contributions to increasing access to justice in Tennessee, especially in the areas of domestic violence advocacy and medical legal partnerships. Lenny Croce with Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands will receive the B. Riney Green Award for his collaborative efforts to promote law reform for the protection of low income Tennesseans. And Robert Downs with Legal Aid of East Tennessee will receive the New Advocate of the Year Award for his creative and effective advocacy efforts on behalf of domestic violence victims in the Knoxville area.

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