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.

Immediate Past Chair
Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison
150 3rd Ave S #1100
Nashville, TN 372012011
International Paper Company
8507 Level Creek Drive
Germantown, TN 38139

Report: More than Half of Tennessee Attorneys Provide Pro Bono Services

More than half of Tennessee attorneys provided pro bono legal services during 2016, according to an annual pro bono report from the Tennessee Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission.  The report showed that nearly 9,000 practicing Tennessee attorneys provided over 650,000 hours of pro bono service, with an estimated value of over $130 million. The full 2017 Pro Bono Report includes data reported by individual attorneys, bar associations, law firms, law schools, legal service providers mediators and other organizations.  

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Volunteers Needed for Saturday Legal Clinic in Nashville

Lipscomb University's Fred D. Gray Institute for Law, Justice & Society will host a free legal clinic in Nashville at 9 a.m. on Saturday at Schrader Lane Church of Christ, 1234 Schrader Lane, Nashville, 37208. It will be an advice-only clinic with no expectation that volunteers take on continuing representation. For more information or to volunteer, contact Randy Spivey, 615-966-2503.

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