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.

Chair
Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison
150 3rd Ave S #1100
Nashville, TN 372012011
(615)742-4200
Immediate Past Chair
International Paper Company
6400 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38197
(901)419-3832

Court Launches Help4TNDay Initiative

The Tennessee Supreme Court today made April 1 Help4TNDay, launching the statewide initiative with news conferences in five cities across Tennessee. In Nashville, Chief Justice Jeff Bivins championed the campaign, which will include free legal help online or in person at clinics, as well as a public service campaign that will air on television and radio stations across the state. “We want to ensure all Tennesseans have equal access to legal representation,” Bivins said. “Through the civil legal clinics, the citizens of our state will have a convenient place to go to get answers to their legal questions.”

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Summar to Leave Arts and Business Council

Longtime Executive Director Casey Summar is leaving the Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville (ABC), citing a move to California as the reason for the change. Summar was the co-founder of the Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in 2006, which later merged with the ABC in 2009. The ABC board will begin searching for a new Executive Director in the coming weeks. Among other services to the Nashville arts community, the ABC provides pro bono legal help to low-income artists, as well as legal assistance to nonprofit arts organizations.
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