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
8507 Level Creek Drive
Germantown, TN 38139
(901)237-9608
Staff Director
Tennessee Bar Association
221 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)277-3233

Former Hamilton County Chancellor Howell Peoples Dies at 75

Howell Peoples, who served as Hamilton County chancellor for 32 years, died Friday, The Times Free Press reports. He was 75. Legal Aid of East Tennessee released this statement on Peoples' passing: "Chancellor Peoples was inducted into the Legal Aid of East Tennessee Pro Bono Hall of Fame in 2016 for his dedication to pro bono work and for being the first legal aid lawyer funded by LSC in Chattanooga, paving the way for quality legal services for our low income and vulnerable neighbors. He was a pillar in the legal community and will be missed." The TBA will post updates as arrangement details are made available.
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Volunteers Needed for Expungement Clinic in Nashville

The TBA Young Lawyers Division is seeking volunteers for an expungement clinic Aug. 18 in Nashville. The clinic will be held at New Covenant Christian Church, 2201 Osage Street. Sign-in for the pre-registered participants begins at 9 a.m. and the clinic will start at 10:15 a.m., running until noon. All volunteer attorneys are asked to arrive at 9:30 a.m. for orientation and the run of the day. The Criminal Court Clerk’s office will have computers and the ability to process the expungement paperwork right on the spot. Those available to help should contact Amber Floyd.
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