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
Staff Director
Tennessee Bar Association
221 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)277-3233

Free Legal Advice Clinic in Oak Ridge Oct. 17

October is Celebrate Pro Bono Month, and all month long the TBA will be highlighting pro bono opportunities and events for Tennessee attorneys. A free legal clinic will be held in Oak Ridge on Oct. 17 at the Legal Aid Society. The clinic will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at 575 Oak Ridge Turnpike. For more information, contact the Legal Aid Society of East Tennessee at (865) 483-8454. See more Celebrate Pro Bono events statewide here.

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LAET to Honor Pro Bono Award Winners

Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) hosts its annual Pro Bono celebration on Oct. 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ironwood Studios in Knoxville. The event, entitled “Forging Justice,” will honor attorneys and law firms who have made a significant impact in access to justice work. The highlight of the evening will be the induction of Terry J. Woods into the Donald F. Paine Memorial Pro Bono Hall of Fame. Woods served at LAET’s Central Region Pro Bono Director from 2000 until her retirement in 2016. Also honored will be Tyler Sims as Pro Bono Law Student of the Year, Cheryl Rice as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, the Volunteer Ministry Center as Pro Bono Community Partner of the Year, and London & Amburn as Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year. Contact Kathryn Ellis at (865) 637-0484 for more information.
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