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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LAET Celebrates 50 Years

Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) hosted its 50th Anniversary Celebration Thursday in Knoxville. The event was attended by more than 150 attorneys, members of the judiciary, and other guests, including James J. Sandman, president of Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in Washington, D.C., and retired California Court of Appeal Justice Earl Johnson Jr., who also helped write the Congressional Act that created the LSC. The core organization was founded as Knoxville Legal Aid Society (KLAS) in 1965, growing out of the University of Tennessee College of Law Pro Bono Clinic.

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