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

Supreme Court to Host Faith and Justice Universities Statewide

The Tennessee Faith and Justice Alliance, a project of the Tennessee Supreme Court, will be hosting its second annual statewide Pro Bono and Faith Days in October 2018. All houses of worship and faith-based partners are encouraged to provide information to their networks about the free legal resources available in Tennessee, including the help4tn.org website, and to participate in a form of pro bono work or an equal justice project during the month if possible. This year, #PBFDays will present 2018 Faith and Justice Universities in each grand division where attendees can learn about existing free legal resources in their community and how to get more involved. The 2018 Faith and Justice Universities will be held in Memphis on Oct. 16, Knoxville on Oct. 18 and Nashville on Oct. 23.
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LAET to Host Forging Justice Pro Bono Event

Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) will host its annual Pro Bono celebration on Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ironwood Studios in Knoxville. “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 Harry Ogden into the Donald F. Paine Memorial Pro Bono Hall of Fame. Also honored will be Bill Coley and Ian Hennessey as Pro Bono Attorneys of the Year, Georgia Miller as Pro Bono Law Student of the Year, East Tennessee Children's Hospital as Pro Bono Community Partner of the Year, and Breeding Henry Baysan as Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year. 

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