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

Many Pledge to 'Stand Against Racism' at YWCA Event

Several hundred people gathered in Nashville's Public Square Park today for the YWCA's annual Stand Against Racism event. The programming was led by Mayor Megan Barry and featured several lawyers and others speaking on the theme "Women of Color Leading Change." Among the speakers were Ana Escobar, with the Davidson County District Attorney General's Office; civil rights attorney Abby Rubenfeld; and Sharon Roberson, president and CEO of YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee. Melody Fowler-Green, with the Metro Human Relations Commission, and Beverly Watts, who serves on the Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commisson, led the crowd in committing to the pledge. See photos from the event.

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Knoxville Judges Will ‘Serve Justice’ at LAET Event

To celebrate its new Knoxville location, Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) will host a event in which local judges will serve the food and drinks called “Serving Justice.” The evening will include a short program and feature Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Lincoln Memorial University President Dr. B. James Dawson, LMU Duncan School of Law Dean Justice Gary R. Wade and LAET executives. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on May 2 at the Star Building, 607 West Summit Hill Drive.
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