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
Stites & Harbison, PLLC
401 Commerce Street Ste 800
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)782-2223
Immediate Past Chair
Bass Berry & Sims PLC
150 Third Ave. South, Suite 2800
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)742-6285
Vice-Chair
International Paper Company
6400 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38197
(901)419-3832

LAET Chattanooga Wins $10,000 in Geo Adventure Race

The Chattanooga office of Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) won the second place $10,000 prize at the “The Greater Race” last Saturday morning in downtown Chattanooga in celebration of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga’s 50th anniversary. The Foundation selected 25 Chattanooga non-profits it has funded in the past to take part in the geo adventure race. Each of the selected organizations supplied a team of four racers on bicycles and two additional volunteers.

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Barker Kicks Off LAET Fundraising Campaign

Former Tennessee Chief Justice William M. “Muecke” Barker, of counsel with the firm of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel PC, was the keynote speaker at Legal Aid of East Tennessee’s (LAET) Southern Region Annual Campaign Kick Off Breakfast in Chattanooga today. Barker reviewed the history of the court’s access to justice initiatives and addressed the funding challenges faced by legal aid programs. He called on individual lawyers and law firms to support LAET’s fundraising campaign and pro bono programs in Chattanooga. Those wishing to donate may do so online or by sending a check to LAET, 502 Gay St., Ste 404, Knoxville, TN 37902.

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