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

Tennessee Equal Justice Works Fellow Advocates for Student Loan Forgiveness

Kirsten Jacobson, a staff attorney at the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services and an Equal Justice Works fellow, wrote a piece in The Tennessean this week advocating for continuing the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. The program, which she utilized after graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Law, offers student loan forgiveness to those who perform qualified public service work, including legal aid. Currently Congress is considering eliminating this program, with the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce having already approved the change. 
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Texas Legal Aid Org Seeks Candidate for Nashville-based Legal Fellowship

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid is seeking a fellow as part of the Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps. The two-year fellowship would begin this spring if the fellow is already licensed. The Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps is a legal fellowship program designed to increase capacity and access to civil legal help for low-income crime victims. The fellow will be supervised by TRLA and based in TRLA’s Nashville office. Please send a cover letter, resume and two references to employment@trla.org. The deadline to apply is May 1.
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