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

TALS Extends Deadline for Awards Nominations

The deadline to submit nominations for the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services’ three annual Access to Justice Awards has been extended to June 30. The awards will be presented at the Equal Justice University Conference. The Janice M. Holder Award recognizes a professional in private practice, corporate counsel, a public servant or other social service advocate who has advanced the quality of justice statewide by ensuring the legal system is open and available to all, the B. Riney Green Award recognizes someone who promotes inter-program cooperation across the state, and the New Advocate of the Year Award acknowledges someone who has been with their legal services program for five years or less.

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Registration Open for Equal Justice University

Registration is now open for the 40th Anniversary Equal Justice University Conference, which will be held Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 in Murfreesboro. Hosted by the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services with support from the Tennessee Bar Association, EJU is the annual gathering of 200 lawyers, advocates, and pro bono attorneys involved in providing civil legal assistance across Tennessee. Find out more information and register here.
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