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Two Clinics Scheduled in East Tennessee

Legal Aid of East Tennessee will hold its regular Knox County Saturday Bar and Blount County Saturday Bar clinics this coming weekend. Both clinics take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The Knoxville clinic will take place at the agency’s office at 502 South Gay St., Suite 404. The Blount County clinic will take place at New Hope Blount County Children's Advocacy Center, 212 Cates St., Maryville. Contact Terry Woods at (865) 637-0484 or twoods@laet.org for details about either event.

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Legal Advice Clinic on Tap in Cookeville

The Legal Aid Society and the Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association will provide free legal advice and referrals to low-income individuals Saturday at the Arcade Building, 9 South Jefferson Ave., Suite 102, Cookeville. Contact Rachel Moses at (931) 528-7436 or rmoses@las.org for details.

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Conservatorship Training Offered in Memphis

Memphis Area Legal Services will offer conservatorship training for lawyers in Memphis tomorrow at 2 p.m. The session will take place at the offices of International Paper. Please contact Linda Seely at (731) 217-8013 or lseely@malsi.org for more information.

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Celebrate Pro Bono 2012 Wraps Up Next Week

Tennessee lawyers have been offering free legal services to those unable to afford a lawyer throughout the month of October as part of the national Celebrate Pro Bono initiative. Activities have included legal advice clinics, education programs, public presentations and celebrations. Events continue through Oct. 31. See the list of all events scheduled across the state.

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Fashion Show to Benefit Community Legal Center

The Community Legal Center will host Strut! Memphis, a fashion show fundraiser hosted by Mercedes-Benz of Memphis. The event will take place Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at 5389 Poplar Ave. To purchase tickets, visit the CLC website.

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Murfreesboro Clinic Set for Thursday

The Rutherford-Cannon County Bar Association will host its weekly free legal clinic from 4 – 6 p.m. on Thursday at Greenhouse Ministries, 309 South Spring St, Murfreesboro. Contact Andrae Crismon for more information.

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Memphis Law to Host Pro Bono Fair

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and Public Action Law Society will host a Pro Bono Fair Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the School of Law Student Lounge. Contact Callie Caldwell for more information.

Cleveland Community Legal Clinic Set for Thursday

The Bradley County Bar Association and Cleveland Bradley County Public Library will host a Community Legal Forum to discuss issues related to deed transfers and reverse mortgages. The event will be Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library, Main Branch, 795 Church St NE. For more information, call (423) 472-2163, etc. 126.

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LAET to Host Divorce Clinic

Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) will host a Divorce Clinic Thursday at 3 p.m. free and open to the public. It will be located at 535 Chestnut St, Suite 360 in Chattanooga. For more information, contact Charlie McDaniel. View a full list of Celebrate Pro Bono Month events.

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Legal Clinic Wednesday for Hispanic Community

The Nashville Pro Bono Program and Catholic Charities will host a free legal clinic Wednesday at Catholic Charities, 3112 Nolensville Pike, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to provide advice/counsel/referral to members of the Hispanic community. Interpreters available as necessary. For more information. contact Lucinda Smith of the Legal Aid Society.

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Free Legal Clinic for Homeless

Baker Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC and Bass, Berry & Sims PLC will host a free legal clinic called H.E.L.P to provide advice/counsel and representation specifically to homeless women and men. The Nashville clinic will be held Wednesday at Room in the Inn, 705 Drexel St. Lawyers need to arrive at 8:30 a.m., clients at 9 a.m. To volunteer, contact Jill Suwanski. Click here to view a full list of Celebrate Pro Bono Month events.

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Justice Outlines Access to Justice Efforts to Law Students

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice Holder and Access to Justice Commission Chair Buck Lewis spoke to University of Tennessee College of Law students about court Access to Justice efforts, and the commission’s upcoming two-year plan.

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Martha O’Bryan Center Hosts Legal Clinic

The Nashville Pro Bono Program, Martha O’Bryan Center, and Walker, Tipps & Malone PLC will host a legal clinic at the Martha O’Bryan Center, 711 S. Seventh St., from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday. The clinic will provide advice/counsel and referral to low-income individuals. Contact Lucinda Smith of the Legal Aid Society for more information.

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WTLS to Host Free CLE Program

West Tennessee Legal Services is hosting a free Continuing Legal Education course on National Mortgage Settlement this Wednesday at the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, 197 Auditorium St., from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Kathryn Tucker. See a full list a Celebrate Pro Bono Month Events.

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'Justice for our Neighbors' Legal Clinic Tomorrow

TIRRC and Connexion Americas will host the Justice for Our Neighbors free legal clinic Saturday at the Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 5112 Raywood Ln. in Nashville. Appointments are required. Contact Adrienne Schlichtemeir to register.

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Free Legal Clinics on Tap in Cleveland, Murfreesboro

The Bradley County Bar Association will host its monthly free legal clinic tomorrow from 10 a.m. to noon at the Refuse Community Center, 1075 Blythe Ave. Suite 8 in Cleveland. Contact Charlie McDaniel for more information. Also tomorrow, the Rutherford-Cannon County Bar Association and Legal Aid Society will host a clinic at Higher Ground Worship Center, 2424 Yearwood Ave. in Murfreesboro. For more information about that event, contact Andrae Crismon. Both events are free and open to the public.

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TBA, Belmont to Host Entertainment Law Clinic

The TBA Entertainment & Sports Law Section and Belmont Law School will hold a free Arts & Entertainment Law Clinic on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place at Portland Brew in East Nashville, 1921 Eastland Ave. For more information, contact Casey Summar.

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'Bringing Justice to You' Forum this Saturday

This Saturday at 9 a.m., Metro Nashville Public Schools, the criminal court clerk and the public defender's office will host a forum titled “Bringing Justice to You” at Pearl Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School, 904 26th Ave. North. This general information session is free and open to the public but you must pre-register for individual consultations. Contact Robin Trollinger for more information.

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Former AG to Speak at UM Law School

Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will be the first speaker in this year’s SBA Speaker Series hosted by the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys Law School in conjunction with the University of Memphis International Law Students Association. Gonzales will speak on “Public Service and the Law.” The event will be held at noon Wednesday in the law school’s Historic Courtroom. Read the full press release here.

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LAET Hosts Open Door Intake Friday

Legal Aid of East Tennessee will host an “Open Door” Intake this Friday at 1:30 p.m. for citizens to receive free legal counsel. The event will be held at the McMinn County Courthouse, 6 East Madison Avenue in Athens. Contact Charlie McDaniel for more information. View full list of Celebrate Pro Bono Month events.

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Memphis Law to Host Mental Health Symposium

The University of Memphis School of Law Mental Health Law and Policy Journal wiil host a Lawyers as Problem Solvers and Mental Health Symposium on Thursday and Friday.

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Memphis Bar Hosts CLE, Happy Hour, Fundraiser

The Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will host a CLE, happy hour and fundraiser from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave #909.

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Greenhouse Ministries Legal Clinic Thursday in Murfreesboro

A free legal clinic will take place tomorrow and every Thursday at Greenhouse Ministries during Celebrate Pro Bono Month, hosted by the Rutherford-Cannon County Bar Association. The Clinic is open to all members of the public regarding as many legal areas as the lawyers present have the expertise to share. The event is located at 309 South Spring St, Murfreesboro from 4-6 p.m. Contact Andrae Crismon for details.

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Seniors Education and Outreach Program Thursday in Athens

Legal Aid of East Tennessee will host a Seniors Education and Outreach Program ay the McMinn Count Senior Center Thursday at noon. The event will take place at 205 McMinn Ave. in Athens. Contact Charlie McDaniel for more information. Click here to view a full list of Celebrate Pro Bono Month events.

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700 Pro Bono Events Scheduled Nationwide

Much like lawyers in Tennessee, attorneys across the country are honoring their responsibility to the legal profession and local communities by participating in annual pro bono celebrations. Nationally, the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service is sponsoring National Pro Bono Celebration, Oct.21-27,  as part of Celebrate Pro Bono Month.

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