Celebrate Pro Bono

Legal clinics & events planned for October 2013

Every year, Tennessee lawyers help thousands of clients by providing free legal advice. This assistance is especially celebrated and emphasized throughout the month of October, as part of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Celebrate Pro Bono Initiative. Now in its fifth year, the initiative brings together bar associations, law schools, law firms, legal services providers and individual lawyers to offer free services to those unable to afford a lawyer. This year's celebration is expected to involve more than 300 volunteers -- including lawyers, law students, paralegals and language interpreters -- in dozens of events and activities across the state. It is also part of a national effort taking place this month across the country.

See a summary of events planned for October 2013, and check back for updates throughout the month:

Want to hold a pro bono month event in your community? The ABA provides a list of of possible pro bono projects, while pro bono organizations in Tennessee offer opportunities for partnership. Learn more at the links above. Please let the TBA know if you have an event that is not listed online.

Finally, low-income Tennesseans have two resources they can tap into at any time through OnlineTNJustice.org -- a joint project of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services and the Tennessee Bar Association that matches individuals with volunteer attorneys -- and the toll-free aLEGALz hotline at (888) 253-4259. Bar associations and legal aid organizations across the state also hold standing legal clinics throughout the year. Learn more about those opportunities here.

Additional Information

Read the TBA's press release about Celebrate Pro Bono 2013

Celebrate Pro Bono is part of a national campaign launched by the American Bar Association. Learn more about activities around the nation