Lawyers Help 1,800 During Celebrate Pro Bono Month

Tennessee lawyers helped more than 1,800 state residents by providing free legal information and advice 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, more than 330 volunteers – including lawyers, law students, paralegals, notaries and language interpreters – held more than 80 events and activities across the state. Below are photos from some of the events in Memphis. You can also see photos from a Wills for Heroes event in Nashville hosted by the TBA's Young Lawyers Division.


Memphis Saturday Legal Clinic

Lines stretch out of the Memphis Public Library, site of one of the Saturday Legal Clinics held in Memphis during Celebrate Pro Bono Month.

Memphis Saturday Clinic

Memphis Saturday Clinic

Memphis Saturday Clinic


Memphis Wills for Heroes Event

Volunteer lawyers, notaries and witnesses joined forces on Oct. 12 to serve 98 first responders and their families. The Wills for Heroes program provides free wills, powers of attorney and other end-of-life documents to police, firefighters and emergency responders.

Memphis Wills for Heroes

Memphis Wills for Heroes

Memphis Wills for Heroes

Memphis Wills for Heroes

Memphis Wills for Heroes

Memphis Wills for Heroes

Memphis Wills for Heroes

Memphis Wills for Heroes


STRUT! Memphis: Catwalk for a Cause

Several hundred of Memphis' movers and shakers turned out at Mercedes-Benz of Memphis for STRUT! Memphis, a fashion show to benefit the Community Legal Center.

Celebrate Pro Bono -- Strut!

Celebrate Pro Bono -- Strut!

Celebrate Pro Bono -- Strut!

Celebrate Pro Bono -- Strut!

Celebrate Pro Bono -- Strut!

Celebrate Pro Bono -- Strut!

Celebrate Pro Bono -- Strut!