Pro Bono Events Planned Across State

Legal aid groups and bar associations have a number of pro bono activities planned across the state over the next several weeks. Memphis Area Legal Services launched its second of three Justice for All Online Auctions this week to raise money for its pro bono programs. The site will stay online through July 31. Contact Mary Lynes at (901) 271-0660 or mlynes@memphisbar.org for more information or to donate auction items. 

On Saturday, the Memphis Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee will host a free legal clinic from 10 a.m. to noon at the city’s main library. To get involved contact Linda Warren Seely at (901) 523-8822 or lseely@malsi.org.

Next Wednesday, the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlands will work with the Nashville Public Defender's Office to staff a free legal clinic for veterans at Operation Stand Down of Nashville. Any veteran can attend the clinic but should call (615) 248-1981 to make an appointment.

Finally, on July 26, Legal Aid of East Tennessee will hold its annual Pro Bono Celebration and Silent Auction at The Square Room, 4 Market Square. The event will be emceed by Tennessee Supreme Court Justices Sharon G. Lee and Gary R. Wade. A reception and silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. Awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m.