Pro Bono Groups, Public Defender to Help Homeless

On Feb. 13, the Legal Aid Society, Nashville Pro Bono Program and Metropolitan Nashville Public Defender’s Office will organize more than 40 legal professionals and volunteers to provide free legal help to those who attend Project Homeless Connect – a one-day event that brings together more than 70 agencies to serve approximately 1,500 individuals and families struggling with homelessness, housing issues and unemployment. It is the first time the pro bono groups have joined the public defender in providing services to this group. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 300 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville.