Celebrate Pro Bono

Events hosted across Tennessee throughout October

2014 Pro Bono Honor Roll

The TBA is preparing its annual Pro Bono Honor Roll and is seeking names of lawyers and law students who volunteered with legal service organizations over the past year, anytime between November 1, 2013 through October 31, 2014. 

Please complete this form with the name and county of attorney and law student volunters who gave time during the last year. The deadline for submission of information has been extended to FRIDAY, November 21. Email completed forms to Liz Todaro, Access to Justice Coordinator at ltodaro@tnbar.org.


Celebrate Pro Bono Month 

October is “Celebrate Pro Bono Month” and Tennessee lawyers are joining their colleagues across the country to provide free legal services to those in need and honor the good work performed by lawyers every day as part of the annual National Pro Bono Celebration. Now in its sixth year, the TBA’s statewide Celebrate Pro Bono initiative brings together legal services providers with local bar associations, law schools, law firms and individual lawyers to offer free services to those unable to afford a lawyer. This year nearly 400 volunteers are expected to participate in dozens of events and activities across the state that will offer assistance to more than 1,200 Tennesseans in need. Activities include legal advice clinics, education programs, public presentations and other events.

Every year, Tennessee lawyers help thousands of clients by providing free legal assistance. The month of October is an opportunity to focus attention on the significant need for pro bono services as well as a celebration of the outstanding work of those in the legal community who volunteer their services throughout the year. Events, including opportunities to volunteer, will be promoted in TBA Today and on the TBA website throughout the month of October. 

The TBA has compiled a list of events across the state this month. Please take a moment to find a clinic or other event in your area to participate in. 

Events - Listed by Date

Events - Listed by Region and City

Please let the TBA know if you have an event that you would like to include.

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.
Bar associations and legal aid organizations across the state also hold standing legal clinics throughout the year. Learn more about those opportunities here.
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. 

Additional Information

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