Tennessee Library Education Project

During the 2013-2014 bar year, the TBA Young Lawyers Division will reach out to librarians across the state to make sure they are aware of several free legal resources to help members of the public in need of legal information and advice. These tools include OnlineTNJustice, LIFT and aLEGALz. Questions about the Tennessee Library Education Project should be directed to YLD President David McDowell at (423) 756-5171 or dmcdowell@gearhiserpeters.com or YLD Director Stacey Shrader Joslin at (615) 383-7421 or sshrader@tnbar.org.

The following information is provided for volunteer lawyers who participate in this project.

PowerPoint Presentation

This PowerPoint presentation was prepared by the YLD Public Service Committee for use in educating librarians on how to walk a patron through the OnlineTNJustice and LIFT websites. Feel free to make copies of the presentation and leave one with the librarian.

Volunteer Resources

The following information provides an overview of the OnlineTNJustice and LIFT websites and the aLEGALz service for attorney volunteers to use when presenting information to librarians:


Legal Information for Tennesseans (LIFT):

aLEGALz Toll Free Legal Help Phone Line:

Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors:

Handouts for Librarians

The following handouts may be duplicated and left with librarians for their use:

Libraries Visited

As of April 1, 2014, the YLD has visited libraries in almost 60 counties -- and all counties in East Tennessee! See the state map below to see which counties have been trained and which ones remain to be reached.