TBA Today Special Edition:
Tenn. Lawyers Turn Out in Force to Serve Needy Clients

More than 1,000 Tennesseans today received free legal advice on issues ranging from foreclosure and unemployment to custody and child support. The assistance all came as part of "Pro Bono Public Service Day," a statewide campaign sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association that featured more than 40 projects and involved 600 lawyers, who in one day provided close to $600,000 worth of free legal service.

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Legal News

Legal News
TBA president provides mid-day update on 4/4 events
TBA President Buck Lewis visited two legal clinics in Nashville before participating in a live web cast from the TBA offices. He spoke about his vision for the 4/4 service day and thanked the many partner organizations that made the effort possible. He also emphasized the importance of remembering that "it's not about the lawyers or the judges, but about the people of Tennessee who need help" and that the legal profession's focus "has to always be on them."
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Supreme Court justices visit 4/4 sites
Every member of the Tennessee Supreme Court turned out today to thank volunteers and support pro bono efforts across the state. In Knoxville, Justices Gary Wade and Sharon Lee attended a legal clinic at the University of Tennessee College of Law. In Memphis, Chief Justice Janice Holder visited the state's busiest legal clinic, which served 180 clients. And in Nashville, Justices William Koch and Cornelia Clark attended the St. Luke's clinic, sponsored by the Nashville Pro Bono Program.

View photos from 4/4 events
Photos from a number of events around the state are now posted on tba.org.
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