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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Oct 4, 2013

The Bristol Tennessee Bar Association (BTBA) will begin offering monthly free legal advice clinics every second Saturday of each month to assist low-income individuals, WJHL reports. The first clinic will be held Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. at Bristol Faith In Action, 1534 Euclid Avenue Bristol, Va. "Many people have difficulty obtaining legal services due to the cost. So often, I hear from pro se litigants – those who are representing themselves – that they don't know where to turn, they don't know what to do next, and they don't feel as if they are even heard when they go to court,” BTBA Pro Bono Coordinator Suzanne Shackelford Queen said. “This is our opportunity, as volunteer attorneys, to help them navigate the legal waters and to give them a stronger voice so that they will be heard." The TBA has more about upcoming Celebrate Pro Bono clinics.