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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 27, 2013

Tennessee lawyers helped 1,800 state residents by providing free legal information and advice throughout the month of October as part of the TBA's 2013 Celebrate Pro Bono initiative. Now in its fifth year, Celebrate Pro Bono brings together bar associations, law schools, law firms, legal services providers and individual lawyers to offer free services to those unable to afford a lawyer. This year, more than 330 volunteers -- including lawyers, law students, paralegals, notaries and language interpreters -- held more than 80 events and activities across the state. These events included legal advice clinics, fundraisers for pro bono programs and community education presentations on topics such as wills, powers of attorney, bankruptcy, foreclosure and landlord/tenant law. A number of events were organized by young lawyers. Thanks to everyone who planned or participated in an event this year!