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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jan 23, 2014

The Frist Foundation has agreed to fund a comprehensive, statewide study of the legal needs of low-income and homeless Tennesseans. The study, to be conducted by the University of Tennessee's College of Social Work Office of Research and Public Service, will include an updated needs assessment, identifying the civil legal needs of low-income Tennesseans, as well as the effectiveness of the current system for meeting these needs. “The Frist Foundation ... has been generous to the bench and bar of this state for many years," former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank Drowota said of the grant. "This most recent gift to the Access to Justice Commission will help the bench and bar of this state address the legal needs of those who need and deserve our help." Read more about the project.