TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Apr 9, 2012

The number of cases taken on by the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and Cumberlands and the Nashville Pro Bono Program has increased 11 percent since 2007. “We saw a big jump in need as the economy worsened,” said Lucinda Smith, director of the Nashville Pro Bono Program. Lawyers are responding to the need. Last year, 810 lawyers volunteered their time through the pro bono program and nearly 60 more are helping out this year to meet the need, Smith said. The Tennessean has this story