TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Journal News on Oct 1, 2014

Journal Issue Date: Oct 2014

Journal Name: October 2014 - Vol. 50, No. 10

October is “Celebrate Pro Bono Month” and Tennessee lawyers are joining their colleagues across the country to provide free legal services to those in need and honor the good work performed by lawyers every day as part of the annual National Pro Bono Celebration.

Now in its sixth year, the TBA’s statewide Celebrate Pro Bono initiative brings together legal services providers with local bar associations, law schools, law firms and individual lawyers to offer free services to those unable to afford a lawyer.

This year nearly 400 volunteers are expected to participate in dozens of events and activities across the state that will offer assistance to more than 1,200 Tennesseans in need. Activities include legal advice clinics, education programs, public presentations and other events.

Every year, Tennessee lawyers help thousands of clients by providing free legal assistance. The month of October is an opportunity to focus attention on the significant need for pro bono services as well as a celebration of the outstanding work of those in the legal community who volunteer their services throughout the year.

Events, including opportunities to volunteer, will be promoted in TBA Today and on the TBA website throughout the month of October. The full list of Celebrate Pro Bono Month activities is available on the TBA website at https://www.tba.org/info/celebrate-pro-bono-month-2014