TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jan 8, 2019

"Then something happened I have never experienced at one of these clinics," Memphis lawyer Buck Lewis writes in a gripping, personal account of an encounter at a pro bono clinic. "We were walking down the hall together and … she explained that she had gotten behind on her rent once before and [another lawyer she recognized there at the clinic] had given her payment terms, which she complied with meticulously. We patiently waited until the apartment complex lawyer finished helping the pro bono client he was counseling. He recognized my client and agreed to sit with us and see if something could be worked out. When he learned what had happened, especially that she was about to be on the streets with her children and that the apartment complex had never fixed the toilet, the dishwasher or the refrigerator, I could see tears welling up in his eyes. Right then and there, at that clinic held in a church surrounded by a poor neighborhood on a cold Saturday morning, this chance meeting resulted in her being rescued from homelessness." You don't want to miss reading this article.