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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 16, 2021

A group of Fortune 1000 general counsel and over 40 law firms yesterday announced creation of The Alliance for Asian American Justice, a national pro bono initiative committed to standing up for victims and preventing future acts of anti-Asian hate. According to the founders, the alliance will coordinate pro bono resources on behalf of victims of anti-Asian violence and provide other resources such as social services and other community support. Lawyers of Asian descent as well as non-Asian allies are invited to join the effort. The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and other frontline legal and community organizations will perform initial intake with victims and then refer cases to the alliance. Those with a complaint should report it to the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund at StopTheHate@aaldef.org or on the Asian Americans Advancing Justice website. For more information, email the alliance.

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 16, 2021

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlands will hold three phone clinics next week for members of the public with questions about housing and renters’ rights, bankruptcy, medical bills, debt collection, domestic violence, SNAP benefits and unemployment benefits. Clinics are Tuesday from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. All times central. To help answer questions, contact Andrae Crismon or Kendra Cheek or call 615-780-7131.

Posted by: Kate Prince on Apr 15, 2021

The Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission kicked off its #Help4TNMonth celebration earlier in April to provide civil legal services to communities in need. This year’s theme is “Uniting Communities in Need” and is aimed at helping Tennesseans who continue to struggle with legal issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ATJ Commission has assembled a team of over 65 professionals to develop resources and create and promote pro bono service opportunities. The #Help4TNMonth website has information on events that are occurring throughout the month. Attorneys may also volunteer to help clients remotely through TN Free Legal Answers, an online platform that allows those who qualify to email a legal question to a lawyer, who responds with free legal advice. The Administrative Office of the Courts has more on how you can get involved in honor of #Help4TNMonth.   

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 12, 2021

The Tennessee Faith & Justice Alliance is planning a telephone clinic for Knoxville area residents this week starting tomorrow and running through Thursday. The alliance is a project of the Tennessee Access to Justice Commission. In the Knoxville area, the program is coordinated by the KBA's Access to Justice Committee, Legal Aid of East Tennessee and the University of Tennessee College of Law. Learn more or sign up here to volunteer.

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 12, 2021

Legal organizations in Knoxville will hold a virtual Veterans Legal Advice Clinic Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. EDT. The clinic is a general advice and referral clinic that serves between 20 and 30 veterans each month with a wide variety of legal issues. To volunteer, sign up online. For questions, contact Access to Justice Committee Co-Chairs Spencer Fair or Luke Ihnen.

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 9, 2021

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlands will hold four phone clinics, starting tomorrow, for members of the public with questions about housing and renters’ rights, bankruptcy, medical bills, debt collection, domestic violence, SNAP benefits and unemployment benefits. Clinics are tomorrow from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (with a special focus on disaster issues), Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. All times central. To help answer questions, contact Andrae Crismon or Kendra Cheek or call 615-780-7131.

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Mar 29, 2021

The Tennessee Faith & Justice Alliance, a project of the Tennessee Access to Justice Commission, will hold several virtual legal advice clinics in Knoxville on April 13-15. The event is being coordinated by the Knoxville Bar Association and its Access to Justice Committee; Legal Aid of East Tennessee; and the University of Tennessee College of Law. Volunteers are needed to take questions from the public. Sign up to volunteer here.

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Mar 26, 2021

Legal organizations in Knoxville will hold a virtual Veterans Legal Advice Clinic on April 14 from noon to 2 p.m. EDT. The clinic is a general advice and referral clinic that serves between 20 and 30 veterans each month with a wide variety of legal issues. To volunteer, sign up online. For questions, contact Access to Justice Committee Co-Chairs Spencer Fair or Luke Ihnen.

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Mar 26, 2021

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlands will hold two phone clinics next week for members of the public with questions about housing and renters’ rights, bankruptcy, medical bills, debt collection, domestic violence, SNAP benefits and unemployment benefits. Clinics are Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All times central. LAS is looking for attorneys to help answer questions. To volunteer, contact Andrae Crismon or Kendra Cheek or call 615-780-7131.

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Mar 19, 2021

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlands will hold four phone clinics this week for members of the public with questions about housing and renters’ rights, bankruptcy, medical bills, debt collection, domestic violence, SNAP benefits and unemployment benefits. Clinics are Monday from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. All times central. LAS is looking for attorneys to help answer questions. To volunteer, contact Andrae Crismon or Kendra Cheek or call 615-780-7131.


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