Vol 54 No. 10

For the Good of the Public

“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill

It cannot be stated enough times that an overwhelming number of low-income Tennesseans are in need of legal services. Lawyers are an invaluable resource for individuals at risk of losing their homes, their incomes, and even their children. A study by a national bar organization found that at least 40 percent of low- and moderate-income households experience a legal problem each year. The same study concluded that the collective civil legal aid effort is serving only about 20 percent of the legal needs of low-income people. Our profession can and must do better to help low-income households in Tennessee.

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