TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Elizabeth Todaro on Sep 1, 2017

The Texas Free Legal Answers website has been updated to permit attorneys licensed outside of Texas to create accounts and answer questions for victims of Hurricane Harvey. It offers a simple way for Tennessee lawyers to deliver direct legal support to those impacted by the hurricane, and do it without leaving home or work. The Texas Supreme Court this week issued an emergency order facilitating pro bono service by attorneys from across the country. Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Jeffrey Bivins affirmed the need for the Tennessee legal community to respond to this disaster. “Now is the time to begin spreading the word so that lawyers across our state realize we have a real opportunity to be true Tennessee volunteers again and help those who need it most. ... The Tennessee Supreme Court stands ready to help the volunteer lawyers in any way we can.”