7th Annual ‘Celebrate Pro Bono Month’ Underway

Tennessee lawyers offering free legal services across the state during October

NASHVILLE, Oct. 13, 2015 — October is “Celebrate Pro Bono Month” in Tennessee and lawyers across the state are joining in a nationwide effort to provide free legal services to those in need. The celebratory month also honors the good work performed by lawyers every day.

Now in its seventh 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 300 volunteers -- including lawyers, law students, paralegals and language interpreters -- are expected to participate in more than 50 events and activities that will offer assistance to Tennesseans in need.  Activities include legal advice clinics, volunteer training, education programs, public presentations and other events.

Events are planned in the following cities:

  • Chattanooga
  • Cleveland
  • Cookeville
  • Elizabethton
  • Franklin
  • Gallatin
  • Greeneville
  • Jackson
  • Johnson City
  • Jonesborough
  • Kingsport
  • Knoxville
  • Maryville
  • Memphis
  • Murfreesboro
  • Nashville
  • Oak Ridge
          | TBA Law Blog

The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is the largest professional association in Tennessee with more than 13,000 members. Founded in 1881, the TBA provides opportunities for continuing legal education, professional development and public service. The TBA’s dedication to serving the state’s legal community is evidenced by its membership roll, which represents the entire spectrum of legal practice: plaintiff and defense lawyers, corporate counsel, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, government lawyers and legal services attorneys.

Additional Information

A full list of events with detailed information about each is available on the TBA website.

Tennessee’s Celebrate Pro Month Initiative is presented in collaboration with the National Celebrate Pro Bono sponsored by the American Bar Association. Learn more about activities around the nation.