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Tennessee Legal Aid

Do You Have a Legal Problem?

The website is your source for finding help. Here you can learn about your legal rights. You can also find booklets to help you solve some legal problems yourself. Uho is TALS?

The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services is a nonprofit organization. TALS works with the legal aid programs in the state. The mission of TALS is to make sure every low-income person in Tennessee has access to the civil legal justice system. TALS does not offer legal advice or legal services. You must call the legal aid program in your area for this help. Use the Legal Aid Locations link to the left to find an office in your area. Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services

What You Can Do if You Need a Lawyer?
Legal Aid offices offer civil legal help to persons who are unable to afford an attorney. You must qualify for this service. The first step is to find the office in your area. Then, call the office to explain your problem. The office worker will let you know what the next steps are. Do not forget. You can find an office in your area by using the Legal Aid Location link to the left. You may also go to the website of the legal aid office in your area by clicking on one of the links below.
se the library to access the helpful booklets.
Legal Aid of East Tennessee

The mission of Legal Aid of East Tennessee is to ensure equal justice for elderly, abused, and low income persons, providing a wide range of civil legal assistance and advocacy.

LAET has been part of the community structure of East Tennessee for over 40 years, serving 26 counties from Chattanooga to Johnson City.

With offices in Chattanooga, Cleveland, Knoxville, Johnson City, Maryville, and Morristown, LAET provides civil legal representation to East Tennesseans who otherwise have no one to help them secure their basic legal rights.
Legal Services
LSC is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation. Established in 1974, LSC operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. LSC distributes about 95 percent of its total funding to 135 independent nonprofit legal aid programs with more than 900 offices throughout the nation. LSC promotes equal access to justice by awarding grants to legal services providers through a competitive grants process; conducting compliance reviews and program visits to oversee program quality and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as well as restrictions that accompany LSC funding; and by providing training and technical assistance to programs. LSC encourages programs to leverage limited resources by partnering and collaborating with other funders of civil legal aid, including state and local governments, IOLTA, access to justice commissions, the private bar, philanthropic foundations, and the business community. The Corporation is headed by a bipartisan board of directors whose 11 members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
American Bar Association
Pro Bono & Public Service
This is a resource from the American Bar Association. They have a standing committee established to encourage attorneys to give back to their communities. You can find facilities in every state and typically the people answering the phones are attorneys as well.

Pro Bono Lawyers
Find lawyers who are willing to work "for the public good" (the meaning of pro bono). These law firms or organizations may be willing to work for free or for a reduced rate depending on the circumstances. Contact the closest office for more information.
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