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Lawline Online: Free Service of the Knoxville Bar Association
If you need an attorney or think you have a legal problem, the KBA Lawyer Referral & Information Service is here to help. LAWLINE ONLINE
Each year, statistics have shown a steady increase in the number of clients whose legal needs were not being met through the traditional methods of providing legal services. Obstacles exist in the availability and the affordability of quality legal services for low and moderate income persons. The Knoxville Bar Association developed LAWLINE ONLINE to assist clients in determining in they have a legal matter or if another entity would be better suited to offer assistance. With the help of the local courts, governmental and community service organizations and more than thirty-five members of the Knoxville Bar Association, LAWLINE ONLINE became a reality in June, 1999.
By selecting on the topics below, you will find a series of messages which aid in understanding common legal problems, recognizing potential legal problems and understanding how the justice system works. Information on where to go if further help will be needed is also provided. The messages are written in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner using everyday language. Although it is not intended to replace the advice of an attorney or to provide specific legal advice, the service provides general information on over 70 topics.
How do I find a lawyer?
Do I qualify for a free attorney?
What if I am uphappy with my attorney?
Legal fees/How do lawyers charge?
Automobiles & Traffic
Must I take a chemical test when stopped by drunken driving?
Shoud I fight a traffic ticket?
Can bankruptcy help me?
How do I file a bankruptcy petition?
Forms of business enterprises
How do I form a corporation?
Whatr is a patent, trademark and copyright?
Applying for credit or loans
The bill consolidation loan
Are you a victim of mail fraud?
Illegal sales gimmicks
Three day "Cooling off period" in consumer transactions
Rights of juveniles
What to do if arrested
State payments to victims of violent crimes
When may police legally enter your home?
Pubic defenders - who has a right to them?
Health care rights during and after employment
What if I am injured at work?
Legal separation-what happens?
How can I obtain a divorce?
Do I have grounds for annulment of my marriage?
Co-parenting and residential custodian
How is financial support for child or spouse established?
What is child support or alimony is not paid?
Who is responsible for the debt of husband/wife
How do I enforce parental rights?
Your name: Keeping it or changing it
Small claims procedures
What should I do if I am sued?
Restraining orders and injunctions
What if I can not afford court costs?
Being a witness
What is a deposition?
What is a subpoena?
What will happen if I am asked to be a witness?
Protecting your home from creditors
Rights and duties of tenants
Rights and duties of landlord
What is trespassing?
Rights of tenants in public housing
Immigration rules and regulations
Medical and legal malpractice
What is mediation?
What is personal injury?
Statue of limitations
Your welfare rights
Eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Benefits available if you've had and accident
Welfare for family with children
Information about Medicaid/TennCare
Wills & Estates
What taxes have to be paid when someone dies?
What is joint tenancy with right of survivorship?
What is a trust?
Gifts to minors
Caring for sick or disabled people or their property
What if I don't have a will?
The materials contained in LAWLINE ONLINE are intended to, and do, provide only a broad overview of various legal topics. The general information contained in this material is not designed nor intended to be a substitute for legal advice on a specific legal issue or question. In addition, the information provided in this material is only general advice and may not be applicable to apparent similar individual problems, since only slight changes in facts change the applicable advice. If you have a legal problem or question, please consult an attorney.
Any publication, distribution, or other use of these materials without the express written consent of the Knoxville Bar Association is prohibited.