About the KBA:
Organization's Who’s Who
Leaders of the Knoxville Bar Association
Committees and Sections
KBA Committees and Sections
The Access to Justice Committee strives to facilitate bringing together attorneys with members of our community who cannot otherwise afford legal service so they also have meaningful access to justice. In terms of the KBA's goals of serving its members and building a stronger bar association, the committee has provided mentoring opportunities to newer lawyers. The Committee undertook three significant projects this year, including the creation of the Volunteer Handbook, a resource listing of various legal, community, educational and faith-based organizations through which KBA members can volunteer their time. The KBA created the Legal Legacy Project, coordinating with the UT College of Law Legal Clinic to pair law students and newer attorneys with more experienced practitioners to handle pro bono cases. In addition to staffing pro bono cases, this effort provides rich mentoring and networking opportunities for the students and attorneys involved. In conjunction with the Tennessee Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission's Pro Bono Committee, our committee hosted an event at the UT College of Law to formally introduce the Pillar Law Firm Model for pairing classes of cases handled by LAET's Pro Bono Project with law firms. The meeting was a kick-off to a donation drive for firms, large and small, to commit time and talent to the Pro Bono Project.
Phone: (865) 594-5282
Fax: (865) 594-2825
Access to Justice Activities
Add your organization to the KBA's Volunteer HandbookTo include your nonprofit organization in the list of agencies, please complete the form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To include your nonprofit organization in the list of agencies, please complete the fillable form. The KBA Access to Justice Committee has developed a Volunteer Handbook that is availabl to KBA members. The handbook provides helpful information about how you can volunteer with area community service agencies and is in an easy-to-read format. Search for volunteer opportunities using the "Volunteer" tab on the home page of the KBA website. The material from the KBA's Volunteer handbook has been added to a searchable database so you can seach by agency name or category. If you are interested in adding your nonprofit organization to the database, please download the form and e-mail to Marsha Wilson at www.knoxbar.org.