Monthly Veterans' Legal Advice Clinic
Debt Relief Legal Advice Clinic
Judge Suzanne Bauknight, the Young Lawyers Division of the Tennessee Bar Association, and the Knoxville Bar Association (“KBA”), with the support of the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission (“AJC”) and the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (“TALS”), have joined forces with the Federal Bar Associations in the Eastern District of Tennessee to conduct virtual pro bono debt relief clinics. The advice clinics will be available to qualified individuals who live in counties in the Eastern District that are within the territory of Legal Aid of East Tennessee (“LAET”). Attorneys will volunteer to conduct initial meetings with the clients to discuss their situations and options.
The next Debt Relief Legal Advice Clinic will take place on June 12, 2021 at 9:00 am on Zoom. The deadline to call to begin the intake process is June 4, 2021.
Instructions for Clients Interested in the Debt Relief Clinic:
THIS IS NOT A WALK-IN CLINIC. INDIVIDUALS MUST BE PRE-SCREENED, AND MUST CONTACT LAET’S KNOXVILLE OFFICE TO GO THROUGH CLIENT INTAKE. Individuals who seek assistance may sign up by contacting the LAET office for their county of residence at contact numbers in the ad [below] for qualification screening based on income. To qualify for the clinic, an individual in a household of 4, for example, could not make more than $5,458.33 monthly. After a person is prescreened and found to qualify for the clinic, the next step is completion of a short questionnaire outlining the facts relevant to the question or problem. Each qualified participant who completes the questionnaire will be given the Zoom contact information and matched with a volunteer attorney, who will receive the completed questionnaire at least 24 hours before the virtual clinic.
Tennessee Faith & Justice Alliance Legal Advice Telephone Clinic
The Tennessee Faith & Justice Alliance is a project of the Tennessee Access to Justice Commission. In the Knoxville area, the program is coordinated by the Knoxville Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, the University of Tennessee College of Law, and the generous lawyers, law students, and others volunteering their time and talent.
Upcoming Clinic Dates have not yet been confirmed. Check back soon for more updates.
This is a general advice-only clinic, and attorneys will be available to provide consultations in legal issues such as: Adoption, Bankruptcy, Business Formation, Custody & Support, Debt Collection, Driver’s License, Employment, Family Law, Foreclosure, Identity Theft, Insurance Coverage, Juvenile, Landlord-Tenant, Name Change, Personal Injury, Probate, Real Estate, Repossession, Social Security, Tax, VA Benefits, Wills, Workers’ Comp, and more...