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The Knoxville Bar Association is a private, non-profit professional organization which strives to provide the public with access to basic legal resources and services. There is a wealth of information available on our site and we hope you will visit the site often as many new features are introduced. If you wish to learn more about a local law firm or find a mediator, click on the tabs at the top of the page. Please take a moment to browse the links on the left for a more detailed descriptions of our services.
For the Public:
Lawyer Referral & Information Service which provides FREE lawyer referrals to individuals who do not have an attorney.
Veterans’ Legal Advice Clinic is a general advice and referral clinic which serves between 20 and 30 veterans in the community each month with a wide variety of legal issues, including family law, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, criminal defense, consumer protection, contract disputes, child support, and personal injury, among other issues. The monthly clinic is a joint project of the Knoxville Barristers, the Young Lawyers Division of the Knoxville Bar Association (KBA), KBA/Barristers Access to Justice Committees, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office, the University of Tennessee College of Law, and the local VA office.
Pro Bono Project is a joint program of the KBA and Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) that helps meet the legal needs of indigent clients. LAET staff is able to offer services to only a small fraction of the low-income persons who apply for legal assistance. By volunteering through LAET’s Pro Bono Project, lawyers and other members of the legal community assist many of the people LAET cannot serve. To learn about assistance through LAET or the Pro Bono Project, please click here.
Speakers Bureau is offered as a free public service of the Lawyer Referral & Information Service. Presentations may be scheduled at local schools, colleges, community and civic clubs, church organizations and businesses for presentations to groups with 10 or more attendees.
LawLine OnLine is a free public service program of the Knoxville Bar Association designed to help members of the community understand the law by means of information in easy-to-understand language available on the Internet. 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.
The Nonprofit Program is offered by the Knoxville Bar Association. The KBA and its participating attorneys recognize that many small to mid-sized nonprofit organizations often have legal questions, but not the resources to retain legal counsel. Participating attorneys provide up to one hour of pro bono legal assistance to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations with a budget of $1,000,000 or less. Through this partnership, nonprofit staff and board leaders are assured timely and accurate answers while providing attorneys with a satisfying, but not overwhelming way to perform pro bono services.