Seeking Attorney Volunteers
The KBA established a monthly legal advice clinic for veterans beginning in 2016. The inaugural clinic was held on September 7, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office at 1101 Liberty Street, Knoxville TN 37912. Eighteen attorneys volunteered at the clinic and approximately twenty veterans were served.
The Veterans’ Legal Advice 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.
This is a general advice and referral clinic which will serve 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.
2017 clinics are held the Second Wednesday of each month.