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Online Tennessee Justice for Low-Income Tennesseans

 

This is the next in a series of updates regarding legislation filed by Rep Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) for the second session of the 107th Tennessee General Assembly.

The Seal of the State of TennesseeClarksville, TN –  “We received correspondence this week from the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services informing us of an important new resource for low-income Tennesseans to receive free legal advice and counsel from lawyers who generously volunteer their time.

We receive many calls weekly from citizens of Montgomery County needing advice from an attorney that they are unable to afford.  This service will help those citizens who feel they have been wrong but are not allowed to pursue legal action due to their financial situation,” Pitts said.

To be eligible for this service you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a Tennessee resident
  • Have civil legal concerns (criminal law matters will not be accepted)
  • Have a household income less than 250% of the federal poverty level (for example, a family of four could earn up to $55,875 and participate)
  • Have liquid assets up to $5,000 in value (this includes checking and savings accounts as well stocks and bonds)
  • Are not incarcerated

To learn more go to www.OnlineTNJustice.org. If you do not have a computer, you can go to a public library and use one for free.

Reminder:  The Tennessee General Assembly is still under heightened computer security so if you do not get a response from your email to me, please call my office at 1.800.449.8366, ext. 12043.

For more information about these bills or other concerns about the state government, please contact our office at 615.741.2043 or email .


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