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Legal Aid Society Helps Middle Tennessee Residents Protect Themselves as a Safe at Home Partner Agency

 

Legal Aid SocietyNashville, TN – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands has announced that it is now a partner of Safe at Home, the Tennessee Secretary of State’s free statewide address confidentiality program.

The program helps victims of domestic abuse, stalking, human trafficking, rape, sexual battery or any other sexual offense protect themselves by protecting their address.

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SNAP Recipients May Have More Benefits Than They Realize

 

Legal Aid SocietyNashville, TN – The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has caused upheaval to the lives of almost everyone, but the effects have been most pronounced among lower-income people.
 
Here in Tennessee, many residents who might have just been getting by have found their work hours cut, or their positions eliminated entirely, since stay-at-home orders began in March.

Patty Sellars

Patty Sellars

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Why Civil Legal Aid Is Essential for Economic Recovery

 

Legal Aid SocietyNashville, TN – The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has sent Middle Tennesseans into a tailspin. It is becoming evident that the long-term effects will be serious, and in some respects, permanent.

Many of us are facing health and economic hardships. Many newly poor residents are navigating benefits and charitable systems for the very first time.

DarKenya W. Waller, executive director, Legal Aid Society.

DarKenya W. Waller, executive director, Legal Aid Society.

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Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee Elects New Board of Directors

 

Legal Aid SocietyNashville, TN – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, announced today that it has named J. Andrew (Drew) Goddard as board president, elected four new board members — Sharon M. Crane, Erin Palmer Polly, Mozianio S. (Trey) Reliford and David A. Weil — and added a board intern, Trey Whitfield.

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands board president Drew Goddard.

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands board president Drew Goddard.

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Legal Aid Society Attorney Russ Overby Retires after 46 Years Advocating for Rights of Low-Income Clients

 

Legal Aid SocietyNashville, TN – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, announced today that attorney Russ Overby is retiring from the firm, which he originally joined in 1974.

Before his retirement, Overby was lead attorney of the firm’s Health, Income and Education Practice Group, specializing in poverty law.

Russ Overby

Russ Overby

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Legal Aid Society Announces Partnership to Expand Conservatorship Offerings

 

Legal Aid SocietyNashville, TN – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, announced today that it will partner with Nelson Mullins and the Association of Corporate Counsel Tennessee Chapter (ACC TN) to provide assistance for parents and guardians wishing to seek conservatorship for young adult family members who have acute special needs or who are medically incapacitated.

Norah Rogers

Norah Rogers

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How to Protect Yourself in the Debt Collection Process

 

Legal Aid SocietyGallatin, TN – Unless you’ve received a phone call from a debt collector, you probably don’t know much about the debt collection process.
 
People get behind on payments and in debt for a variety of reasons, some unpreventable (a lost job or unexpected medical expenses) and some not (bad spending habits). No matter why you’re in debt, you should know what to do if a collector contacts you.

Zac Oswald

Zac Oswald

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Attorneys’ Pro Bono Work Addresses Constant Need

 

Legal Aid SocietyNashville, TN – The words “pro bono” — based on a Latin term meaning “for the public good” — might not mean much to anyone outside the legal profession. For most attorneys in Tennessee and around the country, though, pro bono work is a part of our culture that we take very seriously.

We consider it part of our ethical obligation to volunteer a portion of our time providing legal help, without a fee or at a substantially reduced fee, to people with limited resources.

Jacqueline B. Dixon, Esq.

Jacqueline B. Dixon, Esq.

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Legal Aid Society Announces 2016 Community Campaign Chair

 

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the CumberlandsNashville, TN – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, has announced that George Anderson, co-founder of Anderson Benson insurance agency, will serve as the 2016 community campaign chair for its Campaign for Equal Justice fundraising campaign.

This year’s goal is to raise $827,000 to support Legal Aid Society’s mission to advance access to justice across Middle Tennessee and the Cumberland Plateau. The community campaign supports this initiative by raising money from non-legal donors in Middle Tennessee.

George Anderson

George Anderson

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Clarksville Attorney Samuel Keen Selected for Groundbreaking Race Equity Training Program

 

Legal Aid Society attorneys will focus research on racial inequality amid school discipline

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the CumberlandsNashville, TNLegal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, in conjunction with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, announced today that three of Legal Aid Society’s staff attorneys have been selected to participate in the 2016 Racial Justice Training Institute (RJTI).

RJTI is a national training program that increases the capacity of those advocating for low-income people, allowing them to deploy up-to-date racial justice advocacy skills that address the role racism plays in causing and perpetuating poverty.

Clarksville Attorney Samuel Keen

Clarksville Attorney Samuel Keen

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