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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 says New Law to Help Domestic Violence Victims

 

Written by Aimee Luna, Attorney
Legal Aid Society

Legal Aid SocietyNashville, TN – When we think of domestic violence, we often picture physical abuse. But the truth is, abusive behavior within a relationship can exist in many forms.

At its core, domestic violence is an attempt by one partner to assert control over the other. It can include threats, insults, emotional manipulation, sexual coercion and a host of other behaviors. Abusers are nothing if not creative in their methods.

Legal Aid Society attorney Aimee Luna.

Legal Aid Society attorney Aimee Luna.

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Batson Nolan PLC adds Matthew Ellis to firm

 

Batson Nolan PLCClarksville, TN – Batson Nolan PLC is pleased to announce that Matthew J. Ellis is now a Member of the firm. Matthew was born in Clarksville and raised in nearby Cedar Hill, Tennessee. After graduating high school, he joined the United States Navy.

After his service, he returned home to attend Austin Peay State University. He graduated in 2000 and went on to attend law school at The Vermont Law School. Upon graduation in 2004, Matthew began his practice with Batson Nolan.

Matthew J. Ellis

Matthew J. Ellis

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Maggie Smith joins Batson Nolan

 

Batson Nolan PLCClarksville, TN – Batson Nolan, PLC announces the addition of Maggie Smith as an Associate with the firm.

Raised in Clarksville, Tennessee and a graduate of Rossview High School, Maggie attended college at Austin Peay State University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2009.

She completed her law degree at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2012.

Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith

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Legal Aid Society and Volunteer Attorneys Provide $22.7 Million Worth of Free Legal Assistance in 2014

 

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the CumberlandsNashville, TN – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands and the attorneys who assist them on a pro bono basis handled 7,466 cases for low-income individuals and families in 2014.

This equates to more than $22.7 million in free civil legal advice and representation provided to Tennesseans in Legal Aid Society’s 48-county service area.

Free Legal Assistance

Free Legal Assistance

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Batson Nolan PLC announces Jennifer Gower and Katie Downey join firm

 

Batson Nolan PLCClarksville, TN – Batson Nolan PLC is pleased to announce the addition of two associate attorneys, Jennifer Gower and Katie Downey, to the firm.

Jennifer, a native of Springfield, Tennessee, received her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree graduating magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee in 2005.  She received her law degree from the same school in 2009.

Jennifer Gower

Jennifer Gower

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Holly Kirby appointed to Tennessee Supreme Court by Governor Bill Haslam

 

Replacement for Retiring Justice Janice M. Holder

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed Holly M. Kirby of Memphis to the Tennessee Supreme Court. Kirby will succeed Janice M. Holder, who announced her retirement from the bench on June 28th, upon expiration of her term.

Kirby, a lifelong Tennessean, has served as a member of the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section, since 1995. She was the first woman to serve on that court and has authored more than 1,000 opinions on appeals from trial courts across the state. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU announces Reevers as new University attorney

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The former middle Tennessee commissioner on the Tennessee Claims Commission has been tapped as the next attorney for Austin Peay State University.

Stephanie R. Reevers, of Nashville, will begin her new duties October 1st. She succeeds Richard Jackson, who retired in May 2011.

Reevers received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Vanderbilt School of Law in Nashville and a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and French from Duke University in Durham, NC. «Read the rest of this article»

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Legal Aid Society honors Kathryn Edge

 

Board President ends term with Commendation Award

Susan Edge, outgoing president of Legal Aid Society Board of Directors receives Commenation Award from Gary Housepain, Executive Director of Mid-TN & Cumberlands Legal Aid Society

Kathryn Edge, outgoing president of Legal Aid Society Board of Directors receives Commendation Award from Gary Housepian, Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & The Cumberlands

The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, at their recent Board of Directors meeting in Nashville, recognized the outgoing board president for outstanding service.

Kathryn Edge served a one-year term as the president of the organization’s board of directors. Ms Edge has shown dedication and commitment to the position and to The Legal Aid Society. She will continue to serve as an active member of the board and as a notable practicing attorney in Nashville’s legal environs with Miller & Martin law firm.

The Legal Society Aid, LAS, offers free civil legal advice to many low-income Tennesseans who have nowhere else to turn. Serving 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Nashville, Murfreesboro, Oak Ridge and Tullahoma, the Legal Society fights for equal justice for our most vulnerable citizens. It is a non-profit, legal services organization funded in part by Legal Services Corporation, the Tennessee Bar Association, the United Way, the state of Tennessee and donations. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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