Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands


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Organization Website

Primary geographic focus: Tennessee
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: Legal Aid of Middle Tennessee
Lists: LSC


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Op-Ed

Partnerships key to achieving improved well-being

Gary Housepian
Tennessean, The
June 7, 2015
Partnerships are a solution to social and legal problems that are increasingly overlapping.

Op-Ed

Jean Crowe’s legacy lives on in domestic violence work

DarKenya Waller
Tennessean, The
October 13, 2015
Op-ed honoring the late Jean Crowe, long time civil legal aid lawyer and fierce fighter for domestic violence survivors.

Op-Ed

Health care surrogates help seniors with key decisions

Emma W. Sholl
Tennessean, The
November 24, 2015
While some seniors may proactively name a health care agent or create a living will, many seniors do not prepare for such events.

Op-Ed

Barriers prevent societal re-entry after incarceration

Tennessean, The
May 12, 2016
One out of every 40 Tennesseans is either incarcerated, on probation or on parole. Dignity, humanity and rights to basic necessities should not be permanently stripped by past incarceration.

News Story

Legal Aid Society Helps in a Major Way

WGNS Radio (TN)
August 30, 2016
Throughout the year, they handled a total of 7,022 cases for low-income families and individuals across the organization's 48-county service area.

Op-Ed

Nashville’s lawyers fight domestic violence

Matthew R. Burnstein
Tennessean, The
October 31, 2016
In August 2015, the Metro Office of Family Safety and Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands partnered to improve access to free civil legal representation to victims of domestic violence.

Op-Ed

Homeless veterans lack access to justice

Gary Housepian
Tennessean, The
November 11, 2016
Four of the top ten needs that typically go unmet for veterans who are homeless stem from a gap in legal assistance.

News Story

Organization helps provide legal expertise to those in need

Dawn Davenport
WKRN (local ABC, Nashville)
December 22, 2016
Justice should never be rationed – that’s the motto for the Legal Aid Society here in Middle Tennessee. The organization helps those who can’t afford the legal expertise they may need.

Feature

75-year-old immigrant lives off nearly nothing, still pursues GED to help others

Jessica Bliss
Tennessean, The
February 16, 2017
The situation is less dire now, thanks to Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee, which stepped in to fight for Chovil when a social security snafu wrongly reduced his monthly payment and left him struggling.

Feature

What Will Happen to Americans Who Can’t Afford an Attorney?

Matt Ford
Atlantic, The
March 19, 2017
President Trump’s budget would eliminate the Legal Services Corporation, which helps low-income individuals obtain representation in civil proceedings.

Op-Ed

Legal Aid Society is Working to Support Homeless Veterans

DarKenya Waller
ClarksvilleNow.com
July 25, 2018
These unresolved legal issues often contribute to the cycle of poverty that keeps these veterans in a homeless situation.

Feature

Hoarder receives hope for the holidays

Jessica Bliss
Tennessean, The
December 20, 2014
Recently, faced with the threat of eviction and homelessness due to conditions in his home resulting from his hoarding behavior, [veteran Gary] Jackson received help from Legal Aid of Middle Tennessee.



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