Tennessean, The


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Primary geographic focus: Tennessee
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Op-Ed

Congress should continue loan forgiveness for public-service employees

Kirsten Jacobson
Tennessean, The
April 19, 2018
As someone who has experienced the opportunity and positive impact the PSLF program creates first-hand, I can tell you eliminating the program would hurt the most vulnerable Tennesseans. We should work to expand access to public service professions, not restrict it.

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.

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.

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

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

Justice Center marks 20 years defending most vulnerable

Holly Meyer
Tennessean, The, Tennessee Justice Center
March 11, 2016
For more than 20 years, the organization has worked to secure coverage of health services for the state's low-income residents free of charge.

Op-Ed

How people in poverty can get free legal help in Tennessee

Ann Pruit
Tennessean, The
December 8, 2015
Getting connected to free legal help can be the difference in being homeless or not, suffering continued abuse or achieving protection from abuse, maintaining financial self-sufficiency or being driven into hopeless debt.

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

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

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.

News Story

Over 60% of Tennesseans Face Significant Civil Legal Need

Todd Barnes
Tennessean, The
November 26, 2014
More than 60 percent of Tennesseans are in need of significant civil legal assistance, according to a new state study.

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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