Organization helps provide legal expertise to those in need

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.

News Story (Louisiana)

Dawn Davenport
WKRN (local ABC, Nashville)
December 22, 2016

Tags: Housing: Eviction, Legal Aid: Rationing

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands


Executive director Gary Housepian has been doing this work for 39 years and heads up the largest non-profit law firm in the state. Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands takes on civil cases at no cost to their clients.

“We have great clients that are very strong that are just having maybe a tough time. If we can have a chance to kind of help them with our legal services to help them through it. It makes them stronger, it makes our community stronger,” he explained.

Those clients are spread out over 48 counties and 20,000 square miles. Housepian says that providing people access to justice helps restore faith.