Free legal aid programs in Tennessee exist to ensure equal access to justice for low and moderate income individuals, the elderly, abused, disabled, and others who can’t afford their own lawyer. The programs help people with civic cases and not criminal. The various non-profit law firms in Tennessee provide free civil legal assistance to tens of thousands of individuals every year.
Receive free legal help if you are seeking assistance with a civic matter that involves.
Especially with the weak economy, many Tennessee families are faced with consumer debt and other financial issues. The free legal assistance programs can provide counseling with these issues as well. Get help if you are encountering issues including debt and contractual issues with home repairs, automobile purchases, warranties, or other. In addition, get advice for any of the issues noted below.
Local aid is offered to consumers that are experiencing a utilities problem that involves a potential disconnection but need your service due to a health or medical issues, the utility bill was inaccurate, or you were not charged fairly for your utilities.
Many residents have challenges with creditors or debt collectors. They may contact you regarding a title loan, payday loan, or tax refund anticipation loan. Get information on laws in Tennessee that were created to protect consumers.
A creditor has been harassing or contacting you and has threatened arrest, misrepresented your rights or the legal process for debt collection. Or get help if the collector contacted you after you told them to stop, especially if you told them, in writing, to stop; the creditor got you fired or caused you to lose your job, your credit report is inaccurate, or if a collector has misrepresented your debt.
Attorneys in Tennessee can even provide free foreclosure services and information on housing programs. Get help from a lawyer if your home was foreclosed and you have a mortgage deficiency that is in an amount that is greater than 20% of the amount owed on the mortgage at the time of the foreclosure filing.
Receive free legal advice for the following cases:
Non-profit law firms in Tennessee may be able to help you in cases that involve government assistance programs, health or medical issues, as well as maintaining income.
Legal Aid of East Tennessee - This non-profit organization provides legal services to qualifying low income individuals in 26 east Tennessee counties from Chattanooga to Johnson City. They have offices in Chattanooga, Cleveland, Johnson City, Knoxville, Maryville, and Morristown. For more information, contact information and locations go to www.laet.org
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands - The non-profit law firm employs lawyers who provide free advice and representation to the middle part of the state. They operate 8 offices that serve 48 Tennessee counties. Their main offices are located in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge and Tullahoma. Contact them at 1-800-238-1443, or find more information on help from Legal Aid Society.
Memphis Area Legal Services - Serves Memphis Tennessee and the counties of Shelby, Fayette, Lauderdale and Tipton. Call them at 901-523-8822 to learn about the free legal programs they administer.
West Tennessee Legal Services - Operates in the western part of Tennessee. They have offices in Jackson, Dyersburg, Huntingdon, and Selmer. You can reach them at 731-423-0616.
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