The Tennessee Supreme Court has designated April as the third annual HELP4TN Days, a time dedicated to bringing free legal resources to Tennesseans in need. Throughout the month of April, more than 100 free legal clinics will be held throughout the state, and online and phone-based legal services will be offered to residents who cannot make it to a legal clinic.
The best place to start when looking for legal resources is help4tn.org or by calling (844) HELP4TN.
Contrary to popular belief, individuals do not have the right to an attorney in most civil legal actions, including evictions, debt collection, family law matters including domestic violence, expungements, employment issues, and other civil legal problems. Federal data shows that 71 percent of low-income households experienced at least one civil legal problem last year and 70 percent of those households said the issue significantly impacted their lives.
In East Tennessee, the following legal clinics are being held:
Oak Ridge Legal Help Clinic - General civil legal advice clinic
April 16, 2019, 4:00 PM
Legal Aid Society
575 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Suite 201, Oak Ridge, 37830
Sponsor: Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands
Pre-registration is required
Call: 865-483-8454 or 800-483-8457