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The mission of Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands (“LAS”) is to advance, defend, and enforce the legal rights of low-income and vulnerable people in order to secure for them the basic necessities of life.

We are Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm that takes a comprehensive approach to providing high quality, free, civil legal services and community education for people to protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families.

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What we do

See if we can help you

We help with certain types of legal problems (civil cases). You can find out what types of case we take here.

Get in touch

We have 8 offices that serve 48 counties. See which office is close to you.

Learn about more services

There are other ways to get free legal help. Talk to a lawyer at one of our legal help clinics. Or check our self-help page.

Legal Help booklets

Look at our free Legal Help Booklets. They can tell you what to do if you have a legal problem.

Volunteer legal services

Want to assist low-income families who cannot afford a lawyer? Learn about training and how you can help.

clinics & news

Free Walk-In Clinics

Veterans Project Legal Help Clinic @ Operation Stand Down Tennessee (OSDTN)
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Veterans Project Legal Help Clinic is a veterans only clinic.

McHugh Legal Help Clinic at Belmont @ Belmont Ministry Center
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Belmont Ministry Center at 2005 12th Avenue South ( the former home of the Bass Street Baptist Church )

Oak Ridge Clinic @ Legal Aid Society
Dec 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The Oak Ridge office conducts a clinic on the 3rd Tuesday of every month except December, 4:30 pm Call 865-483 8454 or 1-800-483-8457 for an appointment.

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