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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

Veteran’s Project @ Operations Stand Down Tennessee
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Belmont’s Weekend Clinic @ Belmont Ministry Center
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Maury County Legal Clinic @ Maury County Library
Feb 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:40 pm

Recent News

  • December 12, 2019 FMLA improves gender equality in workplace (12/12/19) Read More

    Published in the Murfreesboro Post on Sept. 19, 2019 | Bill Bush It’s been nearly 100 years since women in the U.S. first gained the right to vote — a milestone commemorated each year with Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26. Even today, the struggle for full …

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  • December 12, 2019 How Used Car Buyers Can Protect Their Legal Rights (12/12/19) Read More

    Published in the Main Street Nashville on Aug. 26,2019 Few purchases can wreak more havoc on your pocketbook than when the used car you purchase develops mechanical problems. Unlike new car purchases, which are covered under “lemon laws” that protect buyers from being stuck with inoperable or …

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  • December 12, 2019 Why pro bono work is so gratifying and necessary (12/12/19) Read More

    Published in the Tennessean on Nov. 25, 2019 | Author Jacqueline Dixon The words “pro bono” — based on a Latin term meaning “for the public good” — might not mean much to anyone outside the legal profession. For most attorneys in Tennessee and around the …

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