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WHO WE ARE

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

Recent News

  • April 12, 2024 Fair Housing Month: LASMTC Champions Equity in Housing  (04/12/24) Read More

    April is National Fair Housing Month, a time to recognize the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and its ongoing fight against housing discrimination. The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands (LASMTC) recognizes the importance of collaboration in achieving fair housing. During the month …

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  • February 19, 2024 What Tennessee Taxpayers Need to Know for 2024 (02/19/24) Read More

    By Mary Gillum, Legal Aid Society With the 2024 tax filing season now underway, Tennessee residents who don’t pay much attention to taxes throughout the year may soon find themselves cramming to catch up. If that describes you, here are a few essentials to get you …

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  • February 19, 2024 Legal Aid Society Launches Online Community Classroom to Provide Free Legal Advice (02/19/24) Read More

      NASHVILLE, Tennessee, January 23, 2024 – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, announced today the official launch of Community Classroom, an online source of information covering a wide range of civil legal issues. Community Classroom, located at las.org/communityclassroom, contains more than 50 …

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