NEWS

Year: 2019

FMLA improves gender equality in workplace

December 12, 2019 Comments Off on FMLA improves gender equality in workplace

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.…

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How Used Car Buyers Can Protect Their Legal Rights

December 12, 2019 Comments Off on How Used Car Buyers Can Protect Their Legal Rights

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…

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Why pro bono work is so gratifying and necessary

December 12, 2019 Comments Off on Why pro bono work is so gratifying and necessary

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…

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An Evening a the Frist – Celebrating 50 Years of Service

September 6, 2019 Comments Off on An Evening a the Frist – Celebrating 50 Years of Service

An Evening at the Frist | November 9th | 6:00pm-9:00pm An Evening at the Frist is a unique opportunity to honor the Legal Aid Society of Middle TN and the Cumberlands’ (LAS) distinguished 50 year legacy of providing “justice for…

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Legal assistance can change lives of immigrant domestic violence victims

August 1, 2019 Comments Off on Legal assistance can change lives of immigrant domestic violence victims

Op-Ed written by: Chay Sengkhounmany, Legal Aid Society Attorney   Immigrant victims of domestic violence are often reluctant to report abuse because they don’t want to be deported — a vulnerability that their abusers are aware of and use to…

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Zac Oswald’s “Consumers need a strategy for contracts with big companies” op-ed

June 20, 2019 Comments Off on Zac Oswald’s “Consumers need a strategy for contracts with big companies” op-ed

We’ve all been there. Maybe we’re signing up for a cable package, or renting a car or opening a bank account. We sign a contract with a service provider — usually a large company — without really reading, or fully…

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How Legal Aid Society helps Veterans in our Community

May 23, 2019 Comments Off on How Legal Aid Society helps Veterans in our Community

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands’ (LAS) eight offices serve as a gateway for veterans across Middle Tennessee in need of civil legal assistance. Over 450,000 veterans live in the Middle Tennessee area and 9% of Tennessee’s…

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Progress Inc. visits Legal Aid Society Nashville office.

May 23, 2019 Comments Off on Progress Inc. visits Legal Aid Society Nashville office.

On Wednesday morning, the Nashville office participated in Progress Inc.’s Taking Care of Business program, which provides pre-vocational skills to adults with intellectual disabilities by exposing them to different types of business settings. Progress Inc. presented Legal Aid Society with…

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