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What Tennessee Taxpayers Need to Know for 2024

February 19, 2024 Comments Off on What Tennessee Taxpayers Need to Know for 2024

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…

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Legal Aid Society Launches Online Community Classroom to Provide Free Legal Advice

February 19, 2024 Comments Off on Legal Aid Society Launches Online Community Classroom to Provide Free Legal Advice

  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…

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What Tennessee Taxpayers Need to Know for 2024

February 19, 2024 Comments Off on What Tennessee Taxpayers Need to Know for 2024

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…

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Legal Aid Society Launches Online Community Classroom to Provide Free Legal Advice

February 19, 2024 Comments Off on Legal Aid Society Launches Online Community Classroom to Provide Free Legal Advice

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…

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Eviction Right to Counsel pilot program saves Nashville residents $3.4M in first year

January 3, 2024 Comments Off on Eviction Right to Counsel pilot program saves Nashville residents $3.4M in first year

Cancer patients on the verge of homelessness call the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee often. They’re behind on rent and facing eviction because they lost their job when working through chemotherapy and radiation treatments became too much to bear. “That…

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3 things to know about eviction in Davidson County

January 3, 2024 Comments Off on 3 things to know about eviction in Davidson County

Davidson County is on track to see more than 13,000 evictions filed in 2023. The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, the Nashville Hispanic Bar Association, and other partners are working to provide education on the eviction process, tenant…

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Free Legal Help Available for  Tennessee Tornadoes Survivors

December 28, 2023 Comments Off on Free Legal Help Available for  Tennessee Tornadoes Survivors

12/25/2023 – A free legal help hotline is now available for Tennessee Tornadoes survivors. The hotline is available to connect survivors to free legal services in qualifying counties who cannot afford an attorney. Survivors can call (844) HELP4TN or (844)…

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Eviction Right to Counsel pilot program saves Nashville residents $3.4M in first year

December 26, 2023 Comments Off on Eviction Right to Counsel pilot program saves Nashville residents $3.4M in first year

Davidson County is on track to surpass 13,000 eviction filings in 2023. Landlords almost always have legal representation in eviction cases, according to a third-party review of Metro eviction data. Typically, less than 1% of tenants have an attorney by their side in the courtroom.

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Eviction Right to Counsel

December 21, 2023 Comments Off on Eviction Right to Counsel

 

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Legal Aid Society Announces LAS Community Classroom

December 21, 2023 Comments Off on Legal Aid Society Announces LAS Community Classroom

  Are you in need of legal advice for a civil case but feel that it is out of reach? DarKenya Waller, the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands is here to tell…

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