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Don’t Let Holiday Costs Snowball

December 21, 2023 Comments Off on Don’t Let Holiday Costs Snowball

Between gifts, decorations, family meals and travel, the holiday season is more expensive than ever. According to a survey by Deloitte, consumers are expected to spend an average of $1,652 this year on holiday-related expenses. A sizable percentage of Americans take on…

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Disaster Preparedness Checklist: How to Safeguard Your Home and Family

December 7, 2023 Comments Off on Disaster Preparedness Checklist: How to Safeguard Your Home and Family

While it is difficult to pick up the pieces after a natural disaster, there are ways to prepare yourself and your loved ones for the worst case scenario. At Legal Aid Society, we recommend being prepared for tough situations, such…

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Understanding Your Options When Facing Eviction

December 6, 2023 Comments Off on Understanding Your Options When Facing Eviction

You have the right to go to court, make your case, and argue for your right to stay. The timeline and laws surrounding evictions vary from state to state and from county to county within Tennessee.   If you are…

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LEGAL AID SOCIETY 2023 BEST OF THE BAR WINNERS

July 24, 2023 Comments Off on LEGAL AID SOCIETY 2023 BEST OF THE BAR WINNERS

Nashville, TN, MONDAY, JULY 10, 2023 – Legal Aid Society Executive Director DarKenya W. Waller, Managing Attorney Shelby Dodson, Board of Directors Member Erin Palmer Polly, Board of Directors Treasurer Mozianio ‘Trey’ Reliford III were announced as a 2023 Best…

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Let’s Talk About It Podcast Interview with LAS Executive Director DarKenya W. Waller

June 16, 2023 Comments Off on Let’s Talk About It Podcast Interview with LAS Executive Director DarKenya W. Waller

Executive DarKenya W. Waller interviewed with Dr. William Head to discuss services offered by Legal Aid Society, barriers faced by those reentering society after post incarceration, and how we can assist those with civil legal issues.  

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Volunteer Attorneys and How They Can Help You?

June 16, 2023 Comments Off on Volunteer Attorneys and How They Can Help You?

What services does the Legal Aid Society offer? Find out how they may be able to help you on this edition of OpenLine.   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Jordan Stringer with the Legal Aid Society joins Olivia Michael on this…

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TennCare Changes Could Leave Elderly, Disabled Without Health Benefits

June 16, 2023 Comments Off on TennCare Changes Could Leave Elderly, Disabled Without Health Benefits

For elderly and disabled people, doctor and hospital visits can be a regular part of life, causing a seemingly never-ending stream of medical bills. For those with low incomes, even the portion of those bills not covered by Medicare can be…

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Tennessee Voices, Episode 349: DarKenya Waller, Legal Aid Society of Middle TN/Cumberlands

May 12, 2023 Comments Off on Tennessee Voices, Episode 349: DarKenya Waller, Legal Aid Society of Middle TN/Cumberlands

This Memorial Day marks three years since George Floyd was murdered, resulting in a national racial reckoning that caused many leaders and organizations to become more fully engaged in how they see and solve systemic inequities. Among them is DarKenya…

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Free Legal Clinic for Victims of Stalking

May 2, 2023 Comments Off on Free Legal Clinic for Victims of Stalking

Legal Aid Society and the Nashville Family Justice Center are hosting a free legal help clinic to assist those who are victims of stalking. The clinic will be on May 16, 2023 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the…

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Legal Aid Society Announces Athlete Charles Clark as Speaker for April 5 Breakfast of Champions Fundraiser

March 27, 2023 Comments Off on Legal Aid Society Announces Athlete Charles Clark as Speaker for April 5 Breakfast of Champions Fundraiser

Legal Aid Society, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, today announced that former U.S. Track and Field Championship silver medalist Charles Clark will be the speaker at its annual Breakfast of Champions fundraising event, scheduled at City Winery at 8 a.m.…

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