Legal assistance can change lives of immigrant domestic violence victims

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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 exert control over the relationship. Domestic violence is a crime of power and control. It …

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

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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 processing, its fine print. And as some of us have subsequently found out, sometimes what …

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How Legal Aid Society helps Veterans in our Community

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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 adult population are U.S. Military veterans.  LAS has developed partnerships with Operation Stand Down, Veterans …

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Progress Inc. visits Legal Aid Society Nashville office.

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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 a Certificate of Appreciate for helping to advocate for people with disabilities.  

Op-Ed: How Legal Aid Society is Working to Support Homeless Veterans

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In the November 2018 issue of the Nashville Bar Journal Online, Executive Director DarKenya Waller writes, “Veterans make up just 7% of the US population. So, it’s safe to say that for large swaths of our country, the realities of military service are somewhat removed from our daily lives and sphere of understanding.” To read …

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Tennessee Senior Law Alliance

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$5.5 Million Dollar Grant Makes Free Legal Help Available to More of Tennessee’s Vulnerable Senior Citizens NASHVILLE (June 14, 2018) – The situation is not new: There is a staggering increase in the number of Tennesseans age 60 and older living in poverty and facing homelessness, hunger, abuse and exploitation, lack of access to benefits …

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Categories: Featured, Fundraising
The Big Payback annual giving day is returning on Wednesday, May 2, and Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands is excited to take part in this monumental event. The Big Payback, hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, is a community-wide giving day that celebrates Middle Tennessee’s spirit of generosity and …

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Nashville office of Legal Aid Society moves

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On April 6, 2018, the Nashville office of Legal Aid Society will relocate to 1321 Murfreesboro Pike, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37217. The office will close at noon on Thursday, April 5 and will re-open in the new location at noon on Monday, April 9. All phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.  …

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