LEGAL AID SOCIETY 2023 BEST OF THE BAR WINNERS

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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 of the Bar winner by Nashville Business Journal.  To determine the winners, NBA accepted nominations …

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Volunteer Attorneys and How They Can Help You?

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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 edition of OpenLine and informs viewers on what exactly the Legal Aid Society does and how it …

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TennCare Changes Could Leave Elderly, Disabled Without Health Benefits

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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 unaffordable. Thankfully, a set of programs known as the Medicare Savings Programs offer additional state-administered …

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

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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 W. Waller, executive director of Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. On this …

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

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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. Wednesday, April 5, with a 7:30 a.m. pre-show. Breakfast of Champions is the official kickoff …

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‘Outrageous:’ Rent hikes continue to climb in Nashville in time for Christmas

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UPDATE: After the story aired, the landlord decided to not hike Matt’s rent an extra $350 per month. Nashville rent is showing no signs of coming down, and now the federal rent relief money is about to dry up too. For some — lease renewals are coming up at the end of the year. “Housing …

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Legal Aid Society Names Director, Coordinator of New Eviction Right to Counsel Program for Low-Income Renters

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  NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Nov. 15, 2022 ­– Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, announced today that Elizabeth Leiserson and Zane Jud have joined the firm’s new Eviction Right to Counsel program for qualifying low-income renters, with Leiserson serving as project director and Jud as project coordinator. The …

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Nashville evictions double in October; Metro program gives tenants free access to lawyers

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – There’s been an uptick in people getting kicked out of their homes in Nashville in recent months, according to data provided by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office. There were 308 evictions in October, according to the department, compared to 145 in October of 2021. In September, there were 226 evictions compared …

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