What Tennessee Taxpayers Need to Know for 2024

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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 a few essentials to get you started. When do I have to file by? This …

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

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  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 Classroom, located at las.org/communityclassroom, contains more than 50 downloadable booklets explaining legal rights and offering self-help …

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Legal Aid Society Announces LAS Community Classroom

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  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 us how they may be able to help you. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Are you …

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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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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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Legal Aid Society, Conexión Américas Announce Right to Counsel, a $2.6M Legal Aid Program for Low-Income Renters

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Legal Aid Society and Conexión Américas today announced a new two-year pilot program, Right to Counsel, aimed at providing outreach, education and legal aid to qualifying low-income renters. The $2.6 million program, approved by Metro Council on June 7, is being funded through the American Rescue Plan and is the first of …

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Seniors Don’t Have To Manage Public Benefit Issues Alone

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By Attorney Allison Jones, Managing Attorney Legal Aid Society Seniors are among the most vulnerable members of our communities. Particularly for those who have mobility limitations or don’t have family members living nearby, some of the unavoidable tasks of everyday life can become overwhelming. As we celebrate Grandparents’ Day this Sept. 11, it’s a good …

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What Happens to Tenants with the Courts Closed?

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What Happens to Tenants with the Courts Closed? In Tennessee, a landlord cannot force a tenant to move without going through the court’s eviction process. The courts in Tennessee are closed except for emergency cases. Eviction cases are not currently considered an emergency. Because the courts are closed to eviction cases, your landlord cannot force …

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February Program Spotlight

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Program Spotlight: The Housing Practice Group The Housing Practice Group (#HPG) advises and represents tenants in all issues related to their rental problems (evictions, conditions, fair housing issues). Despite the Housing moniker, the HPG should not be confused with the Home Retention Team, which helps homeowners keep their homes. In 2019, the HPG collaborated with the TN Dept. of …

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