February Shout Outs and Anniversaries

Categories: Other

Clarksville:  Congratulations to Michael Parker, who received favorable results for a client that allowed our client to retain housing, be forgiven of alleged damages, and receive a $1,000 deposit in which they are rightfully entitled.

Paige recently conducted a divorce trial involving a lot of difficult issues.  She was able to educate the court regarding veteran’s benefits.  The judge that he was unaware of the fact that veteran’s disability payments were not taxable.

Oak Ridge:  Ben Burdett recently had success in a tax law case for a client and was able to work with the IRS to get 10K in tax debt forgiven and a $2,000 tax refund.

Tullahoma:  Linda was able to help her client secure her housing arrangement after she was being overcharged for utilities related to her oxygen device.

Columbia:   Raven was able to negotiate with the opposing to counsel to dismiss the detainer affecting her client and give the client more time to move.

Murfreesboro:  Alix partnered with the YLD and held an expungement legal aid clinic.  Approximately 18-23 clients were assisted that evening through a combination of private attorneys and legal aid attorneys.

Gallatin:  Dean closed 4-5 divorces last month.  There was also a case that involved a reasonable accommodation case for a client that has let to a partnering opportunity with a non-profit focused on housing issues.

Cookeville:  The Cookeville office held its first debt collection clinic  where 10 clients were assisted. Furthermore, they sent brochures to over 200 individuals, and Rachel Moses was interviewed on the radio about the clinic.

Nashville: The drafting of the Bradford response is ongoing.

Staff Anniversaries

Laura Brown –  2/19/19 – 1 year

Tiffany Tant-Shafer – 2/27/17 – 3 years

Paige Barbeauld – 2/19/16 – 4 years

Sonya Bellafant – 2/8/16 – 4 years