Understanding Your Options When Facing Eviction

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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 being evicted, you should speak with an attorney. The Legal Aid Society is here to …

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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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‘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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Zac Oswald Promoted To Senior Deputy Director Of Client Services

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 13, 2022 — Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, announced today that Zac Oswald has been promoted to senior deputy director of client services. In this role, Oswald will continue to lead the firm’s housing practice group while taking on additional leadership responsibilities across the …

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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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Legal Aid Society Hires New Victim Advocate

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. Jan. 3, 2017 – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, announced today that a new victim advocate has been added to the firm. Dresden Suits joins the Nashville office as a Victims of Crime Act (“VOCA”) Victim Advocate.  She most recently was the Wilson County …

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Legal Aid Society Hires Two New Family Law Attorneys

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. Dec. 15, 2016—Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, announced today that two new attorneys have been added to the firm. Michelle (Miki) Sisco is the newest attorney in the Family Law Section of the Nashville office of Legal Aid Society. She most recently served as …

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Legal Aid Society Hires Two New Attorneys

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. July 27, 2016 – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, announced today that two new attorneys have been added to their firm. Shaina Thompson is the newest attorney in the Family Law Section of the Nashville office of Legal Aid Society, after volunteering and working …

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