The Legal Aid Society has opportunities to volunteer and get involved in your community. Law students can intern at any of our eight offices. Lawyers can contact us to receive pro bono referrals. You can provide non-legal help with operational and clerical duties. Donating your time to the Legal Aid Society can help change the lives of people in your community.
For information on pro bono or non-attorney opportunities see below and visit these pages to complete our online form offering your services.
Volunteer Lawyers Program
Our Volunteer Lawyer Programs are joint efforts between the Legal Aid Society, private attorneys and/or local bar associations. We train, recruit and organize attorneys who want to volunteer their services for low-income families who cannot afford a lawyer. We only take civil cases.
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands frequently sponsors candidates for public interest fellowships, including Skadden and Equal Justice Works fellowships. LAS will also consider sponsoring candidates for other fellowships for which they may be eligible.
The Legal Aid Society regularly has opportunities for non-attorney volunteers in some of its local offices, especially from persons who can help with operational and clerical tasks. Volunteers may help answer the phone, handle general office work, translate and interpret, assist attorneys in gathering information and materials for their cases and on other responsibilities as necessary, depending upon the office’s needs and the experience of the volunteer.