Success Stories

How We’ve Helped

Legal Aid Society Announces LAS Community Classroom

Categories: Featured, News, Non-Profit, Other, Success Stories

  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 Announces $3.4M Savings for Davidson Residents Through Eviction Assistance Program

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Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, announced today that according to a newly released independent study, its Eviction Right to Counsel pilot program saved Davidson County residents more than $3.4 million over its first year. Eviction Right to Counsel is a 2-year pilot program aimed at providing …

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Don’t Let Holiday Costs Snowball

Categories: Featured, News, Non-Profit, Success Stories

Between gifts, decorations, family meals and travel, the holiday season is more expensive than ever. According to a survey by Deloitte, consumers are expected to spend an average of $1,652 this year on holiday-related expenses. A sizable percentage of Americans take on debt to pay for costs associated with the holidays. That includes those on low incomes, …

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Expungement Clinic Lawyers Donate Over $12K in Legal Services

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Expungement Clinic Lawyers Donate Over $12K in Legal Services Attorneys from Butler Snow, Bradley, Baker Donelson and Adams and Reese participated in an expungement clinic at Belmont School of Law on Friday as part of the Capitol City Challenge. Attorneys and Belmont Law students were welcomed by TBA Vice President Ed Lanquist and Davidson County …

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Client Feedback

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Here are a few recent comments from our clients. Spelling and punctuation has not been changed. “Thank you for your time and efford, I appreccte what information was given to me. The information was helpful. I will do the best that I can afford. Thanks.” from GO for Claire Abely, housing attorney in our Nashville office …

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Obtaining Housing for a Trafficking Victim

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“Robin” became a sex-trafficking victim when her father sold her at the age of 8.  Despite a lengthy criminal record of prostitution (over 200 charges), Robin began turning her life around in her mid-thirties. She received services at The Next Door, went through the Magdalene House program, obtained employment, and regained custody of her children. …

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Helping a Family Scammed by a Fake Landlord

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“Joseph” and his wife and three children rented an apartment in the basement of a single family home. There were many problems with the apartment, and the landlord went months without fixing them. Joseph reported the issue to Nashville’s Metro Codes Administration and to the Metro Public Health Department. When Joseph received the agencies’ reports, …

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Seeking Justice After a Wheelchair Ramp is Denied

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“John” came to Legal Aid Society with a fair housing issue. Because of a medical issue, the only way John’s wife could get inside their home was to have family members or friends carry her up the stairs, or she would slowly crawl up the steps. They desperately needed a wheelchair ramp, but the couple’s …

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