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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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Nashville evictions double in October; Metro program gives tenants free access to lawyers

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – There’s been an uptick in people getting kicked out of their homes in Nashville in recent months, according to data provided by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office. There were 308 evictions in October, according to the department, compared to 145 in October of 2021. In September, there were 226 evictions compared …

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Shelby Dodson named managing attorney of local Legal Aid Society

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Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands announced that Shelby Dodson has been promoted to managing attorney of its Gallatin office. Dodson previously served as a staff attorney in Legal Aid Society’s Gallatin office since 2018, where she has represented hundreds of low-income and vulnerable residents of Macon, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale and Wilson …

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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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Free Family Law Legal Clinic Set Saturday November 5

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  The YWCA, Anderson County Family Justice Center, and Legal Aid Society are hosting a free family law legal clinic. The clinic is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Oak Ridge YWCA, 1660 Oak Ridge. The Legal Aid Society and local attorneys will be available at the clinic to provide free legal …

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