Other places to find legal help and information:
Legal aid programs in Tennessee
They give free legal help. Mostly they help people whose income is low for a family of that size. Sometimes they help people no matter how much they make. This is mostly people who are abused or over age 60. They don’t take criminal cases, only cases that you yourself can’t go to jail for.
Need a free lawyer? Call one of these offices near you. Don’t know which office to call? Go to TennLegalAid.com to find out.
- Legal Aid of East Tennessee
- Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands or call 1-800-238-1443
- West Tennessee Legal Services
- Memphis Area Legal Services
- Are you a migrant or seasonal worker? Go to Southern Migrant Legal Services or call 1-888-988-9996. The website is called TRLA but it is for Tennessee, too.
Here are some local organizations that can help you:
- Chattanooga Bar Association Lawyer Referral
- Knoxville Bar Association Lawyer Referral or call 865-522-7501
- Memphis Bar Association Lawyer Referral
- Nashville Bar Association Lawyer Referral or call 615-242-6546
You may find legal help and information at these places:
Need help with food, clothing, shelter, medicine or other services?
If you have a question about the appeal process from a trial court to an appeals court in Tennessee, you may submit your question to "Ask the Clerk" at the following link, and the Clerk of the Appellate Courts of Tennessee will answer your question.
Other helpful agencies:
- Community Legal Center (pro bono legal help in Memphis)
- Southeast Tennessee Legal Services (legal aid in the Chattanooga area)
- Tennessee Justice Center (assists low-income people, particularly with health care and public benefit issues) or call 1-877-608-1009
- Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee (assists clients with mental and physical disabilities) or call 1-800-342-1660
- Nashville Modest Means Initiative
Note: This is not the website for the Tennessee Justice Center. The Tennessee Justice Center is a nonprofit law firm that serves Tennessee families with various legal needs, with a focus on access to healthcare issues, including TennCare problems. If you have a problem that you believe the Tennessee Justice Center might be able to help with, please go to www.tnjustice.org.