Access to Justice Committee

The Access to Justice Committee develops and implements policy and initiatives to assist lawyers, the organized bar, law schools, legal services organizations & pro bono programs in providing access to the justice system for the poor & marginalized.

Chair
Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison
150 3rd Ave S #1100
Nashville, TN 372012011
(615)742-4200
Immediate Past Chair
International Paper Company
6400 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38197
(901)419-3832

Law Students Get Public Service Lessons at ATJ Summit

Representatives from all six Tennessee law schools gathered in Nashville over the weekend with leaders from the access to justice community for the fourth Law School Pro Bono & Public Interest Summit, hosted by Nashville School of Law and sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee and the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission. About 30 people took part in the program, including Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee and Nashville School of Law Dean (and former Supreme Court Justice) William Koch.

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Gatlinburg Disaster Recovery Center to Close Tomorrow

The Gatlinburg disaster recovery center will cease operations tomorrow, though survivors of the Sevier County wildfires will have until Monday to register with FEMA for assistance. After the center closes, survivors can still get updates online or via the FEMA hotline or mobile app. Those in need of legal aid, however, will have options through Legal Aid of East Tennessee for at least the next six months, including a clinic tomorrow in Pigeon Forge.
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