The Knoxville Bar Association is pleased to announce that a telephone-only Faith and Justice Legal Advice Clinic will be held on April 13, 14, and 15, 2021 in order to best protect the health of all participants. The goal of the Faith and Justice Alliance is to build a coalition of faith leaders in the Knoxville area and to host legal advice clinics to give people a less intimidating environment to talk to a lawyer. Since an in-person legal advice clinic is not yet practical, community faith partners Second United Methodist Church, Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, Ball Camp Baptist Church, the Muslim Community of Knoxville, First Baptist Church, Immaculate Conception Church, and Faith Lutheran Church have joined the effort to publicize this clinic to their congregants and communities and encourage those in need of legal advice to participate.
The Tennessee Faith & Justice Alliance is a project of the Tennessee Access to Justice Commission. In the Knoxville area, the program is coordinated by the Knoxville Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, the University of Tennessee College of Law, Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law, and the generous lawyers, law students, and others volunteering their time and talent. This is a general advice clinic with volunteers prepared to advise on a wide variety of legal issues, including family law, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, criminal defense, consumer protection, contract disputes, child support, and personal injury, among other issues.
Faith and Justice Free Telephone-Only Legal Advice Clinic
REGISTRATION DATES – PARTICIPANTS MUST PREREGISTER
Monday, March 15 through Wednesday, April 7 – call (865)637-0484 and mention the “Faith and Justice Clinic”
INTAKE CALL DATE
Saturday, April 10
ADVICE CALL WITH ATTORNEY
Tuesday, April 13, Wednesday, April 14 or Thursday, April 15
Please feel free to print and distribute a copy of our flyer for this event to any interested parties.
Each participant should be prepared to:
- Preregister with Legal Aid – mention “Faith and Justice Clinic” when you call.
- Be available on Saturday, April 10 to receive intake call from law student to provide information about the legal issue.
- Be available on April 13, 14 and 15 to receive a call from the attorney who will discuss the situation and provide the advice.
- On the intake and consultation dates, participants must be prepared to answer calls from unknown or unlisted numbers.
Attorneys will be available to provide consultations in legal issues such as:
- Veterans Benefits
- Criminal defense
- Consumer protection
- Contract disputes
- Estate Planning
- Child support
- Personal injury
- General Legal Issues
The Faith & Justice Legal Advice Clinic is a project sponsored by the Tennessee Faith & Justice Alliance, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, the Knoxville Bar Association (KBA), the University of Tennessee College of Law, and the Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law.