Friday, October 2, 2009

Attorneys to offer free help during October

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee attorneys will offer free legal services to those unable to pay at several events this month as a part of Celebrate Pro Bono Month. The more than 30 events across the state will include legal clinics, training for attorneys and events celebrating milestones in Tennessee's legal aid history. Gov. Phil Bredesen, in announcing the special month of activities, pointed out that more than one million Tennesseans are unable to afford needed legal services. During a one-day legal aid service day that the Tennessee Bar Association held last spring, volunteers provided nearly $600,000 worth of free legal services to 1,300 people. (Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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