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Tennessee Access To Justice Initiative

This website is part of the Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Initiative. The Tennessee Supreme Court believes that the best thing you can do if you have a legal problem is to talk to a lawyer. But the Court realizes that sometimes people can’t get help from a lawyer because they can’t afford one or want to represent themselves. The Court created this website so people can find legal information and connect with legal resources.

Learn More About the Tennessee Access to Justice Initiative

The Tennessee Supreme Court announced its access to justice initiative in December 2008. The Court saw the growing and urgent civil legal needs in our State. Tennesseans were facing more legal problems caused by unemployment, predatory loans, uninsured medical bills, domestic violence, evictions and foreclosures. The Court created an Access to Justice Commission to steer the initiative. The Court hired an Access to Justice Coordinator that to oversee this work. Today there are three staff at the Administrative Office of the Courts supporting the initiative, led by the Director of Access to Justice.

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Resource Map &

Please review our Resource Map for information on how to get free legal help, how to represent yourself in court, links to court forms, and many other resources!

Why is Pro Bono So Important for Young Attorneys?

Whether it means getting early face time with local judges, or being able to take a case all the way through trial, we encourage all young attorneys to take on pro bono!

Looking for Legal Help? LEGAL AID May be Able to Take Your Case!

Need legal help in Tennessee? Reach out to your local legal aid to find out if you qualify. Or start quickly by using