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Friday, November 17, 2017

Pro bono work in Tennessee
Lawyers across the Volunteer State donated more than $118 million worth of free legal services to Tennesseans in 2015, according to an annual report by the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission, released this week. In total, 591,000 hours of service was offered by 8,100 attorneys through free legal clinics, phone help lines, direct representation, and other activities. Attorneys have been encouraged to offer free services to address the number of individuals who need legal help but can't afford to pay for it. Pro bono is a Latin term meaning “for the public good.” The bulk of data for the report is collected when attorneys renew their licensure each year. Half of all active Tennessee attorneys reported providing free services. The report relies on data collected in 2016 for work performed in 2015. The majority of time donated was spent providing legal services to persons of limited means for no fee, or at a reduced fee. The second highest category of service was to nonprofit organizations that serve persons of limited means without a fee.


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