Finding Legal Help in Tennessee
Tennessee Bar Association Information
When it is time to hire a lawyer, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Many people start with their state bar association. However, the Tennessee Bar Association does not offer any assistance in finding a lawyer.
One place you can turn to that can point you in the right direction is the American Bar Association (ABA). The ABA's website includes contact information for 3 local bar associations in Tennessee that offer attorney referral services. These are the Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville Bar Associations. These bar associations offer lawyer referrals both within their areas and in nearby counties as well ? the counties covered are listed on the ABA?s website. The referrals are free, and the services are reached by telephone (the Knoxville Bar also offers an online form).
In addition to providing lawyer referrals, these counties offer additional legal help that is free to use. The Nashville Bar maintains a "Dial-A-Lawyer" program, where one day a month you can call and receive basic legal advice for free.
The Knoxville Bar offers "Lawline Online." Here, you can e-mail a basic legal question, and you will receive an answer within 24 hours. This is a good place to start if you are not sure if you need a lawyer, since there might be a government agency that can assist you with your problem.
Local bar associations in Tennessee do a good job helping people find legal information and the right lawyer for their situation. These services make a difficult task much easier to handle.
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Last Modified: 11-30-2009 11:18 AM PST