Legal Aid Society provides free legal representation to low-income individuals and families. Individual representation is provided free of charge to over 7,000 people each year. The cases address civil legal problems that are critical to low-income people. The needs are prioritized and met through the following initiatives: protecting the elderly; protecting victims of domestic violence; obtaining and maintaining housing to prevent homelessness; access to healthcare; access to appropriate education for disabled children; medical-legal collaborative; preventing financial crisis; Tennessee Taxpayers Project; Pro Bono Program; and community education.
Legal Aid Society serves these 48 counties in Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Overton, Perry, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren, Wayne, White, Williamson and Wilson.