Approved Legal Assistance Organizations

Rule 21, section 4.07(c), which became effective January 1, 2015, provides, in pertinent part, that attorneys may obtain "[a]n annual maximum of three (3) dual hours of CLE credits earned at the rate of one hour of credit for every five billable hours of pro bono legal representation provided through ... an approved legal assistance organization." An "approved legal assistance organization is defined for purposes of section 4.07(c) as "an organization or professional association that provides pro bono legal services and that is approved by the Tennessee Supreme Court." To gain approval under section 4.07(c), an organization "must file a petition with the clerk of the Tennessee Supreme Court."  Click here to download the Application for Tennessee Supreme Court Approval of Legal Assistance Organizations.

The following organizations are approved under Rule 21, Section 4.07 (c) 

Approved Date Organization Contact Address Phone Email Website
Presumptive Memphis Area Legal Services Irwin Magevney

22 N. Front St., Suite 1100

Memphis, TN 38103

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Presumptive West Tennessee Legal Services  Kathryn Tucker

210 West Main Street

P.O. BOX 2066

Jackson, TN 38302

(731) 426-1308 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Visit us
Presumptive Southeast Tennessee Legal Services Cynthia Gibson

29 Patten Parkway

Chattanooga, TN 37402

(423)756-0128 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Visit us
Presumptive Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands Gary Housepian

300 Deadrick St.

Nashville, TN 37201

(675) 780-7132 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Visit us
Presumptive Legal Aid of East Tennessee Jane Morris

607 West Summit Hill Drive

Knoxville, TN 37902-2011

(865) 637-0484 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Visit us
               


 The following organizations were approved By Order of the Tennessee Supreme Court on the date shown:

Approved Date Organization Contact Address Phone Email Website
2/12/2015  Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville Casey Summar

1900 Belmont Blvd.

Nashville, TN 37212

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8/28/2015 Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program Louis George

2101 L ST. NW, Suite 420

Washington, DC 20037

(202) 265-8305

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10/22/2015 Compassionate Counsel Nicholas M. Tidwell

216 Centerview Drive, Suite 317

Brentwood, Tennessee 37027

(615) 879-5513    
12/1/2015 Cross Point Legal Clinic Charles Jarboe

150 Third Avenue South – Suite 2800           

Nashville, TN 37209

(615) 879-5513 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
1/15/2016 Bass, Berry and Sims PLC Ashley Howerton

150 Third Avenue - Suite 2800

Nashville, TN 37201

(615) 259-6432 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Visit us
1/17/2019 Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Inc., Tennessee PATENTS Meredith Ragains 887 West Marietta St., NW J 101, Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 873-3911 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
5/27/2016 Nashville Branch NAACP Robin Kimbrough

1308 Jefferson ST

Nashville, TN 37208

(615) 329-0999 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
11/29/2016 Tennessee Justice Center  Christopher Coleman  301 Charlotte Ave Nashville, TN 37201  (615) 255-0331 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Visit us
11/29/2016 Meharry Medical College

 Robin Harris Kimbrough;

Ivanetta Davis Samuels

 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd.

Nashville 37208

 615 327 6975 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
1/16/2019 Scott County Family Juvenile Justice Center Christy Harness P. O. Box 92, Helenwood , TN 37755 (423) 663-3338

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12/21/2016 U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee  Vicki Kinkade, Chief Deputy Clerk

 US District Court

801 Broadway, Room 800, Nashville, TN 37203

 (615) 736-7551 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Withdrawn Sullivan County Chancery and Circuit Courts    Blountville, TN 37617  (423) 224-1728    
 3/19/2018  Legal Tree, Inc.  Robbie Bell, Director of Legal Services  615 Main Street, Suite 111, Nashville, TN 37206  (615) 202-7634    
 7/19/2018 Community Legal Center Anne B. Mathes, Esq

910 Vance Avenue

Memphis, TN 38126

(901)341-0264

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