Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands

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Legal Advice Clinics

Legal Aid Society and the Volunteer Lawyers Program

Need FREE advice from a lawyer on the spot? Come to one of our clinics. They are open to people with low income who have a legal problem. But we can’t help with criminal problems.

The Legal Aid Society and the Volunteer Lawyers Program provide a place for you to go to talk with a lawyer at least once a week. The lawyer will provide advice to you about your problem. The help is free. But we can’t help with criminal cases. You don’t need an appointment unless it says you must call.

Have papers about your legal problems? Bring them. Someone will ask you about your legal problem. They will also ask about your income. But you don’t have to have a certain income to get advice. Then you will meet with a lawyer. How many people can talk to a lawyer depends on how many lawyers come AND how many people come.The address for each clinic is after the box with the clinic dates.


May 2016

26  GraceWorks West Clinic
      Murfreesboro Clinic at Greenhouse
      McHugh Clinic

June 2016

 2   Murfreesboro Clinic at Greenhouse
      Mercy Clinic/St. Andrew Lutheran
 5   GraceWorks West Clinic
 9   Murfreesboro Clinic at Greenhouse
12  GraceWorks West Clinic
14  Nashville 2nd Tuesday Clinic
16  Murfreesboro Clinic at Greenhouse
18  MNPS Clinic/El Office
      Rutherford County Saturday Clinic
19  GraceWorks West Clinic
21  Oak Ridge Clinic
23  Murfreesboro Clinic at Greenhouse
25  McHugh Clinic
26  GraceWorks West Clinic
30  Murfreesboro Clinic at Greenhouse

July 2016

  Murfreesboro Clinic at Greenhouse
      GraceWorks West Clinic
      Mercy Clinic/St. Andrew Lutheran
12  Nashville 2nd Tuesday Clinic    
14  Murfreesboro Clinic at Greenhouse
      GraceWorks West Clinic     
16  Rutherford County Saturday Clinic
      MNPS Clinic/El Office
19  Oak Ridge Clinic
21  Murfreesboro Clinic at Greenhouse
      GraceWorks West Clinic     
28  Murfreesboro Clinic at Greenhouse
      GraceWorks West Clinic 
30  Nashville McHugh Clinic  

For more information on any of the clinics, call 615-244-6610. Se habla español.

Addresses for the clinics

  1. *Operation Stand Down: You must call 615-248-1981 to schedule.

All other Clinics are walk-in clinics with no appointment. Anyone can come.

  1. GraceWorks West Clinic - Every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., GraceWorks West, 2382 Fairview Blvd., Franklin, TN  37062
  2. Mercy Clinic/St. Andrew Lutheran - 1st Thursday of every month, 4:30 p.m., 908 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin, TN  37064
  3. MNPS Clinic/El Office - 3rd Saturday of the month - 8:30 a.m., 615 Fessey Park Road, Nashville, TN  37204
  4. Murfreesboro Clinic at Greenhouse - Every Thursday, sign-up begins at 3:00 p.m. (first-come, first served) at Greenhouse Ministries, 309 South Spring St., Murfreesboro
  5. Nashville 2nd Tuesday Clinic: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 4:30 P.M. at The Legal Aid Society. 300 Deaderick Street,, Nashville, TN 37201
  6. Nashville McHugh Clinic: last Saturday of the month, except April and December, 8:30 A.M. at The Legal Aid Society, at 300 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37201
  7. Oak Ridge Clinic, 3rd Tuesday of every month except December, Legal Aid Society, 226B Broadway, Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, TN. Call 865-483 8454 or 1-800-483-8457 to let us know you are coming.
  8. Rutherford County Saturday Clinic - 3rd Saturday of every month except December, 9 to 11 a.m., Higher Ground Worship Center Legal Clinic 9 to11 AM, 2424 Yearwood Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN

Here are some other places that you can get legal help

aLEGALz - Free help to find resources to deal with civil legal issues for those who cannot afford a lawyer. Call 1-888-253-4259 and leave a message at any time.Calls are returned by a licensed Tennessee lawyer. - Free legal advice about civil problems for Tennessee residents with income less than 250% of poverty and minimum assets. You create a user name and password and post a legal question. A lawyer will respond through the website.

Nashville Bar Association/Dial-A-Lawyer - Free legal advice by telephone from volunteer lawyers on the first Tuesday each month between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Call 615-242-9272

Davidson County Public Defender - Free Legal help for poor defendants who are in jail, charged with a crime and are unable to make bond, or other defendants by court order. The office is at 404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 2022, Nashville TN. To apply for help or for more information call 615-862-5730

ACLU-TN - Help to address civil liberties and civil rights matters arising in the state of Tennessee with information, self help information, referrals and limited representation in lawsuits Complete the on-line form at to apply.

Disability Law and Advocacy Center of Tennessee (DLAC) - Free legal help for Tennesseans with disabilities in certain types of cases.To apply for help or for more information call 1-800-342-1660.

Southern Migrant Legal Services in Nashville - Free legal services to migrant and seasonal farm workers in Tennessee. To apply for help or for more information call 866-721-7828.

Tennessee Fair Housing Council - Help to address housing discrimination, provides education and advocacy on housing discrimination, and takes complaints, with some legal help to negotiate disability-related accommodations with landlords, and filing administrative complaints or lawsuits. To apply for help or for more information call 615-874-2344.

Tennessee Justice Center - Legal help for families in need, focusing on policy issues and civil cases in which basic necessities are at stake. To apply for help or for more information call 615-255-0331.

Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts - Legal help for low-income artists of all disciplines, as well as legal and business assistance to emerging nonprofit arts organizations. To apply for help or for more information call 615-743-3055 or go to

Vanderbilt Legal Clinic - Free legal help in special education; victims of domestic violence needing help obtaining orders of protection or with custody issues for unmarried persons; intellectual property issues.To apply for help or for more information call 615-322-6562.

Workers’ Dignity Project (WDP)/Dignidad Obrera - Legal help for low-wage workers to recover wages and improve workplace conditions. To apply for help or for more information call 615-601-2820 or go to