Access to Justice

Contrary to popular belief, people are not guaranteed access to an attorney when they encounter civil legal issues. As a result, people who cannot afford an attorney are left to handle a variety of legal issues on their own.

In response to this growing problem, the Tennessee Supreme Court made access to justice its number one strategic priority and formally announced their Access to Justice Initiative in December 2008.

In April 2009, the Supreme Court formed the 10-member Access to Justice Commission.

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NEWS

 

Retired Chief Justice Janice Holder, Justice Jeff Bivins, Justice Sharon Lee and Claire Drowota
August 31, 2023

Tennessee Access to Justice leaders…

August 04, 2022

The Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Bus has now offered free legal services to clients in all three grand divisions - East, Middle and West Tennessee.

“The Justice…

June 21, 2022

The Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission publicly launched the Tennessee Justice Bus today at the Tennessee Supreme Court Building in…

February 17, 2022

The Debt Relief Clinic was named the 2022 recipient of the Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access for its commitment to increasing legal services to low-income Tennesseans…

Justice for All Website

JUSTICE FOR ALL WEBSITE

As part of the Supreme Court's Access to Justice initiative, the Court has launched a website with forms, information and other resources for people who need legal assistance and attorneys and community members who wish to volunteer. Click the button above or visit JusticeForAllTN.com.

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Click the numbers of events to see the event details of the day.

CONTACT

For more information about the Access to Justice program, please contact:

Anne-Louise Wirthlin
Assistant Director, Director of Access to
Justice & Strategic Devevelopment
615-741-2687
anne.louise.wirthlin@tncourts.gov