Clark & Washington in Chattanooga has become one of only two Pillar Law Firm partners with Legal Aid of East Tennessee. Through a model developed by the Tennessee Supreme Court and Access to Justice Commission, Pillar Law Firms select a particular area of law on which to focus their pro bono efforts and then receive steady referrals from Legal Aid in that area. Clark & Washington is accepting bankruptcy cases in which the client has significant debt and is in danger of losing his or her home, driver’s license, or having his or her wages garnished.
“I’ve been impressed by how committed Clark & Washington has been to this project,” said Charlie McDaniel, Pro Bono Project Director of Legal Aid of East Tennessee. “This is work we were doing in-house. By shifting these cases to a pro bono firm, we’ve freed up more resources to help other low-income clients. Clark & Washington’s dedication to pro bono has allowed Legal Aid to significantly increase our capacity to help.”
Soure: Legal Aid of East Tennessee