Tennessee Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Courts
Access to Justice Commission [email protected]
faith leadership trainings
Tennesseans helped by referral network and trainings
community legal trainings
In collaboration with The Beecken Center of the University of the South: Sewanee, TFJA hosted the Tennessee Faith and Justice Summit on April 17,2018 funded through a planning grant from the Jessie Ball Dupont Fund.
Funding also provided for the Sewanee Summit Microgrant Program. Awardees, Rev. Dr. Jamie Dowdy Dandridge with Tennesee Game Changers for Justice & Equality and Rev. Emily Shropshire with WOMB Ministries were awarded funds to hold expungement clinics in their communities.
TFJA's presentation at the 2018 NLADA Conference left many states interested in replicating TN's model.
faith leaders participated in the 2nd Annual Pro Bono & Faith Days
TJFA Immigration Taskforce helped coordinate a crisis response to the April 2018 Immigration Raid in Morristown, TN, connecting individuals with pro bono immigration and general civil legal assistance.
The Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission provides collaborative leadership to create solutions and resources that address and eliminate barriers to justice for all.
hours of free or reduced fee legal services provided
The Law Student Video Contest launched, awarding $1,000 to Belmont Legal Aid Society. A successful tool for engagement, it will continue next year.
The legal and tech community came together at the Music City Hackathon to brainstorm innovative ways to increase access to justice.
TFJA is an initiative of the Access to Justice Commission.
Events held in April 2018 as a part of #Help4TNDay focused on bringing attention to the on-going need for free and low cost legal services.
Increased opportunites for these services were created through legal clinics, educational events, and extended hours for Help4TN legal help line.
In partnership with TN Dept of Mental Health and Substance Abuse's faith-based initiative and the Holy Friendship Summit, the TFJA training videos will be shown at opioid faith leader trainings in 2019.
The Innaugural Annual Report was released detailing the extensive work of the Access to Justice Commission.