The CAC Office on Aging will host a Free Legal Advice Clinic on Saturday, March 9, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Knoxville Knox County CAC, located at the LT Ross Building.
Citizens will be able to meet with a lawyer to seek advice on adoption, bankruptcy, custody, debt collection, grandparents’ concerns, identity theft, powers of attorney, social security, wills/estate planning, and much more.
The Office on Aging Pro Bono Legal Service Clinic is sponsored by the Rise Above Crime program of the Office on Aging, and Legal Aid of East Tennessee along with the Knoxville Bar Association Access to Justice Committee, and volunteers from the Knoxville legal community.
The Rise Above Crime program is a free program benefiting older adults who have been victims of crime. Victims can benefit from case management, legal advocacy, and counseling. Professionals offer help to older adults to overcome the trauma of physical, sexual or psychological violence, neglect, and economic exploitation and fraud. Eligible adults must be at least 50-years-old, be a victim of the listed concerns mentioned previously, and residents of Knoxville or Knox County. For more information, you can visit their website http://www.knoxseniors.org/rise-above-crime/.
Legal Aid of Tennessee (LAET) may be the only resource for legal assistance when faced with crisis in civil matters. Residents of East Tennessee should not deal with legal issues alone, and the LAET is here to help. They strive to enhance the community and help change lives through high-quality legal services. The LAET offers a variety of services and programs supporting seniors and victims of domestic violence, helping those who may become homeless, and more. For more information, you can visit their website http://www.laet.org/.
The Knoxville Knox County CAC is located at the LT Ross Building, 2247 Western Ave. Knoxville, TN 37916. Accessible by KAT routes 12 and 13.