Free legal advice clinic for veterans on Nov. 30

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The Knoxville Bar Association will hold a free legal advice clinic for veterans on Nov. 30.

Veterans can take advantage of an opportunity to attain legal counsel and get answers to those issues most urgent and important to their lives.

The monthly clinic by the KBA offers general advice and referrals for a wide variety of legal issues. Some of these issues include family law, landlord and tenant, bankruptcy, criminal defense, consumer protection, contract disputes, child support, and personal injury, as well as a selection of other issues.

The KBA is currently working on a number of initiatives to assist Tennessee veterans and has established lines of communication with a number of veterans’ organizations to help identify and match local resources and needs.

Doors will open from noon-2 p.m. at the Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office, 1101 Liberty St., in downtown Knoxville.

The veterans legal advice clinic is a joint project of the Knoxville Barristers, the Young Lawyers Division of the KBA, KBA/Barristers Access to Justice Committees, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office, the University of Tennessee College of Law, and the local Veterans Affairs office.

The 2017 clinics will be held on the second Wednesday of each month with the first clinic to be held on Jan. 11 of next year. For more information, contact the Knoxville Bar Association office at 865-522-6522.

The KBA was incorporated in 1973 and has continued to provide community services as a nonprofit organization. The Association is a group of more than 1,900 attorneys, judges and law students who make up the East Tennessee legal community making it the third largest bar association in the state. The Association has consistently provided unique services to lawyers and has helped make the practice of law better for its members by providing continuing legal education, programs and services.

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