Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services

  • TN


50 Vantage Way
Suite 250
United States

About Us

TALS is a statewide non-profit organization that seeks to build partnerships to support the delivery of effective civil legal services for low-income and elderly Tennesseans. TALS is committed to increasing equal access to justice across Tennessee. TALS is an alliance of the federally-funded legal aid programs, independent providers of civil legal services, and supporting agencies in Tennessee.

TALS seeks the following through its various programs:

  • increase financial support for Tennessee’s legal services programs;
  • provide high-quality training for civil legal advocates;
  • grow and broaden pro bono participation in Tennessee;
  • utilize technology to better assist low-income Tennesseans;
  • support Supreme Court efforts to expand access to justice.

Facts about Tennesseans with low-income who are served by legal aid programs:

  • 70% had a civil legal problem in 2003
  • 43% had more than three civil legal problems
  • Those with jobs have more legal problems than the non-working poor
  • Single-parent households with children have significantly more legal problems than two-parent households