Lawline Online has received a fresh review for the new year! If you aren't familiar with Lawline Online as a resource for your callers, friends and family, you are missing out!
Our message to the public is, "If you think you need a lawyer, chances are, you do." But what if someone isn't sure? What if they don't feel ready to discuss their issue, or know what questions to ask?
The Knoxville Bar Association developed Lawline in 1999 as a telephone recorded-message service to assist potential clients in determining if they have a matter for which an attorney is needed, or if their needs are better met elsewhere. In June 1999, Lawline became a reality with the help of the local courts, governmental and community service organizations, and more than thirty-five members of the Knoxville Bar Association.
Thirty-two years later, Lawline is now Lawline Online, a part of the KBA's collection of public resources. It contains more than 70 topics, grouped in 16 major categories to aid in understanding common legal problems, recognizing potential legal problems, and understanding how the justice system works. If further help is needed, there are readily available links to the Lawyer Referral & Information Service and to local agencies. All this is designed to educate the public and guide them to the best help possible.
Lawline material is regularly reviewed for accuracy by KBA attorney volunteers, and whenever needed, as when changes occur to Tennessee law. The messages are written in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner using everyday language, with a clear message that they are not intended to replace the advice of an attorney.
Click Here to learn more about Lawline Online and the amazing work of your peers who help us ensure that we provide the very best public outreach possible - one more thing that makes practicing law in East Tennessee something special.
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