Jan 30 2013

New legal hotline offers free help in civil issues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A coalition of Tennessee legal groups is launching a toll-free phone line offering free legal information for civil issues.

The service is called aLEGALz.

Those who cannot afford a lawyer may call 1-888-aLEGALz (1-800-253-4259) at any time. Calls will be returned by a licensed Tennessee lawyer who can provide referrals to legal service providers, pro bono assistance programs, free legal clinics and social service providers.

According to a news release from the Administrative Office of the Courts, low-income Tennesseans can use the hotline to get help with a range of issues. They include divorce, child custody, domestic violence, bankruptcy and employment issues.

Information from: WRCB-TV