Welcome to Legal Aid of East Tennessee

The mission of Legal Aid of East Tennessee is to ensure equal justice for elderly, abused, and low income persons, providing a wide range of civil legal assistance and advocacy.

LAET has been part of the community structure of East Tennessee for nearly 50 years, serving 26 counties from Chattanooga to Johnson City.

With offices in Chattanooga, Cleveland, Knoxville, Johnson City, Maryville, and Morristown, LAET provides civil legal representation to East Tennesseans who cannot afford a private attorney.

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This free program lets you apply for help from Legal Aid of East Tennessee. We help low-income East Tennesseans, seniors, and persons with disabilities with legal issues.
If you think you are in immediate danger, call 911 right away!

If you need to contact Legal Aid of East Tennessee, you may call any of our other offices listed below:

Knoxville

607 W Summit Hill Dr. SW
Knoxville, TN 37902

Chattanooga

535 Chestnut St., Ste. 360
Chattanooga, TN 37402
423-756-4013
800-572-7457 (Toll Free)

Cleveland

166 N. Ocoee St.
Cleveland, TN 37311
423-303-2266
800-572-7457 (Toll Free)

Maryville

307 Ellis Ave.
Maryville, TN 37801
865-981-1818

Morristown

1001 W. 2nd North St.
Morristown, TN 37814
423-587-4850
800-821-1309 (Toll Free)

Johnson City

311 W. Walnut St.
Johnson City, TN 37604
423-928-8311
800-821-1312 (Toll Free)

If you are a victim of domestic abuse or violence, you can seek an Order of Protection at your county’s Circuit or Chancery Court clerk’s office. You should also contact law enforcement.