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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 over 40 years, serving 26 counties from Chattanooga to Johnson City.

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



 
VOTE FOR LEGAL AID - HELP US WIN $5,000!

Starting March 25th, First Tennessee Foundation is giving $5,000 a day for 150 days to different non-profit organizations.  Winning non-profits will be determined by online voting.  Please help Legal Aid of East Tennessee win!

Click here to go to First Tennessee Foundation's "150 Days of Giving" website.  Find the Legal Aid of East Tennessee tile and click on the "Vote" button to register your vote for LAET.  You may vote EVERY DAY for up to 10 different organizations on every different device you may have (10 votes on your smart phone, 10 votes on your laptop, 10 votes on your work computer, etc.).

Be sure to vote for Legal Aid every day on each device!  Please help us win $5,000.

 



 
SELF-HELP DIVORCE CLINIC

Do you and your spouse want to be divorced… and are you in agreement about all the details?  If so, you may qualify to participate in LAET’s
“Self-Help Divorce Clinic.”

The clinic will help you prepare all the necessary papers you’ll need.  You will also receive instructions on how to file the papers and on what you must do to finalize your divorce.

In order to qualify, YOU MUST:

  • Have an income below 125% of the federal poverty level
  • Own no real property (a home or land)
  • Have no pension or retirement account
  • Have ALL personal property AND debts divided
  • If you have children, have an agreement on shared parenting time and child support
If you would like to apply for LAET’s Self-Help Divorce Clinic, click on the red "BEGIN ONLINE INTAKE" button on the right of this web page and follow the guide.  If you have any questions about the project, call our Knoxville office at (865) 637-0484.


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Free, Easy Online Application for Services

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!

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