The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching our quality of life, is pleased to announce that Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) is one of 121 Tennessee nonprofits and governmental organizations receiving funding as part of a one-time Serving Tennessee’s Seniors grant opportunity.
Funding of Serving Tennessee’s Seniors was provided by the Chancery Court and administered by The Community Foundation through the settlement of a lawsuit initiated by Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper against both SeniorTrust and ElderTrust.
“We are especially happy that Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) has received a $25,000 grant to provide legal education to seniors in Upper East Tennessee, and give them tools to assess their individual legal problems,” said Jeff Armstrong, Managing Attorney for LAET’s Morristown office. “Seniors will also have an opportunity to speak with a lawyer about their legal problems.” The program is available to seniors who live in the following counties: Carter, Cocke, Grainger, Green, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington.
The Cocke County “Serving Tennessee’s Seniors” session is scheduled for Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 111 Diamond Circle, Newport (across from Cocke County High School). From 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., an LAET attorney will offer a Legal Checkup for interested seniors, and will be available to answer other legal questions attendees might have. No appointment is necessary.
For more information on this program, contact LAET’s Morristown office at (423) 587-4850, or call toll free 800-821-1309