PIGEON FORGE, February 7, 2017 – Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) and the Sevier County Bar Association will offer a FREE LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC for wildfire survivors Friday, February 10 at the Boyd’s Bear Donation Center, 149 Cates Lane in Pigeon Forge. Clinic hours are 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Those impacted by the November 28 wildfires in Sevier County are eligible to receive legal advice.
LAET staff attorneys will be joined by members of the Sevier County Bar and other area lawyers who are volunteering to help people needing legal assistance. Many attorneys will drive as much as two hours to offer their time and services to Sevier County wildfire survivors.
“As basic needs are met, more people affected by the fires will find themselves dealing with legal issues, some that may take weeks or even months to surface,” said Dr. Kathryn Ellis, LAET’s Knoxville Pro Bono Director. “We expect legal issues to continue to appear for at least six months. Our plan is to continue holding monthly clinics so wildfire survivors have access to legal advice as issues arise.”
No appointment is necessary to see an attorney, and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, call LAET’s Knoxville office at (865) 637-0484.
Legal Aid of East Tennessee’s mission is to ensure justice for elderly, abused, and low-income people by providing a broad scope of civil legal assistance and advocacy. LAET serves eligible persons in 26 counties through offices in Chattanooga, Cleveland, Knoxville, Johnson City, Maryville, and Morristown.