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Tennessee Lawyers Work Pro Bono
Tennessee court officials report state attorneys are doing more free legal work this year. According to the Board of Professional Responsibility, 46% of Tennessee attorneys report performing pro bono work this year, up 6% from a year ago.
The board says nearly 4,000 lawyers have done more almost 330,000 hours of legal service without charge. The Tennessee Supreme Court has identified increasing pro bono work as a priority in its "access to justice" campaign.