The Knoxville Bar Association (KBA), in partnership with Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET), will host a Debt Relief Legal Advice Clinic for pre-screened individuals on Saturday, February 8, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The clinic will be held at the Knox County Public Defender?s Community Law Office, 1101 Liberty Street, Knoxville. The Debt Relief Clinics are held quarterly to assist qualified debtors in the greater Knoxville area.

 

The Knoxville Bar Association (KBA), in partnership with Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET), will host a Debt Relief Legal Advice Clinic for pre-screened individuals on Saturday, February 8, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The clinic will be held at the Knox County Public Defender?s Community Law Office, 1101 Liberty Street, Knoxville. The Debt Relief Clinics are held quarterly to assist qualified debtors in the greater Knoxville area.

 THIS IS NOT A WALK-IN CLINIC. INDIVIDUALS MUST BE PRE-SCREENED, AND MUST CONTACT LAET?S KNOXVILLE OFFICE TO GO THROUGH CLIENT INTAKE.

Clients accepted for the clinic should arrive no later than 9:35 a.m.  United States Bankruptcy Judge Suzanne H. Bauknight will begin the clinic with an overview about debt issues, the bankruptcy system, and reasons why someone may not need to file bankruptcy.  Clients will then be paired with KBA volunteer attorneys to discuss debt relief options, which might include pro bono representation in bankruptcy for those who qualify.

 Those who qualify through pre-screening will receive a bankruptcy packet to be completed and brought to the clinic along with tax returns and pay stubs. To be pre-screened for the Debt Relief Legal Advice Clinic, call LAET?s Knoxville office at (865) 637-0484, or visit www.laet.organd click on ?Begin Client Intake.?

The Knoxville Bar Association is a non-profit corporation organized to work for the improvement and increased effectiveness of the legal profession and the administration of justice. The Association, which has 1,944 members, offers continuing legal education and service to the community through programs such as the Lawyer Referral & Information Service, Legal Advice Clinics and LawLine OnLine. Additional public service information may be found at the Association’s website at www.knoxbar.org.