Become a TJC Pro Bono Attorney

“The pro bono work that I’ve done with TJC has been some of the most satisfying work that I’ve done as a lawyer. I can think of no better way to fulfill my professional obligation to help give a voice to clients in need than by helping those who are literally fighting for their lives when they deal with TennCare.” –David Cañas, Partner, Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner, P.C.

“The TennCare cases we have handled are the most rewarding pro bono work our firm has done in years. The clients are all very cooperative, willing to help in any way, and are extremely appreciative…. The results we have obtained are the most satisfying since in many instances it impacts an entire family, not just one individual.” –David Taylor, Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings

Join these lawyers in making a difference for Tennesseans: email kalexander@tnjustice.org for information on CLE trainings.

CLE Trainings

TJC frequently hosts free Continuing Legal Education trainings across the state.  The catch?  Trainees must agree to accept one referral from TJC and to represent that individual pro bono.  Past referrals have included cases involving a 39 year old mother being told she had to move to a nursing home, a child with behavioral problems being denied mental health treatment, and a young girl whose home nursing hours, which allowed her to remain home with her family, were set to be cut.  These are cases where your actions will have a direct and enormous impact on the lives of your clients.

All TJC pro bono partners receive full training on the TennCare appeals process and resources to help them draft briefs and motions.  Of course, our staff attorneys are always available to discuss strategy or help explain the rules and policies behind TennCare’s actions.  We want to make sure that you’re not alone in the wilderness after you commit to a case.  If you’re interested in attending a CLE training or learning more about becoming involved, please email Chris Coleman at ccoleman@tnjustice.org.

By agreeing to work with our clients, you will be joining a very special group of people.  TJC is honored to have worked with some of the top lawyers in both Tennessee and the country.  To read more about the amazing work of our pro bono partners, visit our Pro Bono Hall of Fame.