GENERAL SESSIONS COURT WORK

MAKING TENNESSEE’S GENERAL SESSIONS COURT MORE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL

Making the Court More Accessible

Have you been sued or evicted in Tennessee? Then you likely have been before Tennessee’s General Sessions court. If you had to go to court without a lawyer, then you know first-hand how difficult the system can be to understand. Going to court without a lawyer is never easy. But TJC believes that the General Sessions court can be improved so that people who are sued or evicted and do not have a lawyer can still get a fair hearing. The General Sessions GPS Project is all about making our courts more accessible for people who don’t have a lawyer.

The vast majority of people who are sued or evicted do not have a lawyer. They are unsure what they have to do or how to defend themselves in court. This puts them at a great disadvantage, because most of the time the person suing or evicting them does have a lawyer. This happens particularly often when debt collectors sue people who owe money for things like car loans and medical bills.

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