Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar is a three-year pledge program for law firms. Support from law firms enables TJC to take on exclusively non-paying cases. These cases ensure that families across Tennessee, regardless of their station in life, have access to vital health care.

Join over 25 firms across TN that have participated.

Support a nonprofit that has been standing with TN families for 25 years.

Firms recognize their responsibility as members of the legal community to ensure access to justice.

Promote your charitable giving on social media.

Since 2011, firms have donated $455,519.

Gain recognition in statewide media outlets.

TJC invites

your firm

to help us raise the bar

Raising the Bar is a 3-year commitment to an annual donation at one of three levels:

Will you rise

to the challenge?

Since 1995, the Tennessee Justice Center (TJC) has used the law to secure basic necessities of life, including health care, for hundreds of thousands of Tennessee’s most vulnerable children and families.

We help people get urgently needed medical care and health services when they encounter obstacles that are insurmountable without the aid of the law.

We provide training, resources, and technical assistance to health care providers, social workers, and community groups so they can use complex laws to assist their clients.

We identify and fix legal issues that prevent public programs from working as they should, ensuring that our health care system is fair and just for all.



TJC will work with your marketing department to publicize your contribution.


Your community involvement will be shared on our social media, which generated 2 million engagements and impressions in 2020.


We will promote your charitable giving in press releases to media outlets throughout the state.

Raising the Bar donations enable TJC to maintain a full-time staff member each year, which directly translates into over 170 more families in Tennessee per year getting access to the justice they deserve.

Attorneys and firms recognize the unique and necessary work TJC does within the legal community. The Raising the Bar program, combined with individual attorney donations, has totaled more than $2.4 million in 25 years.

“TJC has made the principle of ‘Equal Justice for All’ a reality for many of our neediest and most vulnerable neighbors… TJC touches literally hundreds of thousands of lives, in every county in our state.”

the late Justice E. Riley Anderson, Tennessee Supreme Court

TJC’s Raising the Bar Campaign is sponsored by the ABA Section of Litigation Justice Assistance Fund.

You make a difference



Bass Berry and Sims
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP


Raising the Bar participant Law Offices of John Day


Bart Durham Injury Law
Raising the Bar participant - Cornelius and Collins
Raising the Bar participant GSRM Law
Miller & Martin
Polsinelli, PC.
Sherrard Roe Voigt Harbison - Raising the Bar participant
Raising the Bar participant - Stites and Harbison Attroneys