SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE LEGAL SERVICES

 

 

                                                            

In or near Hamilton County, call 756-0128.

Call 1-800-836-0128, in other portions of Tennessee.

Monday, Thursday, and Friday

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

What is It?

A free service provided for persons age 60 and older who live anywhere in Tennessee. When we cannot assist, we refer persons to Tennessee legal aid organizations, Senior Legal Hotlines in other states, and Legal Services Programs in other states.

How Does It Work?

When you call, you talk to an attorney who gives you legal advice, brief legal services, or a referral. Services include legal opinions on matters of interest to you, referral to another legal aid organization, or referral to the appropriate public or private agency. Common questions from Hotline callers concern wills, powers of attorney, financing nursing home care, and matters related to housing and property. Credit card debt and home mortgage foreclosures (see Predatory Lending) are  increasingly important topics.

If you need further information after you talk with us, the attorney can send you a pamphlet or brochure.

This web site also has a lot of information you can use before or after you call the Hotline. Just go to Brochures to find it. Or try Questions Frequently Asked by Seniors.

When Can I Call?

The Hotline is answered Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

The attorney who answers the Hotline will ask for your name, address, telephone number, and age.

How Does the Hotline Help?

One purpose of the Hotline is to provide routine legal services to seniors who ordinarily do not have ready access to a lawyer. By providing services over the telephone and by this web site, we help seniors get help for their legal problems without having to leave home. The Hotline is also intended to serve seniors in areas where there are few law offices.

Is There a Book so I Can Get Help?

Try the Senior Handbook published by the Tennessee Bar Association.