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Legal Aid Society of Middle TN
The mission of Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands ("LAS"), founded in 1968, is to enforce, advance and defend the legal rights of low-income and vulnerable families in order to obtain for them the basic necessities of life. The grant requested in this application will be used to fund a portion of The Middle Tennessee Medical-Legal Partnership personnel salaries and benefits. 100 of 125 (80%) of all cases involving low-income families and individuals receiving treatment at partner medical providers will be given the appropriate level of legal representation; 45 of 50 (90%) of front-line medical personnel will learn how to effectively recognize relevant legal issues harming their patients and appropriately refer them and their families to the LAS attorney.