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Friday, May 10 • 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Faith & Justice Alliance Pro Bono Clinics: From Inception to Action

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This session will show how a Faith & Justice Alliance Pro Bono Program can serve the needs of a broader range of clients by holding clinics at houses of faith from different religions and denominations, as well as different geographic areas. Many citizens who may not have the ability or the confidence to seek legal help elsewhere will attend a clinic at their church or a church in their community. This crosses economic, racial, and ethnic lines. Many Pro Bono volunteers at these clinics are drawn to the opportunity to volunteer their legal services in a way that is connected to the faith community. This alliance has now held clinics at over twelve houses of faith in and around Knoxville, providing clients who attend the clinics with advice and more extended services. Come learn how to start the conversation among interested parties, how to spread the word, and how to take action!


J. William Coley

Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission, Hodges, Doughty & Carson
J. William Coley (Bill) received his law degree with honors from the University of Tennessee in 1985. His practice is devoted primarily to utility representation across a broad range of legal issues, general litigation, and insurance representation. He is President of the Knoxville... Read More →
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Kathryn Ellis

Pro Bono Director, Legal Aid of East Tennessee
Kathryn Ellis joined LAET's Knoxville office in March 2012 with a primary area of practice in domestic violence (Orders of Protection and divorces). Dr. Ellis also assisted with some housing law issues and some consumer law issues. In July 2016, Dr. Ellis became the Pro Bono Director... Read More →

Rev. Lee Fox

Senior Minister, Ball Camp Baptist Church
Rev. Lee Fox is a native of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. He began his ministry as pastor of Ball Camp Baptist Church in October 2015. He is a graduate of Carson-Newman University with a B.A. in Religion and a B.A. in History and also a graduate of George W. Truett Theological Seminary... Read More →

Friday May 10, 2019 3:45pm - 5:15pm EDT
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3