Legal Aid of East Tennessee announces an innovative partnership between LAET, Judge Jeffrey Hollingsworth, Hamilton County courts, and local attorneys designed to help low income people during the holiday season.
LAET is presenting a Pro Bono Christmas Tree at the Hamilton County Courthouse Friday at 1 p.m. At that time, local judges will decorate the tree with Pro Bono Cases for local attorneys to give the gift of their time to someone in need. The scouts from Girl Scout Troop 40235 made the ornaments to which the cases will be added.
Then on Monday morning, during docket call, the judges will let the attorneys know the tree is up, and that they can go down and choose a case off the tree.
LAET Pro Bono Coordinator Robyne Lopez said, “My hope is that the Pro Bono Christmas Tree will help local attorneys who are willing to donate their time truly see the need for and the value of the work Legal Aid of East Tennessee does. Their participation is invaluable to those most in need in our community.”
For more information, visit LAET’s website at www.laet.org.