aLEGALz is a toll-free phone line offering free legal information and referrals to low-income Tennesseans.

The service will assist Tennesseans in finding resources to deal with civil legal issues. Those who cannot afford a lawyer may call the line at 888-aLEGALz (1-888-253-4259) and leave a message at any time. Calls will be returned by a licensed Tennessee lawyer.

aLEGALz line will be staffed by a Tennessee attorney.  The attorney can provide referrals to appropriate legal service providers, pro bono assistance programs, free legal clinics and other social service providers. If ongoing legal representation is needed, callers may be referred to a free legal service provider or volunteer attorney program.

Tennesseans may use the aLEGALz line to request information and referrals on a range of civil law issues, including, but not limited to the following:

Family Law
Child Support
Child Custody
Domestic Violence/Stalking
Orders of Protection

Housing Issues
Landlord/Tenant Disputes
Repair Issues

Debt & Collection
Debt Relief
Home Foreclosure
Car Repossession
Credit Card Lawsuits

Social Security / SSI
Welfare / Food Assistance
Health Care Access


Consumer Issues
Consumer Fraud
Predatory Lending
Home Repair Scams
Contract Disputes


Employment Issues
Employment Problems
Discrimination Claims
Unemployment Benefits

Education Issues


Though aLEGALz can assist callers desiring to clear a criminal record, it cannot help with criminal problems, including traffic tickets.

To read the press release about aLEGALz, click here.