Pro Bono Debt Relief Clinic

  • Consumer
  • Bankruptcy
  • Clinic

The KBA's Bankruptcy Section is partnering with Legal Aid of East Tennessee, with the support and involvement of United States Bankruptcy Judge Suzanne H. Bauknight, to create a Pro Bono Debt Relief Clinic to provide pro bono legal services to income eligible consumer debtors. LAET staff will screen potential clients and give instructions to complete a questionnaire and bring it along with tax returns and pay stubs to the clinic. The next clinic will be held on November 7, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will be held at the Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office. Judge Bauknight will present a short overview of the bankruptcy system after which volunteer attorneys will be paired with clients to discuss whether bankruptcy is an option or desirable to provide debt relief. If a client qualifies for and desires to file a bankruptcy petition, during the clinic, the volunteer attorney and client will schedule a follow up appointment to move forward with a case.