Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) is a statewide non-profit organization that seeks to build partnerships to support the delivery of effective civil legal services for low-income and elderly Tennesseans. The goals of TALS are to establish a commitment to increased financial and advocate support for Tennessee legal services programs. TALS is committed to growing and broadening pro bono participation by private attorneys and developing an effective pro se partnership with the state courts.
The TALS “Peanut Butter and Justice” Blog is an opportunity for TALS and its stakeholders to share information about our work with a wider community. The work of the civil legal service community has powerful impacts on very serious issues; however, our colleagues are fun, witty, and have diverse interests. On this blog, we hope to show all these sides of our work. We’ll be doing what we always do at TALS: tracking legislation; conducting continuing legal education (CLE) trainings; sharing civil legal service, pro se, and pro bono resources; connecting with the public and community partners; and having some fun too.