Providing Equal Access to Justice

We are a nonprofit providing civil legal help to underserved individuals, families, and communities in West Tennessee.

Providing Equal Access to Justice

We are a nonprofit providing civil legal help to underserved individuals, families, and communities in 17 counties in West Tennessee.

Helping People Access Legal Rights

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Impacting Our Community

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News & Events

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West Tennessee Legal Services Begins Offering Free Legal Assistance to Low-Income Families in Memphis and Surrounding Counties

Memphis, Tenn. (July 1, 2024) - Starting today, families living below the poverty line in Shelby, Tipton, Fayette, and Lauderdale Counties have a new legal ally:...
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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

What custody options are available to me?  Kinship Foster Care (Relative Caregiver Program) – If the Department of Children Services (DCS) has custody of your grandchild as a result of…

Sara Barnett

"Doing pro bono work for WTLS is very important to me because it gives me the opportunity to feel like I am making a difference in someone’s life who could not afford an attorney and truly needs me in a situation that is potentially life changing for them. It is personally rewarding to me to feel like I am contributing in some small way to ensure access to justice for all, which in turn makes me feel good and makes me a better attorney to all my clients."

- Sara Barnett, WTLS Volunteer Attorney