Guest Column

As need for legal aid grows, vulnerable are least able to afford it

By  and , Guest Columnist Updated: April 23, 2020 9:03 AM CT | Published: April 23, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Guest Columnist

Anne Mathes

Anne Mathes is executive director of Community Legal Center, a nonprofit which has provided civil legal services to Memphians of limited means for over 25 years. She serves on the board of directors for the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, and is a member of the Access to Justice Committees of the Memphis Bar Association and Tennessee Bar Association. 

Guest Columnist

Cindy Cole Ettingoff

Cindy Cole Ettingoff is CEO and general counsel for Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS), in its 50th year of providing pro bono legal services to Memphis and adjacent Tennessee counties. She is a member of the Memphis Bar Association Access to Justice Committee and chair of the Tennessee Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. 

Community Legal Center and Memphis Area Legal Services are receiving "panicked calls from people who have been furloughed or fired and who lack money to feed their children and keep a roof over their heads."


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