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VOL. 128 | NO. 21 | Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Hotline Offers Free Legal Help in Civil Issues

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NASHVILLE (AP) – A coalition of Tennessee legal groups is launching a toll-free phone line offering free legal information for civil issues.

The service is called aLEGALz (AY' LEE'-gal ZEE').

Those who cannot afford a lawyer may call (888) aLEGALz at any time. Calls will be returned by a licensed Tennessee lawyer who can provide referrals to legal service providers, pro bono assistance programs, free legal clinics and social service providers.

According to a news release from the Administrative Office of the Courts, low-income Tennesseans can use the hotline to get help with a range of issues. They include divorce, child custody, domestic violence, bankruptcy and employment issues.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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