Legal Services

For an explanation of legal issues important to seniors and families, including elder law certification for attorneys, see the Action Guide.

Community Mediation Center: 594-1879

912 S. Gay Street, L-300, 37902
Assists Knox County residents in resolving disputes within families or with neighbors, businesses, or organizations. Application fee, but mediation is free.  |  Website »

Knoxville Bar Association: 522-6522

505 Main Street, Suite 50, 37902 (street)
P.O. Box 2027, 37901 (mailing)
Public education programs, such as Community Law School and LawTalk, designed to inform citizens about our justice system. LawLine OnLine is a free online program with general information on 70+ topics.  |  Website »

Lawyer Referral & Information Service: 522-7501

Call-in service only. LRIS staff cannot provide legal advice but can offer callers a free consultation with an attorney, either by brief telephone call or a 30-minute in-office visit. Referral is based on specific need. If client wishes to retain attorney, he or she does so at attorney’s regular rate. LRIS does not offer income-based referrals. Hours: Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Legal Aid of East TN: 637-0484

502 S. Gay Street, Suite 404, 37902
Free consultation and referral for Knox County residents age 60+. More services for low-income clients. Call for appointment, Mon.- Fri., 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Appointments held Mon. mornings at O’Connor Senior Center, South Knoxville Community Center, and Knox County Office on Aging. Informational pamphlets on a variety of topics; speakers.  |  Website »

Public Guardianship Services: 691-2551

East TN Area Agency on Aging & Disability
9111 Cross Park Drive, Suite D-100, 37923
Assists adults age 60+ determined by the courts to be unable to care for their own affairs and have no family, friends, or agency willing or able to serve as conservator.

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2247 Western Avenue
P.O. Box 51650
Knoxville, TN 37950
The Office on Aging is a service of the Knoxville-Knox County Action Committee