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Samantha Sanchez 
Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services 
615-627-0956 ext. 21


Wednesday September 26, 2012
Friday September 28, 2012

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Paris Landing State Park 
16055 Hwy 79 North
Buchanan, TN 38222-4109

Phone: 731-642-4311
Toll Free: 800-250-8614

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Hotel Acommodations

To make hotel accommodations, contact Mike Hastings with Paris Landing State Park at 731-641-4445. Report any problems to Samantha Sanchez by email or phone 615-627-0956 ext. 21.

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Equal Justice University 2012

Equal Justice University is the statewide training and networking conference for Tennessee’s access to justice community.  This three-day event at scenic Paris Landing State Park brings together all those who work to increase access to justice among Tennessee’s low-income population.   Join legal aid professionals, pro bono attorneys, members of the judiciary, and other leaders for EJU 2012.

Once again, the conference is an excellent opportunity to earn a full 15 hours of CLE credit while networking and relaxing with colleagues.  As a member of the “Class of 2012” you can increase your knowledge and skills to make you a better advocate for  your clients and to overcome barriers in your work. The program will encourage participants to seek new and creative avenues to providing access to justice. 

Visit TALS.org to View Schedule.

EJU Sponsorship Opportunities 

By sponsoring EJU, organizations, corporations, and community members receive individual benefits as well as the opportunity to support the providers of civil legal services for the poor, elderly, and victims of domestic violence across Tennessee. To learn how you can be involved in supporting EJU, contact Lisa Primm or view the Sponsorship Package.

Call for Nominations 

TALS is pleased to announce its annual CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the 2012 B. Riney Green Award and the 2012 New Advocate of the Year Award.

The B. Riney Green Award is given to the individual(s) who demonstrates significant achievement in promoting inter-program cooperation and strengthens access to justice statewide in Tennessee.

The New Advocate of the Year Award recognizes affirmative, energetic, effective advocacy by an advocate who has been with his or her program less than five years.

To nominate an individual for either award, view the Award Guidelines.

EJU Law Student Program 

Though EJU is already the premier training and networking opportunity for our state’s access to justice community, each year we work hard to further enhance our programming. This year is no exception.

In 2012, it is our goal to make EJU even more accessible to law students than ever. In collaboration with the TBA’s Access to Justice Committee’s Law School Sub-Committee, we are reaching out to encourage law student attendance, to include networking opportunities for law students at EJU, and to ensure conference training topics meet students’ interests. The student rate for EJU attendance is $100.

If you would like your law school to participate in EJU, please read the law student participation letter

EJU Fees

In determining which level to which you should register, please note that an Advocate registrant is a staff person from a low-income legal advocacy program, Social Worker or NASW member, law student, pro bono volunteer, legal aid client, and TALS Task Force member.

  • $220 :: Advocate/Social Worker Advocate
  • $270 :: Regular (Non-advocate)
  • $100 :: Student Fee
  • $130 :: 1-Day for Regular
  • $80 :: 1-Day for Advocate
  • $50 :: Single CLE Session
  • $20 :: Meals for Guests

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