MIDDLE TENNESSEE PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION

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ONGOING COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENTS

Pro Bono Clinic

MTPA strongly supports the pro bono precepts espoused by the National Federation of Paralegals and encourages all paralegals to aspire to NFPA's goal of twenty-four hours of pro bono service annually per paralegal. MTPA's pro bono activities are coordinated by its Community Services Chair and the pro bono committee.

The Pro Bono Clinic is a free advice walk-in clinic held in cooperation with the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands.  Pro Bono clinics are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (volunteers are encouraged to arrive between 4:30 and 5 p.m.) and the last Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon (volunteers are encouraged to arrive between 8:30 and 9 a.m.) at the offices of the Legal Aid Society located at 300 Deaderick Street in Nashville. 

United Cerebral Palsy Holiday Box Campaign

MTPA has made collecting items for the United Cerebral Palsy Holiday Box Campaign an annual event at its November monthly luncheon.  The Holiday Box Campaign aims to provide essentials such as staple, nonperishable food items, warm clothing, bath and bedding items for families in extreme poverty whose resources and family supports are severely limited.  As in the past, MTPA has committed to providing at least ten (10) holiday boxes.  We will be soliciting specific donations from MTPA members according to the list provided by UCP (see below).  The Holiday Boxes will be assembled during our November MTPA luncheon. If you would like the information below on a printed page, click UCP Holiday Food Drive Flyer.docx

United Cerebral Palsy’s (UCP) mission is ‘to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with disabilities and to provide support to family members.’  UCP serves individuals with all types of disabilities. UCP’s expertise is generally in service to individuals with physical disabilites which affect mobility. UCP also serves as the area clearinghouse for information about the condition known as cerebral palsy. At present, approximately 40% of UCP consumers have cerebral palsy, the second largest lifetime disability in the U.S. (mental retardation is the largest). 60% of the people UCP serves have physical disabilities other than cerebral palsy. These include such conditions as spina bifida, M.S., disability resulting from head and spinal cord injury, ALS, amputations, strokes, and heart attacks, and many lesser known physical disabilities.

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Ronald McDonald House-Nashville

Through the efforts of our long-time member, Pam Zimmerman, MTPA makes regular contributions to the pull-tab program established by the Ronald McDonald House. Please remember to save your pull-tabs from any cans that use pull-tabs and give them to Pam. She is almost always at the monthly luncheons and will gladly take whatever tabs you bring and donate them in MTPA's name. This is a great program and we appreciate Pam's willingness to help us keep it going throughout the year. 

Check out the following links to see how you can assist:

Pull-Tab Fundraising Program

Volunteer Opportunities

House Wish List

 

Contact MTPA:  Middle Tennessee Paralegal Association | P. O. Box 198006 | Nashville, TN 37219 | Email:  MTPA@memberlodge.org

For website administration: contact Tiffany Taylor at tiffany.taylor@wallerlaw.com

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