Legal Aid of East Tennessee

Children’s Health Law Partnership

Legal Aid of East Tennessee will establish a “Children’s Health Law Partnership” in collaboration with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. A lawyer will be hired and trained to work with the Children’s Hospital patients and families identified with income at the poverty level and who have non-criminal legal problems that negatively impact the child’s health. When assistance is identified, the Legal Aid of East Tennessee lawyer will work with a medical team to identify and represent clients in need of assistance. Their goal is to provide healthier and safer outcomes for children and their families when released from the hospital.