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Resources for the Benton County General Sessions Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Benton County, Tennessee, and resources applicable to all courts in Tennessee.
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Attorney General Legal Opinions
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West Tennessee Legal Information
West Tennessee Legal Services offers information about various legal topics, including seniors, consumer, family, housing, and benefits.
Child Support Services
The Tennessee Department of Human Services offers legal information and services related to child support, including application for services, paternity establishment, support modification, guidelines and calculators, answers to frequently asked questions, and online payments.
View or search Tennessee Court Rules, including Rules of Evidence, Rules of Procedure, and links to local court rules.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
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Juvenile Court Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about juvenile court matters in Tennessee, including definitions, juvenile records, Court Appointed Special Advocates, probation, juvenile hearing procedure, detention, abuse, neglect, and child protective services,
View information about Recovery Court programs in Tennessee, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with substance abuse or mental health problems. Descriptions of program types and a directory of program locations are provided.
Consumer Protection Information
The Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs offers information about consumer complaints, online complaint forms, resources for consumers, and information about common types of scams.
Driver License Information
The Tennessee Driver Services Division offers information about driver licensing and related laws.
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Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about Tennessee alternative dispute resolution and mediation procedures. Links are provided to a searchable roster of mediators, and to details about the mediation process, mediation programs, and complaints against mediators.
Self Help Center
The Tennessee Courts Self Help Center provides self-help information for many areas of the law including family law, trial and criminal court, expungements, estate and probate, small claims, traffic, and city ordinance issues. A link near the top of the page leads to a guide to free and reduced-rate legal services. Click the "JUSTICE FOR ALL WEBSITE" link for access to more information for self-represented parties about the court system, legal terms, finding a lawyer, forms, local resources, alternatives to court, and legal clinic locations.
Self-Help Legal Resources, Guides, and Information
Southeast Tennessee Legal Services offers self-help information on many legal topics, answers to frequently asked questions, downloadable explanatory booklets, and links to forms and instructions.
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West Tennessee Legal Assistance
West Tennessee Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to income-eligible and senior parties in Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Dyer, Decatur, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henry, Henderson, Lake, McNairy, Madison, Obion, and Weakley Counties. Types of cases handled, office locations, and application instructions are provided.
Attorney Discipline Records
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Attorney Information, Legal Aid, and Lawyer Referral
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Complaints About Attorneys
The Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility provides information about its Consumer Assistance Program, answers to frequently asked questions, instructions for filing a complaint, and online and printable complaint forms.
Complaints About Judges
The Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct provides information about complaints against judges, a complaint form and instructions, reports of formal charges, and reports of public disciplinary actions since 2008.
Find an Attorney
The Board of Professional Responsibility offers an online search for attorneys licensed in Tennessee. Search options include name, city, county, Board of Professional Responsibility number, and status. Search results include public disciplinary actions, if applicable.
Free Civil Legal Advice, Clinics, and Lawyer Referrals
HELP4TN provides free civil legal advice and referrals by toll-free telephone, a directory of free legal clinics, a link to the Law Search Pro lawyer referral service, and self-help information on various topics.
Free Civil Legal Assistance
View the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services directory of organizations offering free civil legal assistance and services, searchable by keyword and location.
Free Legal Answers
Income-eligible residents without a lawyer can ask civil legal questions online and receive answers from a Tennessee lawyer. The service is free; registration is required.
Legal Assistance by Email
Online Tennessee Justice lawyers provide answers to questions submitted by email. The service is free; registration is required.
View directories of Tennessee legal clinics by location, and a list of clinics scheduled for the current month.
Search a directory of Tennessee Bar Association members by name, city, and firm.