Knoxville Bar Association Offers free topical legal information

For Immediate Release                                             

Contact: Marsha Watson, KBA Executive Director or Tracy Chain, Lawyer Referral & Information Service Administrator
(865) 522-6522

If you think you need a lawyer, chances are, you do.  But what if you are really not sure?  What if you don’t feel ready to discuss your issue, or know what questions you should ask?

The Knoxville Bar Association developed LawLine Online to assist potential clients in determining if they have a matter for which an attorney is needed, or if another type of assistance is needed.  In June 1999, with the help of the local courts, governmental and community service organizations and more than thirty-five members of the Knoxville Bar Association, LawLine Online originally became a reality.

Thirty-one years later, LawLine Online contains more than 70 topics, grouped in 16 major categories to aid in understanding common legal problems, recognizing potential legal problems, and understanding how the justice system works.  If further help is needed, there is information to assist.

LawLine material is regularly reviewed for accuracy by attorney volunteers, and as needed when changes occur to Tennessee law.  The messages are written in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner using everyday language.  Not intended to replace the advice of an attorney or provide specific legal advice, LawLine Online can nevertheless provide general information and assist those who aren’t sure where to go for help, or even what kind of help they may need.

We know that members of the public rely on quality access to appropriate legal services. The Knoxville Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) offers experience, integrity, and a commitment to public service. The Knoxville Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service may be reached online at or by telephone at (865)522-7501 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Knoxville Bar Association is a non-profit corporation organized to work for the improvement and increased effectiveness of the legal profession and the administration of justice. The Association, which has 1,960 members, offers continuing legal education and service to the community through programs such as the Lawyer Referral & Information Service, Legal Advice Clinics and LawLine OnLine. Additional public service information may be found at the Association’s website at


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