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For Your Benefit: College of Law Offers Estate Planning Help to Nonexempt Staff

The UT College of Law has added a Wills Clinic to its clinical offerings. Law students will prepare wills, powers of attorney, living wills, and other estate planning documents free of charge for nonexempt UT employees under the supervision of adjunct professor Barbara Johnson, an experienced estate planner.

UT Law Dean on Commission to Address State’s Civil Legal Needs Crisis

Doug Blaze, dean of the UT Knoxville College of Law, is part of the new statewide Access to Justice Commission created by the Tennessee Supreme Court to help address the state’s growing crisis in civil legal needs. About one in five Tennesseans is living at or just above the federal poverty level and is therefore unable to afford even basic legal help with the myriad of civil legal problems they encounter. The commission’s job is to develop strategies and solutions to help meet this need.