for those in need
Our mission is to Provide Excellence in Legal Advocacy for Those in need.
SHRM Legal Day Conference 2020 – Judge Higgins Keynote
Eviction Settlement Program (ESP)
The Eviction Settlement Program (ESP) is a partnership between the city of Memphis, Shelby County, Neighborhood Preservation Inc., the University of Memphis School of Law, and Memphis Area Legal Services.
Using CARES Act funds attorney volunteers negotiate rent arrearage settlements. There are currently just under 2,000 cases awaiting resolution through ESP. In addition to the cases being negotiated by volunteer attorneys, cases PARTICULARLY CASES THAT ARE IN THE ESP NETWORK PRIOR TO THE FILING OF A LAWSUIT are also being mediated by volunteer mediators through CJAM (Mid-South Community Justice & Mediation Center, Inc.) Volunteer negotiators and mediators are desperately needed. The number of cases being handled is currently limited by the number of volunteers available to assist.
Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.
50 years of serving Memphis and the Midsouth
It’s Our 50th Birthday, but Instead, of celebrating with a party, MALS is celebrating by serving our COVID-19 impacted community.
We provide free legal advice and representation for low-income, disabled, and elderly clients in legal crises that threaten self-sufficiency or quality of life. We serve people in Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton counties.
COVID-19 Legal Help
COVID-19 has caused unemployment, likely evictions, likely utility cutoffs, increased domestic violence, increased child and elder abuse, and increased consumer fraud especially scams targeting the elderly. MALS can help.
MALS turns potential tragedies into justice for those most vulnerable in our communities.
MALS offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for attorneys, paralegals law students, and others.