for those in need
Our mission is to Provide Excellence in Legal Advocacy for Those in need.
If you are facing an eviction, or have been evicted, please read.
The Tennessee Supreme Court lifted the moratorium on evictions effective June 1. The Shelby County General Sessions court will be hearing cases effective p/June 15. On June 15 evictions will start being heard on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Some evictions are covered by the CARES Act, which would mean the landlord could not evict at this time. If you have received an eviction notice and are unsure about whether you property is one the CARES Act may apply to, CONTACT MEMPHIS AREA LEGAL SERVICES IMMEDIATELY.
If you have a case set, PLEASE GO TO COURT. If you do not appear, a default judgment can be entered against you. If you go to court and are unsure about how to proceed, you have the ability to ask the judge for one continuance. The request has to be made before the hearing actually gets started.
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.