State attorneys doing more free legal work

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee court officials report state attorneys are doing more free legal work this year.

According to the Board of Professional Responsibility, 46 percent of Tennessee attorneys report performing pro bono work this year, up 6 percent from a year ago.

The board said 3,860 lawyers have done more than 329,000 hours of legal services without charge.

The Tennessee Supreme Court, in its "access to justice" campaign, has identified increasing pro bono work as a priority.

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