Don Lawson KnoxvilleWe are proud to announce that Knoxville attorneys Cindy T. Lawson and Heather Ellis Banks will be volunteering their time and expertise to assist their community.  Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET), in partnership with the Knoxville Bar Association (KBA) has created a Debt Relief Legal Advice Clinic (DRLAC).  The purpose of the clinic is to inform and educate individuals about debt issues, bankruptcy and reasons why someone should or should not file bankruptcy.

Debt Relief Legal Advice Clinic

The first meeting of the DRLAC will be Saturday, July 29 beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The clinic will be held at Powell United Methodist Church, 323 W.  Emory  Road in  Powell, TN,  and is  the  first  of  planned  quarterly  events  to  assist qualified debtors in the Knoxville area.

It is important to note that this is not a walk-in clinic.  Individuals wishing to participate must be pre-screened by LAET and must complete LAET’s client intake paperwork.  Those who qualify will receive a bankruptcy packet to be completed before the clinic.

Clients accepted for the clinic should arrive at Powell United Methodist Church no later than 9:35 a.m. United States Bankruptcy Judge Suzanne H. Bauknight will begin the clinic with an overview about debt issues, the bankruptcy system, and reasons why someone may not need to file bankruptcy. Clients will then be paired with volunteer attorneys to discuss debt relief options. Clients will also need bring their tax returns and pay stubs to the clinic. To be pre-screened for the Debt Relief Legal Advice Clinic, call LAET’s Knoxville office at (865) 637-0484, or visit and click on “Begin Online Intake.

Bond, Botes & Lawson is extremely pleased and grateful to be able to help and assist our community.  Mrs. Lawson is the Managing Partner for Bond, Botes & Lawson and Mrs. Banks is an associate attorney with the firm.  Both Mrs. Lawson and Mrs. Banks are seasoned bankruptcy attorneys with extensive knowledge of bankruptcy and debt related matters

Don Lawson
Written by Don Lawson

Don Lawson is the Office Manager of the Bond & Botes Law Offices location in Knoxville, Tennessee. He holds degrees in both Accounting and Finance that he’s put to use analyzing complex business bankruptcy cases for the firm. Read his full bio here.

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