NASHVILLE, TN — Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, announced today that Scott Hickman will serve as the 2018 chair of the Campaign for Equal Justice, an annual initiative that raises funds for Legal Aid Society.
Hickman, an attorney at Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison practicing in the areas of employment law and business dispute resolution, has been an active participant in Legal Aid’s free legal help clinics since 2000.
The Campaign for Equal Justice, set to launch in March, has been held annually since 1987. This year’s goal has yet to be set, but in 2017, the campaign received $814,240 of a $826,000 goal.
“Scott is a highly respected member of the Middle Tennessee legal community and a good friend of Legal Aid Society, having volunteered his expertise in our legal help clinics,” said Gary Housepian, Legal Aid Society executive director. “In fact, 15 years ago, Scott was instrumental in leading the establishment of the monthly Tuesday night pro bono clinics with the innovative idea of recruiting law firms to staff the clinics. He has continued his support for our work and our community and we’re grateful to have his leadership as we raise funds to provide equal access to justice for the 440,000 people in our 48-county service area who are eligible to receive our services.”
Hickman is a graduate of the Vanderbilt University Law School, and as a student was the senior managing editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. His writing has been cited multiple times by the Tennessee Supreme Court, as well as other law reviews. Before law school, Hickman attended Tennessee Technological University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in history.
“I’m honored to be a part of this important campaign that directly benefits Tennesseans in need,” Hickman said. “The funds raised by this campaign ensure that Legal Aid Society’s free services will continue to be available for thousands of residents of the Middle Tennessee region, including those in parts of the region with limited access to legal resources. Everyone, regardless of their financial situation, deserves to have their voice heard through the legal system.”
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands advocates for fairness and justice under the law. The nonprofit law firm offers free civil legal representation and educational programs to help people in its region receive justice, protect their well-being and support opportunities to overcome poverty. It serves 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge and Tullahoma. Legal Aid Society is funded in part by United Way. Learn more at www.las.org, or by following the firm on Facebook.
To make your own tax-deductible gift to Legal Aid Society, go online to www.las.org or send checks payable to Legal Aid Society at 300 Deaderick St., Nashville, TN 37201. For more information, contact Brittney Jerkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-780-7132.