Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, May 15, 2020

Legal Aid of East Tennessee appoints new director of operations

Legal Aid of East Tennessee has promoted staff attorney Linda Hall to the senior management position of director of operations.

Hall joined the firm in April 2018 to serve as the lead attorney on LAET’s Tennessee Senior Law Alliance grant. TSLA is a statewide consortium of legal service providers dedicated to providing quality legal services to senior citizens across Tennessee.

During Hall’s time as a staff attorney, she represented more than 700 East Tennesseans age 60 or older with a variety of legal needs including litigation in both state and federal courts for elder abuse, real property, probate, debt collection, eviction and contract issues.

Hall also represented seniors in administrative hearings for TennCare benefits, prepared estate documents and provided seniors with legal advice on consumer and debt issues.

Before joining LAET, Hall owned and operated her own law firm in Soddy Daisy, where she focused her practice on family law, estate planning and general litigation.

Hall earned her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2001. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

“Ms. Hall brings a wealth of experience and depth of legal and operational knowledge to her new position, as well as a deep and abiding passion and commitment for providing world-class legal services to those who cannot afford to hire a lawyer,” says LAET Executive Director Sheri Fox.

“Her expertise is particularly important to LAET and its clients as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and the devastation caused by the storms, high winds and tornado that ravaged parts of Hamilton and Bradley counties last month.”

Hall says she will miss working directly with her TSLA clients but is excited about her new role.

“As a member of the senior management team, I’ll have the ability to more directly drive the mission and vision of Legal Aid, which is to make justice a community value so no one faces a legal problem alone and to strengthen our communities by providing high-quality legal services to those who need it most.”

Source: LAET