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New partnership with Belmont University

Updated: Feb 18, 2019

Compassionate Counsel is excited to announce a new partnership with Belmont University. Beginning February 23, Compassionate Counsel will be operating legal clinics on the campus of Belmont at the Belmont Ministry Center.

The free legal clinics will be available to anybody who is unable to afford an attorney. Participation in the clinics is by appointment only (interested individuals may register online). Clinic participants will have the opportunity to meet with an attorney for a free consultation.

Law students from the Belmont University - College of Law will be invited to participate in the clinic by serving as guides for the clinic participants, helping with intake, sitting in on consultations, assisting attorneys with legal research, and following up with clinic participants. Members of the Belmont Legal Aid Society and Christian Legal Society of Belmont University have already expressed considerable interest in participating.

As with all Compassionate Counsel clinics, the clinic will focus on identifying and addressing the immediate legal needs of participants in order to meet their deeper spiritual needs. Compassionate Counsel’s team of volunteers will offer prayer and spiritual guidance to clinic participants in addition to legal guidance.

The Belmont clinic will be the fourth clinic site operated by Compassionate Counsel, a legal aid ministry founded in 2011. Compassionate Counsel also hosts legal clinics at the Nashville Rescue Mission, the Babb Center (a ministry of First Baptist Church Hendersonville), and First Baptist Church, Gallatin, TN.

Anybody interested in joining Compassionate Counsel’s team of volunteers, please email Cal Bowen at Attorneys are especially needed, but there are also many ways that non-attorneys can help.

Compassionate Counsel does not accept government funds so that it may continue to operate first and foremost as a Christian ministry. Compassionate Counsel is only able to operate due to the generous support of people like you. Please donate today.

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