Memphis Area Legal Services

Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc. (MALS) provides free legal assistance in civil (non criminal) matters to persons in Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton counties in Tennessee. Most of our services are only available to low income or elderly persons.

Our Mission:

To Provide Excellence in Legal Advocacy for Those in Need

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MALS turns potential tragedies into justice for those most vulnerable in our communities.

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MALS offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for attorneys, paralegals law students, and others.

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MALS never charges for its services. Your donation means we get to help more families.

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