Welcome to Legal Aid of East Tennessee
The mission of Legal Aid of East Tennessee is to ensure equal justice for elderly, abused, and low income persons, providing a wide range of civil legal assistance and advocacy.
LAET has been part of the community structure of East Tennessee for over 40 years, serving 26 counties from Chattanooga to Johnson City.
With offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Johnson City, Maryville, and Morristown, LAET provides civil legal representation to East Tennesseans who cannot afford a private attorney.
MEDICARE PHONE FRAUD WARNING
The East Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) warns consumers of a fraudulent Medicare telephone message that may be circulating in East Tennessee.
The first part of the message contains a welcome greeting, recorded from the legitimate Medicare telephone system, that reminds people about the flu season. There is a brief pause where it is noticeable that a second message has been spliced in. The second part of the message is in a different voice, and requests the listener give, or key in, their Medicare number “with any letters included” for more information.
THIS CALL IS A FRAUD. Do not respond to it. Hang up the phone immediately and delete the message. Medicare does not call consumers!
ALWAYS REMEMBER: Legitimate agencies, organizations, corporations, businesses, entities, etc. will NOT call consumers asking for personal information.