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Legal Help

While you’re working toward a degree or certificate at Chattanooga State, life still happens! If you find yourself facing legal issues, here are some community resources that may be useful:

  • Chattanooga Bar Association can help you find a lawyer.
  • Child Support Program (through TN Dept. of Human Services) provides services that promote parental responsibility to meet the financial needs of children and their families. Services include:
    • Location of a child’s parent(s) for establishing paternity or support
    • Establishing/enforcing child or medical support
    • Collecting/distributing payments
    • Changing child support orders
    • Enforcing spousal support
  • Family Justice Center provides free and confidential services related to:
    • Intimate partner and family violence
    • Abuse of older adults through elder justice services
    • Human trafficking
  • Hamilton County Courts offers general information for the various courts in Hamilton County, including dockets, directions/maps, etc.
  • Legal Aid of East Tennessee provides legal assistance/representation for East Tennesseans in civil matters.
  • Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults
  • Victim of Crime Act Program offers comprehensive services through advocates/case managers to elders (age 60 and up) and disabled adults (age 18 to 59) who have been victimized either physically, psychologically, financially or sexually.
  • Victim Support Services seeks to stop the cycle of violence by creating resources for individuals and families after traumatic experiences such as sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking.
  • Southeast Tennessee Legal Services is a public interest law firm that operates as a non-profit legal organization; experts provide forms and explanatory booklets for many types of legal matters.
  • Tennessee Justice Center helps families cut through “red tape” to get vital health care and nutrition benefits.
  • Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit includes courts’ information for north Georgia counties. (Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, and Walker)
  • State Bar of Georgia offers services to the public, such as finding a lawyer in Georgia and getting connected with Georgia Legal Aid or the Military Legal Assistance Program.



  • Municipal/City Court
  • Marion County gives general information about the types of cases each court handles, along with telephone numbers for the court clerks. (On the page, scroll down to “Marion County Circuit Court Clerk” then to “Marion County Clerk and Master”)