Click above to listen to Episode 4 of our new podcast, "The Witness," where we'll hear firsthand stories from attorneys and advocates who are on the front lines of fighting for people living in poverty. Our first few episodes were recorded at the 40th anniversary conference of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS). TALS serves as a statewide coordinator for civil justice issues in Tennessee. The fourth episode of The Witness features six women attorneys and their conversations about balance and having it all.
Interview 1: Anne Louise Wirthlin and Justice Cornelia Clark
Anne Louise Wirthlin is the Access to Justice Coordinator at the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts. Justice Connie Clark was appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2005 and served as chief justice from 2010 to 2012.
There's pressure on women to make the most out of every minute of their day.
Interview 2: Marla Williams and Patricia Jones
Marla Williams is the managing attorney of the Cookeville office of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. Patricia Jones is the mortgage foreclosure practice lead and works in the Columbia office of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. They are alumnae of the Shriver Center's Racial Justice Institute, and they sat down for a conversation right after leading a training on implicit bias.
I could tell by looking at the faces of the people in the audience that they really had never thought about their implicit biases.
Interview 3: DarKenya Waller and Allison Cooley
DarKenya Waller is the executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. Allison Cooley is an administrative law judge for the state of Tennessee and the former managing attorney of the Gallatin office of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands.
I'm going to go do what I have to do because I will be able to save the world tomorrow, too.
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Justice Cornelia Clark & Anne Louise Wirthlin, Marla Williams & Patricia Jones, DarKenya Waller & Allison Cooley