Administrative Office of the Courts Welcomes New Pro Bono Coordinator

February 6, 2017

The Administrative Office of the Courts is pleased to welcome Kimi deMent as the new Pro Bono Coordinator for the Tennessee Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission. Ms. deMent joins the AOC following work as a family law attorney with a focus on domestic violence at the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands in Nashville, Tennessee, and in the private bar as an associate attorney for the firm of Kious, Rodgers, Barger, Holder, and Kious PLLC, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Ms. deMent has a diverse background of fighting for justice in rural and metropolitan areas across the state, and she is excited to use that experience to inspire and channel pro bono initiatives statewide. Ms. deMent holds a Bachelors of Arts from Vanderbilt University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law, and a Masters of Arts and Theology from the University of the South: Sewanee.

The Pro Bono Coordinator identifies pockets of the state where pro bono resources are lacking and focuses efforts to create new resources in those areas.  The position conducts outreach to faith-based institutions, bar associations, local attorneys, the judiciary and other stakeholders to facilitate pro bono resources in those locations.  The position also maintains a statewide database of existing pro bono resources and reports from pro bono programs on the number of clients helped, and the number of volunteers participating.