Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, announced today that Amia’ Butler has joined the firm as development manager.
In this role, Butler will oversee Legal Aid Society’s fundraising, philanthropy and advocacy efforts, including its annual Campaign for Equal Justice, which supports Legal Aid Society’s mission to advance access to justice across Middle Tennessee and the Cumberland Plateau.
Butler brings over seven years of experience in fundraising, public relations, program coordination, event planning, facilitation and volunteer management. She comes to Legal Aid Society from North Carolina-based Push Consulting, where she served as a digital marketing strategist.
“We’re happy to welcome Amia’ to our staff at Legal Aid Society,” said DarKenya W. Waller, executive director of Legal Aid Society. “Not only does she bring valuable experience in fundraising and program coordination, she’s passionate about the work we do to empower marginalized and vulnerable communities by providing access to free legal services.”
Butler’s previous experience also includes serving as a pro bono program coordinator for Legal Aid of North Carolina, where she worked with more than 300 attorneys and organized continued learning events. In Nashville, she has also coordinated community programs and organized events for vulnerable communities through local nonprofit The Way, Truth and Enlightenment Institute.
She is a graduate of Austin Peay State University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in public relations in 2016 and a master’s degree in corporate communications in 2018. While there, she served as a student life graduate research assistant, leading a university-wide fundraising initiative for the YMCA After Breast Cancer program and helping the YMCA surpass its fundraising goal by 20 percent.
About Legal Aid Society
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands advocates for fairness and justice under the law. The nonprofit law firm offers free civil legal representation and educational programs to help people in its region receive justice, protect their well-being and support opportunities to overcome poverty. It serves 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge and Tullahoma. Legal Aid Society is funded in part by United Way. Learn more at www.las.org or by following the firm on Facebook.