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Understanding your rights is the first step to protecting them. When can the police stop you–and what can they legally demand? You have freedom of speech, but are there some things you cannot say or do? What are your rights at school? Our experts answer essential questions about your rights in a series of Know Your Rights publications.

Please note: these resource sheets do not give legal advice. You should not rely on the information you get from this site and should speak with a lawyer to get advice on your specific situation. We also cannot promise that the information on this site is complete, accurate, or up-to-date.

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30 07, 2015

Revocation of Power of Attorney for a Minor Child

2018-06-27T17:53:39-05:00 July 30th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

ACLU-TN provides information and forms in its Immigrant Resource center, including this document for revocation of power of attorney for a minor child. Properly executed, this form meets all requirements [...]

30 07, 2015

Authorization to Consent for Health Care of Minor

2017-06-29T15:31:42-05:00 July 30th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

You have the right to name someone to make health care decisions for your child when you cannot make or communicate those decisions for whatever reason. This document gives the [...]

30 07, 2015

Tennessee Power of Attorney for Guardianship of Children

2018-05-10T14:28:25-05:00 July 30th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

This form is for power of attorney for care of a minor child. Use of this form is authorized by T.C.A. § 34-6-301 et seq. Completion of this form, along [...]

30 07, 2015

Durable Power of Attorney – General Information

2018-08-03T06:59:20-05:00 July 30th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

You have the right to name someone to make financial decisions for you when you cannot make or communicate those decisions for whatever reason. This document gives the person you [...]

30 07, 2015

Know Your Rights at Home & Work – Immigrant Women, Abuse & Trafficking

2017-06-29T14:52:15-05:00 July 30th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

It is important that immigrants know their rights in the workplace and at home. This resource sheet defines different types of abuse, including domestic violence, trafficking, and workplace abuse, as [...]

30 07, 2015

Fairness for All: Why We Defend Immigrants’ Rights

2017-06-29T14:23:47-05:00 July 30th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

The constitutional protections of due process and equal protection apply to everyone in the United States, including non-citizens – even those not here lawfully. However, politically disenfranchised immigrants are an [...]

9 07, 2015

General Requirements for Marriage in Tennessee

2016-07-07T11:28:26-05:00 July 9th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|

Learn the general requirements for marriage in Tennessee, including where to obtain a license, who can officiate, the cost of a license and more. What to Do Before I Do: [...]

9 07, 2015

Religious Freedom in Public Schools

2016-07-07T11:41:03-05:00 July 9th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|Tags: , , , , , , |

Religious freedom in public schools is protected by federal and state law. This guide explains students' religious freedom rights in public schools.

9 07, 2015

Religious Freedom in the Workplace

2016-07-07T11:40:55-05:00 July 9th, 2015|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources, Publications|Tags: , , , , |

Religious freedom in the workplace is protected by federal and state law. This guide explains employees’ rights in the workplace.