MEMPHIS AREA LEGAL SERVICES INC

Address
22 N FRONT ST NO 1100
MEMPHIS, TN 38103
Contact
Website: http://www.malsi.org
Phone: +1 (901) 255-3448
Nonprofit
NTEE: I80 - Legal Services
EIN: 62-0841436

Mission

MALS IS A NON-PROFIT LAW FIRM WHOSE MISSION IS TO PROVIDE EXCELLENCE IN LEGAL ADVOCACY FOR THOSE IN NEED. THE VISION IS TO PROMOTE JUSTICE FOR THOSE IN NEED. TO CARRY OUT ITS MISSION, MALS DELIVERY OF CLIENT SERVICES IS PROVIDED THROUGH A LAW UNIT STRUCTURE. THE BROAD PRACTICE AREAS ARE (1) FAMILY AND CHILDREN ISSUES (2) HOUSING AND REAL PROPERTY AND VETERANS (3) HEALTH AND BENEFITS (4) CONSUMER/ UTILITIES AND (5) ELDER LAW. MALS ALSO HAS A PRO BONO PROGRAM THAT UTILIZES THE SERVICES OF PRIVATE ATTORNEYS AND OTHER LEGAL PROFESSIONALS TO SERVE MALS CLIENTELE. MALS ALSO BUILDS PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIVES WITH NOT ONLY LEGAL PROFESSIONALS BUT OTHER AFFINITY GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT SERVE SIMILAR CLIENTELE. MALS IS GOVERNED BY A 21-PERSON BOARD COMPRISED OF ATTORNEYS, CLIENT ELIGIBLE AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION/AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES AND PRIVATE BUSINESS OWNERS THAT SET POLICY. MALS SERVES AS A CENTRAL PART OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN ITS SERVICE AREA OF SHELBY, TIPTON, LAUDERD
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1970
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area4920
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Other form of orgTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$222,655.00$224,346.00 $132,886.00$381,287.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$198,432.00$198,602.00$278,999.00$132,886.00$138,113.00
Number of employees5656555145
Number of people compensated >$100k11111
Number of volunteers200200250275665
Number of highly compensated contractors0000 
Personnel
Atchley, Jeffrey
Title  BOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  JEFFREY ATCHLEYJEFFREY ATCHLEYJEFFREY ATCHLEY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Barry, James
Title  BOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  JAMES P BARRYJAMES P BARRYJAMES P BARRY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Bell, Tommyka
Title  BOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person  TOMMYKA BELLTOMMYKA BELL 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Benson, Rose
TitleBOARD SECRETARYBOARD SECRETARYBOARD SECRETARYBOARD SECRETARYSECRETARY
Name of key/compensated personROSE BENSONROSE BENSONROSE BENSONROSE BENSONROSE BENSON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Bibbs, Carlos
TitleBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personCARLOS A BIBBSCARLOS A BIBBS   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Branham, Andrew
Title    BOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person    ANDREW C BRANHAM
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Cantrell, Frank
Title  DEPUTY DIRECTOR/GC  
Name of key/compensated person  FRANK CANTRELL  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  1.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $95,853.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $4,819.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Christoff, Annie
TitleBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personANNIE T CHRISTOFFANNIE T CHRISTOFFANNIE T CHRISTOFFANNIE T CHRISTOFF 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Copeland, Angela
Title BOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person ANGELA D COPELANDANGELA D COPELANDANGELA D COPELAND 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Deans, Barbara
Title  BOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  BARBARA L DEANSBARBARA L DEANSBARBARA DEANS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Diaz, Gloria
Title  BOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  GLORIA DIAZGLORIA DIAZGLORIA DIAZ
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Donald, Allison
TitleBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personALLISON DONALDALLISON DONALD   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Fletcher, Michael
TitleBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personMICHAEL J FLETCHERMICHAEL J FLETCHERMICHAEL J FLETCHERMICHAEL J FLETCHER 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Fritz, C
Title  BOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  C ANNE FRITZC ANNE FRITZC ANNE FRITZ
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Gonzalez, Africa
Title  BOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  AFRICA GONZALEZAFRICA GONZALEZAFRICA GONZALEZ
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Green, Zaquishia
TitleBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personZAQUISHIA GREENZAQUISHIA GREEN   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Hancock, Jonathan
Title  PAST BOARD PRESIDENTBOARD PRESIDENTPRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated person  JONATHAN C HANCOCKJONATHAN C HANCOCKJONATHAN HANCOCK
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Hare, Dora
Title  BOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  DORA HOLMES HAREDORA HOLMES HAREDORA HOLMES HARE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Holmes, Roderick
Title    BOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person    RODERICK A HOLMES
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Holmes, Rodrick
Title  BOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person  RODRICK D HOLMESRODRICK D HOLMES 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Hunt, Sean
TitleBOARD VICE-PRESIDENTBOARD VICE-PRESIDENTBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated personSEAN A HUNTSEAN A HUNTSEAN A HUNTSEAN A HUNTSEAN A HUNT
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Johnson, Amy
TitleBOARD DIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personAMY JOHNSON    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Knox, David
Title    BOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person    DAVID P KNOX
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Lax, Dawan
Title  BOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  DAWAN LAXDAWAN LAXDAWAN LAX
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Lindy, Jay
Title  BOARD DIRECTOR BOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  JAY H LINDY JAY LINDY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True True
Average hours per week working for org  1.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00 $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00 $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00 $0.00
Lowery, Keating
TitleBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personKEATING C LOWERYKEATING C LOWERY   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Luckett, Contrina
TitleBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personCONTRINA LUCKETTCONTRINA LUCKETT   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Martinez, Blanca
Title BOARD DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated person BLANCA MARTINEZ   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
McIver, Harrison
TitleEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEOEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEOEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEOEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEOEXEC DIR CEO
Name of key/compensated personHARRISON D MCIVER IIIHARRISON D MCIVER IIIHARRISON D MCIVER IIIHARRISON D MCIVER IIIHARRISON D MCIVER III
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$132,751.00$132,686.00$118,500.00$132,886.00$138,113.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$12,802.00$13,424.00$12,512.00$13,411.00$11,681.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Morris, Charlie
Title  BOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  CHARLIE F MORRISCHARLIE F MORRISCHARLIE F MORRIS JR
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Morris, Paul
Title    BOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person    PAUL H MORRIS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Nelson, Joe
Title  BOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person  JOE NELSONJOE NELSON 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Norton, Sarah
TitleBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personSARAH H NORTONSARAH H NORTON   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Owens, Lavanderious
Title BOARD DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated person LAVANDERIOUS OWENS   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Perry, Janese
TitleCHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICERCHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICERCHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER  
Name of key/compensated personJANESE PERRYJANESE PERRYJANESE PERRY  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$65,681.00$65,916.00$64,646.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$11,421.00$12,320.00$10,272.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Purdom, Clay
TitleBOARD TREASURERBOARD TREASURERBOARD TREASURERBOARD TREASURER 
Name of key/compensated personCLAY C PURDOMCLAY C PURDOMCLAY C PURDOMCLAY C PURDOM 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Purdom, Clayton
Title    TREASURER
Name of key/compensated person    CLAYTON C PURDOM
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Roberts, Kristine
TitleBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personKRISTINE L ROBERTSKRISTINE L ROBERTS   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Rodda, Thad
TitleBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated personTHAD S RODDA JRTHAD S RODDATHAD S RODDATHAD S RODDATHAD S RODDA JR
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Rodiquez, Josue
Title  BOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person  JOSUE RODIQUEZJOSUE RODIQUEZ 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Rodriquez, Josue
Title    BOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person    JOSUE RODRIQUEZ
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Rose, Shelvie
TitleBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated personSHELVIE ROSESHELVIE ROSESHELVIE ROSESHELVIE ROSESHELVIE ROSE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Ross, Justin
TitleBOARD PRESIDENTBOARD PRESIDENTBOARD VICE-PRESIDENTBOARD DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personJUSTIN M ROSSJUSTIN M ROSSJUSTIN M ROSSJUSTIN M ROSS 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Ryan, William
Title    BOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person    WILLIAM BILLY RYAN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Shaw, Amber
TitleBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personAMBER G SHAWAMBER G SHAWAMBER G SHAWAMBER G SHAW 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Smith, Alison
Title  BOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  ALISON B SMITHALISON B SMITHALISON SMITH
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Stimac, Lauran
TitleBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personLAURAN STIMACLAURAN STIMAC   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Thigpen, Latanya
Title  BOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  LATANYA THIGPENLATANYA THIGPENLATANYA THIGPEN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Turner-Wilson, Lori
Title    BOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person    LORI TURNER-WILSON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Tyus, Lottie
Title    BOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person    LOTTIE B TYUS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Wharton, Andre
TitleBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated personANDRE C WHARTONANDRE C WHARTONANDRE C WHARTONANDRE C WHARTONANDRE C WHARTON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Winsett, Byron
Title  BOARD DIRECTORBOARD DIRECTORBOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  BYRON B WINSETT IIIBYRON B WINSETT IIIBYRON B WINSETT III
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Wise, Tommyka
Title    BOARD MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person    TOMMYKA WISE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Wolff, Mary
Title  BOARD PRESIDENTBOARD VICE PRESIDENTVICE PRESIDE
Name of key/compensated person  MARY L WOLFFMARY L WOLFFMARY WOLFF
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Zapata, Bernardo
TitleBOARD DIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personBERNARDO ZAPATA    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesMALS IS A NON-PROFIT LAW FIRM WHOSE MISSION IS TO PROVIDE EXCELLENCE IN LEGAL ADVOCACY FOR THOSE IN NEED. THE VISION IS TO PROMOTE JUSTICE FOR THOSE IN NEED. TO CARRY OUT ITS MISSION, MALS DELIVERY OF CLIENT SERVICES IS PROVIDED THROUGH A LAW UNIT STRUCTURE. THE BROAD PRACTICE AREAS ARE (1) FAMILY AND CHILDREN ISSUES (2) HOUSING AND REAL PROPERTY AND VETERANS (3) HEALTH AND BENEFITS (4) CONSUMER/ UTILITIES AND (5) ELDER LAW. MALS ALSO HAS A PRO BONO PROGRAM THAT UTILIZES THE SERVICES OF PRIVATE ATTORNEYS AND OTHER LEGAL PROFESSIONALS TO SERVE MALS CLIENTELE. MALS ALSO BUILDS PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIVES WITH AFFINITY GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT SERVE SIMILAR CLIENTELE. MALS IS GOVERNED BY A 21-PERSON BOARD COMPRISED OF ATTORNEYS, CLIENT ELIGIBLE AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION/AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES AND PRIVATE BUSINESS OWNERS THAT SET POLICY. MALS SERVES SHELBY, TIPTON, LAUDERDALE, AND FAYETTE COUNTIES IN TENNESSEE.MALS IS A NON-PROFIT LAW FIRM WHOSE MISSION IS TO PROVIDE EXCELLENCE IN LEGAL ADVOCACY FOR THOSE IN NEED. THE VISION IS TO PROMOTE JUSTICE FOR THOSE IN NEED. TO CARRY OUT ITS MISSION, MALS DELIVERY OF CLIENT SERVICES IS PROVIDED THROUGH A LAW UNIT STRUCTURE. THE BROAD PRACTICE AREAS ARE (1) FAMILY AND CHILDREN ISSUES (2) HOUSING AND REAL PROPERTY AND VETERANS (3) HEALTH AND BENEFITS (4) CONSUMER/ UTILITIES AND (5) ELDER LAW. MALS ALSO HAS A PRO BONO PROGRAM THAT UTILIZES THE SERVICES OF PRIVATE ATTORNEYS AND OTHER LEGAL PROFESSIONALS TO SERVE MALS CLIENTELE. MALS ALSO BUILDS PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIVES WITH NOT ONLY LEGAL PROFESSIONALS BUT OTHER AFFINITY GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT SERVE SIMILAR CLIENTELE. MALS IS GOVERNED BY A 21-PERSON BOARD COMPRISED OF ATTORNEYS, CLIENT ELIGIBLE AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION/AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES AND PRIVATE BUSINESS OWNERS THAT SET POLICY. MALS SERVES AS A CENTRAL PART OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN ITS SERVICE AREA OF SHELBY, TIPTON, LAUDERDMALS IS A NON-PROFIT LAW FIRM WHOSE MISSION IS TO PROVIDE EXCELLENCE IN LEGAL ADVOCACY FOR THOSE IN NEED. THE VISION IS TO PROMOTE JUSTICE FOR THOSE IN NEED. TO CARRY OUT ITS MISSION, MALS DELIVERY OF CLIENT SERVICES IS PROVIDED THROUGH A LAW UNIT STRUCTURE. THE BROAD PRACTICE AREAS ARE (1) FAMILY AND CHILDREN ISSUES (2) HOUSING AND REAL PROPERTY AND VETERANS (3) HEALTH AND BENEFITS (4) CONSUMER/ UTILITIES AND (5) ELDER LAW. MALS ALSO HAS A PRO BONO PROGRAM THAT UTILIZES THE SERVICES OF PRIVATE ATTORNEYS AND OTHER LEGAL PROFESSIONALS TO SERVE MALS CLIENTELE. MALS ALSO BUILDS PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIVES WITH NOT ONLY LEGAL PROFESSIONALS BUT OTHER AFFINITY GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT SERVE SIMILAR CLIENTELE. MALS IS GOVERNED BY A 30-PERSON BOARD COMPRISED OF ATTORNEYS, CLIENT ELIGIBLE AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION/AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES AND PRIVATE BUSINESS OWNERS THAT SET POLICY. MALS SERVES AS A CENTRAL PART OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN ITS SERVICE AREA OF SHELBY, TIPTON, LAUDERDALE ANDMALS IS A NON-PROFIT LAW FIRM WHOSE MISSION IS TO PROVIDE EXCELLENCE IN LEGAL ADVOCACY FOR THOSE IN NEED. THE VISION IS TO PROMOTE JUSTICE FOR THOSE IN NEED. TO CARRY OUT ITS MISSION, MALS DELIVERY OF CLIENT SERVICES IS PROVIDED THROUGH A LAW UNIT STRUCTURE. THE BROAD PRACTICE AREAS ARE (1) FAMILY AND CHILDREN ISSUES (2) HOUSING AND REAL PROPERTY AND VETERANS (3) HEALTH AND BENEFITS (4) CONSUMER/ UTILITIES AND (5) ELDER LAW. MALS ALSO HAS A PRO BONO PROGRAM THAT UTILIZES THE SERVICES OF PRIVATE ATTORNEYS AND OTHER LEGAL PROFESSIONALS TO SERVE MALS CLIENTELE. MALS ALSO BUILDS PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIVES WITH NOT ONLY LEGAL PROFESSIONALS BUT OTHER AFFINITY GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT SERVE SIMILAR CLIENTELE. MALS IS GOVERNED BY A 30-PERSON BOARD COMPRISED OF ATTORNEYS, CLIENT ELIGIBLE AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION/AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES AND PRIVATE BUSINESS OWNERS THAT SET POLICY. MALS SERVES AS A CENTRAL PART OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN ITS SERVICE AREA OF SHELBY, TIPTON, LAUDERDALE ANDTHE MISSION OF MEMPHIS AREA LEGAL SERVICES IS: A)TO ENDEAVOR TO SECURE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND JUSTICE TO THE POOR OF MEMPHIS AND SHELBY COUNTY, AND SUCH OTHER COUNTIES IN TENNESSEE AS IT DEEMS NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE, BY PROVIDING THEM WITH EFFECTIVE LEGAL REPRESENTATION; TO SECURE SUCH LEGAL SERVICES TO SAID DISADVANTAGED OF SAID CITIES AND COUNTIES THROUGH THE FUNDING ARRANGEMENTS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ACT OF 1964 AND ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO OR THROUGH ANY OTHER FUNDING AGENCY; AND TO RENDER SAID LEGAL SERVICES IN ACCORD WITH THE GUIDELINES ISSUED AND TO BE ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY OR OTHER FUNDING AGENCY. B) TO ACCUMULATE KNOWLEDGE TOWARDS ASCERTAINING THE MOST EFFECTIVE METHOD OF BRINGING THE AID OF THE LAW AND THE ASSISTANCE OF LAWYERS TO THE ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE OF SAID CITY AND COUNTY. C) TO SPONSOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH IN THE AREA OF PROCEDURAL AND SUBSTANTIVE LAW WHICH AFFECT THE CAUSES AND PROBLEMS OF PEVERTY. D) TO ACQU
Program service expenses, total$3,039,892.00$3,018,967.00$2,976,541.00$2,774,207.00$2,451,910.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
MEMPHIS AREA LEGAL SERVICES, INC, PROVIDES LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND CONSULTATION TO QUALIFYING INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR SERVICE AREA.
Program expenses$3,039,892.00$3,018,967.00$2,976,541.00$2,774,207.00$2,451,910.00
Program revenue    $3,066,685.00
Program descriptionMEMPHIS AREA LEGAL SERVICES, INC, PROVIDES LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND CONSULTATION TO QUALIFYING INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR SERVICE AREA.MEMPHIS AREA LEGAL SERVICES, INC, PROVIDES LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND CONSULTATION TO QUALIFYING INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR SERVICE AREA.MEMPHIS AREA LEGAL SERVIES, INC, PROVIDES LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND CONSULTATION TO QUALIFYING INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR SERVICE AREA.MEMPHIS AREA LEGAL SERVIES, INC, PROVIDES LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND CONSULTATION TO QUALIFYING INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR SERVICE AREA.MEMPHIS AREA LEGAL SERVICES, INC., PROVIDES LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND CONSULTATION TO QUALIFYING INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR SERVICE AREA.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$3,909,209.00$3,936,347.00$3,524,844.00$3,771,825.00$3,453,957.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$3,904,026.00$3,921,681.00$3,519,375.00$3,759,220.00$3,390,773.00
Revenue from noncash contributions $58,252.00   
Investment income, current yr$2,183.00$1,666.00$2,008.00-$1,351.00$1,710.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$3,904,026.00$3,921,681.00$3,519,375.00$3,759,220.00$3,390,773.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$3,000.00$13,000.00$3,461.00$13,956.00$61,474.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Program service revenue (total)  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$3,909,288.00$3,936,347.00$3,524,844.00$3,774,727.00$3,453,957.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from gov't grants$3,308,403.00$3,325,809.00$2,977,000.00$3,225,215.00$2,721,314.00
Revenue from all other contributions$595,623.00$595,872.00$542,375.00$534,005.00$669,459.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$3,000.00$13,000.00$3,461.00$13,956.00$61,474.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$2,262.00$1,666.00$2,008.00$1,551.00$1,710.00
Net rental income  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$3,816,937.00$3,971,671.00$3,862,179.00$3,648,039.00$3,189,683.00
Total functional expenses: program service $3,039,892.00$3,018,967.00$2,976,541.00$2,774,207.00$2,451,910.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$661,386.00$820,039.00$787,347.00$721,057.00$597,238.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$115,659.00$132,665.00$98,291.00$152,775.00$140,535.00
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$29,867.00$25,270.00$51,496.00$11,873.00 
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$1,621,033.00$1,125,925.00$1,297,205.00$1,294,487.00$1,216,175.00
Total assets, beginning of year$1,125,925.00$1,297,205.00$1,294,487.00$1,216,175.00$915,641.00
Total liabilities$786,583.00$383,746.00$519,702.00$179,649.00$225,123.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$383,746.00$519,702.00$179,649.00$225,123.00$188,863.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$323,747.00$351,342.00$400,385.00$327,180.00$373,186.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$465,076.00$369,048.00$344,786.00$523,102.00$771,971.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$369,374.00$373,131.00$432,717.00$591,736.00$219,081.00
Net assets$834,450.00$742,179.00$777,503.00$1,114,838.00$991,052.00
Net assets, beginning of year$742,179.00$777,503.00$1,114,838.00$991,052.00$726,778.00
Other liabilities$179,998.00$176,436.00$175,005.00$89,033.00$8,699.00
Other assets$90.00$90.00$155.00$155.00$24,852.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$1,233,552.00$708,580.00$784,848.00$814,491.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$708,580.00$784,848.00$814,491.00  
Grants payable  $10,367.00$34,260.00$32,226.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$92,272.00-$35,324.00-$337,335.00$123,786.00$264,274.00
Advertising (total)$4,103.00$7,581.00$19,135.00$12,515.00$1,619.00
Savings & temp cash investment    $678,984.00
Accounts receivable, net$229.00$250.00$13,632.00$35,015.00 
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$38,209.00$20,605.00$22,325.00$20,391.00$16,790.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$27,001.00$24,533.00$59,745.00$41,356.00$27,439.00
Deferred revenue$579,584.00$182,777.00$274,585.00$15,000.00$156,759.00
Total net assets or fund balances$834,450.00$742,179.00$777,503.00$1,114,838.00$991,052.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$19,773.00$30,801.00$42,596.00$45,246.00$50,322.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members2021302930
Number of independent voting members2021302930
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2017-01-012016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-01
Tax year end date2017-12-012016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Reason for form submission
Address change   True 
Date e-filing submitted2018-09-102017-09-142016-10-122015-07-212014-10-09
IRS schema version2017v2.22016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.1
Filing identifier201841569349300609201741659349300714201641489349300729201541899349300144201411359349300716
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