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Adelante is a 501(c)(3) non-profit law firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, which was created as a legal resource for immigrants in deportation proceedings, and particularly those who live in East Tennessee. 


Our mission is to bridge the gap between immigrants and the legal community. We provide immigration-related educational services to immigrants, immigrant advocates, students, lawyers, and the larger East Tennessee community grappling with changing immigration policies. We provide pro-bono legal services to immigrants while using the experience as an educational opportunity for lawyers and law students and remain committed to developing a community for current and aspiring practitioners in East Tennessee. 

Board of Directors


Arléne Amarante

Member of the Board

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William Gill

Member of the Board


Dr. Meghan Conley

Member of the Board

Eric Amarante

Member of the Board


Alessandra Ceccarelli

Member of the Board

Interns & Volunteers

Casual Meeting

Much of our work depends upon the contributions of current and former interns and volunteers.

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