6th Annual Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Mark your calendar now to attend the 6th Annual Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala in Nashville on March 24.

More than one million Tennesseans have incomes below 125 percent of the federal poverty level, and a recent legal needs study reveals that these poorest Tennessee families are experiencing between one and three civil legal problem a year. Legal aid programs around the state are unable to meet this overwhelming need with limited staffs, and pro bono programs trying to fill the gap simply do not have enough resources or volunteer lawyers.

Tennessee's corporations and corporate counsel can help make a significant difference by attending the 6th Annual Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala to learn about special pro bono opportunities for corporate counsel and to help raise money to facilitate the development of new and exciting pro bono projects for in-house corporate counsel and their outside counsel around the state.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: A great way to show support for this cause is to become a sponsor of the Pro Bono Initiative Gala. A variety of sponsorship levels are available to fit your needs. Find out more.

• SEATING: Guests attending with sponsors will be seated at the table for 10 bearing the sponsor’s name. Sponsors will be asked to provide the names of their guests in advance. Individual guests will be seated at other tables but are encouraged to join those at sponsored tables if there are vacancies to promote the kind of networking this event hopes to foster among corporate counsel around the state. Individual tickets are $200. • LOCATION: The Hermitage Hotel is located at 231 6th Avenue North in Nashville. Get directions and map.

• HOTEL PARKING: The Hermitage offers valet parking and covered self-parking. Parking charges are not included in the event ticket price or room rate.

• HOTEL ROOMS: A block of rooms has been reserved for the night of March 24 at the Hermitage Hotel. Take advantage of the special TBA Rate of $209 per night. This special rate will be available through Feb. 24. For reservations call (888) 888-9414 and note that you will be attending the Tennessee Bar Association Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Gala. For more information visit the hotel's web site: http://www.thehermitagehotel.com/.

• CLE: The TBA's Corporate Counsel Section will be sponsoring a CLE on compliance entitled, I Did It Their Way ... Compliance Issues Update on March 23. This day-long program will be held at the AT&T Building, 333 Commerce Street, in downtown Nashville.

• OTHER QUESTIONS: If you have additional questions, you may email Sarah Hayman or call her at 615-383-7421.