Board of Governors

The TBA Board of Governors governs the activities of, administer the business of and acts for the Association in all matters, subject to the direction of membership and provisions of the Charter and Bylaws.

TBA President
Lewis Thomason
P.O. Box 198615
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)259-1366
TBA President Elect
Lewis Thomason King Krieg &...
620 Market St 5th Floor
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865)546-4646
TBA Vice President
Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell...
P O Box 1147
Jackson, TN 38302
(731)426-8145
TBA Immediate Past President
Adams and Reese LLP
6075 Poplar Avenue, Suite 700
Memphis, TN 38119-0100
Twitter: @LucianPera
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(901)524-5278

But Seriously, Folks: After 25 Years of TBJ Columns, Haltom Retires

"Twenty-five years ago I began writing this column for the Tennessee Bar Journal," Bill Haltom writes in the December issue, which is out today. "This is my 261st column. It is also my last." With that, an era ends, and you won't want to miss reading it. In his column's place, a new feature, "Spark," will hold down the back of the book. Our cover story this month is about lessons drawn from 2018 Entertainment Law cases -- yes, there was that monkey selfie -- but the principles addressed by the underlying lawsuits apply to any civil-litigation practice. TBA President Jason Pannu writes about fostering a culture of civility: "As lawyers, we have the opportunity to address the incivility plague that divides our communities. We also must do better to be respectful when dealing with one another as lawyers."

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Highlights from TBA Fall Board of Governors Meeting

The TBA Board of Governors and relevant committees met over the course of two days in October, discussing issues of importance to the association. Highlights of the meeting included the adoption of an official TBA Public Policy that recognizes and approves the Path to Lawyer Well-Being, which is the comprehensive report of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being. The Board also considered recommendations from TBA’s House of Delegates, approving several section-sponsored pieces of legislation reviewed by the House. In response to concerns raised by the House of Delegates related to Tennessee Supreme Court Sanctioned Pro Se Divorce Forms, the Board voted in favor of the creation of a task force to work with other legal organizations including the Administrative Office of the Courts to collect data from practitioners, judges and clerks in order to document and properly address those concerns.
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