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
Adams and Reese LLP
6075 Poplar Avenue, Suite 700
Memphis, TN 38119-0100
Twitter: @LucianPera
LinkedIn: lucianpera
(901)524-5278
TBA President Elect
Lewis Thomason
P.O. Box 198615
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)259-1366
TBA Vice President
Lewis Thomason King Krieg &...
620 Market St 5th Floor
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865)546-4646
TBA Immediate Past President
London & Amburn, P.C.
607 Market Street, Suite 900
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865)637-0203

Pera on the Law, the Bar, Barbecue and More

TBA President Lucian Pera offers his thoughts on the legal profession, the importance of bar work, and more (including his favorite spot for barbecue) in a series of web video interviews. The first video in the four-part series premiered today on YouTube. In the video, Pera discusses the inspiration for his year as president, as well as the importance of bar work to the legal profession. Stay tuned for part two to debut later this week, in which Pera discusses his goals for the bar, as well as challenges and trends he sees emerging.

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October TBJ: The Scandalous Start of Tennessee's Written Bar Exam

The October Tennessee Bar Journal documents a time when just about anyone could practice law with little or no formal training. Lewis Laska writes about a "fake law school" that sold degrees, one of the factors that propelled the legal community to work toward uniformity, education and a written bar exam as standards to practice law. President Lucian Pera tells about lawyers' efforts in the wake of recent hurricanes, as well as ways you can help. Scott Ross gives an update on injury damages under Tennessee law. Russell Fowler shows how Louis Brandeis promoted the idea of pro bono — which is fitting because October is "Celebrate Pro Bono Month!"

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