Public Education Committee

The focus of the Public Education Committee is to develop an array of educational outreach programs for students and adults designed to improve public awareness of the law and our legal system and enhance the public perception of the profession.

Chair
City of Franklin, Law Department
109 3rd Avenue South
Franklin, TN 37065
(615)550-6652
Immediate Past Chair
University of Tennessee
600 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
(865)974-8634
Immediate Past Chair
Eldridge & Blakney PC
PO Box 398
Knoxville, TN 37901
(865)544-2010

TBA Unveils Resources for Amendment 2

Tennessee voters will be asked to vote on four amendments to the state constitution on Nov. 4. Among them is Amendment 2, which would change the way appellate judges are appointed and retained in the state. The TBA has created an Amendment 2 Resource Page to help lawyers and members of the public understand the issues at stake. The page includes the text of the amendment, a frequently-asked-questions section that answers common questions about the amendment, the text of and rationale for the TBA’s resolution supporting the amendment and links to resources offered by the Yes on 2 Campaign.

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Constitution Day Celebration to Focus on Bill of Rights

Sept. 17 is recognized each year as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. This year, the celebration is focused on the the 225th anniversary of Congress’ approval of the Bill of Rights. The purpose of Constitution Day is to commemorate the creation and signing of the supreme law of the land and to honor and celebrate the privileges and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. Judges and lawyers have a unique opportunity to bring awareness to the nation’s founding document. The TBA offers a number of resources for those who wish to speak on these issues. Also on Wednesday, a new partnership of 26 nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations dedicated to raising awareness of civics education and providing free, high-quality resources for teachers and classes will be announced in Washington, D.C. The groups, including the American Bar Association and the U.S. Courts, will form the new Civics Renewal Network.

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