Access to Justice Committee

The Access to Justice Committee develops and implements policy and initiatives to assist lawyers, the organized bar, law schools, legal services organizations & pro bono programs in providing access to the justice system for the poor & marginalized.

Chair
International Paper Company
6400 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38197
(901)419-3832
Immediate Past Chair
Stites & Harbison, PLLC
401 Commerce Street Ste 800
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)782-2223
Vice-Chair
Sherrard & Roe PLC
150 3rd Ave S #1100
Nashville, TN 372012011
(615)742-4200

Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Gala Happening March 7

The TBA Access to Justice Committee, in partnership with the TBA Corporate Counsel Section and the Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, will host the Ninth Annual Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala March 7, 2015, at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville. Law firms, corporations and individuals are invited to support the event by becoming sponsors or purchasing tickets. Presentation of the 2015 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative (CCPBI) awards – which recognize the Tennessee law firm and corporate legal department that best exemplify a commitment to access to justice – also will take place at the event. CCPBI engages corporate counsel and in-house lawyers in pro bono work. Since the inception of the program, more than $425,000 has been raised and distributed to organizations across the state that connect corporate lawyers to local pro bono projects.

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Legal Aid Attorney to Chair Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence

DarKenya Waller of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands has been elected chair of the board of directors for the Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). Waller has been a visible advocate for domestic violence victims in the community through her work at the Legal Aid Society since moving to Nashville in 2008. As board chair, Waller will further execute the NCADV’s three-fold mission of raising awareness, strengthening services and addressing systemic problems with a cohesive voice.

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