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

Nominations for Corporate Counsel Awards Due Nov. 14

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. Nominations for the awards are being accepted through Nov. 14. 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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Living Will Presentation Set for Tomorrow

Two attorneys with the Murfreesboro office of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands will be giving a presentation on Living Wills tomorrow. Andrae Crismon, managing attorney of the office, and Aimee Luna will be at the Smyrna Senior Center, 100 Raikes Street, at 10 a.m. for this public program. See the list of all remaining pro bono events at http://www.tba.org/info/celebrate-pro-bono-month-2014

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