Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity

This committee works to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the profession, engaging in activities that promote the profession in the pipeline, promoting recruitment of diverse professionals, and developing diverse individuals within the profession.

Chair
Office of the 26th Judicial...
225 Martin Luther King Blvd, Suite 320
Jackson, TN 38301
(731)423-5805
Immediate Past Chair
HCA
2501 Park Plaza
Nashville, TN 37203
(615)344-1450
Vice-Chair
City of Memphis Law Division
125 N. Main Street, Room 336
Memphis, TN 38103
(901)636-6573

Lynchings to Be Memorialized at Jackson Courthouse

The lynchings of two African Americans in Jackson during the late 1800s will be recognized with a historical marker on the Madison County courthouse lawn, AP News reports. The Madison County commission initially rejected the marker, but approved it in August thanks to efforts by the Jackson-Madison County Community Remembrance Project, led by University of Tennessee-Martin professor Cindy Boyles, other educators, private citizens, church leaders and the Equal Justice Initiative. The marker will recognize Eliza Woods, who was lynched on the courthouse lawn after being falsely accused of murder in 1886, and John Brown, who was removed from jail by a mob and lynched on the same lawn in 1891. A dedication ceremony for the marker will take place in April.

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January TBA BarBuzz Podcast Now Streaming

This month's episode of the TBA BarBuzz podcast is now available. BarBuzz is a monthly show from the TBA Podcast Network that recaps legal happenings from across Tennessee, upcoming events at the bar, attorney shout outs and more. Other shows in the network include Sidebar, a podcast featuring human interest stories from Tennessee attorneys, HealthyBar, which focuses on attorney well being, and TBA YLD Presents: War Stories. All shows are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn and the TBA's website. Simply search the show's title or "Tennessee Bar Association" wherever you listen to podcasts.

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