TBA Announces Leadership Law Class of 2013

The Tennessee Bar Association has announced the members of its 2013 Leadership Law (TBALL) class. TBALL is an award-winning, six-month-long program that aims to nurture effective leadership with respect to ethical, professional and community service issues; build relationships among legal leaders from across the state and from across disciplines within the profession; raise the level of awareness among lawyers regarding the broad range of issues facing the legal profession; and enhance the diversity of leaders within the legal profession and the community as a whole. This year’s class will have 34 members from across the state. Programming begins with an opening retreat in January and concludes with graduation ceremonies during the 2013 TBA Annual Convention next June in Nashville. Read the TBA press release on the class or download a list of class members

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TBA Adds New Coordinator for Leadership Program

Brittany Sims will join the Tennessee Bar Association next week as coordinator for the TBA Leadership Law program. A Nashville native, Sims graduated from Hampton University in Hampton, Va., then returned to Nashville to work as a VISTA volunteer with AmeriCorp. While pursuing a graduate degree at Tennessee State University, Sims worked with the TSU Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement and then moved on to become a program coordinator there. In addition, she serves as assistant volleyball coach at Fisk University. Her degree is in public administration, with a certificate in nonprofit management. At the TBA, Sims also will join the team that gathers news for the daily TBAToday newsletter and TBA website.

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2012 Leadership Law Class Completes Program

35 graduate, one honored with service award at TBA convention

NASHVILLE, June 12, 2012 -- Thirty-five attorneys from across the state graduated from the Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law program during the association's annual convention in Memphis last week.

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TBALL Class Selects Bowe for Wilks Award

Members of the 2012 TBA Leadership Law class choose Chattanooga attorney Curtis Bowe as the first recipient of the Larry Dean Wilks Leadership Award. Created to honor the former TBA president and Leadership Law chair who died this past year, the award recognizes the classmate who exhibited “exceptional leadership qualities that enhanced the Leadership Law experience for all class members.” Bowe, a Vanderbilt Law School graduate, heads the Bowe & Associates PLLC law firm in Chattanooga.

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YLD Fellows Recognize Late President with Public Service Award

News from the YLD Fellows
Springfield lawyer and former TBA president Larry Dean Wilks, who died Aug. 30, 2011, was posthumously presented the William M. Leech Jr. Public Service Award by the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) Young Lawyers Division Fellows at the TBA’s annual meeting in Memphis. Wilks was recognized for his service to the practice of law, the bar and the profession. The award was presented by Fellows President Cynthia Richardson Wyrick, a lawyer in Sevierville, and accepted by Wilks' widow Jan and his son John.

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TBALL Takes Civics to Schools

Members of the TBA’s Leadership Law class today took civics lessons to six Nashville area high schools as part of a program on Issues in Community Leadership. The class used materials provided by the Memphis Bar Association’s Law Rules program, a campaign to teach the importance of the American legal system to schools, businesses and civic groups. MBA President Gary Smith spoke on the campaign before the group split up to visit the schools.

Frost is New Knox City Council Attorney

Rob Frost will be the next attorney for Knoxville City Council, filling the spot Charles Swanson left when he joined Mayor Madeline Rogero's administration as city law director. There were five finalists interviewed Monday for the job. The position is part-time and Frost continues to practice at Arnett Draper & Hagood. The News Sentinel has more.

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TBA Leadership Law Announces 2012 Program Schedule

The Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law program kicks off it's 2012 schedule with an opening retreat at Montgomery Bell State Park on Jan. 5-7. Throughout the next six months, the class will hold day-long sessions each month on specific leadership topics. Those sessions are:

Issues in Policy and Politics, February 7 in Nashville
Issues inthe Courts, March 15 in Murfreesboro
Leadership on Track, April 19-20 in Bristol
Issues in Community Leadership, May 10 in Nashville
Class Commencement at TBA Annual Convention, June 6-9 in Memphis

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Service Center, TBALL Award Dedicated in Wilks' Honor

Nearly 100 lawyers, friends and family members gathered today to dedicate the Larry Dean Wilks Member Services Center at the Tennessee Bar Center in Nashville. Wilks, a former TBA president and Springfield lawyer, died Aug. 30, 2011. The Member Services Center provides office space, computer access and staff support for members who need a workspace while in downtown Nashville.

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TBA Selects Attorneys for 2012 Leadership Class

35 lawyers from across the state join six-month training program

NASHVILLE, Dec. 19, 2011 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) announces that 35 attorneys from across the state have been selected for its 2012 Leadership Law program.

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TBA Selects Attorneys for 2009 Leadership Law Class

35 lawyers from across the state join six-month leadership training program

NASHVILLE, Nov. 20, 2008 -- The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is pleased to announce that 35 attorneys have been selected for the TBA Leadership Law program.

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TBA Names 2nd Leadership Law Class

31 attorneys from across the join six-month leadership training program

NASHVILLE, Nov. 13, 2005 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is pleased to announce that 31 attorneys have been named to the 2005 TBA Leadership Law class.

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TBA Recognizes Inaugural Leadership Law Graduates

Select attorneys complete six-month leadership training

NASHVILLE, August 12, 2004 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is pleased to announce that 32 attorneys have completed the inaugural TBA Leadership Law program.

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