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Solo in a Box Toolkit Helps You 'Hang Your Own Shingle'

The TBA's Solo in a Box Toolkit provides a user-friendly guide to starting your own law practice. The materials in this package include information, procedures, and forms that are designed to assist the solo practitioner or small law firm in the management of a law practice. 

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Attorney Mentoring Programs in Tennessee by Judicial District

Below is a list of mentoring programs located throughout the state of Tennessee. The programs are divided by Judicial District and the counties within those districts. To determine if there is an attorney mentoring program in your area, please locate your Judicial District and/or county and review the information provided.  If your area does not have a mentoring program, please review the "Other Tennessee Programs" section at the bottom of the page to see if there is a statewide group that offers a mentoring program. If you are unable to locate a mentoring program in your area, please contact Kate Prince at the Tennessee Bar Association via email at kprince@tnbar.org or via telephone at (615) 383-7421 for assistance.

In addition, the TBA recently announced its own mentoring program for new lawyers. Learn more about that opportunity here.


1st Judicial District

Johnson County

Carter County

Washington County

Unicoi County

No mentoring programs known in these counties


2nd Judicial District

Sullivan County

No mentoring programs offered in this county


3rd Judicial District

Greene County**

Hamblen County**

Hawkins County**

Hancock County**

* Federal Defender Services places new attorneys in Greene County

** No mentoring programs known in these counties


4th Judicial District

Cocke County

Sevier County

Jefferson County

Grainger County

No mentoring program known in these counties


5th Judicial District

Blount County

No mentoring program offered in this district


6th Judicial District

Knox County

“Mentor for the Moment”
  a Mentor/Mentee program offered by the Knoxville Bar Association

For More Information:
Knoxville Bar Association
(865) 522-6522

Knoxville Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section

A separate mentor program open only to KBA members who are in an in-house position.

For More Information:
Knoxville Bar Association
(865) 522-6522

University of Tennessee Law School


7th Judicial District

Anderson County

No mentoring programs offered in this county


8th Judicial District

Union County

Claiborne County

Campbell County

Scott County

Fentress County

No mentoring programs offered in these counties


9th Judicial District

Meigs County*

Loudon County**

Roane County**

Morgan County*

* No mentoring programs known in these counties

** No mentoring programs offered in these counties


10th Judicial District

Monroe County

Polk County

Bradley County

McMinn County

No mentoring program known in these counties


11th Judicial District

Hamilton County

Program Being Revived by the Chattanooga Bar Association

For More Information:
Chattanooga Bar Association
(423) 756-3222


12th Judicial District

Rhea County

Bledsoe County

Sequatchie County

Grundy County

Marion County

Franklin County

No mentoring program known in these counties


13th Judicial District

Cumberland County**

White County***

De Kalb County**

Putnam County**

Overton County**

Pickett County**

Clay County**

* Mentor/Mentee Program – Chancellor Thurman assigns mentors to each new attorney

** No mentoring program known in these counties

*** No mentoring program offered in these counties


14th Judicial District

Coffee County

No mentoring program known in this county


15th Judicial District

Jackson County

Smith County

Wilson County

Macon County

Trousdale County

No mentoring program known in these counties


16th Judicial District

Cannon County

Rutherford County

No mentoring program known in these counties


17th Judicial District

Lincoln County

Moore County

Bedford County

Marshall County

No mentoring program known in these counties


18th Judicial District

Sumner County

No mentoring program known in these counties


19th Judicial District

Robertson County

Montgomery County

No mentoring program known in these counties


20th Judicial District

Davidson County

“Lawyer to Lawyer”
 a Mentor/Mentee program offered by the Nashville Bar Association

For More Information:
Nashville Bar Association
(615) 385-9911


21st Judicial District

Williamson County

Hickman County

Lewis County

Perry County

No mentoring program known in these counties


22nd Judicial District

Maury County*

Giles County*

Lawrence County**

Wayne County*

* No mentoring program known in these counties

** Has an interest in starting a program


23rd Judicial District

Cheatham County

Dickson County

Humphreys County

Houston County

Stewart County

No mentoring program known in these counties


24th Judicial District

Henry County

Benton County

Carroll County

Decatur County

Hardin County

No mentoring program known in these counties


25th Judicial District

McNairy County

Hardeman County

Fayette County

Tipton County

Lauderdale County

No mentoring program known in these counties


26th Judicial District

Henderson County*

Chester County*

Madison County**

* No mentoring program known in these counties

** No mentoring program offered in these counties


27th Judicial District

Weakley County

Obion County

No mentoring program known in these counties


28th Judicial District

Haywood County*

Crockett County*

Gibson County**

* No mentoring program known in these counties

** No mentoring program offered in these counties


29th Judicial District

Dyer County

Lake County

No mentoring program known in these counties


30th Judicial District

Shelby County

Memphis Bar Association Mentoring Program

For More Information:
Memphis Bar Association
(901) 527-3573

The University of Memphis School of Law Career Services Office (ESQ.BUILD)


31st Judicial District

Warren County

Van Buren County

No mentoring program known in these counties



STATEWIDE MENTORING PROGRAMS



Tennessee Commission of Continuing Legal Education and Specialization
Mentor-Mentee Program

For More Information:
CLE Commission
info@cletn.com
(615) 741-3096     


Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL)
Mentor-Mentee Program

For More Information:
TACDL
530 Church Street, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: 615-329-1338


Napier Looby Bar Association
Informal Age/Peer and Law Student Programs

For More Information:
Napier-Looby Bar Association
P.O. Box 24005
Nashville, Tennessee 37202
615-238-6303
info@napierlooby.com


Tennessee Asian Pacific American Bar Association (TAPABA)
Law Student Program


Tennessee Association for Justice (TAJ)
Informal Mentor-Mentee Program


Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (TLAW)

Does Not Have a Mentoring Program


Tennessee Defense Lawers Association (TDLA)
Law Student Program at the University of Memphis Law School


Harry Phillips Inn of Court
Civility Program


Southeast Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (SETLAW)

Does Not Have a Mentoring Program


Association for Women Attorneys (AWA)
Law Student Program at the University of Memphis Law School


Federal Bar Association
Subject Matter Program on CJA Training Panels


If you know of an attorney mentoring program in your area or would like more information about starting a program in your area, please contact Christy Gibson at the Tennessee Bar Association via email at cgibson@tnbar.org or via telephone at (615) 383-7421.

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