YLD Fellows

The YLD Fellows promotes the objectives of the Young Lawyers Division, encourages young lawyers to be active in the Tennessee Bar Association and enables members to maintain friendships they had developed while serving in the TBA YLD.

Immediate Past President
University of Tennessee
600 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
(865)974-8634
President
Purcell Sellers & Craig Inc
PO Box 10547
Jackson, TN 383080547
(731)300-0737
Vice President
Memphis Light, Gas & Water
220 So Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103-3917
(901)528-4721

Montgomery Named to Court of Criminal Appeals

Gov. Bill Haslam yesterday appointed Judge Robert H. Montgomery Jr. to the Court of Criminal Appeals. Montgomery, who has served the Second Judicial District as a criminal court judge since 2006, will replace Judge Joseph M. Tipton who announced earlier this year he would not seek re-election at the end of his term in August 2014. In announcing the appointment Haslam said, “Rob Montgomery will be an excellent judge. His experience on the bench, as well as his experience as an assistant district attorney and an attorney in private practice will serve East Tennesseans well.” Read more from the governor’s statement.

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YLD Recognized by ABA for Range of Programs

The TBA YLD was recognized for a number of programs and activities at the ABA YLD Annual Meeting this past weekend in San Francisco. The YLD was awarded first place in the Minority Project category for its new invited guest program, which seeks to include the broadest range of perspectives and experiences on its governing board by inviting representatives from all specialty and minority bars in the state to attend meetings and participate in decision-making. It also received special recognition for its annual Mock Trial Competition and its overall member service and public service initiatives. YLD President David McDowell provides more details below.

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