Young Lawyers Division

The TBA Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is comprised of lawyers in their first five years of practice or under 36 years of age. It is dedicated to serving the professional needs of young lawyers and serving the public as the “service arm of the bar.”

YLD Immediate Past President
Schell & Davies LLC
509 Highway 96 W Ste 201
Franklin, TN 37064
(615)550-2800
YLD President
Gearhiser Peters Elliott &...
320 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)756-5171
YLD President Elect
Regional One Health
877 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
(901)545-7089
YLD Vice President & Long Range Planning Committee Chair
Legal Aid Society
9 S Jefferson Ave., Ste 102
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931)528-7436

Library Education is Pro Bono Service Project of the Year

TBA YLD President David McDowell has announced that during his year in office, the YLD will focus its service activities on one specific project: training librarians across the state how to use free resources to help members of the public in need of legal information and advice. These tools include OnlineTNJustice, LIFT and aLEGALz. The goal of the Tennessee Library Education Project is to educate at least one librarian in each county, and have at least one library in each county equipped with a computer the public may use to access these free legal resources. McDowell also is challenging colleagues to make pro bono activities a priority by volunteering to answer questions posted on OnlineTNJustice, volunteering at legal aid clinics across the state and taking pro bono cases from their local legal aid agency.

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2014 Law Day Events Set Across the State

Bar associations and legal organizations across the state are gearing up for this year’s Law Day with events that begin this week and run through May. Activities include programs for lawyers, public service opportunities, presentation of awards and recognition of students who participate in law-related education programs. The theme of this year’s celebration is “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters,” which asks Americans to reflect on the importance of a citizen’s right to vote and the challenges we still face in ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to participate in our democracy. If your organization is hosting an event that is not listed, please send details to tbatoday@tnbar.org.

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Young Lawyers Division Events

Wills for Heroes Clinic - Maryville 2014

Event Types: 
Pro Bono Activity
Date: 
Friday, May 16, 2014 (All day)

Sponsored by the TBA Young Lawyers Division, the Wills for Heroes program provides wills, powers of attorney and other end-of-life documents for first responders in the state of Tennessee. To get involved or to request a clinic in your area, please contact Wills for Heroes Committee Chair Brad Carter.

Event Contact:
Ashley Bentley
(865) 927-8389
ashley@legaltennessee.com

Wills for Heroes Clinic - Bristol 2014

Event Types: 
Pro Bono Activity
Date: 
Saturday, May 31, 2014 (All day)

Sponsored by the TBA Young Lawyers Division, the Wills for Heroes program provides wills, powers of attorney and other end-of-life documents for first responders in the state of Tennessee. To get involved or to request a clinic in your area, please contact Wills for Heroes Committee Chair Brad Carter.

Event Contact:
Rachel Ralston Mancl
(423) 378-8871
rmancl@hsdlaw.com