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 President
Legal Aid Society
9 S Jefferson Ave., Ste 102
Cookeville, TN 38501
YLD President Elect
Hunter Smith & Davis LLP
PO Box 3740
Kingsport , TN 37664
YLD Immediate Past President
Gearhiser Peters Elliott &...
320 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
YLD Vice President & Long Range Planning Committee Chair
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP
1715 Aaron Brenner Dr Ste 800
Memphis, TN 38120

Law Student Leadership Class Wraps Up

Law students participating in the YLD’s Diversity Leadership Institute joined lawyers across the state at the TBA Convention this month. The group’s activities included programs on the role the city of Memphis played in the civil rights movement, the history and impact of the Tennessee same-sex marriage case and how to develop a vision for one’s professional self and legal career. On Saturday, the group volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in Memphis, helping with administrative tasks and cleaning.

Graduates of this year’s class are:

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YLD Leadership Takes Office, 2 Contested Elections Decided

Cookeville lawyer Rachel Moses was installed as president of the TBA’s Young Lawyers Division for the 2015-2016 bar year during the TBA Convention earlier this month. Moses, an attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlands, had been serving as president during the past year after the previous president moved out of state. Also taking office at the division’s annual meeting were President-Elect Rachel Ralston Mancl with Hunter Smith & Davis in Kingsport; Vice President Ahsaki Baptist with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs; Secretary Troy Weston with Eldridge & Blakney in Knoxville; and Treasurer Ashley Holliday with West Tennessee Legal Services.

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