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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ABA President Talks Pro Bono During Memphis Visit

ABA President James R. Silkenat was in Memphis today to speak with the Memphis Rotary and tour the city, including a visit with the editorial board of the Memphis Business Journal and a stop at Memphis Area Legal Services. According to the Business Journal, at each of his stops, Silkenat addressed one of the most pressing questions facing the legal profession: how to find jobs for all the new lawyers coming out of law school. Silkenat believes the answer may be to find ways to make pro bono work more attractive to new graduates. "We are working on ways to get young lawyers to engage in pro bono work. So many of our citizens have never even met a lawyer or can't afford a lawyer. It would seem natural to put those two together and find the funding to make that work."

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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