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

Deadline Extended for 2016 DLI Applications

The TBA YLD Diversity Committee has extended the deadline for applying for the 2016 Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI) until Friday, Dec. 18, at 5 p.m. CST. The DLI is a six-month program offering opportunities for leadership training, networking and mentoring for 2L and 3L law students. The program will run from January to June 2016. Participants must agree to attend three in-person meetings, complete all program requirements and be a student member of the TBA. Learn more about the program or download an application from the TBA website.

Young lawyers also are needed to serve as mentors for law student class members. Contact Diversity Committee Chair Amber Floyd, (901) 537-1054 to volunteer.

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Still Time to Nominate the 2016 CASA Volunteer of the Year

The YLD Children’s Issues Committee is still accepting nominations from Tennessee CASA agencies for the 2016 CASA Volunteer of the Year Award, but the deadline is coming up fast! All applications must be submitted by Nov. 30.

Please encourage your local CASA directors to nominate a hard-working volunteer for this statewide recognition! The winner, as well as the executive director of the agency where the volunteer works, will be recognized at the YLD Winter Board Meeting in Nashville in January. Contact committee chair Katrina Atchley Arbogast for more information. Get an application form and instructions online.

Don't know how to reach your CASA representative? Find a list of CASA offices across the state here.

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Young Lawyers Division Events

2016 Election Petitions Due Feb. 15

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Monday, February 15, 2016 (All day)

The filing deadline for election petitions for YLD Offices are due Feb. 15. Information about offices and downloadable petitions are available here.