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
(931)528-7436
YLD President Elect
Hunter Smith & Davis LLP
PO Box 3740
Kingsport , TN 37664
(423)283-6319
YLD Immediate Past President
Gearhiser Peters Elliott &...
320 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)756-5171

Memphis Lawyer Elected YLD VP, 2 Races Set for June Vote

Memphis lawyer Ahsaki Baptist with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs will lead the TBA Young Lawyers Division (YLD) in 2017-2018. She will take office in June as vice president, and then assume the office of president-elect in 2016 and president in 2017. Baptist, who will be the first African American woman to lead the group, was deemed elected earlier this month after the filing deadline passed with no opposition. Baptist has been active in the YLD since 2008, serving as the liaison from the Lawyers Association for Women, co-chair of the Diversity Committee for one year and chair of the committee for four years. Under her leadership, the YLD developed the award-winning Diversity Leadership Institute.

Other officers elected without opposition this month were:

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TBA YLD Represented at ABA Day

YLD President Rachel Moses recently joined TBA President Jonathan Steen, President-elect Bill Harbison and Executive Director Allan Ramsaur in the nation’s capital as part of the ABA Day legislative effort. The group met with Tennessee legislators and learned about issues of importance to the legal profession. Spearheaded by the Legislative Affairs arm of the American Bar Association, ABA Day allows leaders from bar associations across the country to meet with elected officials to promote legislative issues of importance to lawyers.

TBA leaders from left: President-elect Bill Harbison, President Jonathan Steen, Executive Director Allan Ramsaur and YLD President Rachel Moses.

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Young Lawyers Division Events

YLD Annual Meeting 2015

Event Types: 
Featured Event
Date: 
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 4:00pm

Get information about elections to be decided at the meeting.