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
1212 N. Eastman Rd.
Kingsport , TN 37664
(423)378-8871
YLD Immediate Past President
Gearhiser Peters Elliott &...
320 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)756-5171

YLD 2015 Election Petitions Due April 1

Young lawyers interested in running for leadership positions within the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) for the 2015-2016 bar year have until April 1 to file a nominating petition. Elected positions include Vice President (must be from the Western Grand Division), East Tennessee Governor, Middle Tennessee Governor, West Tennessee Governor, Secretary, Treasurer and district representatives from odd-numbered districts:

  • District 1: Carter, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington counties
  • District 3: Knox County
  • District 5: Hamilton County
  • District 7: Cannon, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Rutherford, Sequatchie counties
  • District 9: Davidson County
  • District 11: Bedford, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Perry, Wayne, Williamson counties
  • District 13: Chester, Decatur, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Lauderdale, McNairy, Madison, Tipton counties
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YLD Presents Awards, Hosts Student Leadership Group

The Young Lawyers Division Board met in conjunction with the TBA Leadership Conference this past weekend. In addition to conducting its winter board meeting, the group presented the 2015 CASA Volunteer of the Year Award to Jane Hickman with CASA of Robertson County and recognized several volunteer lawyers for their work. The YLD Diversity Committee also held the opening session for this year’s Diversity Leadership Institute. The class of 18 law students participated in the weekend’s leadership programming and heard from U.S. District Court Judge Pam Reeves on the “10 Commandments of Leadership.” The group will meet again in March and June. See photos from the YLD’s meetings.

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