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
Barker Nashville, PLLC
P.O. Box 128167
Nashville, TN 37212
(615)496-5719
YLD President-Elect
Eldridge & Blakney PC
PO Box 398
Knoxville, TN 37901
(865)544-2010
YLD Vice President
Office of the District Attorney...
225 Martin Luther King Blvd, Suite 320
Jackson, TN 38301
(731)423-5805
YLD Immediate Past President
FedEx Express
3620 Hacks Cross Road
Memphis, TN 38125
(901)434-8559

Here's Help for New Attorneys

If you are a recent law school graduate preparing to take the Tennessee bar exam or a new Tennessee attorney in your first five years of practice, the TBA YLD New Attorney Liaison may be able to provide you with support and guidance. This service is intended for new Tennessee attorneys to obtain guidance on practical matters, request assistance finding a local mentor, or find answers to everyday issues related to the practice of law.

 

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Law Tech Blast: Feb. 15, 2019

Discover the newest technology for your law practice and law office at this year's Law Tech Blast on Feb. 15! This is a free program available to all practicing lawyers. The flexible open house format allows you to create your own schedule. You can attend CLE sessions, enter to win prizes, network with attendees, visit with sponsors and interact with speakers. Take as many or as few CLE hours as you need. Only those seeking to be awarded CLE Credit will be charged. The registration desk will be open all day, so you can come and go for the hours you need when it is convenient for you. Attendees can earn up to 6.5 hours of Dual CLE credit.

FREE SIGN UP: Sign up now so we know you are coming.

  • You will only pay for the hours you wish to be awarded CLE credit.
  • Programming will be available throughout the day with dual credit hours available.
  • The registration desk will also be open all day.
CLE TOPICS:
  • GDPR, Cloud and Technological Competency
  • The Bill and Phil Tech Show
  • Best Practices: Information Security for Firms
  • Judicial Panel: Technology in the Courtroom
  • More to be announced ...

ATTEND TO WIN: Attendees will have a chance to win prizes, including a hot, new tech product. The tech prize drawing will be held at the 10:30 a.m. break. Must be present to win.

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Young Lawyers Division Events

2019 Leadership Conference

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Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:00am
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Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:00am
Please plan now to attend the Tennessee Bar Association's annual Leadership Conference, January 18-19 in Nashville. This year's event will be headquartered at the DoubleTree Hotel just down the street from the Tennessee Bar Center. Along with meetings of the House of Delegates and Board of Governors, there will be sessions for many TBA Committees, Divisions and Section leaders.
 
Saturday activities kick off with compelling leadership training, followed by the Public Service Luncheon, where your colleagues are honored for the good works they have performed during the past year. Saturday night's social event is always a fun chance to unwind after all the meetings and reconnect with other lawyers from across the state.

2019 State Mock Trial Competition

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Friday, March 22, 2019 - 3:00pm
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Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 3:00pm

The Tennessee High School Mock Trial Competition provides high school students an opportunity to learn about the law, court procedures, and legal system. Each year the YLD develops a fictional case in which students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses. The case and competition rules are distributed in November. In February, local competitions take place in 14 districts across the state. The winners of those contests advance to the state competition, which is held each March in Nashville. YLD members organize, host and score the state competition. Learn more about mock trial.