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
1212 N. Eastman Rd.
Kingsport , TN 37664
YLD Immediate Past President
Gearhiser Peters Elliott &...
320 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402

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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Volunteers Needed for Mock Trial Competition

The 2015 State High School Mock Trial Competition will take place March 27-28 at the Metro Courthouse in Nashville. The annual competition brings students together from across the state to test their advocacy skills. The competition requires a lot of volunteers to run smoothly! Sitting judges in Tennessee may volunteer to serve as presiding judges of trial rounds, lawyers may serve as scorers, and law students and legal staff may serve as bailiffs. Those who want to volunteer should fill out the online response form.

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