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
YLD President-Elect
Eldridge & Blakney PC
PO Box 398
Knoxville, TN 37901
Vice President, ABA Rep
Office of the District Attorney...
225 Martin Luther King Blvd, Suite 320
Jackson, TN 38301
YLD Immediate Past President
FedEx Express
3620 Hacks Cross Road
Memphis, TN 38125

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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Wills for Heroes: On Demand


TBA’s Young Lawyer Division is excited to partner with the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlands as it unfolds a new format for the State’s Wills for Heroes program. TBA’s Wills for Heroes is implementing an online platform this year, instead of the Saturday clinic format. Volunteer attorneys will now have an opportunity to meet with a first responder at a time that is convenient for both attorney and first responder, while still accruing pro-bono CLE credit. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Erica Marino at or (931)455-9301.

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