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Cole to Head National Conference of Bar Presidents

Jonathan Cole, a shareholder in Baker Donelson’s Nashville office, has been elected president of the National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP). He is the first Nashville lawyer to be elected to the position, his firm reports. In this role, he will oversee programs providing leadership training, networking and information sharing for bar leaders across the country and abroad. Cole previously served as president of the Nashville Bar Association and chair of the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division. He currently serves as director of the American Bar Endowment and is a fellow of the American, Tennessee and Nashville bar foundations.

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YLD Invited Guest News for August 2016

The TBA YLD Board invites specialty and minority bars in the state to name a representative to serve as an unfunded and non-voting member of the board. The goal of the invited guest program is to increase diversity among the board and provide an opportunity for young lawyers involved in other legal organizations to have a voice in the state bar association. See a list of all organizations invited to send representatives.
 
Association for Women Attorneys (AWA) – The AWA has several events coming up this fall. On Sept. 14 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., the group will have a membership social at Heather Boutique & Spa in Memphis. On Nov. 9, the AWA will have its New Attorney Welcome and Membership Social to welcome new attorneys that have passed the bar at Bank Tennessee in Memphis. For more information about the AWA, contact Megan Warden, (901) 848-8725.
 
East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (ETLAW) – ETLAW recently hosted its monthly meeting joined by guest speakers Professor Judy Cornett (UT Law) and Professor Matt Lyon (LMU Duncan School of Law) who discussed the new summary judgment standard in Tennessee.
 
Please join us Sept. 21 from noon – 1:30 p.m. at the downtown Knoxville YWCA for ETLAW’s next monthly meeting. The group will discuss immigration issues that may be relevant to a wide variety of practice areas. 
 
For the eighth year, ETLAW will have a team for the Knoxville Race for the Cure. This year’s event will be held on Oct. 22. The team is open to all members of ETLAW, their friends, family and co-workers of all ages. With registration, you will receive a long-sleeved race t-shirt from Komen. To be part of ETLAW’s team, go to www.komenknoxville.org, then take these steps: “Events," “Race for the Cure," “Register" and “Join a Team.” Create an account or log in as a former participant.  You will then be asked to find the team, which is “East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women.” All registrations and donations are made through Komen’s secure site.  Komen will provide a receipt for tax purposes for any donation over the registration fee.
 
For more information about the group, contact Alicia Teubert.
 
Lawyers Association for Women, Anne Schneider Chapter – For information about the group and its activities, contact Ronda Webb-Stewart, (731) 426-1337.
 
Lawyers Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter – For information about the group and its activities, contact Christen Blackburn, (615) 255-7722.
 
National Bar Association, Ballard Taylor Chapter – For information about the group and its activities, contact Terica Smith Anderson, (731) 423-5805.
 
National Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter – For more information about the National Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter, please contact Angelica Fortney, (901) 543-5725.
 
National Bar Association, Napier Looby Chapter - For information about the group and its activities, contact Cyle Catlett, (708) 845-7469.
 
National Bar Association, S.L. Hutchins Chapter – The NBA S.L. Hutchins Chapter in Chattanooga is currently planning a Law Camp for high schools in October.
 
For information about the group and its activities, contact Ariel Anthony, (432) 755-2661.
 
Southeast Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women (SETLAW) – SETLAW recently held its annual Lioness of the Bar event honoring Judge L. Marie Williams.  The group’s next lunch and learn, on the topic of Legally Wed: Lawyers Married to Other Lawyers, will be on Sept. 29 at 11:30 a.m. at the offices of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel PC.
 
For more information about SETLAW contact Amanda Jelks, (423) 602-2230, or email the chapter directly.
 
Tennessee Asian Pacific American Bar Association – For information about TAPABA and its activities, contact Lanta Wang, (615) 850-8194.
 
Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (TLAW) – For information about TLAW and its activities, contact Heather Ferguson, (865) 546-0500.
 
Tennessee Stonewall Bar Association – For information about the group and its activities, contact Judd Taback, (615) 507-6810.
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YLD Affiliate News for August 2016

American Bar Association YLD – The annual ABA Bar Meeting was held from Aug. 4 - 9 in San Francisco. To learn more about the ABA YLD visit the group online, follow them on Facebook and Twitter or connect on Linkedin
 
Blount County Bar Association YLD –  For more information contact Stephanie Jernigan, (865) 523-7731.
 
Chattanooga Bar Association YLD – The Chattanooga Bar Association YLD will continue to have monthly social happy hours and quarterly Coffee Talks with local judges throughout the year. The group recently had a special meeting to amend its bylaws.  The next social happy hour will be in conjunction with the Chattanooga Bar Association on Sept. 28.  The YLD will be doing a fundraiser for CASA in October.
 
For more information about the group contact President Corrin Fulton, (423) 756-5171, or follow the group on Facebook.
 
Jackson Madison County Bar Association YLD – The new President for the JMCBA is Gayra Hall. For more information about the group contact President Gayra Hall or follow news on the group's Facebook page.
 
Knoxville Bar Association Barristers – The Barristers Volunteer Breakfast is a recurring event on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:15 a.m. The Barristers Volunteer Breakfast Committee always needs volunteers to serve food or sponsor. Sign up here
 
The Barristers will be hosting a program to train pro bono attorneys to represent TennCare enrollees in enrollment and medical service appeals and contested case hearings. The program will be held on Sept. 12 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Watson, Roach, Batson, Rowell & Lauderback PLC in Knoxville and will be provided free of charge to participants. If you have any difficulty questions please contact Daniel L. Ellis or Chris Coleman.
 
Check out the Barristers online or on Facebook, or contact President Rachel Hurt, (865) 546-7000, for more information.
 
Maury County Bar Association YLD – The Maury County YLD continues to hold social gatherings on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information contact President Thomas Hutto, (931) 388-2822.
 
Memphis Bar Association YLD –  For more information about the MBA YLD, or if you would like to get involved with the MBA YLD, please contact President Jonathan May, (901) 577-6102 or visit the group’s Facebook page. 
 
Montgomery County Bar Association YLD – The group will be hosting its Wills for Heroes event on Sept. 17 at the Clarksville Police Department from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are seeking attorney volunteers, notaries, witnesses and heroes. For information about the Montgomery County YLD contact Jamie Durrett or Justin Sensing, (931) 552-5670.
 
Nashville Bar Association YLD – The group recently had a member happy hour at the First Tennessee Park that included a private tour and food and drinks. For more information about the NBA YLD contact Justin McNaughton, (615) 782-2215, or follow the group on Facebook.
 
Northeast Tennessee Young Lawyers Association – For more information, please contact Sunny Sandos, (423) 439-4641. Follow news from the group on Facebook.
 
Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association – The UCYLA usually tries to meet on the first Thursday of each month. The group recently held a successful social event, as well as a Wills for Heroes legal clinic in August. The group will have their annual "Coffee Talk with the Judges" on Sept. 12 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Law Office of Rocco & Griffin in Sparta. For more information about the group, please contact President Russell C. Tribble or Secretary Ruth Bunn. Follow news from the group on Facebook.
 
Williamson County Bar Association YLD – The WCBA YLD rescheduled its next get together at Arrington Vineyards for Sept. 10th beginning at 1 p.m. People are invited to bring their families, and appetizers and wine will be provided. For information about the group contact President Jason Talley, (615) 591-4002 or follow news from the group on Facebook.
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Be Admitted to Practice Before SCOTUS with TBA Academy

The time has come once again to sign up for TBA Academy!
Registration is now open for the Academy, which offers an exciting opportunity for Tennessee attorneys to be admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and network with some of the nation’s leading appellate practitioners. 
The 2016 TBA Academy will take place Nov. 28 - 30 in Washington, D.C., at The Hay Adams Hotel. Participating attorneys will be sworn in before the court in a private ceremony on Nov. 29. Registration forms and required materials must be submitted by Oct. 19. 
 
Registration costs and application forms can be found at the TBA website.
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Perry Co. in Need of Attorneys for Juvenile Court Appointments

Perry County is currently looking for attorneys to take juvenile court appointments. If you are interested in taking appointed work in Perry County, please contact Maury County Bar Association Representatitve Thomas Hutto or District 11 Representative Lauren Curry for more information.

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TBA YLD Recognized at ABA Annual Meeting

The TBA Young Lawyers Division received four awards from the American Bar Association's YLD Awards of Achievement program at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco this month. For the division of state YLD groups with fewer than 3,000 members, the TBA YLD was awarded first place for service to the public for the Access to Justice Legal Clinic Initiative, second place for service to the bar for its CLE programming and second place for diversity programming. The YLD also received a special recognition in the comprehensive category, which honors all of the group's programs for the 2015-2016 bar year.

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Patent Attorneys Invited to LAVPA Happy Hours

The TBA’s new Legal Assistance Volunteers for Patent Applicants (“LAVPA”) program is hosting free happy hours across the state for attorneys interested in learning about the program. LAVPA’s mission is to educate inventors about the patent process, provide economic development resources and match under-resourced inventors and small businesses with attorneys to secure patent protection for their inventions for free. A list of dates and locations follows:
 
Knoxville, Sept. 21
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Downtown Grill & Brewery, 424 S Gay St.
 
Chattanooga, Oct. 5
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Public House, 1110 Market St.
RSVP: TBD
 
Nashville, Nov. 4
Time: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Patterson Intellectual Property, 1600 Division St., Suite 500
RSVP: TBD
 
All are welcome to attend. Please contact TBA LAVPA Coordinator Skip Rudsenske for more information.
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Tennessee CASA to Hold Annual Meeting

The 2016 Tennessee CASA Annual Meeting will be held Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Nashville Public Library Downtown Branch. 

The Light of Hope award will be given to Commissioner Bonnie Hommrick of the state department of Children's Services, the Champion for Children award will be given to attorney Meagan Frazier and State Rep. Charles Sargent will receive the President's Award. Space is limited. For more information and to register before the Sept. 13 deadline, visit CASA's event page.

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Wills for Heroes Clinics (as of 8/31/16)

The YLD Wills for Heroes program provides free wills and other end of life documents for first responders in Tennessee. The following clinics have been scheduled for the spring. Please contact the event organizer for more details or to volunteer.

To get involved in the Wills for Heroes Committee or to request a clinic in your area, contact committee chair Jake Hubbell. Learn more about the Wills for Heroes program, and see the list of all scheduled clinics.


 
 
Clarksville, Sept. 17 
Contact: Jamie Durrett
Location: Clarksville Police Department (in the briefing room), 135 Commerce St., 37040
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
Memphis, Oct. 22
Contact: Chasity Grice
Location: Benjamin L. Hooks Public Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, 38111
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  
 
Lebanon, Oct. 29
Contact: Sonia Boss
Location: Immanuel Baptist Church, 214 Castle Heights Avenue, 37087
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Franklin, Nov. 12 
Contact: Lauren Curry
Location: Franklin Police Department, 900 Columbia Avenue, 37064
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
Nashville, Dec. 3 
Contact: Cole Rogers
Location: Nashville North Precinct, 2231 26th Avenue North, 37208
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
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YLD Launches Facebook Page

The TBA Young Lawyers Division (YLD) now has its own Facebook page for news, updates, events and information relevant to law students, young attorneys and the legal profession. Those interested in submitting material should email the YLD Publications team at yldpub@tnbar.org for approval, and be sure to include an image or any relevant links related to the post. Local bar association news and events are welcome; please no submissions advertising CLE programs. Visit the page and give it a “like” and a share!

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Court Square CLE Series is Coming to Your City

On select dates in September, TBA's will host CLE programs in towns across the state as a part of its annual Court Square Series. These programs will provide attorneys with the latest developments in multiple areas of the law. Here is a full list of dates, locations and links to register.
 
Columbia, Sept. 7
Location: First Farmers Bank, 901 Nashville Highway
Time: Registration at 8:30 a.m., program runs 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Presentation: Nathan Ridley, Jeff Carson and Roger Maness will address legislative updates, estate planning for digital assets, and family law in mediation.
 
Kingsport, Sept. 8
Location: Higher Education Center, 300 W. Market St.
Time: Registration at 12 p.m., program runs 12:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Presentation: Mark Fulks, Parke Morris and Donald J. Farinato will address ethics in legal writing, privilege law in Tennessee, and the revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act.
 
Jackson, Sept. 9
Location: Chamber of Commerce, 197 Auditorum St.
Time: Registration at 12 p.m., program runs 12:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Presentation: Nancy Choate, Lynnette Henderson, Sherry Wilds and Linda W. Seely will address Medicaid planning, occupational diploma, hiring persons with disabilities, and how lawyers can best thrive.
 
Clarksville, Sept. 13
Location: Customs House Museum, 200 S. 2nd St. 
Time: Registration at 12 p.m., program runs 12:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Presentation: Parke Morris, Judge William Goodman, Sherry Wilds and Elise McMillan will address privilege law in Tennessee, best practices from the bench, occupational diploma, and hiring persons with disabilities.
 
Cookeville, Sept. 15
Location: Higher Education Campus, 1000 Neal St.
Time: Registration at 12 p.m., program runs 12:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Presentation: Parke Morris, Nathan Ridley and Donald J. Farinato will address privilege law in Tennessee, legislative updates, and the revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act.
 
Dyersburg, Sept. 15
Location: Farms Golf Club, 2100 Club House Dr.
Time: Registration at 12 p.m., program runs 12:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Presentation: Sarah Day, Jennifer Vallor Ivy and Judge Steven Stafford will address changes in summary judgment law, and Judge Jim Hamilton will provide a basic overview of the Tennessee Claims Commission. Laura Chastain will present a session on ethical considerations for lawyers.
 
Chattanooga, Sept. 29
Location: Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, 605 Chesnut St, Suite 1700
Time: Registration at 12 p.m., program runs 12:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Presentation: Tonya Cammon and Jeremy Cothern will provide a case review of State of Mississippi v. Byron De La Beckwith, and Judge Travis McDonough will cover lessons from the bench. Sam Elliott will address the Hoffa Trial.
 
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State Launches Student Essay Contest, Mock Election

The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office is running the state’s first ever student mock election and reports the program is off to a great start. More than 170 schools across the state are registered to participate, meaning an estimated 76,000 students will cast a mock vote for president. Secretary of State Tre Hargett says his office is now rolling out an essay contest to encourage students to be engaged citizens. Essays should focus on a voting-related topic. Winners will receive a trip to the state capitol and a college scholarship. The office also has lesson plans to help teachers incorporate civic engagement and citizenship into their curriculum.

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Legal Aid Seeking Attorneys in 5 Offices

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands currently has several attorney positions available in its Cookeville, Gallatin, Oak Ridge, Tullahoma and Nashville offices. The agency is also looking for law student interns and attorney volunteers in all of its offices. Those interested in applying should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references to Legal Aid Society, Human Resources Administrator, 575 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Suite 201, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 or by email to HR@las.org.

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ABA Unveils New Tools for ATJ Efforts, Solo Lawyers

The ABA this week announced two new efforts. The first, a new Center for Innovation, is designed to increase access to justice and improve the delivery of legal services through innovative programs and initiatives. The second is a new web-based tool to help solo and small firm lawyers manage their practices. The ABA Blueprint program will launch this fall and offer information on technology, marketing, retirement and insurance services.

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ABA Diversity Commission Reveals Results

A new website features the final work product of the ABA’s Diversity and Inclusion 360 Commission. The group, established by past president Paulette Brown, studied ways to improve diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Available materials include policies, online tools, videos, surveys and templates that can be used by bar groups, schools and communities. Some of the group's recommendations called for implicit bias training for jurors, diversity training in CLE programs and a survey of local law firm diversity. The ABA unveiled the commission’s work at its Annual Meeting in San Fransisco last week.

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Indigent Task Force Holds Final Hearing

The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Indigent Representation Task Force held its final listening session today in Franklin, hearing from more than a dozen members of the private bar and parents of children in the child welfare system. The task force will meet in September to consider all comments and recommendations submitted during the tour and discuss the timing of presenting its own findings.

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Nashville Expungement Clinic Attracts Hundreds

An expungement clinic in Davidson County last week attracted hundreds of people hoping to clear their criminal records, the AOC reports. People began lining up five hours in advance for the Community Court, which also featured shoe giveaways, free haircuts, health vendors and employment leads. All county general sessions judges were on hand as well as Criminal Court Clerk Howard Gentry, Assistant District Attorney Katie Ladefoged and AOC Pro Bono Coordinator Patricia Mills. TBA YLD Diversity Committee Chair Amber Floyd also was in town from Memphis to help coordinate the event. For more information about the clinic, contact General Sessions Judge Rachel Bell, 615-862-8341, or learn more about the expungement process in Tennessee.

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Reminder: Indigent Task Force Hearing Thursday

The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Indigent Representation Task Force will hold the final session in its listening tour this week. The hearing will take place Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Williamson County Administrative Complex, 1320 West Main St., Franklin, TN 37064. Sign up here to speak.

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Nashville Lawyer Named 2016 Emerging Leader

Nashville lawyer Gabe Roberts with the Bureau of TennCare has been named the 2016 Nashville Emerging Leader in the legal services category. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville announced the winners in a variety of categories this week, the Tennessean reports. Roberts serves on the TBA Health Law Section’s Executive Council. He also serves on the board of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and is treasurer of the Phoenix Club of Nashville.

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TBA Young Lawyers Net 4 Honors at ABA Meeting

The TBA Young Lawyers Division received four awards from the American Bar Association's YLD Awards of Achievement program at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco this weekend. For the division of state YLD groups with fewer that 3,000 members, the TBA YLD was awarded first place for service to the public for the Access to Justice Legal Clinic Initiative, second place for service to the bar for its CLE programming and second place for diversity programming. The YLD also received a special recognition in the comprehensive category, which honors all of the group's programs for the 2015-2016 bar year.

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4th Annual Balloon Fiesta to Benefit CASA Monroe

The fourth annual Muscadine Balloon Fiesta will take place Sept. 23 and 24 at the Tsali Notch Vineyard, 140 Harrison Rd. in Madisonville. The event will feature balloon rides, live music, food, games and an inflatable Kid’s Zone. Each night at dusk, 20 hot air balloons will be lighted for a Balloon Glow set to music. On Friday, the event will run from 3-10 p.m. On Saturday, the event will run from 1-10 p.m. All proceeds will support CASA Monroe.

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Wills for Heroes Clinics (as of 7/29/16)

The YLD Wills for Heroes program provides free wills and other end of life documents for first responders in Tennessee. The following clinics have been scheduled for the spring. Please contact the event organizer for more details or to volunteer.

To get involved in the Wills for Heroes Committee or to request a clinic in your area, contact committee chair Jake Hubbell. Learn more about the Wills for Heroes program, and see the list of all scheduled clinics.


 
Cookeville, Aug. 13
Contact: Tessa Lawson
Location: First United Methodist Church, 165 East Broad Street, 38501
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 noon
 
Fentress County, Aug. 27
Contact: Amanda Howard
Location: Alvin C. York Institute, 701 N. Main Street, 38556
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
 
Clarksville, Sept. 17th 
Contact: Jamie Durrett
Location: Clarksville Police Department (in the briefing room), 135 Commerce St., 37040
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
Memphis, Oct. 22
Contact: Chasity Grice
Location: Benjamin L. Hooks Public Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, 38111
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  
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YLD Invited Guest News for July 2016

The TBA YLD Board invites specialty and minority bars in the state to name a representative to serve as an unfunded and non-voting member of the board. The goal of the invited guest program is to increase diversity among the board and provide an opportunity for young lawyers involved in other legal organizations to have a voice in the state bar association. See a list of all organizations invited to send representatives.
 
Association for Women Attorneys (AWA) – For more information about the AWA, contact Megan Warden, (901) 848-8725.
 
East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (ETLAW) – ETLAW recently hosted its monthly meeting joined by guest speaker Senator Doug Overby, who provided his annual Legislative Update, and by Senator Richard Briggs who explained the InSureTN program.  
 
The group will be hosting its next Monthly Meeting on August 17 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the downtown Knoxville YWCA, where Professor Judy Cornett (UT Law) and Professor Matt Lyon (LMU Duncan School of Law) will be discussing the new summary judgment standard in Tennessee. Register at www.etlawtn.org.
 
For the 8th year, ETLAW will have a team for the Knoxville Race for the Cure. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, October 22. The team is open to all members of ETLAW, their friends, family and co-workers of all ages. With registration, you will receive a long-sleeved race t-shirt from Komen. To be part of ETLAW’s team, go to www.komenknoxville.org, then take these steps: “Events," “Race for the Cure," “Register" and “Join a Team.” Create an account or log in as a former participant.  You will then be asked to find the team, which is “East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women.” All registrations and donations are made through Komen’s secure site.  Komen will provide a receipt for tax purposes for any donation over the registration fee.
 
For more information about the group, contact Alicia Teubert.
 
Lawyers Association for Women, Anne Schneider Chapter – For information about the group and its activities, contact Ijeoma Ike, (731) 426-1337.
 
Lawyers Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter – For information about the group and its activities, contact Mary Head, (615) 242-3700.
 
National Bar Association, Ballard Taylor Chapter – For information about the group and its activities, contact Terica Smith Anderson, (731) 423-5805.
 
National Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter – For more information about the National Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter, please contact Amber Floyd.
 
National Bar Association, Napier Looby Chapter - For information about the group and its activities, contact Angela Williams, (901) 568-9584.
 
National Bar Association, S.L. Hutchins Chapter – The NBA S.L. Hutchins Chapter in Chattanooga is currently planning a Law Camp for high schools in October.
 
For information about the group and its activities, contact Ariel Anthony, (432) 755-2661.
 
Southeast Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women (SETLAW) – Please join SETLAW for this year’s annual Lioness of the Bar event honoring Judge L. Marie Williams which will be held on August 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Debarge Winery.
 
For more information about SETLAW contact Amanda Jelks, (423) 602-2230, or Amber Seay.
 
Tennessee Asian Pacific American Bar Association – For information about TAPABA and its activities, contact Lanta Wang, (615) 850-8194.
 
Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (TLAW) – For information about TLAW and its activities, contact Heather Ferguson, (865) 546-0500.
 
Tennessee Stonewall Bar Association – For information about the group and its activities, contact Judd Taback, (615) 507-6810.
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YLD Affiliate News for July 2016

American Bar Association YLD – The annual ABA Bar Meeting will be held from August 4 through 9 in San Francisco. For more information, visit the ABA website. To learn more about the ABA YLD visit the group online, follow them on Facebook and Twitter or connect on Linkedin
 
Blount County Bar Association YLD –  For more information contact Stephanie Jernigan, (865) 523-7731.
 
Chattanooga Bar Association YLD – The Chattanooga Bar Association YLD recently assisted in gathering donation items for Legal Aid of East Tennessee’s Pro Bono Night. The group continues to have monthly social happy hours and quarterly Coffee Talks with local judges throughout this upcoming year. The group’s next social happy hour will be on August 24 at 5:30 p.m. at The Bitter Alibi, and the group will be voting to amend their Bylaws at this meeting.
 
For more information about the group contact President Corrin Fulton, (423) 756-5171, or follow the group on Facebook.
 
Jackson Madison County Bar Association YLD – The Jackson-Madison County YLD will be working with the Hands Up pre-school this year as well as several other organizations. For more information about the group contact President Kortney Simmons, (731) 660-8810 or follow news on the group's Facebook page.
 
Knoxville Bar Association Barristers – The Barristers Volunteer Breakfast is a recurring event on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:15 a.m. The Barristers Volunteer Breakfast Committee always needs volunteers to serve food or sponsor. Sign up here
 
The Barristers will be hosting a program to train pro bono attorneys to represent TennCare enrollees in enrollment and medical service appeals and contested case hearings. The program will be held on September 12 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Watson, Roach, Batson, Rowell & Lauderback, PLC in Knoxville and will be provided free of charge to participants. If you have any difficulty questions please contact Daniel L. Ellis or Chris Coleman.
 
Check out the Barristers online or on Facebook, or contact President Rachel Hurt, (865) 546-7000, for more information.
 
Maury County Bar Association YLD – The Maury County YLD continues to hold social gatherings on the first Tuesday of the month. The group is working on finishing up a Clerks Directory for the benefit of local young lawyers.  For more information contact President Thomas Hutto, (931) 388-2822.
 
Memphis Bar Association YLD –  The Memphis YLD has had a busy summer, including lawyer’s basketball league and some fantastic presentations, "YLD Night at the Levitt Shell," where YLD members and family can spread out blankets, have some beer and enjoy the free summer concert series on July 16.
 
For more information about the MBA YLD, or if you would like to get involved with the MBA YLD, please contact President Jonathan May, (901) 577-6102 or visit the group’s Facebook page. 
 
Montgomery County Bar Association YLD – The group will be hosting its Wills for Heroes event on September 17 at the Clarksville Police Department from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are seeking attorney volunteers, notaries, witnesses and heroes. For information about the Montgomery County YLD contact Jamie Durrett or Justin Sensing, (931) 552-5670.
 
Nashville Bar Association YLD – For more information about the NBA YLD contact Justin McNaughton, (615) 782-2215, or follow the group on Facebook.
 
Northeast Tennessee Young Lawyers Association – The group will be hosting a presentation with the topic of “Did I Cross the Line or Are Judges Becoming Thin-Skinned?” by Penny White on August 5 at 3:30 p.m. in Johnson City at the Barrel Room of Portico. For more information, please contact Sunny Sandos, (423) 439-4641. Follow news from the group on Facebook.
 
Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association – The UCYLA usually tries to meet on the first Thursday of each month. The group’s next meeting and social will be Thursday, August 11 at Mamma Rosa's in Cookeville at 6 p.m. UCYLA’s Wills for Heroes will be held on Saturday, August 13 at the First United Methodist Church in Cookeville. The group will have their annual Coffee Talk with the Judges on September 12 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Law Office of Rocco & Griffin in Sparta. For more information about the group, please contact President Russell C. Tribble or Secretary Ruth Bunn. Follow news from the group on Facebook.
 
Williamson County Bar Association YLD – The WCBA YLD will have its next get together on Saturday, August 20 at 1 p.m. at Arrington Vineyards. People are invited to bring their families, and appetizers and wine will be provided. For information about the group contact President Jason Talley, (615) 591-4002 or follow news from the group on Facebook.
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Renew Your TBA Membership This Weekend

The 2016-2017 bar year began on July 1, so after July 31, those who have not renewed their TBA memberships will lose their member benefits, including receiving TBAToday and this newsletter, E-DICT. Members who have not yet renewed are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Visit the TBA website to renew your membership online today.
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