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YLD Disaster Relief Committee Calls for Volunteers to Respond to Wildfires

Following devastating wildfires in the Smoky Mountains and the call from the TBA and other legal groups to offer assistance to victims, the TBA Young Lawyers Division has activated its Disaster Relief Committee and is requesting all hands on deck.
 
The YLD will be assisting the legal effort through volunteer recruitment, as many attorneys will be needed. Volunteers statewide can respond to calls on the HELP4TN helpline or the TN Free Legal Answers website, and volunteers in East Tennessee are needed for expected in-person clinics.
 
However, not all legal help is needed right now. Some victims might not be able to assess their damages for weeks or months. So we are putting the call out now, in order to create a database of attorneys who are available to help in person or via the helpline or website.
 
Please see the official release on the TBA website for more, and share this information among your networks. 
 
 
If you would like to help get the word out for the victims, please share this flyer.
 
If you have quesions, please contact Disaster Relief co-chairs Holly Mancl or I'Ashea Myles-Dihigo.
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Expungement Clinic Planned for Memphis

Building on the success of expungement clinics in Nashville, Memphis lawyers Amber Floyd and Dean DeCandia are organizing an expungement clinic and resource fair in their city on Dec. 10. The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Healing Center Full Gospel Baptist Church, 3900 Tchulahoma Rd. Representatives from the General Sessions Criminal Court and clerk’s office will be on hand to facilitate the process. Volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students are needed to assist clients with paperwork. Those interested in volunteering are invited to a training session on Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the church. For more information contact Floyd, 901-537-1054, or DeCandia, 901-378-0203.

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TBA Activates Disaster Legal Assistance for Wildfires

In response to the wildfire disasters in Gatlinburg and Sevier County, the TBA is partnering with the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS), Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) and the Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission to help those affected with their legal needs. Attorneys who want to help can access training resources and other materials on the TBA's Disaster Legal Assistance page. Legal clinics and outreach related to losses from the fires are anticipated and volunteers will be needed. For more information or to volunteer in the area, contact Kathryn Ellis at Legal Aid of East Tennessee. Those who are not in the area but still want to help can volunteer to answer online questions at TN Free Legal Answers or respond to calls on the HELP4TN helpline. The TBA's Young Lawyers Division Disaster Relief Committee has also been activated and will be assisting with volunteer recruitment and coordination efforts. To volunteer, complete the Disaster Legal Assistance Volunteer Form. If you know someone in need of legal assistance, please have them call the legal helpline at 844-HELP4TN, or visit help4tn.org.

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YLD Invited Guest News for November 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. Here are those organizations.
 
Association for Women Attorneys (AWA) – The AWA recently had its New Attorney Welcome and Membership Social for new attorneys that have passed the bar. The group will be having a judicial reception on December 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 571 S Belvedere Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee, 38104. The group’s annual banquet will be held on January 17, 2017 at the Tower Room in Memphis.
 
For more information about the AWA, or if you have any questions, please visit our website at www.awamemphis.org, reach out to us at memphisawa@gmail.com or contact Megan Warden, (901) 848-8725.
 
East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (ETLAW) – On November 7, ETLAW held its annual Supreme Court Luncheon at the Foundry. Over 125 judges, attorneys and guests attended the event honoring the Tennessee Supreme Court Justices. Also at the event, Wynne du Mariau Caffey Knight was presented with ETLAW’s highest award, the Spirit of Justice Award.
 
Please join us on Wednesday, December 14 at 12 pm for ETLAW’s Annual Meeting and YWCA Toiletry Drive at the Foundry. The cost of an individual ticket is $35 and can be purchased here:  ETLAW's Annual Meeting & Toiletry Drive Event.  At the event, ETLAW packs “welcome bags” for the women entering YWCA housing. Each welcome bag contains shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, razors, soap and other toiletries. You can sign up to bring toiletry items using the registration link above. You can also make a monetary donation. If you do so, please e-mail ETLAW President Catherine Anglin noting the amount and send the check, made payable to “ETLAW,”  to Heather Ferguson at 900 S. Gay Street, Suite 1400, Knoxville, TN 37902.
 
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 – For information about the group and its activities, contact Ariel Anthony, (432) 755-2661.
 
Southeast Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women (SETLAW) – SETLAW will be hosting its annual Christmas party on December 8.
 
For more information about SETLAW, 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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Disaster Relief for Gatlinburg and Sevier County Wildfires

In response to the wildfire disasters that have occurred in Gatlinburg and Sevier County, the TBA is partnering with the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) and Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) to help those affected with their legal needs. Attorneys who want to help can access training resources and other materials on the TBA's Disaster Relief Assistance page. Legal clinics and outreach related to losses from the fire are anticipated and volunteers will be needed. For more information or to volunteer in the area, contact Jane Morris at Legal Aid of East Tennessee. Those who are not in the area but still want to help can volunteer to answer online questions at TN Free Legal Answers or respond to calls on the HELP4TN helpline. The TBA's Young Lawyers Division Disaster Relief Committee has been activated and will be assisting with volunteer recruitment and coordination efforts. To volunteer, complete the Disaster Legal Assistance Volunteer Form. If you know someone in need of legal assistance, they can call the legal helpline at 844-HELP4TN, or visit help4tn.org.
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Submit Your Nominations for 2017 CASA Volunteer of the Year

The YLD Children’s Issues Committee is accepting nominations from Tennessee CASA agencies for the 2016 CASA Volunteer of the Year Award but the deadline is coming up fast! All applications must be submitted by Dec. 15.

Please encourage your local CASA directors to nominate a hard-working volunteer for this statewide recognition! The winner, as well as the executive director of the agency where the volunteer works, will be recognized at the YLD Winter Board Meeting in Nashville in January. Contact committee chair Cherrelle Hooper for more information. Get an application form and instructions online here.

Don't know how to reach your CASA representative? Find a list of CASA offices across the state.

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YLD Affiliate News for November 2016

American Bar Association YLD – The Tennessee Bar Association YLD was well represented at the ABA YLD’s Fall Conference in Detroit. The next ABA event will be the group’s ABA Midyear Meeting in Miami on February 5-7, 2017. More information on that meeting can be found here.
 
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 hosted a fundraiser to purchase stuffed animals for CASA to distribute to children who are removed from their home. The Chattanooga YLD hosted its first Expungement Clinic earlier this month and served over 50 individuals.  The group will be hosting its annual Christmas Party at the Walden Club on December 8. 
 
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 – 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 recently hosted a Welcome Reception for New Bar Admittees.
 
Mark your calendar to attend the December 7 Knoxville Barristers meeting, elections and holiday party. We’ll be electing Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer and two At-Large Executive Committee seats. Even if you can’t stay for the whole party, make sure to drop in. If you intend to vote, please make certain to arrive before 5:15 p.m.  Nominees include: Vice President: Mitchell Painter; Secretary/Treasurer: Mikel Towe; Members-at-Large: Daniel Ellis, Sarah Watson.  Samantha Parris will become Barristers President at the end of the meeting.
 
Check out the Barristers online or on Facebook, or contact Mitchell Painter 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 –  On November 10, 2016, the Memphis YLD held their annual election at Central BBQ.  Judge Jerry Stokes won the 2016 Chancellor Charles A. Rond Memorial Award, and a new YLD board was elected.  The 2017 YLD board will consist of President, Adam Johnson; Vice President, Mary Wu; Board Members Greg Allen, Josh Baker, Natalie Bursi, Sam Fargotstein, Julia Kavanagh, Jonathan Lindsey, Shayla Purifoy, Monica Rejaei, and Sarah Pazar Williams.  For more information about the MBA YLD, or if you would like to get involved with the MBA YLD, please contact President Adam Johnson or visit the group’s Facebook page.
 
Montgomery County Bar Association YLD – For information about the Montgomery County YLD contact Jamie Durrett or Justin Sensing, (931) 552-5670.
 
Nashville Bar Association YLD –  The group’s Holiday party will be held on December 9 at Santa’s Pub beginning at 5:30 p.m.  There will be prizes for the best “get-up” outfit. 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 – 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’s next meeting is Nov. 10 at the Boathouse in Franklin beginning at 5:15 p.m. The first round of drinks and appetizers 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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TBA YLD Co-Sponsors Shelby County Law Day

 

Members of the TBA YLD recently helped organize an event with over 60 high school students in Shelby County.  The students had the opportunity to observe a motion docket, interact with judges, tour the University of Memphis law school, take a Trial Ad class, and participate in a truly inspiring law student panel discussion. Students also received swag bags with various items, including TBA flash drives.

 

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2017 Mock Trial Case Released

The case for the 2017 Tennessee State High School Mock Trial Competition was released this month by the TBA Young Lawyers Division’s Mock Trial Committee. 

This year’s problem is a criminal case, involving the death of a patient at a nursing home facility and a standout high school student employed there. This year’s state competition will take place March 17-18 at the Metro Courthouse in Downtown Nashville. The winning team will get a chance to take part in the National High School Mock Trial competition in Hartford, Connecticut, in May.

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Wills for Heroes Clinics (as of 11/30/16)

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.


 
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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Tennessee Waltz Defendants Get Rights Restored

Three former elected officials made infamous for their involvement in the Tennessee Waltz corruption sting have had their rights restored, the Tennessean reports. Former state senators John Ford and Roscoe Dixon and former Shelby County Commissioner Michael Hooks Sr. all served federal prison time, but have received orders from two judges that restored their rights as citizens. Dixon and Hooks participated in a press conference Monday to discuss the challenges of becoming full citizens again and to encourage others to seek restoration of their rights. The men may vote, serve on a jury and obtain professional licenses, but may not hold public office or own a gun. The FBI’s undercover operation “Tennessee Waltz” ensnared 12 legislators, lobbyists and local officials across the state.

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TBA YLD Releases 2017 Mock Trial Case

The case for the 2017 Tennessee State High School Mock Trial Competition was released today by the TBA Young Lawyers Division’s Mock Trial Committee. This year’s problem is a criminal case, involving the death of a patient at a nursing home facility and a standout high school student employed there. This year’s state competition will take place March 17-18 at the Metro Courthouse in Downtown Nashville. The winning team will get a chance to take part in the National High School Mock Trial competition in Hartford, Connecticut, in May.

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Nashville Expungement Clinic Scheduled for Saturday

The Music City Community Court Expungement Clinic and Indigency Docket has seen a tremendous community response in Nashville as hundreds of people have obtained non-conviction expungements and important information regarding conviction expungements. The next clinic is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 916 16th Ave. S. Those interested in volunteering should contact Amber Floyd, 901-537-1054.

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New Lawyers Welcomed to Practice at Nashville Events

About 200 newly admitted attorneys and their families celebrated their admission to the practice of law in Tennessee today at a TBA luncheon and open house. The event took place between morning and  afternoon admissions ceremonies at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. Other ceremonies took place this past week in Knoxville, Jackson and Memphis. See photos from the ceremonies and open house.

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Events Welcome Tennessee's Newest Lawyers

Fall admission ceremonies in Tennessee wrap up with two events tomorrow in Nashville, and the Tennessee Bar Association will welcome the state's newest lawyers with an open house and luncheon at the Tennessee Bar Center. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., between the morning and afternoon swearing in ceremonies. Next week, the Nashville Bar Association will celebrate new bar admittees with a reception Nov. 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room of the Birch Building.

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Apply Now for Law Student Leadership Program

Applications are being accepted now through Dec. 16 for the 2017 class of the Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI), the TBA Young Lawyers Division's six-month training and development program for law students. Now in its seventh year, the DLI is designed to develop skills to succeed as an attorney, empower students to contribute to the legal community, match students to mentors in a variety of practice areas, and build relationships among students of diverse backgrounds. Interested applicants must be enrolled in a Tennessee law school, be in their second, third or fourth year of study, and be a TBA law student member.

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Women’s Law Group Hosts Supreme Court Justices

East Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women (ETLAW) will host its Annual Supreme Court Luncheon on Monday. The event will take place at noon at The Foundry, 747 Worlds Fair Park Dr. Tickets are $35 or $15 for new admittees. Tables of eight and 10 are also available. The luncheon follows the swearing-in ceremony for new lawyers in Knoxville. For more information, contact ETLAW President-Elect Alyssa Y. Minge, 865-342-4916.

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Nashville Community Court Serving Hundreds

Davidson County General Sessions Judge Rachel Bell has taken the lead on the General Sessions Music City Community Court, which is focused on working on preventive and diversionary justice. The concept of the program is to offer court services in various locations around Nashville and Davidson County. In October, the court held two Saturday sessions. Offerings included a Community Service Docket; Pro Se Indigency Docket, which served more than 100; and an Expungement Clinic, which reviewed 500 criminal records, Nashville Pride reports. The next Indigency Docket and Expungement Clinic will be held Nov. 19 at the Boys & Girls Club on 16th Avenue. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and will be limited to the first 100 persons to register. The clinic will begin at 10 a.m.

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Legal Staffing Group Releases 2017 Salary Guide

The legal staffing company Special Counsel has released its 2017 Salary Guide. The publication includes detailed job descriptions, salary data, industry trends and insights on attracting, hiring and retaining talent. The group predicts that with an improved economy, firms are having to compete for a dwindling pool of skilled talent and associate salaries will begin to rise. “The legal industry finds itself in a period of dynamic change, which is creating new opportunities within corporate legal departments and law firms alike."

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New Attorneys to Be Sworn In Across Tennessee

The Tennessee Supreme Court will be traveling across the state over the next 10 days to swear in some of Tennessee’s newest attorneys. 
 
More than 450 people passed the July 2016 bar exam and hundreds of them choose to be sworn in to the practice of law by the Tennessee Supreme Court. 
 
The TBA YLD will be sending volunteers to all of the ceremonies to greet and assist the new attorneys. We still need volunteers for the Nashville event on Nov. 8. Those who can participate should contact Kathy Prescott.

The schedule is as follows: 

 
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m.
Supreme Court Building
#6 Highway 45 By-Pass
Jackson, TN 38301 
 
Thursday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.
Memphis City Hall — Council Chambers
125 N Main St.
Memphis, Tennessee 38103 
 
Monday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m.
Main Assembly Room, City/County Building
400 Main St.
Knoxville, TN 37902 
 
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
War Memorial Auditorium
301 6th Ave N.,
Nashville, TN 37243 
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TBA YLD Assists Music City Community Courts

The TBA YLD once again participated as a community partner for a very successful expungement clinic on Oct. 1 in Nashville through the Music City Community Courts program, led by Judge Rachel Bell. TBA YLD Diversity Committee Chair Amber Floyd helped organize the event and recruit young lawyer volunteers. Read more here

The next Saturday clinic will be hosted by Nehemiah Missionary Baptist Church at the Boys & Girls Club located at 916 16th Ave. N, Nashville, 37208 on Nov. 19.

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YLD Invited Guest News for October 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) – On November 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) – At ETLAW’s monthly meeting on Oct. 19, Melanie D. Wilson, Dean of the University of Tennessee College of Law spoke about Miranda v. Arizona and the history both before and after the decision.
 
On Oct. 20, ETLAW supported the UT College of Law’s Law Women’s 12th Annual Chili Cook-off benefiting the YWCA Knoxville. ETLAW won third place with its Spicy Sweet Corn and Venison Tenderloin chili.
 
On Oct. 22, approximately 23 ETLAW and UT Law Women members, family and friends joined together to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Knoxville. ETLAW’s race shirt (provided to all team members) won the T-shirt competition.
 
ETLAW will be hosting its Annual Supreme Court Luncheon on Nov. 7 at noon at The Foundry in Knoxville. All are welcome to attend. The cost of an individual ticket is $35 and New Admittees can attend for only $15. The luncheon follows the swearing-in ceremony in Knoxville that morning. Should you have questions, please contact Alyssa Y. Minge, ETLAW President-Elect, at alyssa.minge@leitnerfirm.com or at (865) 342-4916.
 
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 – The Lawyers Association for Women – Marion Griffin Chapter will host its Annual New Admittees’ Breakfast on Nov. 8 at Music City Center, 201 5th Avenue South, in the Davidson Ballroom. The New Admittees' Breakfast has been a signature event in the Nashville legal community for 40 almost years. The event is attended by more than 300 new admittees, judges, local bar dignitaries and attorneys. This year we are excited that Metropolitan Davidson County Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway is the keynote speaker. Judge Calloway was elected Judge of the Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County Juvenile Court in August 2014. Prior to becoming Judge, she served as Juvenile Court Magistrate for 10 years. Judge Calloway is active in many organizations that advocate for students in the Metro Nashville Public Schools. She serves on the state-wide Advisory Board of Tennessee Voices for Victims and is a member of local bar associations. Click here to register.
 
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 recently held its first Annual Chattanooga Law Leadership Academy for high school students to introduce them to the practice of law. The 2-day academy consisted of local high students interested in pursuing a legal career in the 10th-12th grades and occurred during the students’ fall break. The students interacted with Judge Christie Sell, Judge Don Poole and County Attorney Rheubin Taylor. The students participated in a mock mediation, a mock trial, field trips to the courthouse and programing from local attorneys in various areas of the law. The academy was a great success, as led by TBA YLD member Ariel Anthony.
 
For information about the group and its activities, contact Ariel Anthony, (432) 755-2661.
 
Southeast Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women (SETLAW) – SETLAW will be hosting its annual Christmas party on December 8.
 
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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Help Improve the TBA by Completing Our Communications Survey

How do you communicate with your clients and your colleagues? What methods of social media do you use, and how do you integrate that with your practice? You can sound off on these topics and more, and help the TBA serve you better!

Make sure your voice is heard by taking part in the TBA Members’ Survey on Communications being conducted right now by Yacoubian Research. If you have not yet completed the survey, you should have received a reminder email last week. Please follow the link in that email and complete the questionnaire. The TBA needs your help identifying the communications needs and practices of Tennessee lawyers so we can continue to improve our methods of communicating with you. If you have started the survey, but not completed it, please take a few minutes to answer the remaining questions. The deadline for participation is Nov. 4. 

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YLD Affiliate News for October 2016

American Bar Association YLD – The Tennessee Bar Association YLD was well represented at the ABA YLD’s Fall Conference in Detroit. The next ABA event will be the group’s ABA Midyear Meeting in Miami on February 5-7, 2017. More information on that meeting can be found here.
 
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 hosted a fundraiser to purchase stuffed animals for CASA to distribute to children who are removed from their home. The Chattanooga YLD will be having an expungement clinic Nov. 12 at the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga located at 730 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, 37403. 
 
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 – 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 host a reception to welcome new bar admittees on Nov. 7 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Calhoun's on the River, 400 Neyland Drive. Register by Nov. 4 here. They are also hosting a canned food drive from Nov. 7 - 21 to benefit Second Harvest. Those with questions should contact Courtney Houpt or Kourtney Hennard.
 
The group is currently seeking Barristers to serve as Officers in 2017.  The following officers for the 2017 bar year are open for nomination: Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, and two (2) At-Large Executive Committee Seats. Please notify Lacey Dillon by Nov. 4 if you would like to nominate someone or are interested in running for a Barristers office. Please note that the person elected Vice-President in December will automatically become the Barristers President for the 2018 bar year. Candidates must be current KBA members.
 
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 –  Join the Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division for its Annual Meeting and Elections on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Central Barbecue (downtown location). Come cast your vote for YLD Vice President/President-Elect, Board of Directors and Outstanding Judge of the Year. Voting will close at 6:30 pm. Before the night is over, the gavel will be passed and the results of the election will be announced. The group is also currently accepting votes for the Charles A. Rond Award.
 
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 – 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 Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association had its 13th local swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 25th. The group had a great turnout and swore-in 5 new attorneys with ties to the Upper Cumberland area. The UCYLA usually tries to meet on the first Thursday of each month. 
 
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’s next meeting is Nov. 10 at the Boathouse in Franklin beginning at 5:15 p.m. The first round of drinks and appetizers 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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Mock Trial Coaches Needed in Shelby County

Two high schools — Craigmont High School and Collierville High School (both in Shelby County) — are seeking attorney volunteer coaches for their mock trial teams. Even a few hours of consultation would be helpful to these students and they would appreciate the guidance. Coaches are needed immediately. Attorneys will work alongside a faculty advisor from the school, who would handle administrative duties for the team. Please contact YLD Mock Trial Committee Chair Kristen Corn or TBA staff member Katharine Heriges if you can help.
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