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Save the Date - Mock Trial 2017 and Beyond

Mark your calendars - dates for the next three Tennessee State High School Mock Trial competitions have been decided. 

• March 17-18, 2017

• March 23-24, 2018

• March 22-23, 2019

The 2017 problem is expected to be released in late fall this year, with local qualifying competitions taking place in January and February 2017. Anyone interested in becoming a Mock Trial District Representative should contact Mock Trial Committee Chair Kristen Corn for more information.

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NALS to Host TJC Silent Auction Benefit

The NALS Nashville Chapter will host a silent auction benefit for the Tennessee Justice Center on Aug. 17 at Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis. The reception will feature prizes including VIP concert tickets, Nashville Predators gear and more, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitted the TJC. More information, including how to become a sponsor, can be found on the TJC website.

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New Patent Pro Bono Program Begins Matching Attorneys

The Legal Assistance Volunteers for Patent Applicants (LAVPA) program has begun matching attorneys with inventors to assist in completing patent applications. Online applications from inventors are being received, and attorney volunteers are signing up, through online forms found on the TBA.org website.

Future volunteer recruiting and events are planned for Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis. Volunteer attorneys are in demand and vital to the success of the program. Those interested in volunteering to process patent applications may sign up through the TBA.org website. To find other ways you or your firm can support the program, contact LAVPA Coordinator J. Scott “Skip” Rudsenske, (615) 277-3207.

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Volunteers Needed for Nashville Expungement Clinic

Following the Diversity Leadership Institute and Young Lawyer Division’s involvement with a very successful expungement clinic in Nashville, General Sessions Judge Rachel Bell is again seeking volunteers for a similar event on August 6. The clinic will take place that the New Covenant Christian Church in Nashville from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. June’s clinic served more than 100 clients, so TBA members are encouraged to spread the word and volunteer. Anyone interested should contact YLD Diversity Committee Chair Amber Floyd.
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Indigent Representation Task Force Adds Williamson Date

The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Indigent Representation Task Force was scheduled to wrap up its listening tour in Nashville next week but has added an additional session in Franklin on Aug. 11. While speaking slots for the Nashville session are full, area lawyers are invited to attend the Williamson County hearing, which will take place 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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TALS Names 2016 Access to Justice Award Recipients

The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) today named its 2016 Access to Justice Award honorees. The Janice M. Holder Award will go to Jim Barry and Sharon Ryan of International Paper in Memphis. The B. Riney Green Award will go to Craig Barnes of Memphis Area Legal Services and Russell Fowler of Legal Aid of East Tennessee in Chattanooga. And the New Advocate of the Year Award will go to Zachary Oswald with the Nashville office of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. Learn more about the award recipients and make plans to join colleagues at the Equal Justice Conference on Aug. 31 for the award ceremony.

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Learn More, Speak Up About Indigent Defense Rates

Lawyers interested in learning more about the work of the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Indigent Representation Task Force, which has been conducting listening tours across the state, are invited to join a conference call with TBA Public Policy Coordinator Brenda Gadd this Friday at noon Central Daylight Time. To join the call dial 855-795-9620 and enter passcode 5582234161.

A week later, on July 29, the task force will be at the Nashville School of Law, 4013 Armory Oaks Dr., Nashville 37204 for its final forum. The event will take place in Room 200 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sign up here to share your experience with indigent representation and why an increase in the compensation rate is needed.

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6 Nashville Lawyers Vying for Emerging Leader Awards

The Nashville Chamber of Commerce has named the finalists for its 2016 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards. Casey Summar with the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville was nominated in the Arts, Entertainment & Music Business category. Five lawyers were named as finalists in the Legal Services category. They are: Sarah Hannah, Bradley; Ryan Holt, Sherrard & Roe; Gabe Roberts, Bureau of TennCare; Joshua Rosenblatt, Blackline Payments Advisors; and Elizabeth Tipping, Neal & Harwell. The chamber will honor all finalists with an event Aug. 4 at the Collins Alumni Auditorium on the campus of Lipscomb University. Learn more or buy tickets.

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YLD Invited Guest News for June 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 recently held a successful golf tournament will with the proceeds benefiting three charitable organizations.
 
For more information about the AWA, contact Megan Warden, (901) 848-8725.
 
East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (ETLAW) – Join ETLAW Wednesday, July 20, 12 – 1:30 p.m. at the downtown Knoxville YWCA for ETLAW’s Monthly Meeting. Guest speaker Senator Doug Overby will provide his annual Legislative Update. Lunch will be available at a cost of $10. Register at www.etlawtn.org.
 
Also, plan to join us on July 28, 2016 for a relaxing summer social at Odyssey Pedispa in Knoxville. Contact ETLAW President Catherine Anglin to RSVP and for more information.
 
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, click on “Join this team” and go through the registration steps. Include your email address for updates and messages from the Team Captain, Wynne Caffey. If the team’s registration link does not work, go to www.komenknoxville.org, then 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 recently held a successful Happy Hour which was well attended by lawyers and judges last week to welcome all summer interns. The chapter 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 will be participating in a Habitat for Humanity Build this Saturday, June 4.  SETLAW will have its next happy hour event tonight, June 30, at Matilda Midnight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and summer clerks are welcome to come!  Please join SETLAW for a lunch and learn meeting to discuss Intellectual Property law on July 14.  This year’s Lioness of the Bar event will be held on August 11, 2016 with more details to come.
 
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) – TLAW recently held its Annual Meeting and Breakfast on June 17 in Nashville. TLAW is currently seeking committee members and chairs for committees. The CLE Committee is seeking a chair which is responsible for organizing continuing legal education courses, preparing the evaluations, and submitting CLE forms for credit to the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Generally, there are at least two CLEs during the year in addition to the TLAW Convention. The Annual Meeting Committee is seeking a chair which is responsible for organizing the annual TLAW meeting held during the convention in June each year. The committee arranges the TLAW breakfast, coordinates events, prepares and invites the judiciary and other dignitaries, and assists with arranging gifts for speakers. The committee is also responsible for the annual meeting budget and arranging sponsorships for the annual meeting. The Standing committees are also seeking committee members. For more information and registration, visit www.tlaw.org.
 
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 June 2016

American Bar Association YLD – 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 – The Blount County Bar YLD recently held its monthly meeting elected new officers for the year.  The group’s new President is Stephanie Jernigan, Vice-President/Secretary is John Chavis, and the Hand of the President/Immediate Past President is Nick Black. For more information contact Stephanie Jernigan, (865) 523-7731.
 
Chattanooga Bar Association YLD – The Chattanooga Bar Association YLD 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 July 21 at 5 p.m. at the Camp House in support of Pro Bono Night, which honors Legal Aid of East Tennessee, and all lawyers are encouraged to attend Pro Bono Night at Bessie Smith Hall after the social.
 
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 first Grandparents as Parents Legal Clinic, led by Deb House of Legal Aid of East Tennessee, was a success with many Barristers volunteering. Tentatively, the goal is to hold this clinic four times a year with support from Barrister’s volunteers.
 
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 spring, including our annual high school mock trial tournament, lawyer’s basketball league and some fantastic CLE’s (including a strong panel discussion of Netflix’s “Making A Murderer”). Shifting gears to the summer calendar, the MBA YLD is working on some exciting events. The YLD will be enjoying "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.
 
The MBA YLD will also be partnering with the Memphis Area Legal Services’ Young Lawyers Committee for the Campaign for Justice to host a charity bowling night at Billy Hardwick in Memphis on July 28. 
 
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. 
 
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 – Sunny Sandos will be President of NETYLA for the 2016-2017 year.  The board currently has vacancies, so if you are a young lawyer in Sullivan County, Washington County, Johnson County, Carter County, Unicoi County, Greene County, Hamblen County, Hawkins County or Hancock County and want to become more involved, please contact Sunny Sandos, (423) 439-4641. Follow news from the group on Facebook.
 
Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association – The UCYLA will hold its next meeting on Thursday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Spankies in Cookeville. 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 meeting and host a Happy Hour at the Boathouse in downtown Franklin beginning at 5:00 pm on July 12. For information about the group contact President Jason Talley, (615) 591-4002 or follow news from the group on Facebook.
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YLD Holds Annual Meeting, Mancl Assumes Office at TBA Convention

YLD President-Elect Rachel Mancl took over the office of President at the annual TBA Convention, during which she was passed the official gavel of the presidency and held her second round of board meetings on June 18. Her first meetings were held during the YLD's spring planning session in April.

The YLD held its annual meeting on June 17, which all young lawyer members of the TBA were invited to attend. At the meeting, offices that were pending appointment were approved by those present. Then-President Rachel Moses presided over the meeting, which also featured a vote over a proposed bylaw amendedment. The amendment, which would allow changes to the way bylaws can be amended in the future, passed.

In addition to Mancl taking office as President, Ahsaki Baptist assumed the office of President-Elect, Christian Barker officially became the Vice President and Josh Dougan took over as the new Secretary. Ashley Holliday will remain as Treasurer for another year, and Moses will move on to be the Immediate Past President.

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TBA YLD Fellows Induct New Members

The TBA YLD Fellows held their annual meeting and inducted new members at the annual Fellows Dinner, held in conjunction with the TBA Convention. Bill Haltom was elected the new Treasurer, and Lisa Richter will move to take office as the new President.
 
The group inducted 10 new members. They are:
Katrina Arbogast, Great West Casualty Company, Knoxville
Kristal Boone, Boone Law, Brentwood
Jeff Cherry, Lowery, Lowery & Cherry, Lebanon
Garth Click, Click Law, Springfield
Marisa Combs, Five Points ICT, Nashville
Lisa Ramsey Cole, Lewis Thomason, Nashville
Sara Hall, St. Jude, Memphis
Ed Lanquist, Patterson PC, Nashville
David McDowell, Gearhiser Peters, Chattanooga
Nathan Shelby, Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, Nashville
 
This year, three honorary Fellows were named as well, noted for their for exemplary service. They are:
Stacey Shrader Joslin, former TBA YLD Director
Justice Roger Page, Tennessee Supreme Court
Dwight Tarwater, Governor's Office
 
Finally, the Fellows awarded its annual William M. Leech Jr. Public Service Award to Judge Pamela Reeves, longtime supporter of the TBA and the YLD, for her lifetime of service to the community and the profession.
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YLD, DLI Members Participate in Successful Clinic

On June 18, law students from the Diversity Leadership Institute took part in their annual public service project, which was to participate in an expungement clinic with Judge Rachel Bell in Madison. Members of the YLD board lended their hands to the effort as well. The clinic was an overhwhelming success, with DLI and YLD participants helping to serve more than 150 clients.
Judge Bell will be holding another expungement clinic on August 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Covenant Community Church in Nashville.  YLD members in the midstate area are encouraged to attend, and should contact Amber Floyd if they are interested.
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YLD Announces Annual Award Recipients

The TBA Young Lawyers Division held its annual board dinner in conjunction with the TBA Convention on June 17, at the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville.
 
Rachel Moses was on hand for her last task as TBA YLD President, which was to give out some well-deserved awards. Those included the Stars of the Quarter for the third and fourth quarters of the bar year. Recipients included Kristen Corn, Alex McVeagh, Will Hicky, Troy Weston, Ariel Anthony, Alicia Teubert and Judd Taback for the third quarter, and Bryce McKenzie, Holly Mancl, Ashley Holliday, Ben Conley, Lauren Curry, and Cherrelle Hooper for the fourth.
 
The Public Service Project Award went to Cole Rogers, for his successful clinic at the Madison Public Library during the YLD’s Access to Justice Legal Clinic Initiative. The President’s Special Recognition Award went to Christian Barker for exceptional service as Public Service Chair, Middle Tennessee Governor and Publications Committee Liaison during the 2015-2016 Bar Year. 
 
The President’s Award went to Amber Floyd and John Rice in recognition and grateful appreciation for tireless dedication to the improvement of the legal profession by promoting diversity and inclusion through the Diversity Committee.
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Final Indigent Representation Task Force Meeting Approaching

On Friday, July 29 at the Nashville School of Law, the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Indigent Representation Task Force will have its final meeting on its statewide listening tour starting at 8:30 a.m. CT. 

Sign up here to speak at the upcoming listening tour in Nashville. Just remember that while you will not be speaking on behalf of the Tennessee Bar Association, you will be speaking about your experience with indigent representation and the need for an increase to the compensation rate. If you would like to know more about what to expect and learn more about the Supreme Court’s Indigent Representation Task Force work, please plan to join public policy coordinator, Brenda Gadd, on a conference call at 12:00 p.m. CT on Friday, July 22 (Dial: 855-795-9620; Passcode: 5582234161).

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New Attorneys Sworn In June 14

Of the 193 attorneys who passed the Tennessee bar in February, 61 were sworn in during a ceremony on June 14 in Nashville. Then-TBA President Bill Harbison was on hand to help swear them in. As with the fall 2015 ceremony, new admitees were asked to take a photo and post it to social media using the hashtag #newTNattorney.
 
Following the ceremony, many new admittees and their guests proceeded to the Bar Center for a reception, during which they could mingle with TBA volunteers from the Young Lawyers Division.
 
 

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Legal Aid Society Forms Gilbert Family Fellowship

The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands announced this week that it has established the Gilbert Family Fellowship with a $100,000 gift from legal aid co-founder Harris A. Gilbert and his children. The fellowship will fund staff efforts to identify and resolve legal issues facing children and young adults in all 48 counties served. Attorneys to be designated as fellows are Paige Barbeauld, Clarksville; Sonya Bellafant, Columbia; Rachel Moses, Cookeville; Cherrelle Hooper, Gallatin; Aimee Luna, Murfreesboro; Kimberly deMent and Emma Sholl, Nashville; Theresa-Vay Smith, Oak Ridge; and Rae Anne Seay, Tullahoma. Vidhi Joshi, who focuses on helping low-income individuals with criminal records, will provide assistance to the fellows.

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Reminder: MALS Fundraiser Set for Tomorrow

The Young Lawyers Committee of the Campaign for Equal Justice is hosting its annual Kickoff Party tomorrow (June 29) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Rec Room, 3000 Broad Ave. in Memphis. Tickets are $15 for law students and $25 for others and include food, drinks games and entry to a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit Memphis Area Legal Services. The University of Memphis School of Law announced the event.

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Nominations for TALS Awards Due Friday

The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) is accepting nominations for its 2016 Access to Justice Awards through Friday. The Janice M. Holder Award recognizes an individual who has advanced the quality of justice statewide by ensuring that the legal system is open and available to all. The B. Riney Green Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated leadership in encouraging collaboration and inter-program cooperation to strengthen access to justice. And the New Advocate Award recognizes attorneys who have excelled in the first five years of working in public interest law. The awards will be presented Aug. 31 in conjunction with the 2016 Equal Justice University, which is hosted by TALS and co-sponsored by the TBA. Learn more or submit a nomination here.

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2016 Law Practice Conference for New Lawyers

The 2016 Law Practice Conference For New Lawyers on June 29 will offer advice on solo and small firm practice, best practices in billing and how to form successful client relationships. The course is scheduled from noon to 4:15 p.m. at the Tennessee Bar Center. The program, approved for four dual credits, will also be available in a live webcast.   

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TBA YLD Board Member Named to AILA Position

Brittany Thomas Faith, of the law firm of Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison, P.C., has been elected by her peers as Secretary of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Mid-South Chapter and as a member of the Association’s Executive Committee.  She looks forward to serving in this important capacity.

Faith will also serve on the TBA YLD board as the incoming public service committe co-chair.

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YLD Affiliate News for May 2016

American Bar Association YLD – Nashville lawyer and ABA representative Matt Potempa was recently honored as “Best of the Bar" by the Nashville Business Journal.
 
Recognize your affiliate’s service to the bar and to the public in Awards of Achievement. Applications are due June 15. 

Take a look at the ABA YLD’s Past Initiatives for ideas on implementing a project for your affiliate.

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. To get involved contact Nashville lawyer Matt Potempa, (615) 810-8438, for more information.

Blount County Bar Association YLD – The Blount County Bar YLD recently held an its monthly meeting and had executive committee elections. For more information contact President Nick Black, (865) 238-0665.
 
Chattanooga Bar Association YLD –The Chattanooga Bar Association YLD continues to have monthly social happy hours with the next one tentatively scheduled for June 22 at the Spring Hill Marriott. The YLD will continue its quarterly Coffee Talks with local judges throughout this upcoming year with the next one tentatively scheduled for June 9 at 7:30 a.m. with our local Circuit Court judges.
 
The group recently had a successful Access to Justice pro bono legal clinic.
 
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 need volunteers to serve food or sponsor. Sign up here
 
Law Week & School Outreach Committee: Thanks to all of the volunteers who participated in the Junior Judges presentations over the past month.  We appreciate you for making it a successful event.
 
This year’s Barristers Professional Clothing Drive was a smashing success, thanks to innumerable generous donors and the many hardworking volunteers who helped make the event possible. Truckloads of clothing were donated to the YWCA, the Connect Ministries Career Closet and Knox Area Rescue Ministries. Thank you all for your support of this wonderful cause!
 
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 Travis Jones, (931) 797-2344.
 
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 recently held a successful free legal advice clinic for seniors at the Robertson County Senior Citizens Center in Springfield.  For information about the Montgomery County YLD contact President 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 – Sunny Sandos will be President of NETYLA for the 2016-2017 year.  The board currently has vacancies, so if you are a young lawyer in Sullivan County, Washington County, Johnson County, Carter County, Unicoi County, Greene County, Hamblen County, Hawkins County or Hancock County and want to become more involved, please contact Sunny Sandos, (423) 439-4641. Follow news from the group on Facebook.
 
Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association – The UCYLA will hold its next meeting on Thursday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Spankies in Cookeville. For more information about the group, please contact President Russell C. Tribble.  Follow news from the group on Facebook.
 
Williamson County Bar Association YLD – The WCBA-YLD held its annual meeting earlier this month and elected the following officers for this coming year: Jason Talley was confirmed as the incoming President for this coming year, Kendall White was elected Secretary, Sam Cross was elected as a member-at-large, and Nathan Powers will continue to serve as social chair. The WCBA YLD will host a Happy Hour at the Boathouse in downtown Franklin beginning at 5 p.m. on June 9. For information about the group contact President Jason Talley, (615) 591-4002 or follow news from the group on Facebook.
 
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YLD Invited Guest News for May 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 will be having the Mary Wolff Memorial Golf Tournament to carry on the philanthropic legacy of one of its strongest members, Mary Wolff, who passed away on Christmas Eve 2015 after a battle with cancer. The Mary Wolff Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016, at The Links at Galloway (lunch served at noon, shotgun start at 1 p.m., four person scramble). The proceeds will benefit three charitable organizations: The First Tee of Memphis; The AWA Foundation Scholarship Fund; and the Women’s Foundation of Greater Memphis.  To register or for more information about this great event please contact Mary-Morgan Whitfield at 901.277.8120 or visit the website.
 
For more information about the AWA, contact Megan Warden, (901) 848-8725.
 
East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (ETLAW) – Just two days before the TBI publicized that 32 individuals in Knoxville had been arrested in a human trafficking operation, ETLAW’s monthly meeting featured a discussion on Human Trafficking Awareness in East Tennessee by Brooklyn Sawyers, Esq., an Assistant U.S. Attorney, FBI Special Agent Cynthia Deitle and Kate Trudell of the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking.
 
Because of the date conflict with the TBA convention, ETLAW will not be hosting a monthly meeting in June.  Please join us Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. at the downtown Knoxville YWCA with guest speaker Senator Doug Overby, who will provide his annual Legislative Update.  Lunch will be available at a cost of $10.  Register at www.etlawtn.org.
 
Finally, ETLAW plans to host 1-2 social events over the summer. Stay tuned for details.
 
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 having a Happy Hour to welcome all summer interns on June 21, 2016. The event will take place from 5 - 7 p.m. at Feed Co., located at 201 W. Main Street. Everyone is welcome, and please bring any summer associates.
 
For information about the group and its activities, contact Ariel Anthony, (432) 755-2661.
 
Southeast Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women (SETLAW) – SETLAW will be participating in a Habitat for Humanity Build this Saturday, June 4.  SETLAW will have its next happy hour event on June 30 at Matilda Midnight from 6 - 8 p.m. 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) – TLAW will offer special programming at the TBA Convention, including a Joint Cocktail Reception with TBA/TABL/ Stonewall Bar on Thursday, June 16, from 5 - 6 p.m. in the Plantation Lobby. Additionally, TLAW's Annual Meeting and Breakfast will take place on Friday, June 17, from 7 - 8:15 a.m. in the Belmont Room. For more information and registration, visit www.tlaw.org. 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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Still Time to Book for the 2016 TBA Annual Convention

It is not too late to join your colleagues June 15-18 in Nashville for the 2016 TBA Annual ConventionRegister by June 1 in order to get first tier discounted tickets, and by June 8 to get second tier discounted tickets. 
Registration includes free access to all TBA CLE programming, the Bench Bar Programming and Luncheon, Lawyers Luncheon, law school breakfasts, several receptions, the Thursday night dinner and entertainment at the George Jones Museum and the Friday night after party sponsored by the YLD and Leadership Law.
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Law Practice Conference for New Lawyers

 
Are you in your first few years of practicing law? Need to find your place in the practice of law? This program will help you explore solo practice, learn best practices in billing to meet client expectations and offer tips on beginning and ending the client relationship. Bonus materials will offer an overview of a variety of practice areas. These will give you a glance at a day in the life of each practice area. You will hear from seasoned lawyers and learn practice management tips for new lawyers.
 
This CLE will also be available in webcast form. For more information or to sign up, visit the TBA website.
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