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ABA YLD 2017 Fall Conference in Denver

The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2017 Fall Conference will be held in Denver this year from Oct. 5 - 7. You can find out more information on the ABA website.


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TBA YLD Continues to Host Successful Workshops and Clinics

The YLD was involved with several clinics and volunteer events this past month including Family Defense Workshops (Power of Attorney Clinics) and Expungement Clinics in Columbia and Wills for Heroes Clinics in Scott County. There will be several more clinics throughout the State coming this Fall.
 
If you are interested in volunteering or for more information, please contact Amber Floyd via email or phone at (901) 537-1054. Stay tuned for more opportunities to volunteer.
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TBA YLD Seeking Volunteers for Mock Interviews in Knoxville, Nashville

The TBA Young Lawyers Division Law School Outreach and Membership Committees are hosting statewide campus mock interviews and are seeking volunteers. Mock interviews will be held in Knoxville on Oct. 24 at the Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law, and in Nashville on Oct. 26 at Vanderbilt University Law School. The interviews will be one-on-one with students who register and will last 30 minutes. Volunteers should sign up for at least a two-hour shift. Those interested in assisting should contact Cole Rogers with contact information and desired time slot.
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Volunteers Needed For Wills For Heroes Clinic in Huntsville

The TBA Young Lawyers Division is seeking attorneys to volunteer at a Wills for Heroes legal clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Scott County Justice Center in Huntsville on Sept. 22. The clinic will provide free wills, powers of attorney and advance directives for Tennessee’s firefighters, law enforcement officers and other emergency responders. Please contact TBA YLD District 2 Representative Amanda Howard for more information or to volunteer.

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Volunteers Needed for Wills For Heroes Clinic

Huntsville Wills for Heroes Clinic

When: Friday, September 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Scott County Justice Center, 535 Scott High Drive, Huntsville, TN 37756

WE NEED YOU to assist us with drafting basic estate planning documents for our first responders, serving as witnesses to the documents, and/or notarizing the documents! Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Some of you may also be notaries. If you are a notary, we would love if you could bring your notary supplies with you as we may need you to serve in dual capacities!

Please let us know if you are able to volunteer. Thank you again for your service. We certainly could not do this without you! If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact TBA YLD District 2 Representative Amanda Howard at AHoward@RomerLane.com.

 

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Sumner County Law Group to Host Wills for Heroes Event

Heritage Law Group PLLC will host a Wills for Heroes workshop in Gallatin on Sept. 25 at the Sumner County Training Center, 1570 Cairo Road. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will also feature live music, food and local vendors. For more information, contact Jenna Hunter at jenna@heritagelawtn.com.
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Pro Bono Opportunities to Help Storm Victims in Texas

The Texas Supreme Court has issued an amended emergency order that permits out-of-state lawyers to practice Texas law temporarily. The order opens up opportunities for volunteer attorneys from across the country to provide pro bono support in Texas or remotely, by working with a “legal aid or pro bono program or a bar association that provides services to victims of Hurricane Harvey." The Tennessee Bar Association is working to support pro bono legal services needed in Texas in the wake of this disaster. One such remote opportunity is for Tennessee lawyers to volunteer with Texas Free Legal Answers to respond to pro bono client questions via email. Other opportunities are available through the State Bar of Texas.

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Wills for Heroes Clinics

Memphis Wills for Heroes Clinic

When: Saturday, November 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38111

WE NEED YOU to assist us with drafting basic estate planning documents for our first responders, serving as witnesses to the documents, and/or notarizing the documents! Volunteer for the morning shift from 8:45 a.m. until 1 p.m., the afternoon shift from 12:45 p.m. until 5 p.m., or stay all day. Light snacks and lunch will be provided.

Some of you may also be notaries. If you are a notary, we would love if you could bring your notary supplies with you as we may need you to serve in dual capacities!

Please let us know if you are able to volunteer and, if so, the shift(s) for which you are available. Thank you again for your service. We certainly could not do this without you! If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact me, your TBA YLD District 14 Representative (bpettes@glankler.com), or TBA YLD West Tennessee Governor, Chasity Sharp Grice (cgrice@pgmlawyers.com), for additional details.

Clarksville’s Wills for Heroes

When: Saturday, November 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Clarksville Police Department’s basement briefing room located at 135 Commerce Street.

More information to come soon. Those interested in volunteering can contact Jamie Durrett (jkdurrett@gmail.com)

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TBA YLD Wellness Committee Tip – An Introduction to Clean Eating by Dr. Jamie Hardy

You may be wondering, “What the heck is eating clean, and what does it have to do with me?” Clean eating is NOT a diet. It represents a lifestyle centered on eating foods in their most natural form. They are foods that have not been chemically modified during the manufacturing process. Simply put, clean eating means:

  • No processed foods
  • No junk foods
  • No fast foods
  • No frozen meals
  • No boxed meals
  • No canned meals

Clean eating is necessary because proper nutrition and optimal health are closely linked. It is nearly impossible to have one without the other. Here is a short list of the benefits of clean eating:

  • Promotes overall health
  • Provides safe and lasting weight loss and weight maintenance
  • Regulates your blood glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure
  • Improves your mood
  • Promotes more restful sleep
  • Reduces hunger and self-deprivation

Your health and quality of life depends on your DAILY lifestyle habits. There is evidence demonstrating that healthy eating coupled with physical activity maintains health and prevents or delays the onset of chronic diseases. Everything matters – your snacks, the type of beverages you drink, the foods you eat, the amount of exercise you get, and even the amount of sleep you get at night – they all impact your overall health. The way you eat directly impacts the way you look, how you feel, and most importantly, how you LIVE. The amazing thing is that with the right tools and a personal commitment, you can live a fabulous and fulfilled life.

Find more information on Dr. Jamie Hardy

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YLD Mock Interviews at Law Schools this Fall

Attorney Volunteers are needed to assist the YLD in conducting mock interviews of law students this Fall. Please save the dates and contact Cole Rogers to volunteer or to find out more information.

• Belmont University College of Law – October 13
• University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law – October 19
• Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law – October 24
• Vanderbilt University Law School – October 26

Stay tuned for additional information on other law schools.

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TBA YLD Represented at ABA YLD 2017 Annual Meeting in New York

 


TBA YLD representatives attended the 2017 ABA Annual Meeting in New York earlier this month. You can find out more about the new ABA President from the ABA website. 
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TBA YLD Continues to Host Successful Family Defense Workshops and Expungement Clinics

Volunteer Attorneys Needed for Upcoming Events

The YLD was involved with several clinics and volunteer events this past month including Family Defense Workshops (Power of Attorney Clinics) and Expungement Clinics in Memphis, Chattanooga, Henry County and throughout the state.

If you are interested in volunteering or for more information, please contact Amber Floyd via email or phone at (901) 537-1054.

Maury County POA Family Defense Clinic
• Date: Tuesday, September 12
• Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
• Location: Iglesia Una Esperanza Viva
2628 Pulaski Hwy,
Columbia, TN 38401

We need 8 to 10 attorneys to help volunteer for this event. For more information, contact Debbie Zimmerle.

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YLD Affiliate News for August 2017

American Bar Association YLD – 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 YLD continues to have monthly meetings and plans to have another event soon. 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 YLD recently had a successful Non-Conviction Expungement Clinic. For more information about the group contact President Brittany Faith, (423) 756-8400, or follow the group on Facebook.

Jackson Madison County Bar Association YLD –The Jackson Madison County Bar Association recently elected Christie Hopper as the group’s President. For more information about the group contact President Christie Hopper. Stay tuned for more information and 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. 

Everyone is invited to attend the Barristers’ monthly meetings, which are held on the second Wednesday of every month beginning at 5 p.m. at the Bistro by the Bijou (807 South Gay Street).  
 
This year’s charity golf tournament will take place at Holston Hills Country Club on October 30, with registration at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the Athletics Committee co-chairs, Luke Ihnen or Jeremey Goolsby.

There are many opportunities to get involved, so please contact Barristers President Samantha Parris or Vice President Mitchell Panter for more information. Check out the Barristers online or on Facebook.

Maury County Bar Association YLD – The group will be hosting a POA Family Defense Clinic on Tuesday, September 12 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Iglesia Una Esperanza Viva, 2628 Pulaski Hwy, Columbia, TN 38401. Volunteer attorneys are needed. For more information contact President Thomas Hutto, (931) 388-2822.

Memphis Bar Association YLD –  For the first time, the MBA YLD is forming a kickball team. Games will be played on Wednesdays at Willow Park starting September 6 and will go for 8 weeks. If you're interested in playing, please fill out this form and you'll be contacted with more details.

Please join us on September 22 at The Links at Galloway for the 2017 MBA YLD Golf Tournament. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. with the proceeds benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis. The cost is $80 per person or $300 per four person team. You can register and pay online. If you have any questions, please contact either Jonathan Lindsey or Greg Allen.

To congratulate those who recently completed the bar exam and recently joined the legal community, the MBA YLD in conjunction with Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz is hosting a reception on September 14 at 5:30 p.m. at 488 S. Mendenhall Road. New lawyers, young lawyers, and judges are welcome as food and adult refreshments will be served.

Nominations for the 2018 YLD Board of Directors are now being accepted. In order to be nominated, a lawyer must be an MBA Member in good standing who is under the age of 36 OR who has been in practice for less than three (3) years at the time of the YLD Annual Meeting and Elections scheduled for Thursday, November 9, 2017. All nominations must be submitted in writing to President Adam Johnson no later than September 15. Please contact Adam with any questions.

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 – Local lawyers will be participating in a Wills for Heroes Clinic on Saturday, November 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clarksville Police Department’s basement briefing room located at 135 Commerce Street, Clarksville. For information about the Montgomery County YLD contact Jamie Durrett.

Nashville Bar Association YLD –  The NBA YLD recently hosted its 5th Annual Brews for Backpacks where they collected more than 80 backpacks for Middle Tennessee's Children in Foster Care with the Department of Children's Services. 

For more information about the NBA YLD contact Lauren Paxton Roberts, or follow the group on Facebook.

Northeast Tennessee Young Lawyers Association –  For more information, please contact Caroline Ross Williams. Follow news from the group on Facebook.

Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association – UCYLA has a busy fall season ahead. The group hosted a successful Wills for Heroes Clinic on August 12. They will have their Coffee Talks with local judges in September and will be hosting a Know Your Rights presentation at Tennessee Tech University in September.  For more information about the group, please contact President Gordon Byars. Follow news from the group on Facebook.

Williamson County Bar Association YLD –   For information about the group contact President Kendall White or follow news from the group on Facebook.

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YLD Invited Guest News for August 2017

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 Association for Woman Attorneys has several exciting events coming up this fall.  The group will be discussing Employment Law issues on Sept. 28 at the A Step Ahead Foundation. The group will be participating in a "Women in Law and Leadership Conference" on Oct. 13.  Please contact Eileen Kuo if you are interested or have questions for these events.  
 
Save the Date for our annual golf tournament, the "Mary Wolff Memorial Golf Tournament," which will be held on Oct. 20 at The Links at Galloway with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.  There will be great prizes, so everyone should attend.  Please contact Lisa Gill for questions or sponsorship inquiries.  Finally, the AWA’s annual Judicial Reception will be held on December 5, 2017.  Please contact Ashley Martin for more details.
 
For more information about the AWA, or if you have any questions, please email us or contact Meagan Jones.
 
East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (ETLAW) –The group met with Representative Andrew Farmer to discuss the General Assembly’s last session in July. For more information about the group, contact Heather Ferguson or visit etlawtn.org.
 
Lawyers Association for Women, Anne Schneider Chapter – For information about the group and its activities, contact Terica Smith Anderson, 731-423-5805.
 
Lawyers Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter –   For information about the group and its activities, contact Maria Campbell.
 
National Bar Association, Ballard Taylor Chapter For information about the group and its activities, contact Taylor Eskridge.
 
National Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter – For more information about the National Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter, please contact Latanyia Walker.
 
National Bar Association, Napier Looby Chapter – For information about the group and its activities, contact David Jones.
 
National Bar Association, S.L. Hutchins Chapter – The NBA S.L. Hutchins is planning its 2nd annual Law Camp to introduce diverse high school students to the legal profession. The camp will take place in October. If anyone is interest in assisting with the camp, please contact Ariel Anthony. 
 
For information about the group and its activities, contact Ariel Anthony, (432) 755-2661.
 
Southeast Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women (SETLAW) – Marcy Eason of Miller and Martin has been selected as SETLAW's 2017 Lioness of the Bar. Marcy Eason will be honored at the annual Lioness of the Bar event on Sept. 28 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  More details to come!
 
For more information about SETLAW, contact Lauren Sherrell, 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 Connie Chadwick.
 
Tennessee Stonewall Bar Association – For information about the group and its activities, contact Charles McLaurin.
 
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YLD Attorney Spotlight: Brandon D. Pettes

Brandon PettesThis year the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will be recognizing its outstanding members each month by featuring them in the TBA YLD Attorney Spotlight. For the month of August, the YLD is highlighting Brandon D. Pettes.

Brandon is currently an associate at the law firm of Glankler Brown in Memphis where he concentrates his practice in general civil litigation, business and commercial litigation, labor and employment law, and insurance defense. In addition to representing clients in litigation and providing general advice, Brandon also develops training materials and conducts training for businesses on compliance with various employment laws and regulations.

Brandon joined the TBA YLD Board this bar year and currently serves as the District 14 Representative. Although new to the Board, you wouldn’t know it by the tremendous amount of work Brandon has already accomplished this year including putting together multiple Family Defense Power of Attorney Clinics, assisting with Expungement Clinics, and planning Wills for Heroes Clinics. There’s no doubt Brandon will be a great asset to the YLD and has a bright future ahead of him.

Brandon grew up in Memphis and graduated from White Station High School. Upon graduation, Brandon entered Dartmouth College, and after two years he transferred to the University of Memphis to obtain his undergraduate degree in History before going off to the University of Tennessee College of Law. Brandon received many awards in school and was honored to be chosen by his peers to be the commencement speaker for the UT Law Class of 2012’s graduation ceremony. Since beginning his practice in 2012, Brandon has been involved in various professional and civic organizations such as being on the Board of Directors for the Neighborhood Christian Center.

On a personal note, Brandon is married to his high school crush and fellow lawyer Jesyca Westbrook-Pettes. Brandon and Jesyca both graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law and currently reside in their hometown of Memphis with their 2 daughters, Gabrielle (age 13) and Addison (age 1).

Please send nominations for the September 2017 YLD Attorney Spotlight to Justin Faith of Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon PLLC.

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ABA Supporting Pro Bono Efforts for Harvey Survivors

American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass is calling for lawyers to volunteer for disaster response related to Hurricane Harvey. “The American Bar Association stands with those coping with the crisis in Texas and will do everything possible to mobilize lawyers in America to provide the pro bono assistance that is required to assist those who need our help.” Bass said that numerous ABA entities are already activated, including the Young Lawyers Division’s Disaster Legal Services Program, which is coordinating with FEMA to provide direct legal assistance to disaster survivors. To help coordinate response efforts, the ABA has established a Hurricane Harvey webpage to serve as a central information hub. The page provides information for disaster survivors, updates on pro bono opportunities and ways to donate to organizations seeking financial contributions.

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Nightfall at the Hall Event for Young Professionals

The Troubadour Society is the Country Music Hall of Fame’s young professional organization that supports the Museum’s Community Counts Program. The group connects with other like minded professionals, ages 21-45. The Troubadour Society’s annual event, Nightfall at the Hall, is coming up on Sept. 7. RSVP for the event or join the Troubadour Society online now. To learn more about the group contact Molly Sheehan, chair of the TBA's Entertainment and Sports Law Section.

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Legal Mentoring Conference Scheduled for South Carolina in April

The National Legal Mentoring Consortium will host a national conference in Columbia, South Carolina, April 12 - 14. The conference will focus on recent changes, trends and culture of the legal profession affecting mentoring programs. Keynote speakers include David B. Watkins of Harvard Law School and William C. Hubbard, past American Bar Association president.
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TBA Hiring: Young Lawyers Division/Public Education Coordinator

The Tennessee Bar Association is seeking to fill the position of Young Lawyers Division and Public Education Coordinator. This position facilitates and coordinates meetings, projects and activities of TBA Young Lawyers Division (YLD) and Public Education Committee and related initiatives. Learn more about the position, including how to apply and the qualifications for candidates, or contact TBA Programs Director Skip Rudsenske for more information.

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Join the YLD for a Transactional Practice CLE

 
The TBA will be offering a Transactional Practice CLE on October 27 in Nashville and Memphis.This six-hour seminar will provide lawyers with the information, tools, and tips needed to successfully handle transactional, business and probate matters. Specifically, the course will offer practical approaches to handling mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, and title concerns. 
 
For more information, contact TBA CLE Coordinator Abby Phillips
 

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YLD Invited Guest News for July 2017

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 Association for Woman Attorneys has several exciting events coming up this fall.  The group will be discussing Employment Law issues on September 28, 2017, at the A Step Ahead Foundation. The group will be participating in a "Women in Law and Leadership Conference" on October 13, 2017.  Please contact Eileen Kuo if you are interested or have questions for these events.  
 
Save the Date for our annual golf tournament, the "Mary Wolff Memorial Golf Tournament," which will be held on October 20, 2017, at The Links at Galloway with a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start.  There will be great prizes, so everyone should attend.  Please contact Lisa Gill for questions or sponsorship inquiries.  Finally, the AWA’s annual Judicial Reception will be held on December 5, 2017.  Please contact Ashley Martin for more details.
 
For more information about the AWA, or if you have any questions, please email us or contact Meagan Jones.
 
East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (ETLAW) –The group met with Representative Andrew Farmer to discuss the General Assembly’s last session in July. For more information about the group, contact Heather Ferguson or visit etlawtn.org.
 
Lawyers Association for Women, Anne Schneider Chapter – For information about the group and its activities, contact Terica Smith Anderson.
 
Lawyers Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter –  The group’s August Membership Meeting will be held on August 16 at 11:15 a.m. at Casa Azafran, 2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN.  The group will be discussing immigration issues. For information about the group and its activities, contact Maria Campbell.
 
National Bar Association, Ballard Taylor Chapter For information about the group and its activities, contact Taylor Eskridge.
 
National Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter – For more information about the National Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter, please contact Latanyia Walker.
 
National Bar Association, Napier Looby Chapter – For information about the group and its activities, contact David Jones.
 
National Bar Association, S.L. Hutchins Chapter – The NBA S.L. Hutchins is planning its 2nd annual Law Camp to introduce diverse high school students to the legal profession. The camp will take place in October. If anyone is interest in assisting with the camp, please contact Ariel Anthony. 
 
For information about the group and its activities, contact Ariel Anthony, (432) 755-2661.
 
Southeast Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women (SETLAW) – SETLAW presents War Stories on August 24th.  Join SETLAW for the return of War Stories. War Stories will be hosted by Lawrence & Lawrence law firm, in Chattanooga, Tennessee starting on August 24 at 4:00 p.m. 
 
Marcy Eason of Miller and Martin has been selected as SETLAW's 2017 Lioness of the Bar. Marcy Eason will be honored at the annual Lioness of the Bar event on September 28th in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  More details to come!
 
For more information about SETLAW, contact Lauren Sherrell, 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 Connie Chadwick.
 
Tennessee Stonewall Bar Association – For information about the group and its activities, contact Charles McLaurin.
 
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YLD Affiliate News for July 2017

American Bar Association YLD – The next ABA meeting will be the ABA’s Annual Meeting on August 10-13 in New York, NY. 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 YLD continues to have monthly meetings and plans to have another event soon. 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 YLD recently had a successful Coffee Talks with the Hamilton County Circuit Court judges on July 13.  The CBA YLD will be partnering with the Urban League of Chattanooga to host another Non-Conviction Expungement Clinic on Saturday, August 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Olivet Baptist Church, 740 E. M.L. King Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37403.  The group’s next social Happy Hour is scheduled for August 11 at Stir.For more information about the group contact

President Brittany Faith, (423) 756-8400, or follow the group on Facebook.

Jackson Madison County Bar Association YLD –The Jackson Madison County Bar Association recently elected Christie Hopper as the group’s President.  Stay tuned for more information and 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. 

Everyone is invited to attend the Barristers’ monthly meetings, which are held on the second Wednesday of every month beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Bistro by the Bijou (807 South Gay Street).  
 
The Barristers recently hosted their annual summer party at the historic Westwood House.

This year’s charity golf tournament will take place at Holston Hills Country Club on October 30, 2017.  We are currently seeking sponsors for the event. If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring, please contact the Athletics Committee co-chairs, Luke Ihnen or Jeremey Goolsby.

There are many opportunities to get involved, so please contact Barristers President Samantha Parris or Vice President Mitchell Panter for more information. Check out the Barristers online or on Facebook.

Maury County Bar Association YLD – For more information contact President Thomas Hutto, (931) 388-2822.

Memphis Bar Association YLD –  The MBA YLD recently hosted a successful Big Lebowski themed Bowling Night with all proceeds going to Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS).

Please join us on Friday, September 22 at The Links at Galloway for the annual MBA YLD Golf Tournament. Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. with the proceeds benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis. The cost is $80 per person or $300 per four person team.  You can register and pay online. If you have any questions, please contact either Jonathan Lindsey or Greg Allen.
 
Please be on the lookout for upcoming events this summer and fall.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.

Nashville Bar Association YLD –  The NBA Young Lawyers Division recently hosted the 20th Annual YLD Carbolic Smoke Ball at The Valentine Nashville. Named after the infamous Cargill v. Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. case, this is the YLD’s annual cocktail and dance party fundraiser with proceeds this year going to benefit the Nashville Children’s Alliance and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

The NBA YLD will be hosting its 5th Annual Brews for Backpacks on August 10 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Craft Brewed Nashville. RSVP online.

For more information about the NBA YLD contact Lauren Paxton Roberts, or follow the group on Facebook.

Northeast Tennessee Young Lawyers Association –  For more information, please contact Caroline Ross Williams. Follow news from the group on Facebook.

Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association –  For more information about the group, please contact President Gordon Byars. Follow news from the group on Facebook.

Williamson County Bar Association YLD –   For information about the group contact President Kendall White or follow news from the group on Facebook.

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Save the Date for UT College of Law Legal Clinic on Nov. 17

Make plans now to join the University of Tennessee College of Law Legal Clinic for it's 70th anniversary. This year's legal clinic will honor those who have served the Legal Clinic as students, staff, and faculty and pay tribute to their 70 year legacy of legal representation. The event is free and open to the public.
 
Date: Friday, November 17
Time: 7 – 10 p.m.
Location: The Emporium. 100 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

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Deadline Today for ABA YLD Award Nominations

The ABA YLD is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 William Reece Smith Jr. National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. It recognizes an ABA young lawyer in good standing who exhibits: professional excellence; service to the profession and the bar; service to the community; and/or a reputation for or the advancement of legal ethics and professional responsibility. The nomination deadline is August 31.

 

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Attorney Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Expungement Clinics

The TBA YLD has continued to further the Division's public service initiative by hosting Family Defense Workshops (Power of Attorney Clinics) and Expungement Clinics throughout the state this month. These events are always in need of attorney volunteers to assist. See below for upcoming events, and follow the YLD on Facebook for more opportunities to volunteer as they come available. 
 
If you are interested in volunteering or for more information about future opportunities, please contact Amber Floyd via email or phone at (901) 537-1054.
  
Henry County Expungement Clinic
Date: August 12
Time: 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Henry County Courthouse, 101 E Washington St #100 Paris, TN 38242
 
Chattanooga Expungement Clinic
Date: August 26
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Olivet Baptist Church, 740 E. M.L. King Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37403
More Information:
This clinic is for non-conviction expungements only (i.e. dismissed charges, retired cases, NPs). While it may not clear your criminal record entirely, non-conviction expungements can help clean up an arrest record tremendously. You can also get information about whether you qualify for a conviction expungement. The clinic will also host two indigency dockets for waiver of General Sessions and Criminal Court court costs and fees for individuals declared indigent (i.e. not able to pay). You should bring financial information such as your last two pay stubs, tax returns, government benefit letters, etc. to present to the judge.Pre-registration will be available for this clinic and highly recommended. Pre-registered appointments are guaranteed to be seen. Walk-in cases will be taken in first-come, first-serve, but only if time permits. Please contact Sheila Ortiz via email or 423-756-8400 Ext. 247 to schedule an appointment.

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