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Voting Continues in TBA Election

Reminder emails are being sent today to TBA members who have not yet taken part in the 2017 election. These emails come from vote@electionsonline.com, so make sure that address is on your safelist to ensure the emails don't get caught in your spam filter. If you do not receive an email, but are eligible to vote in one of the contested races, you can go to the ElectionsOnline website to get access to the ballot. Voting ends April 1.

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Mastering the Deposition: Critical Skills and More

A CLE addressing basic and intermediate deposition techniques will be held at the Bar Center on April 6. Attendees will hear from experienced litigators who will discuss key components of the deposition process. An additional portion of the program will be devoted to ethical considerations in deposition settings, dealing with difficult counsel and witness preparation. Read more or register here.

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Student-coached Mock Trial Team Draws Respect

A Shelby County high school mock trial team competed in last month’s local competition without an attorney coach, shocking and impressing attorney scorers and judges, the Commercial Appeal reports. While the Germantown High School team won’t be advancing to the state finals in Nashville next weekend, the team did earn praise for its success while competiting in district rounds coached only by a fellow student, team member Pauline Mireles. The team hopes to have an attorney coach by next year since Mireles will be graduating in May.
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Volunteers Needed for Expungement Clinic Saturday

The Music City Community Courts, in partnership with the TBA’s Young Lawyers Division, will host an expungement clinic in Nashville on March 4. A high turnout of clients is expected and volunteers are still needed. The clinic will be at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Antioch, 2261 Murfreesboro Pike, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Contact Amber Floyd to volunteer. Other services that will be provided onsite include job interviews, voter registration and CPR training.

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Volunteers Needed for Expungement Clinic Saturday

The Music City Community Courts, in partnership with the TBA’s Young Lawyers Division, will host an expungement clinic in Nashville on March 4. A high turnout of clients is expected and volunteers are still needed. The clinic will be at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Antioch, 2261 Murfreesboro Pike, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Contact Amber Floyd to volunteer. Other services that will be provided onsite include job interviews, voter registration and CPR training.

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Volunteers Needed for Expungement Clinic Saturday

The Music City Community Courts, in partnership with the TBA’s Young Lawyers Division, will host an expungement clinic in Nashville on March 4. A high turnout of clients is expected and volunteers are still needed. The clinic will be at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Antioch, 2261 Murfreesboro Pike, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Contact Amber Floyd to volunteer. Other services that will be provided onsite include job interviews, voter registration and CPR training.

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YLD Affiliate News for February 2017

American Bar Association YLD – The TBA YLD was well represented at the ABA Midyear Meeting on February 5-7, 2017.  The ABA YLD 2017 Spring Conference will be held May 4-6, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
 
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 group recently hosted a presentation for the local bar and the Public Defender’s office speak about criminal law updates. The Blount County YLD continues to have monthly meetings and plans to have another event soon with a legislative update for its lawyers. 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 just completed another successful and highly competitive High School Mock Trial competition. The YLD’s next social will be March 24 at the Fix. The group has also been working on creating YouTube video presentations related to the Chattanooga Bar Association’s Know Your Rights “When You Become 18” booklet for high school students and the young lawyers will be handing out these booklets and doing presentations at local high schools this Spring.  Finally, the CBA YLD will be hosting its second Expungement Clinic in April or May with more information coming soon.
 
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 group is currently planning events for next month. 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. 
 
ATHLETICS: The KBA Barristers Corn Hole Tournament has been moved to Thursday, May 4. Information for the event will be forthcoming. If you are interested in sponsoring or organizing a team, please contact the Athletics Committee co-chairs, Jeremey Goolsby or Luke P. Ihnen.
 
LAW WEEK: The Law Week and School Outreach Committee is seeking volunteers for the Annual Junior Judges Program during the month of April.  Volunteers spend one hour with third graders at a school in Knox County.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ashley Morgan for information regarding the program.
 
The Law Week and School Outreach Committee is also seeking nominations for the Law & Liberty Award.  All nominations must be received by April 14.  The recipient should be visible to the legal profession and local bar association.  The recipient should strive to foster and to maintain good relationships between the legal profession and the community, work to advance the understanding of the law and legal processes in the non‐legal community, set an example of good citizenship, give time for volunteer work, both within the legal profession and otherwise, evidence high professional standards in his or her occupation, express concern for the safeguard of personal, political, civil, and religious liberties and should be someone whose work is not normally recognized.  Nominees do not have to be attorneys to qualify for the Law and Liberty Award. Consider those individuals in your firm, in local civic and religious organizations, or in the community who have worked to improve our legal system and protect our civil liberties. Finally, please pass this request to others in your firm and ask that they also submit their suggested nominees to Ashley Morgan.
 
MEMBERSHIP: The Barristers will be hosting their first happy hour for the year on Thursday, March 9, from 5 - 7 p.m. at Pretentious Beer Company located at 131 S. Central Street. Please RSVP on the KBA’s website if you are interested.
 
Check out the Barristers online or on Facebook, or contact Mitchell Painter for more information. 
 
Maury County Bar Association YLD – The Maury County YLD held a meeting at Puckett’s earlier this month. For more information contact President Thomas Hutto, (931) 388-2822.
 
Memphis Bar Association YLD –  The Shelby County (District 14) High School Mock Trial Competition Final was held on February 22 with Judge Bobby Carter presiding. In a well-argued round, St. Mary’s (Team A) narrowly defeated St. Mary’s (Team B) for bragging rights, although both teams from St. Mary’s will now advance to the state competition.
 
The YLD is also hosting a Grizz Night on March 9 when the Grizzlies take on the detested LA Clippers.  If you haven’t already ordered tickets, please feel free to join us for a pregame happy hour at 5 p.m. at Twelve Bar above Jerry Lee Lewis’ on Beale Street.  Please contact Natalie Bursi or Monica Rejaei 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 – For information about the Montgomery County YLD contact Jamie Durrett or Justin Sensing, (931) 552-5670.
 
Nashville Bar Association YLD –  The NBA YLD will be having a Happy Hour on March 13, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at L.A. Jackson – the rooftop bar at the Thompson Hotel in the Gulch.  The NBA YLD’s 14th Annual LogicForce Race Judicata will be held on April 8, beginning at 8 am. Both the 5K and 10K are flat, fast and certified courses that run along the Harpeth River Greenway at Edwin Warner Park. All are welcome including families, strollers and dogs.
 
Proceeds from the race will benefit two local charities: @ABLEYouthInc and Achilles International - Nashville. Last year the race raised nearly $18,000. Follow us on Twitter @racejudicata for up-to-date information and use the hashtag #NBARaceJudicata. To register for the race, visit here.
 
For more information about the NBA YLD contact Lauren Paxton Roberts, or follow the group on Facebook.
 
Northeast Tennessee Young Lawyers Association –   The group will be having its Wills for Heroes event in conjunction with District 1 on April 15. 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, in conjunction with Legal Aid Society of Middle TN & the Cumberlands as well as the Tennessee Tech University Women's Center, hosted a free legal clinic on February 27. UCYLA has another legal clinic in conjunction scheduled for March 28.  The group is also planning a swearing in ceremony for new attorneys and continues to have monthly meetings.
 
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 be hosting a Happy Hour at the Boathouse in downtown Franklin beginning at 5 pm on Thursday, March 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 February 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 37th Annual Banquet will be held tonight, January 31, 2017, at the Tower Room in Memphis, 5100 Poplar Avenue, 33rd Floor, from 6 – 8 p.m. Ticket prices are as follows: $60 AWA Members; $70 for non-members. RSVP to ldeakins@lewisthomason.com.
 
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) – At ETLAW’s monthly meeting on February 15, the group discussed practical and legal pointers for estate planning with Angelia Nystrom, the Director of Specialty Programs in the Office of Institutional Advancement at the UT Institute of Agriculture.
 
ETLAW is a proud sponsor of TLAW’s Empowerment Conference taking place on March 31 in Nashville. ETLAW is encouraging its members to attend what promises to be an enlightening and powerful event.
 
For more information about the group, contact Alicia Teubert or visit etlawtn.org.
 
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 – The Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association and the Memphis Bar Association are partnering with the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law’s Alternative Spring Break program to assist with completing the 600+ remaining forms from the Dec. 10 Expungement Clinic. BFJ needs volunteer attorneys to supervise students at the law school on March 7, March 8 and March 9.  Students will be working from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with an hour lunch each day. Training will be provided on Monday, March 6 at 12 noon. You are not required to attend the training to volunteer.
 
Ideally, BFJ would like to have attorney volunteers work 1.5 or 2 hour shifts, but whatever amount of time an attorney can volunteer is greatly appreciated.  The daily shifts are as follows: 8:30 - 10 a.m., 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 - 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Here is a link where attorneys can select availability.  Feel free to contact Amber D. Floyd, (901) 537-1054 with any questions or additional information.
 
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 group will hold its next meeting on March 28 at 5:30 p.m. and the location is to be determined. For information about the group and its activities, contact Ariel Anthony, (432) 755-2661.
 
Southeast Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women (SETLAW) – 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) – Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women is hosting its 2017 Spring Empowerment Conference: Women Who Win on March 31 in Nashville. Join us for a full day of programming and networking. The morning keynote speaker will be Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Julia Smith Gibbons, and the luncheon keynote speaker will be Linda Strite Murnane (Colonel, USAF, Ret.), Chief for Court Management Services for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in Leidschendam. To register for the Conference, please visit 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 Offices Filled in Uncontested Elections

Several positions for the TBA's Young Lawyers Division 2017-2018 bar year were certified this month via uncontested election results, including that of Vice President. 

Troy Weston was deemed elected for that office, and will serve as TBA YLD president for the 2019-2020 bar year. 

 

Congratulations to the following young lawyers:

Secretary: John Wilkes
Treasurer: Ashley Holliday
West Tennessee Governor: Angelica Fortney
District 1 Representative: Curt Collins
District 7 Representative: Kelly Gray
District 13 Representative: Kortney Simmons
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Volunteers Needed for TBA YLD Expungement Clinic

The Music City Community Courts, in partnership with the TBA’s Young Lawyers Division, is seeking volunteers for an expungement clinic in Nashville on March 4. A high turnout of clients is expected as this series of clinics has been very well-attended in the past. No experience is needed to volunteer, as training will be provided. Volunteers are asked to bring a laptop or tablet if possible to search records online.

The clinic will take place at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Antioch, 2261 Murfreesboro Pike, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and limited to the first 200 applicants. Those who are able to volunteer should contact Amber Floyd.

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Volunteers Needed for Expungement Clinic Next Weekend

The Music City Community Courts, in partnership with the TBA’s Young Lawyers Division, is seeking volunteers for an expungement clinic in Nashville on March 4. A high turnout of clients is expected as this series of clinics has been very well-attended in the past. The clinic will take place at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Antioch, 2261 Murfreesboro Pike, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Those who are able to volunteer should contact Amber Floyd.
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Volunteers Needed for Expungement Clinic Next Weekend

The Music City Community Courts, in partnership with the TBA’s Young Lawyers Division, is seeking volunteers for an expungement clinic in Nashville on March 4. A high turnout of clients is expected as this series of clinics has been very well-attended in the past. The clinic will take place at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Antioch, 2261 Murfreesboro Pike, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Those who are able to volunteer should contact Amber Floyd.
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Volunteers Needed for Expungement Clinic Next Weekend

The Music City Community Courts, in partnership with the TBA’s Young Lawyers Division, is seeking volunteers for an expungement clinic in Nashville on March 4. A high turnout of clients is expected as this series of clinics has been very well-attended in the past. The clinic will take place at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Antioch, 2261 Murfreesboro Pike, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Those who are able to volunteer should contact Amber Floyd.
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Don't Forget to Sign Up for Mock Trial 2017

There's still time to volunteer for the 2017 State High School Mock Trial Competition, which will take place March 17-18 at the Davidson County Courthouse in Nashville. This program is sponsored each year by the TBA's Young Lawyers Division, and features students from across the state competing. Volunteers needed include attorneys to score the teams, judges to preside over rounds and law students or legal staff to serve as bailiffs. Sign up on the TBA website.

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YLD Offices Filled in Uncontested Elections

Weston Elected Vice President

Several positions for the TBA's Young Lawyers Division 2017-2018 bar year were certified last week via uncontested election results, including that of Vice President. Troy Weston was deemed elected for that office, and will serve as TBA YLD president for the 2019-2020 bar year. Electronic voting will begin March 1 for offices in contested races. See a complete list of TBA winners and contested races.
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Memphis YLD President Works to Support Young Attorneys

The president of the Memphis Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, Adam Johnson, was profiled by the Memphis Business Journal, where he discussed the troubles young law graduates face entering the work force. Johnson said he was part of one of the last classes to graduate law school prior to the recession, and has seen jobs become scarce since then. 
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Deadline Tomorrow to File for TBA Office

Candidates interested in serving in a TBA leadership position must file a qualifying petition by tomorrow, Feb. 15. A list of positions up for election this year can be found on the TBA.org website. To qualify as a candidate, members must file a nominating petition with the executive director containing the names of 25 members of the association in good standing. Lawyers interested in running for a Young Lawyers Division post face the same Feb. 15 deadline and should file a nominating petition with YLD Secretary Joshua B. Dougan.

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Tenn. Supreme Court Will Hear Case of Lawyer Denied Bar Exam

Last week, the state Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Maximiliano Gabriel Gluzman, an Argentinean attorney who last year was denied the opportunity to take the Tennessee bar exam, according to the Nashville Post. The Tennessee Board of Law Examiners denied Gluzman the chance to sit for the test due to new rules governing the eligibility of applicants with foreign law degrees, which took effect Jan. 1 of last year. Vanderbilt and University of Tennessee’s law schools issued a joint petition supporting Gluzman’s right to take the exam.
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Volunteers need for HELP4TN Day

The Administrative Office of the Courts is currently recruiting volunteers for the Tennessee Supreme Court's public service day, #Help4TNDay, on Saturday, April 1. The first event is a general civil legal advice clinic in Shelbyville at Scott's Chapel Methodist Church
from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.  The second event is an expungement clinic that will take place in Bolivar, at Campbell Chapel Church.  The Bolivar clinic is set for Saturday, April 8 . If you are interested in volunteering for these events, or to see other events throughout the
state where you can volunteer, go to www.Help4TN.org and click on #Help4TNDay.  You can also contact the AOC

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Three Events Planned for Corporate & In-House Counsel

This year’s Annual Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala, a fundraiser which benefits the Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative (CCBPI), will be held on Saturday, March 4. It will feature keynote speaker Michael Sposato, Deputy General Counsel at Caterpillar Inc. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the TBA Website
 
Also in March is the annual Corporate Counsel Forum at the Tennessee Bar Center, which will be held on Friday, March 3. This annual CLE program features 4.5 general and 1.5 dual credit hours. On the following day is the Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Service Event, which is co-sponsored by the TBA’s Access to Justice Committee, Corporate Counsel Section and the Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). Attendees will learn more about pro bono projects at a brief training and opportunity for direct volunteer service. 
 
The Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative (CCPBI) helps foster a coordinated approach to pro bono work and support for the access to justice community by corporate and in-house legal departments across the state. CCPBI is a partnership of the TBA Access to Justice Committee, the TBA Corporate Counsel Section and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). 
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Your Voice Is Needed, Join TBAImpact Today!

As part of the TBA's efforts to advocate for the passage of legislation important to the practice of law, we need your stories and voice. 

TBAImpact is how we make sure your voice is heard in the halls of Congress and the General Assembly on issues important to sustaining and improving the practice of law and administration of justice. 

To receive updated information and to engage with the legislators on key issues for your law practice, we need you. As part of your TBA membership, TBAImpact connects you with the TBA’s advocacy and lobbying efforts. Have questions? Contact TBA’s Public Policy Coordinator Brenda Gadd, (615) 383-7421 or YLD Public Policy Committee Chair Will Hicky, (615)324-8777 for more information.

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Sound Off on the Issues for the 2017 Midyear ABA Meeting

If young lawyers want to talk to make their voices heard at the American Bar Association (ABA) YLD Midyear Meeting Feb. 2-5 in Miami, please contact the following Tennessee delegates: Ahsaki Baptist or Christian Barker.

 

YLD Invited Guest News for January 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 37th Annual Banquet will be held tonight, January 31, 2017, at the Tower Room in Memphis, 5100 Poplar Avenue, 33rd Floor, from 6 – 8 p.m. Ticket prices are as follows: $60 AWA Members; $70 for non-members. RSVP to ldeakins@lewisthomason.com.
 
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) – At ETLAW’s monthly meeting on January 18, 2017, the group discussed Document Retention Tips.
 
Please join us Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. at the downtown Knoxville YWCA for ETLAW’s Monthly Meeting to discuss estate planning hosted by Angelia Nystrom.  Lunch will be available at a cost of $10.  Register at www.etlawtn.org.
 
ETLAW is conducting its 2017 membership drive. Register or renew your ETLAW Membership on or before February 15, 2017, and you will be entered to win a $40 gift certificate to Casa Blanca Nail Bar in Bearden (Knoxville)!  If you have questions about membership in ETLAW or the drawing, please contact Kati Sanford Goodner
 
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 recently hosted a successful lunch and learn with Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison, P.C.
 
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) – Join us for a Spring Breakfast and Get Involved event at Pinnacle Bank, 1111 Northshore Drive, South Tower, Knoxville, on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. This will be a time to socialize with members of the Knoxville Bar and other area lawyers and to meet TLAW President, Ramona P. DeSalvo while discussing opportunities offered by the Pinnacle Financial Partners. We hope you will join us! Free refreshments and parking.  Also please save the date for the TLAW Empowerment Conference 2017: Women Who Win to be held in Nashville on March 30 and 31, 2017.
 
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 January 2017

American Bar Association YLD – The next ABA event will be the group’s ABA Midyear Meeting in Miami on February 5 - 7. More information on that meeting can be found here. The ABA House of Delegates has released the executive summaries of the resolutions which will be considered at the Midyear Meeting in February. The summaries 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
 
To get involved contact Nashville lawyer Matt Potempa, (615) 810-8438, for more information.
 
Blount County Bar Association YLD –  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 Chattanooga YLD hosted its annual meeting earlier this month at the Chattanooga Country Club where the members voted to appoint two remaining board positions to Ariel Anthony and Allyson Lumpkin. The YLD’s next social will be February 24 at Stir. The group has also been working on creating YouTube video presentations related to the Chattanooga Bar Association’s Know Your Rights “When You Become 18” booklet for high school students.   
 
The YLD will be hosting its annual Wills for Heroes Clinic on Saturday, February 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chambliss Law Firm (Liberty Tower, 17th Floor, 605 Chestnut Street).  You may contact Alex McVeagh to volunteer or if you have any questions.
 
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 – For more information about the group contact President Gayra Hall or follow news on the group's Facebook page.
 
Knoxville Bar Association Barristers – The KBA’s Hunger and Poverty Relief Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the Barristers’ Canned Food Drive.  We ultimately collected over $20,000 in cash donations, which equals 66,392 meals that Second Harvest can distribute to the underserved throughout East Tennessee. The Committee would also like to thank the KBA members who generously donated gifts to provide a happier holiday for sixteen children in need at the Wesley House.
 
The Barristers’ Law School Mentor Committee is seeking volunteers for mock interviews at UT and LMU Law.  Please contact Stanton Fears if you are interested in volunteering.
 
Finally, the Barristers are coordinating the District Mock Trial Competition, which will take place at the City County Building on February 18 and 25.  We are recruiting lawyers and law students to serve as presiding judges, scoring judges, and bailiffs. The KBA will provide breakfast and lunch to our volunteers.  Anyone willing to serve should email John Rice with their availabilities.
 
Check out the Barristers online or on Facebook, or contact Mitchell Painter for more information. 
 
Maury County Bar Association YLD – The Maury County YLD held a meeting at Puckett’s earlier this month. For more information contact President Thomas Hutto, (931) 388-2822.
 
Memphis Bar Association YLD –  The MBA YLD will be having their 2017 kickoff event and basketball league draft on Thursday, February 2, at 5:30 p.m. at Aldo’s downtown.  All are welcome to join, so please come have a free drink (while the tab lasts) or stop by to say hi. If you’d like more information about joining the basketball league, please contact Greg Allen or Jonathan Lindsey.
 
The MBA YLD is also organizing the High School Mock Trial Competition from February 13 - 22.  Rounds begin at 6 p.m. each night.  Attorneys are needed to act as judges/jurors on most nights, so please contact Julia Kavanagh or Sam Fargotstein if you’d like to volunteer. The students do an amazing job as attorneys and witnesses, so it’s well worth the time.
 
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 NBA YLD presented proceeds of the Carbolic Smoke Ball to CASA Nashville and The Nashville Children’s Alliance. Over $24,000 raised for two wonderful local charities!
 
For more information about the NBA YLD contact Lauren Paxton Roberts, or follow the group on Facebook.
 
Northeast Tennessee Young Lawyers Association –   Greene County hosted a successful expungement clinic this past month where 32 individuals with expungement and legal advice needs were served. 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, in conjunction with Legal Aid Society of Middle TN & the Cumberlands as well as the Tennessee Tech University Women's Center, will be having a free legal clinic on Monday, Feb. 27th from 4 - 6 p.m. The clinic will take place at the Tennessee Tech University Library, Rm 248 in Cookeville, TN. Please call (931) 528-7436 if you have any questions.
 
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 be hosting a Happy Hour at the Boathouse in downtown Franklin beginning at 5 pm on Thursday, February 9th. 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 Mashup to Host Donation Drive for CASA

Interested in observing a legal hackathon or getting a hands-on demonstration of the new Fastcase 7 platform? Both will be part of the first TBA Mashup, a full-day of activities and free programming set for Feb. 17 at the Tennessee Bar Center in conjunction with the annual TBA Law Tech UnConference CLE program. During the day, you'll be able to learn about the current state of health insurance for small firms, how to get involved in pro bono activities, how to use the Fastcase TopForm bankruptcy filing software and more. At the annual TBA Law Tech UnConference CLE program, you can take as many or as few hours as you need. Registration will be open all day. Payment will be determined at checkout based on the hours you need.

We are also collecting some much-needed items for CASA Nashville, so stop by and enjoy some spiked (or not...) hot cocoa and drop-off items to support CASA. Sign up now.

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