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New Issue of E-DICT Available (2/12)

The February 2012 issue of E-DICT, the YLD's monthly electronic newsletter, is now available. See back issues of the newsletter on the YLD's newsletters page. Please note that the full archive is available only for members of the group so be sure to login to the website to see the full list. Have an item to include in E-DICT? Contact editor Adam Moore at adam.moore@regions.com or (865) 521-5274.

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YLD High School Mock Trial Competition Moves Toward Finals

Local and regional competitions are complete and the the State High School Mock Trial Competition is just two weeks away. Watch for the lineup of finalists for the  March 16-17 event in Nashville.

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New Video Added to TBA Network

The TBA’s All Access Video Network (TAAN) has a new professional development program available from Nashville attorney Rebecca McKelvey. The free program offers tips on marketing, referrals and more. It is part of a lineup that offers short videos in three major categories: professional development, advice for going solo, and basic information on practice areas. Most of the videos are five to 10 minutes long. See the full program lineup

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YLD Announces 2012 Law Day Art & Essay Contest

The TBA Young Lawyers Division has announced the 2012 Law Day Art & Essay Contest, which gives elementary and high school students the opportunity to express their ideas about living in a society that is governed by the rule of law, and achieve statewide recognition for their work. The 2012 competition theme, "No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom," asks students to consider the importance of the courts and their role in ensuring access to justice for all Americans. The art contest is open to students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, while the essay contest is open to students in 9th through 12th grades. Submissions must be received by local contest coordinators by April 13. Learn more about the contest

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Special YLD Meeting Called for March 17

Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division President Mason Wilson has called a special meeting of the YLD membership to be held Saturday, March 17, at 11:30 a.m. Central time, in Nashville for the purpose of considering amendments to the division's bylaws. The meeting will take place in the jury assembly room on the ground floor of the Historic Davidson County Courthouse in downtown Nashville. Please enter on the James Robertson side of the building. All YLD members are invited and encouraged to attend.

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2012 CASA Volunteer of the Year

Raymond M. Wood of Manchester has been named the 2012 CASA Volunteer of the Year by the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD). The award recognizes Wood's 11 years of service as a volunteer for CASA Works Inc., which serves children in Bedford and Coffee counties.Knoxville lawyer Katrina Atchley, chair of the YLD Children's Issues Committee, presented the award and a cash gift to Wood at a dinner in Nashville on Jan. 13.

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Student Files Suit against LMU Law School

Morgan Crutchfield, a part-time student at Lincoln Memorial University's Knoxville-based John J. Duncan Jr. School of Law, is suing the institution, claiming college administrators negligently allowed her to enroll in the school even though she is ineligible to sit for the state bar exam. Crutchfield says that school officials told her she could enroll despite lacking 12 credit hours in her undergraduate degree -- so long as she completed the hours during her first year of law school.

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TBA Selects 17 for Student Leadership Class

The Tennessee Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division has announced the 2012 class of its Diversity Leadership Institute -- a six-month leadership and mentoring program for Tennessee law school students. Participants will learn leadership skills, work with an attorney mentor and participate in public service and legal education programs. Learn more about the 2012 class

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