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Nashville Expungement Clinic Scheduled for Saturday

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

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New Lawyers Welcomed to Practice at Nashville Events

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

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Events Welcome Tennessee's Newest Lawyers

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

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Apply Now for Law Student Leadership Program

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

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Women’s Law Group Hosts Supreme Court Justices

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

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Nashville Community Court Serving Hundreds

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

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Legal Staffing Group Releases 2017 Salary Guide

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

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New Attorneys to Be Sworn In Across Tennessee

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

The schedule is as follows: 

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

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

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

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YLD Invited Guest News for October 2016

The TBA YLD Board invites specialty and minority bars in the state to name a representative to serve as an unfunded and non-voting member of the board. The goal of the invited guest program is to increase diversity among the board and provide an opportunity for young lawyers involved in other legal organizations to have a voice in the state bar association. See a list of all organizations invited to send representatives.
 
Association for Women Attorneys (AWA) – On November 9, the AWA will have its New Attorney Welcome and Membership Social to welcome new attorneys that have passed the bar at Bank Tennessee in Memphis.
 
For more information about the AWA, contact Megan Warden, (901) 848-8725.
 
East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (ETLAW) – At ETLAW’s monthly meeting on Oct. 19, Melanie D. Wilson, Dean of the University of Tennessee College of Law spoke about Miranda v. Arizona and the history both before and after the decision.
 
On Oct. 20, ETLAW supported the UT College of Law’s Law Women’s 12th Annual Chili Cook-off benefiting the YWCA Knoxville. ETLAW won third place with its Spicy Sweet Corn and Venison Tenderloin chili.
 
On Oct. 22, approximately 23 ETLAW and UT Law Women members, family and friends joined together to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Knoxville. ETLAW’s race shirt (provided to all team members) won the T-shirt competition.
 
ETLAW will be hosting its Annual Supreme Court Luncheon on Nov. 7 at noon at The Foundry in Knoxville. All are welcome to attend. The cost of an individual ticket is $35 and New Admittees can attend for only $15. The luncheon follows the swearing-in ceremony in Knoxville that morning. Should you have questions, please contact Alyssa Y. Minge, ETLAW President-Elect, at alyssa.minge@leitnerfirm.com or at (865) 342-4916.
 
For more information about the group, contact Alicia Teubert.
 
Lawyers Association for Women, Anne Schneider Chapter – For information about the group and its activities, contact Ronda Webb-Stewart, (731) 426-1337.
 
Lawyers Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter – The Lawyers Association for Women – Marion Griffin Chapter will host its Annual New Admittees’ Breakfast on Nov. 8 at Music City Center, 201 5th Avenue South, in the Davidson Ballroom. The New Admittees' Breakfast has been a signature event in the Nashville legal community for 40 almost years. The event is attended by more than 300 new admittees, judges, local bar dignitaries and attorneys. This year we are excited that Metropolitan Davidson County Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway is the keynote speaker. Judge Calloway was elected Judge of the Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County Juvenile Court in August 2014. Prior to becoming Judge, she served as Juvenile Court Magistrate for 10 years. Judge Calloway is active in many organizations that advocate for students in the Metro Nashville Public Schools. She serves on the state-wide Advisory Board of Tennessee Voices for Victims and is a member of local bar associations. Click here to register.
 
For information about the group and its activities, contact Christen Blackburn, (615) 255-7722.
 
National Bar Association, Ballard Taylor Chapter – For information about the group and its activities, contact Terica Smith Anderson, (731) 423-5805.
 
National Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter – For more information about the National Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter, please contact Angelica Fortney, (901) 543-5725.
 
National Bar Association, Napier Looby Chapter - For information about the group and its activities, contact Cyle Catlett, (708) 845-7469.
 
National Bar Association, S.L. Hutchins Chapter – The NBA S.L. Hutchins Chapter recently held its first Annual Chattanooga Law Leadership Academy for high school students to introduce them to the practice of law. The 2-day academy consisted of local high students interested in pursuing a legal career in the 10th-12th grades and occurred during the students’ fall break. The students interacted with Judge Christie Sell, Judge Don Poole and County Attorney Rheubin Taylor. The students participated in a mock mediation, a mock trial, field trips to the courthouse and programing from local attorneys in various areas of the law. The academy was a great success, as led by TBA YLD member Ariel Anthony.
 
For information about the group and its activities, contact Ariel Anthony, (432) 755-2661.
 
Southeast Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women (SETLAW) – SETLAW will be hosting its annual Christmas party on December 8.
 
For more information about SETLAW contact Amanda Jelks, (423) 602-2230, or email the chapter directly.
 
Tennessee Asian Pacific American Bar Association – For information about TAPABA and its activities, contact Lanta Wang, (615) 850-8194.
 
Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (TLAW) – For information about TLAW and its activities, contact Heather Ferguson, (865) 546-0500.
 
Tennessee Stonewall Bar Association – For information about the group and its activities, contact Judd Taback, (615) 507-6810.
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Help Improve the TBA by Completing Our Communications Survey

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

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

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YLD Affiliate News for October 2016

American Bar Association YLD – The Tennessee Bar Association YLD was well represented at the ABA YLD’s Fall Conference in Detroit. The next ABA event will be the group’s ABA Midyear Meeting in Miami on February 5-7, 2017. More information on that meeting can be found here.
 
To learn more about the ABA YLD visit the group online, follow them on Facebook and Twitter or connect on Linkedin
 
Blount County Bar Association YLD –  For more information contact Stephanie Jernigan, (865) 523-7731.
 
Chattanooga Bar Association YLD – The Chattanooga Bar Association YLD will continue to have monthly social happy hours and quarterly Coffee Talks with local judges throughout the year. The group recently hosted a fundraiser to purchase stuffed animals for CASA to distribute to children who are removed from their home. The Chattanooga YLD will be having an expungement clinic Nov. 12 at the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga located at 730 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, 37403. 
 
For more information about the group contact President Corrin Fulton, (423) 756-5171, or follow the group on Facebook.
 
Jackson Madison County Bar Association YLD – For more information about the group contact President Gayra Hall or follow news on the group's Facebook page.
 
Knoxville Bar Association Barristers – The Barristers Volunteer Breakfast is a recurring event on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:15 a.m. The Barristers Volunteer Breakfast Committee always needs volunteers to serve food or sponsor. Sign up here. The Barristers will host a reception to welcome new bar admittees on Nov. 7 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Calhoun's on the River, 400 Neyland Drive. Register by Nov. 4 here. They are also hosting a canned food drive from Nov. 7 - 21 to benefit Second Harvest. Those with questions should contact Courtney Houpt or Kourtney Hennard.
 
The group is currently seeking Barristers to serve as Officers in 2017.  The following officers for the 2017 bar year are open for nomination: Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, and two (2) At-Large Executive Committee Seats. Please notify Lacey Dillon by Nov. 4 if you would like to nominate someone or are interested in running for a Barristers office. Please note that the person elected Vice-President in December will automatically become the Barristers President for the 2018 bar year. Candidates must be current KBA members.
 
Check out the Barristers online or on Facebook, or contact President Rachel Hurt, (865) 546-7000, for more information.
 
Maury County Bar Association YLD – The Maury County YLD continues to hold social gatherings on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information contact President Thomas Hutto, (931) 388-2822.
 
Memphis Bar Association YLD –  Join the Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division for its Annual Meeting and Elections on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Central Barbecue (downtown location). Come cast your vote for YLD Vice President/President-Elect, Board of Directors and Outstanding Judge of the Year. Voting will close at 6:30 pm. Before the night is over, the gavel will be passed and the results of the election will be announced. The group is also currently accepting votes for the Charles A. Rond Award.
 
For more information about the MBA YLD, or if you would like to get involved with the MBA YLD, please contact President Jonathan May, (901) 577-6102 or visit the group’s Facebook page. 
 
Montgomery County Bar Association YLD – The group will be hosting its Wills for Heroes event on Sept. 17 at the Clarksville Police Department from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are seeking attorney volunteers, notaries, witnesses and heroes. For information about the Montgomery County YLD contact Jamie Durrett or Justin Sensing, (931) 552-5670.
 
Nashville Bar Association YLD – For more information about the NBA YLD contact Justin McNaughton, (615) 782-2215, or follow the group on Facebook.
 
Northeast Tennessee Young Lawyers Association – For more information, please contact Sunny Sandos, (423) 439-4641. Follow news from the group on Facebook.
 
Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association – The Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association had its 13th local swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 25th. The group had a great turnout and swore-in 5 new attorneys with ties to the Upper Cumberland area. The UCYLA usually tries to meet on the first Thursday of each month. 
 
For more information about the group, please contact President Russell C. Tribble or Secretary Ruth Bunn. Follow news from the group on Facebook.
 
Williamson County Bar Association YLD –The WCBA YLD’s next meeting is Nov. 10 at the Boathouse in Franklin beginning at 5:15 p.m. The first round of drinks and appetizers will be provided. For information about the group contact President Jason Talley, (615) 591-4002 or follow news from the group on Facebook.
 
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Mock Trial Coaches Needed in Shelby County

Two high schools — Craigmont High School and Collierville High School (both in Shelby County) — are seeking attorney volunteer coaches for their mock trial teams. Even a few hours of consultation would be helpful to these students and they would appreciate the guidance. Coaches are needed immediately. Attorneys will work alongside a faculty advisor from the school, who would handle administrative duties for the team. Please contact YLD Mock Trial Committee Chair Kristen Corn or TBA staff member Katharine Heriges if you can help.
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Diversity Leadership Institute Accepting Applicants for 2017 Class

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 class of the Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI), the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division's six-month training and development program for law students. 
 

Now in its seventh year, the DLI is designed to develop skills to succeed as an attorney, empower students to contribute to the legal community, match students to mentors in a diverse variety of practice areas and build relationships among students of diverse backgrounds. Interested applicants must be enrolled in a Tennessee law school and must be in their second, third or fourth year of study. To be accepted into the program, student must be TBA law student members.

Please share this with the law students in your life! Find more information, class schedule and application here.

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3 Legal Clinics Scheduled for Saturday

Three legal advice clinics will take place tomorrow as Celebrate Pro Bono Month enters its last week of activities. The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands will hold its standing McHugh Clinic in Nashville at 8:30 a.m. The group also will hold a clinic from 9 a.m. to noon at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. The TBA Young Lawyers Division will round out the day with a free Wills for Heroes clinic for first responders from 9 a.m. to noon in Lebanon. Get details on these and other remaining events on the Celebrate Pro Bono web page.

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Hatch Named DUI Prosecutor of the Year

Philip A. Hatch, assistant district attorney in the 13th Judicial District, was named the state’s DUI Prosecutor of the Year by the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference, the Herald-Citizen reports. In presenting the award, Byrant C. Dunaway, attorney general in the 13th Judicial District, praised Hatch for several notable DUI convictions, including one that went all the way to the Tennessee Supreme Court and set new precedent. Hatch, who previously served on the TBA Young Lawyers Division Board, handles cases from Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Overton, Pickett, Putnam and White counties from the district’s Cookeville office.

Photo: (from left) Tom Kimball, Byrant Dunaway, Philip Hatch, Jimmy Dunn

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KBA Golf Tournament Set for Next Week

The Knoxville Bar Association will host its annual charity golf tournament Monday at Holston Hills Country Club. Individual and team registrations have closed but corporate sponsors are still needed. Funds raised at the tournament will be used for the various charitable endeavors of the Barristers, including programs from its Hunger & Poverty Relief Committee.

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3 Wills for Heroes Clinics Planned

The TBA Young Lawyers Division has three Wills for Heroes clinics planned during Celebrate Pro Bono Month. The first will take place Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Public Library in Memphis. The second will take place Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Lebanon. The third will take place Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Franklin Police Department in downtown Franklin. Volunteers are needed for all events. Get details and contact information for each clinic on the TBA.org website.

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Knox Court Adopts New Rule on Court Appointments

The Knox County General Sessions Court has adopted a new Rule 27 to govern the appointment of attorneys to represent indigent defendants. Beginning Nov. 30, the court will maintain a list of attorneys approved to accept criminal defense appointments. The list will be maintained by the judicial court administrator and will be revised annually. Each year by Dec. 31, attorneys desiring to remain on the list should provide written or email notice to the administrator. For more information, contact the court at 865-215-2370.

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TBA Launches Skills Webcast Series for New Lawyers

The Tennessee Bar Association is presenting a new series of webcast programs this fall for new lawyers. Nashville lawyer Matt Potempa opens the series with Skills for New Lawyers: Conflicts and Confidentiality at noon on Nov. 1, with a Dec. 1 re-broadcast date. Judge Lynda Jones will present Skills for New Lawyers: Beginning and Ending the Client Relationship at noon on Nov. 7, with a Dec. 5 re-broadcast date. The final program -- Skills for New Lawyers: Keeping Time, Setting Rates and Billing -- will be from Murfreesboro lawyer Thomas Santel Jr. on Nov. 21, with a Dec. 19 re-broadcast date.

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Volunteers Needed for Saturday Expungement Clinic

One of the first events of the 2016 Celebrate Pro Bono Month is an expungement clinic planned for Saturday at Watson Grove Baptist Church in Nashville. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., members of the TBA Young Lawyers Division will join with several community partners to offer legal advice to those seeking to expunge their records. For more information visit the event’s Facebook page or contact organizer and Memphis lawyer Amber Floyd.

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YLD Invited Guest News for September 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 has several events coming up this fall. On Sept. 14 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., the group will have a membership social at Heather Boutique & Spa in Memphis. On Nov. 9, the AWA will have its New Attorney Welcome and Membership Social to welcome new attorneys that have passed the bar at Bank Tennessee in Memphis. For more information about the AWA, contact Megan Warden, (901) 848-8725.
 
East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (ETLAW) – ETLAW recently hosted its monthly meeting joined by guest speaker Valeria Gomez, an attorney with Volunteer Immigrant Defense Advocates (VIDA), who spoke about immigration issues that impact a wide variety of practice areas.
 
Please join us Oct. 19 from noon – 1:30 p.m. at the downtown Knoxville YWCA for ETLAW’s Monthly Meeting. 
 
For the eighth year, ETLAW will have a team for the Knoxville Race for the Cure. This year’s event will be held on Oct. 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, go to www.komenknoxville.org, then take 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.
 
ETLAW will be hosting its Annual Supreme Court Luncheon on Nov. 7 at noon at The Foundry in Knoxville. All are welcome to attend. The cost of an individual ticket is $35 and New Admittees can attend for only $15. The luncheon follows the swearing-in ceremony in Knoxville that morning. Should you have questions, please contact Alyssa Y. Minge, ETLAW President-Elect, at alyssa.minge@leitnerfirm.com or at (865) 342-4916.
 
For more information about the group, contact Alicia Teubert.
 
Lawyers Association for Women, Anne Schneider Chapter – For information about the group and its activities, contact Ronda Webb-Stewart, (731) 426-1337.
 
Lawyers Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter – The Lawyers Association for Women – Marion Griffin Chapter will host its Annual New Admittees’ Breakfast on Nov. 8 at Music City Center, 201 5th Avenue South, in the Davidson Ballroom. The New Admittees' Breakfast has been a signature event in the Nashville legal community for 40 almost years. The event is attended by more than 300 new admittees, judges, local bar dignitaries and attorneys. This year we are excited that Metropolitan Davidson County Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway is the keynote speaker. Judge Calloway was elected Judge of the Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County Juvenile Court in August 2014. Prior to becoming Judge, she served as Juvenile Court Magistrate for 10 years. Judge Calloway is active in many organizations that advocate for students in the Metro Nashville Public Schools. She serves on the state-wide Advisory Board of Tennessee Voices for Victims and is a member of local bar associations. Click here to register.
 
For information about the group and its activities, contact Christen Blackburn, (615) 255-7722.
 
National Bar Association, Ballard Taylor Chapter – For information about the group and its activities, contact Terica Smith Anderson, (731) 423-5805.
 
National Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter – For more information about the National Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter, please contact Angelica Fortney, (901) 543-5725.
 
National Bar Association, Napier Looby Chapter - For information about the group and its activities, contact Cyle Catlett, (708) 845-7469.
 
National Bar Association, S.L. Hutchins Chapter – The NBA S.L. Hutchins Chapter along with the Chattanooga Diversity Consortium is hosting its first Annual Chattanooga Law Leadership Academy for high school students to introduce them to the practice of law. The Academy will be October 10-11. Please contract Ariel Anthony (see below) to volunteer and for additional details.
 
For information about the group and its activities, contact Ariel Anthony, (432) 755-2661.
 
Southeast Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women (SETLAW) – SETLAW will be having a membership drive on October 27 and hosting its annual Christmas party on December 8.
 
For more information about SETLAW contact Amanda Jelks, (423) 602-2230, or email the chapter directly.
 
Tennessee Asian Pacific American Bar Association – For information about TAPABA and its activities, contact Lanta Wang, (615) 850-8194.
 
Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (TLAW) – For information about TLAW and its activities, contact Heather Ferguson, (865) 546-0500.
 
Tennessee Stonewall Bar Association – For information about the group and its activities, contact Judd Taback, (615) 507-6810.
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YLD Affiliate News for September 2016

American Bar Association YLD – The ABA YLD Fall Conference is scheduled for Oct. 20-22. More information on this conference can be found here. To learn more about the ABA YLD visit the group online, follow them on Facebook and Twitter or connect on Linkedin
 
Blount County Bar Association YLD –  For more information contact Stephanie Jernigan, (865) 523-7731.
 
Chattanooga Bar Association YLD – The Chattanooga Bar Association YLD will continue to have monthly social happy hours and quarterly Coffee Talks with local judges throughout the year. The group will host a fundraising social for CASA on Oct.19 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Clyde’s on Main. All attendees are encouraged to either bring a teddy bear or $10 as an entry fee. The group will be hosting an expungement clinic in November.
 
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 new President for the JMCBA is Gayra Hall. For more information about the group contact President Gayra Hall or follow news on the group's Facebook page.
 
Knoxville Bar Association Barristers – The Barristers Volunteer Breakfast is a recurring event on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:15 a.m. The Barristers Volunteer Breakfast Committee always needs volunteers to serve food or sponsor. Sign up here. The group recently sponsored a Veterans Legal Advice Clinic with 20+ attorney 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. For more information contact President Thomas Hutto, (931) 388-2822.
 
Memphis Bar Association YLD –  The group recently held its annual golf tournament. Join the Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division for its annual meeting and elections on Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Central Barbecue (downtown location). Come cast your vote for YLD Vice President/President-Elect, Board of Directors and Outstanding Judge of the Year! Voting will close at 6:30 p.m. Before the night is over, the gavel will be passed, and the results of the election will be announced. 
 
For more information about the MBA YLD, or if you would like to get involved with the MBA YLD, please contact President Jonathan May, (901) 577-6102 or visit the group’s Facebook page. 
 
Montgomery County Bar Association YLD – The group will be hosting its Wills for Heroes event on Sept. 17 at the Clarksville Police Department from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are seeking attorney volunteers, notaries, witnesses and heroes. For information about the Montgomery County YLD contact Jamie Durrett or Justin Sensing, (931) 552-5670.
 
Nashville Bar Association YLD – The group will be hosting Craft Beer for Costumes on Oct. 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at House: A Social Eatery, where you can donate a new or like-new children’s Halloween costume and receive a free pint of Jackalope beer!
 
For more information about the NBA YLD contact Justin McNaughton, (615) 782-2215, or follow the group on Facebook.
 
Northeast Tennessee Young Lawyers Association – For more information, please contact Sunny Sandos, (423) 439-4641. Follow news from the group on Facebook.
 
Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association – The UCYLA usually tries to meet on the first Thursday of each month. The group recently held its annual “Coffee Talk” with local judges from the Upper Cumberland as well as recently holding its annual Wills for Heroes event.
 
For more information about the group, please contact President Russell C. Tribble or Secretary Ruth Bunn. Follow news from the group on Facebook.
 
Williamson County Bar Association YLD – The WCBA YLD’s next meeting is Oct. 20 beginning at 5 p.m. The first round of drinks and appetizers will be provided. For information about the group contact President Jason Talley, (615) 591-4002 or follow news from the group on Facebook.
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YLD Seeking Volunteers for Nashville Expungement Clinic Tomorrow

The TBA Young Lawyers Division will once again volunteer in an expungement clinic in Nashville, as a part of the Music City Community Court lead by Judge Rachel Bell and other community partners.

The clinic will take place on Saturday, (Oct. 1) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., just in time to help kick off the TBA's Celebrate Pro Bono Month.

Much like the previous two expungement clinics in which the YLD has participated, many clients are expected, so the more volunteers, the better. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact TBA YLD Diversity Committee Chair Amber Floyd for more information.

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Celebrate Pro Bono Month Kicks Off Oct. 1

Celebrate Pro Bono Month 2016 kicks off this weekend with more than 50 events planned across the state during the month of October. Tennessee lawyers help thousands of clients throughout the year by providing free legal advice, but this assistance is especially celebrated and emphasized during the month of October as part of a nationwide celebration. Now in its eighth year, the Tennessee initiative brings together bar associations, law schools, law firms, legal services providers and individual lawyers to offer free services to those unable to afford a lawyer, and to celebrate the good works of Tennessee lawyers. This year's celebration is expected to involve more than 300 volunteers -- including lawyers, law students, paralegals and language interpreters. A summary of events is posted online and will be updated throughout the month.

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