House of Delegates

The House of Delegates considers, debates, and makes policy recommendations on matters of interest and concern to the legal profession. It acts on matters brought to it by the Board of Governors and can consider matters on its own initiative.

Speaker of the House of Delegates
Robertson, Overbey
900 South Gay St, 703 Riverview Tower
Knoxville, TN 37902-1823
(865)521-3010
Deputy Speaker of the House of Delegates
Ashley Ashley & Arnold
PO Box H
Dyersburg, TN 38025
(731)285-5074

TBA Convention Kicks Off Today

The 133rd Annual Convention of the Tennessee Bar Association begins today in Gatlinburg, with meetings of the House of Delegates, a Section Chairs Roundtable and a Welcome Reception. Tomorrow kicks off with Law School Alumni Breakfasts and many hours of CLE, including a panel with Keel Hunt, Hal Hardin and John Seigenthaler discussing Hunt's book, COUP: The Day the Democrats Ousted Their Governor, Put Repubican Lamar Alexander in Office Early, and Stopped a Pardon Scandal. The annual Bench Bar Luncheon will feature Iowa Chief Justice Mark S. Cady. Follow and comment on happenings at the convention on Twitter using the hashtag #TBAannual.

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Fatal Heart Attack Leads to Life-Saving Gift

Maury County Public Defender Claudia Jack says she felt helpless as she watched a deputy’s frantic efforts to revive a man who had collapsed inside the county courthouse. And she was shocked to learn that the county does not own any automated external defibrillators (AED) used to restart the heart. With the memory of her own father’s tragic death, Jack decided to take action. A few days later she walked into Maury County Mayor Jim Bailey’s office and handed him a signed, blank check. A new AED station is now mounted on the first floor of the courthouse. “We’ll never know if an AED would have saved that man’s life or not,” Jack said. “But if an AED had been available we certainly would have been satisfied knowing we did everything we could do.” Read more in the Columbia Daily Herald.

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