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
Deputy Speaker of the House of Delegates
Ashley Ashley & Arnold
PO Box H
Dyersburg, TN 38025

There’s Still Time to Run for TBA Office

With the approaching Feb. 15 deadline to file a petition or declaration of candidacy, there is still time for Tennessee Bar Association members to offer themselves for a service in the leadership of the TBA. A complete notice of the elections was published in the December 2014 Tennessee Bar Journal. In publishing that notice, there was one error. The notice indicated that Carl Carter, 8th District governor, was eligible for an additional term. In fact, Carter is term-limited by the bylaws for running for another term for the 8th District governor slot.

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Bar Leaders Convene in Nashville

The Tennessee Bar Association's annual Leadership Conference kicked off today in Nashville with meetings of the group's House of Delegates, TBASCUS (TBA Seasoned Lawyers Up to Something) and various committees. Events also included a rededication of the Tennessee Bar Center's flagship conference room, Nippert Hall, and the opening session of the Diversity Leadership Institute, a leadership and mentoring program for Tennessee law students. On Saturday, leaders will participate in informational and group-building sessions, followed by the annual Public Service Luncheon where Rep. Chuck Fleischmann will address the group. Two lawyers and a law student will be honored for their work: Rebecca McKelvey Castañeda as the Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year; Michele Johnson as the the Ashley T. Wiltshire Public Service Attorney of the Year; and Jennifer Mayham as the Law Student Volunteer of the Year. The rest of the weekend includes meetings of the Board of Governors, Section leaders and local bar leaders, the Tennessee Legal Community Foundation board and the board of directors of TBA Member Services Inc.

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