2008 CCPBI Award Winners

Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation and International Paper were honored for their extraordinary commitment to providing pro bono legal services during the Second Annual TBA Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative gala May 22 in Nashville. Legal staffs from the two corporations joined the law firm of Baker, Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz in being recognized for their efforts in providing legal services at no cost to those in need. In addition to honoring the firms, the event also raised funds to assist pro bono programs across the state. (At right)Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation General Counsel Jim Buda addresses the gathering.

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2008 Pro Bono Winners
Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation
Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation was chosen to receive the Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award for its corporate commitment to pro bono work as well as the individual commitment of its legal department members.
Baker, Donelson Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz

Baker, Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz was selected as the recipient of the Law Firm Pro Bono Award for its work with senior citizens in the middle Tennessee area.

International Paper

International Paper was recognized for the individual commitment of its legal team, as well as its corporate commitment to pro bono work.

Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Mickey Barker

Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Mickey Barker inspired the gathering with his comments and presented the 2008 awards.

TBA Access to Justice Committee chair Deb House

TBA Access to Justice Committee chair Deb House.

International Paper General Counsel Maura Smith

International Paper General Counsel Maura Smith.

 

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2008 CCPBIG Sponsors


Board of Directors Sponsors: $5,000
• Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
• Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
• Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation
• International Paper

Shareholder Sponsors: $3,000
• Bass, Berry, & Sims
• Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry
• Counsel On Call Inc.
• Eastman Chemical Company
• FedEx Corporation
• Miller & Martin
• Stites & Harbison
• Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis
• Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

Additional Sponsors
• Dell Inc.
• Ann Pruitt