TBA Annual Public Service Awards

Nominations for the 2019 Public Service Awards

Each year the Tennessee Bar Association recognizes outstanding service by attorneys and law students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to increasing access to justice for underserved individuals and communities in Tennessee. Awards are presented at the Annual Public Service Awards Luncheon, which is held as part of the TBA Leadership Conference.

The Awards will be presented at the Annual TBA Public Service Luncheon on Jan. 19, 2019. 

The DEADLINE for the 2019 TBA Public Service Awards is Sept. 21, 2018.


Awards are presented in three categories: 

The Ashley T. Wiltshire Public Service Attorney of the Year, which recognizes an attorney for an indigent client in either civil or criminal defense who provided dedicated and outstanding services during the past year.

The Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award, which recognizes significant pro bono work by a private attorney.

The Law Student Volunteer Award, which recognizes a student who has provided dedicated and outstanding pro bono services to an organization that is primarily engaged in providing legal representation to the indigent.

More information and a list of previous honorees is attached. If you have questions or need more information, please contact TBA Access to Justice Director Liz Todaro at ltodaro@tnbar.org

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