YLD Committees

YLD Public Service Committees 2013-2014


CHILDREN'S ISSUES COMMITTEE


The Children's Issues Committee focuses on the partnership between the YLD and the Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, selects a CASA volunteer to honor each year, and facilitates public service programs that benefit children and youth in Tennessee.

Katrina Atchley Arbogast, Chair
Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop PC
One Centre Square, Fifth Floor
620 Market Street
PO Box 2425
Knoxville, TN 37901
(865) 541-5258
karbogast@lewisking.com

Committee includes: Paul Whitt, Executive Committee Liaison


DISASTER RELIEF COMMITTEE


The Disaster Relief Committee trains lawyers on how to provide legal assistance to those affected by natural disasters and takes on pro bono cases of its own. It also maintains the YLD’s Disaster Legal Assistance Manual and updates it as necessary.

Mason Wilson, Chair
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
165 Madison Ave., Suite 2000
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 577-8163
mwwilson@bakerdonelson.com


MOCK TRIAL COMMITTEE


The Mock Trial Committee oversees the state high school mock trial competition, in which teams of students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a hypothetical trial. Teams compete first on a district level, with local winners advancing to the state competition in Nashville. The committee hosts the state competition and recruits volunteers to serve as coaches, jurors, scorers and bailiffs.

Joshua Dougan, Chair
The Dougan Law Firm PLLC
200 E. Main Street, Suite 112
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 437-0469
josh@thedouganfirm.com

Will Holloway, Vice Chair
Schell Binkley & Davies LLC
509 New Hwy 96 West, Suite #201
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 550-2800
wholloway@sbdlaw.net

Committee includes: Christian Barker; Kristen Corn, Candi Henry; R. Holland Matthews; Bill McManus; Rob Sands; Troy Weston, Executive Committee Liaison


MOCK TRIAL LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE


The Mock Trial Committee Long Range Planning Committee oversees the long-term operations of the mock trial competition, including procedural and rules changes and redistricting.

Candi Henry, Chair
Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella PC
P.O. Box 198806
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 254-2291
chenry@dodsonparker.com

Committee includes: Joshua Dougan, Mock Trial Committee Chair; Will Holloway, Mock Trial Vice Chair; and Marisa Combs, Executive Committee Liaison


PUBLIC SERVICE COMMITTEE


The Public Service Committee organizes lawyers from across the state to mount a major volunteer effort in conjunction with the celebration of Law Day each May. The committee also organizes the annual Law Day Art and Essay contests, which allow school students to creatively depict the unique qualities of the American judicial system; coordinates YLD involvement in the annual Celebrate Pro Bono Month events; and trains Tennessee teachers on the resources available through the iCivics program.

Elizabeth “Ellie” M. Hill, Chair
Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway
537 Market Street, Suite 202
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 756-7117
ehill@pbsjlaw.com

Philip Hatch, Vice Chair
District Attorney General's Office
158 W Minster Dr.
Baxter, TN 38544
(931) 528-5015
philip_hatch7@yahoo.com

Committee includes: All District Representatives; all Affiliate Representatives; David McDowell and Rachel Moses, Executive Committee Liaisons


WILLS FOR HEROES COMMITTEE


The Wills for Heroes Committee produces legal service projects across the state that provide basic estate planning to first responders, including police, sheriff’s deputies and fire fighters.

Bradley M. Carter, Chair and Middle Tennessee Captain
Runyon & Runyon
301 Main Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 647-3377
bcarter@runyonandrunyon.com

Committee includes: Rachel Ralston, East Tennessee Captain; Tiffany Johnson, West Tennessee Captain; all District Representatives; Mason Wilson, Executive Committee Liaison

 

YLD Member Service Committees 2013-2014


CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE


The TBA YLD annually produces a number of educational seminars designed for young lawyers. The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee is responsible for identifying course topics, arranging speakers, preparing materials and moderating programs.

Tommy Santel, Chair
Cope, Hudson, Reed & McCreary PLLC
16 Public Square North
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 893-5522
tsantel@mborolaw.com

Robb Bigelow, Vice Chair
Dickinson Wright
424 Church St., Suite 1401
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 244-6538
rbigelow@dickinsonwright.com

Committee includes: Todd Tressler, Middle Tennessee Captain; Brittany Thomas, East Tennessee Captain; Steven King, West Tennessee Captain & Executive Committee Liaison


DIVERSITY COMMITTEE


The Diversity Committee is responsible for proposing and executing programs designed to increase racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, geographic and practice area diversity within the leadership and membership of the TBA YLD. It also runs the Diversity Leadership Institute, a six-month leadership program for Tennessee law students.

Ahsaki E. Baptist, Chair
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP
1715 Aaron Brenner Drive, Suite 800
Memphis, TN 38120
(901) 537-1123
abaptist@wyattfirm.com

Brian Winfrey, Vice Chair
The Winfrey Firm
2020 Beech Avenue, Unit C6
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 601-1276
brian@thewinfreyfirm.com

Committee includes: Amber Floyd; Tiffany Johnson; Terica Smith; Ashley Holliday, Executive Committee Liaison


LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE


The Long Range Planning Committee is responsible for developing and amending the division’s long range plan, which sets out the goals and objectives for the YLD for the next five years. The committee is chaired by the current YLD vice president.

Rachel Moses, Chair
Legal Aid Society
9 S. Jefferson Ave., Suite 102
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 528-7436
rmoses@las.org

Committee includes: David McDowell, president; Stacie Winkler, president-elect; reporter pending appointment (term expires June 30, 2014); East Tennessee Members: Jason Demastus and Paul Whitt (terms expire June 30, 2014); West Tennessee Members: Ahsaki Baptist and Steven King (terms expire June 30, 2015); 2 Middle Tennessee Members pending appointment (terms expire June 30, 2016)


MEMBERSHIP & LAW SCHOOL OUTREACH COMMITTEE


The Membership & Law School Outreach Committee is charged with encouraging membership and participation in the TBA and its Young Lawyers Division. The committee also seeks to foster and develop relationships between the TBA YLD and law school students who are interested in practicing in the state of Tennessee. It also runs the YLD’s annual summer Judicial Internship Program.

Joseph A. Fanduzz, Chair
Jolley & Eldridge
800 S. Gay Street, Suite 2100
Knoxville, TN 37929
(865) 523-7731
jfanduzz@gmail.com

Nathan E. Shelby, Vice Chair
Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC
PO Box 1147
Jackson, TN 38305
(731) 425-7949
nshelby@raineykizer.com

Committee includes: David Veile, Executive Committee Liaison


PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE


Historically, the Publications Committee produced educational publications, including Basic Legal Resources, a guide to the law for social service agencies and an elder law handbook. The committee now focuses on internal communications products designed to keep YLD members informed of on-going projects and up-coming news. Regular publications include E-DICT, a monthly email newsletter, and the Tennessee Young Lawyer, a quarterly publication that includes practice and law review articles of interest to young lawyers.

Chaz Molder, Chair
Hardin, Parkes, Kelley & Carter
601 Mayes Place
Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 388-4022
cmolder@hardinandparkes.com

D. Adam Moore, E-DICT Editor
Regions Morgan Keegan Trust
151 Major Reynolds Place
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 521-5274
adam.moore@regions.com

Justin Faith, Tennessee Young Lawyer Editor
Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon PLLC
320 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 756-5171
jfaith@gearhiserpeters.com

Committee includes: Stacie Winkler, Executive Committee Liaison