New Section and Committee Leadership Get Underway for Year

Chairs have been appointed for Tennessee Bar Association Sections and Committees for 2008 - 2009.

SECTIONS
Administrative Law: Bill West
Appellate Practice (new section): Paul Summers
Bankruptcy Law: Spencer Clift
Business Law: Riney Green
Construction Law: David Taylor
Corporate Counsel: David Smith
Creditors Practice Section: David Waddell
Criminal Justice: Steve Johnson and Amy Roskind
Disability Law: Sherry Wilds
Dispute Resolution: Mark Travis
Elder Law: Matt Haralson
Entertainment & Sports Law: Amy Everhart
Environmental Law: Max Fleischer
Estate Planning & Probate: Mike Parham
Family Law: Jeff Levy
Federal Practice: John Winemiller
General Solo & Small Firm Practitioners: Heather McCoy
Health Care Law: Carol Mutter
Immigration Law: Susan Schultz Davis
Intellectual Property: Andy Barger
Juvenile & Children's Law: Linda Warren Seely
Labor & Employment Law: Louis Britt
Law Office Technology & Management: Tom Shumate
Litigation: Travis McDonough
Real Estate Law: Brooks Smith
Tax Law: Ansley Moses
Tort & Insurance Practice: Jenny Rogers

COMMITTEES
Access to Justice: Deb House
Continuing Legal Education: Danny Van Horn
Ethics and Professional Responsibility: Lucian Pera; Brian Faughnan, vice-chair
Governmental Affairs: Betty Anderson
Lawyers Professional Liability: Barbara Perutelli
Legal-Medical Relations: Randy Kinnard
Long-Range Planning: Sam Elliott
Publications: Jonathan Steen
Public Education: Tonya Cammon
Committee on Protection of the Public from Unauthorized Practice of Law: Bill Hannah
Tennessee Bar Journal Editorial Board: Andrée Blumstein
TBA Leadership in the Law: Larry Wilks and Pam Reeves, co-chairs
TBA Racial & Ethnic Diversity: Paz Haynes
TBA Attorney Well Being: Andy Branham

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Corporate legal staffs, law firm honored at pro bono event>
Corporations from Memphis and Nashville 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. Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation of Nashville and International Paper of Memphis joined the law firm of Baker, Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz in being recognized for their efforts to provide 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.

See the pictures from the event at www.tba.org/journal_links

2008 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala Sponsors
Board of Directors Sponsors ($5,000):
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee - Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation - International Paper

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

Other Sponsors
Dell Inc. - Ann Pruitt