2015 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - Hermitage Hotel, Nashville

The TBA Access to Justice Committee, in partnership with the TBA Corporate Counsel Section and the Association of Corporate Counsel, are working to help foster a coordinated approach to pro bono work and support for the access to justice community by corporate and in-house legal departments in Tennessee.

This partnership has produced eight successful Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Galas, raising over $425,000 from sponsorships by Tennessee corporate legal departments, law firms and other organizations and individuals. Funds are held by the Tennessee Legal Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. To date, the initiative has awarded over a dozen grants to organizations across the state to engage corporate counsel in local pro bono projects.

Plans are now underway for the Ninth Annual Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala, which will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Nashville.


2015 CCPBI Gala Event Details


Date:        Saturday, March 7, 2015
Location:  The Hermitage Hotel, Downtown Nashville
Time:        Reception: 6 p.m.
                 Dinner: 7 p.m.
Dress:       Business Attire


Sponsorships & Tickets


Tennessee law firms and corporations are invited to support the Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative by becoming recognized sponsors.

Sponsorship Levels

$10,000 — Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Executive Committee
Sponsorship at this level will entitle the corporation or law firm to superior recognition in the Tennessee Bar Journal, the program, event signs and promotional materials as well as two tables for ten (10) at the dinner.

$5,000 — Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Board of Directors
Sponsorship at this level will entitle the corporation or law firm to special recognition in the Tennessee Bar Journal, the program, event signs and promotional materials as well as one table for ten (10) at the dinner.

$3,000 — Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Shareholders
Sponsorship at this level will entitle the corporation or law firm to recognition in the Tennessee Bar Journal, the program, event signs and promotional materials as well as one table for ten (10) at the dinner.

Individual Tickets: $200

Table for 10 without Sponsorship: $2,000

To become a Gala sponsor, purchase tickets or volunteer for the event, contact:

Liz Todaro, Access to Justice Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: (615) 383-7421
Email: ltodaro@tnbar.org


CCPBI Awards


The Tennessee Bar Association is accepting nominations for the 2015 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Awards, which will be presented at the 2015 CCPBI Gala. The awards recognize the Tennessee law firm and corporate legal department that best exemplify “extraordinary commitment to access to justice ideals, pro bono service and the Corporate Counsel Covenant of Service.” The deadline for submitting nominations is Nov. 14.

Learn More


Learn more about the CCPBI program, see past award recipients, apply for a grant from the program and read past annual reports on the CCPBI main webpage.

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