Chattanooga Law Day Event Celebrates Local Lawyers

ABA President William T. Robinson III was the keynote speaker at the Chattanooga Bar Association's Law Day Luncheon, which featured the announcement of new Chattanooga Bar Foundation Fellows, presentation of awards and recognition of 38 new “Pillars of the Bar,” who have served the profession for 50 years or more. Jenny Smith Wright, a lieutenant with the Chattanooga Housing Authority Police, was awarded the 2012 Liberty Bell Award, while Angela A. Ripper, assistant vice president and senior counsel at the Unum Group, received the fourth annual Judge W. Neil Thomas III Paralegal Utilization Award. During last week's event, the bar also announced that Jack Jones, a junior at McCallie School, won first place in its 2012 Law Day Essay Contest. Jones went on to win second place in the statewide competition. Read more about the award winners on the bar’s website