Chattanooga Lawyer Takes Office as YLD President

Chattanooga lawyer David McDowell took office as president of the TBA’s Young Lawyers Division during the TBA’s convention earlier this month. He succeeds David Veile of Franklin. McDowell, an attorney with Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon, took the opportunity at the YLD Annual Meeting to announce a new pro bono public service project to educate librarians across the state about OnlineTNJustice and the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Service’s new legal information website LIFT. The goal of the project is to empower librarians with the knowledge they need to direct local residents to legal resources. The statewide service project grew out of an initiative by former District 13 Representative Chuck Holliday, who traveled to Henderson, Madison and Gibson counties to educate local librarians on the websites.

Also taking office at the division’s annual meeting were President-Elect Stacie Winkler with the Regional Medical Center in Memphis; Vice President Rachel Moses with the Legal Aid Society in Cookeville; Secretary Troy Weston with Eldridge & Blakney in Knoxville; and Treasurer Steven King with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz in Memphis.