Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala Celebrates a Decade of Service

Event Honors Attorneys, Raises Money for Legal Aid Groups

(NASHVILLE, March 5, 2016) — Tennessee lawyers helped raise more than $45,000 to help legal aid programs in the state at the Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala. Now in its 10th year, the event has raised more than half a million dollars to support pro bono efforts that engage in-house and corporate counsel. This year’s event was hosted by Bass, Berry & Sims, and featured honors for outstanding law firm and legal department, recognized for ongoing commitment to promoting access to justice programs for low-income and vulnerable Tennesseans. This year, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz and International Paper Company were honored for their successful efforts. Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee provided the keynote address.

CCPBI Gala 2016

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz is honored as outstanding law firm at the 2016 CCPBI Gala. 

(From left) ATJ Commission Chair Doug Blaze, TBA President Bill Harbison, Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Holly Kirby, Charles Grant (Baker Donelson), CCPBI Co-Chair Andy Branham, Chief Justice Sharon Lee, CCPBI Co-Chair Jim Barry, Justice Connie Clark and past TBA President George T. "Buck" Lewis (Baker Donelson). 

CCPBI 2016 Gala

(From left) Rich Littlehale and Martha Boyd at the 2016 CCPBI Gala. 

CCPBI 2016 Gala

(From left) Lou Anne Dulaney, TBA Executive Director Allan Ramsaur and Scott Dulaney at the 2016 CCPBI Gala.

CCPBI 2016 Gala

(From left) Ellen Barry, CCPBI Co-Chair Jim Barry and ATJ Commission Chair Doug Blaze at the 2016 CCPBI Gala.

CCPBI 2016 Gala

(From left) Ron Pruitt, past TBA President Marcia Eason and Ann Pruitt, executive director of Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, at the 2016 CCPBI Gala.

CCPBI 2016 Gala

(From left) CLC Executive Director Anne Mathes and Knox Walkup at the 2016 CCPBI Gala.

CCPBI 2016 Gala

(From left) Kyle Hooper and Cherrelle Hooper at the 2016 CCPBI Gala.

CCPBI 2016 Gala

(From left) Lisa Quigley and TBA President Bill Harbison at the 2016 CCPBI Gala.

CCPBI 2016 Gala

(From left) Chief Justice Sharon Lee and George "Buck" Lewis at the 2016 CCPBI Gala.

CCPBI 2016 Gala

(From left) Disability Rights Tennessee staff Francisca Guzman and Liz Logsdon at the 2016 CCPBI Gala.

CCPBI 2016 Gala

(From left) George "Buck" Lewis, Samantha Sanchez, Justice Holly Kirby and Michael Sanchez the 2016 CCPBI Gala.

CCPBI 2016 Gala

International Paper Company is honored as outstanding corporate legal department at the 2016 CCPBI Gala. (From left) Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Holly Kirby, Sarah Norton (International Paper), Chief Justice Sharon Lee, CCPBI Co-Chair Jim Barry,  Alana LaCombe (International Paper) and Justice Connie Clark. 

CCPBI 2016 Gala

(From left) Wayne Walters, Alana LaCombe, Michael Moore and Allison Temple at the 2016 CCPBI Gala. 

CCPBI 2016 Gala

(From left)  Doug Hasbrouck, Deb House, Mary Campbell and Andrew Campbell at the 2016 CCPBI Gala. 

CCPBI 2016 Gala

(From left) Brad MacLean, Cindy MacLean, Eric Lease, Alex MacKay and Courtney Laginess at the 2016 CCPBI Gala.

CCPBI 2016 Gala

(From left) Doug Blaze, Justice Connie Clark, Charles Grant and Bill Young at the 2016 CCPBI Gala.

CCPBI 2016 Gala

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz is honored as outstanding law firm at the 2016 CCPBI Gala. (From left) Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Holly Kirby, Chief Justice Sharon Lee, Martha Boyd and George T. "Buck" Lewis (Baker Donelson), TBA President Bill Harbison and Justice Connie Clark. 

 

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