Equal Justice University 2012

TALS & TBA co-sponsor annual event promoting & celebrating access to justice.

On Sept. 26 - 27, 2012, more than 150 lawyers, advocates and students involved in providing civil legal assistance across Tennessee gathered at Paris Landing State Park for Equal Justice University, an annual educational program sponsored by the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) and the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA). 

"Equal Justice University 2012 was a success thanks to the cooperation and participation of the equal justice community in Tennessee. Advocates, pro bono lawyers, sponsors and presenters unselfishly gave of their time and resources and that all added up to one of the most successful conferences, yet," said Erik Cole, Executive Director at TALS.  

Photos by Liz Todaro.

 

Equal Justice University 2012

Judge Bernice Donald, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, speaks to attendees to the 2012 Equal Justice University's Welcome Lunch on September 26, 2012.   

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Adrienne Kittos, staff attorney at Justice for Our Neighbors, receiving recognition as the 2012 New Advocate of the Year Award at the EJU Awards Dinner on September 26, 2012. The New Advocate of the Year Award celebrates advocates who have excelled within their first five years in public interest law, using their legal skills in an active, creative way that produces outstanding benefits for individual clients and the communities in which they live.

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Margaret L. Behm, first chair of the Tennessee Access to Justice Commission, receiving the 2012 B. Riney Green Award at the EJU Awards Dinner on September 26, 2012. The B. Riney Green Award celebrates the advocate who has demonstrated strong inter-program cooperation and strengthened access to justice across the state. 

Thank You Access to Justice University Sponsors

Buck Lewis, current Chair of the Tennessee Access to Justice Commission, presenting the group's Strategic Plan at the EJU Leadership Luncheon on September 26, 2012.  

Harrison D. McIver, III
 

Memphis Area Legal Services director Harrison D. McIver, III, addresses the audience at the 2012 Equal Justice University.

Supreme Court Justice Connie Clark

Justice Cornelia Clark introducing 2012 B. Riney Green Award winner Margaret L. Behm at the EJU Awards Dinner on September 26, 2012.
Buck Lewis

Buck Lewis, current Chair of the Tennessee Access to Justice Commission and former TBA President, spoke at the EJU Leadership Luncheon on September 26, 2012.  
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Bill Purcell, former Mayor of Nashville and legal aid laywer was the featured speaker at the EJU Awards Dinner on September 26, 2012.
Thank You Equal Justice University Sponsors

Members of the TALS Board of Directors gather to thank Sponsors of the 2012 Equal Justice University.