Invited Guest News for May 2014

The TBA YLD Board invites specialty and minority bars in the state to name a representative to serve as an unfunded member of the board. The goal of the invited guest program is to increase diversity among the board and provide an opportunity for young lawyers involved in other legal organizations to have a voice in the state bar association. See a list of all organizations invited to send representatives.

LAW Marion Griffin Chapter – The Lawyers’ Association for Women Marion Griffin Chapter in Nashville has launched the Coalition for Fair Courts to encourage voter education and participation in the upcoming judicial retention elections. The goal of the effort is to raise public awareness about the August retention election of three Tennessee Supreme Court Justices – Cornelia Clark, Sharon Lee and Chief Justice Gary Wade – as well as the intermediate appellate court judges. The effort also hopes to educate voters about the role of the appellate courts and the importance of a fair and impartial judiciary. Current coalition members include the Tennessee Alliance of Black Lawyers, the Napier-Looby Bar Association, the League of Women Voters of Nashville and the Lawyers' Association for Women Anne Schneider Chapter in Jackson. For more information about the coalition contact Liz Sitgreaves.