Law School Conference Takes on Pro Bono Issues

Representatives from all six Tennessee law schools gathered in Knoxville today with leaders from the access to justice community for the second Law School Pro Bono & Public Interest Conference, sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee. About 40 people are taking part in the program, including Supreme Court Justices Janice Holder and Sharon Lee, Access to Justice Commission Chair Buck Lewis, Commission Vice-Chair Dean Doug Blaze, and representatives from Legal Aid Dave Yoder and Chay Sengkhounmany. They are engaging in conversations about the needs, opportunity, challenges and possibilities surrounding pro bono work and related access to justice issues. Lewis, a former TBA president, delivered the keynote address, highlighting the historic collaborations that have produced outstanding developments, while issuing the clear call to action that much work still remains. TBA President Cindy Wyrick will present to the group tomorrow morning.