President's Corner: Welcome to the 2013-2014 Bar Year

"As a young lawyer in Tennessee, you should count yourself among the most fortunate. You have taken advantage of numerous opportunities to excel in school, obtain an undergraduate degree, successfully complete law school, pass the bar exam and become a licensed attorney. And now you have a new partner in the profession -- the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) and its Young Lawyers Division (YLD). And the TBA YLD is a great example of what can be accomplished when a group of dedicated individuals come together and work toward a common goal," writes YLD President David McDowell in his inaugural President's Corner column. "I am looking forward to serving as president this year along with an exceptional group of board leaders. Our goal this year remains the same as it has been for many years: to use our skills and abilities to help those who need it." To that end, McDowell says, "We will focus on service to the public and service to our members." Learn more about the programs, activities and events planned for the year in this message from McDowell. Read more