Service Center, TBALL Award Dedicated in Wilks' Honor

Nearly 100 lawyers, friends and family members gathered today to dedicate the Larry Dean Wilks Member Services Center at the Tennessee Bar Center in Nashville. Wilks, a former TBA president and Springfield lawyer, died Aug. 30, 2011. The Member Services Center provides office space, computer access and staff support for members who need a workspace while in downtown Nashville.

The Tennessee Legal Community Foundation also unveiled a trophy that will be presented to a member of the TBA Leadership Law class each year. Leadership Law is a program in its 9th year, which was spearheaded by Wilks, John Tarpley and Gail Vaughn Ashworth. Ashworth, one of 10 former TBA presidents in attendance, praised Wilks for his long-term support of the TBA, where he served in many capacities. "He was proud of the hats he wore," she said, "and he wore many."

See photos from the event on TBAConnect.