Wyrick Takes Office as TBA President

Sevierville lawyer Cynthia Richardson Wyrick today took the oath of office to become president of the Tennessee Bar Association. Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary R. Wade adminsitered the oath during a luncheon ceremony that was part of the TBA's annual convention in Nashville. Wyrick, who clerked for Wade when he was on the Court of Criminal Appeals, praised him for his guidance in her career. "Justice Wade not only taught me about the law, but he taught me about the importance of service to the public and to our profession."

Wyrick outlined how she will carry those lessons forward in her address to the gathering. Following the theme of "Together We Make a Difference," she said her efforts will focus on service not only to the bar, but to the community as well. Under her leadership, the TBA will develop a free handbook for senior citizens to provide practical advice on issues faced by this exploding and underserved population base, and take on a number of issues of importance to the legal profession.

Taking office along with Wyrick will be President-Elect Jonathan O. Steen of Jackson and Vice President William L. Harbison of Nashville.