YLD Affiliate News for May 2013

American Bar Association YLD -- The ABA YLD held its 2013 Spring Conference May 16-18 in Minneapolis. In addition to great programming and public and member service projects, the conference featured a dinner dance at the popular tourist destination, Nicollet Island, and a boat tour of Lake Minnetonka. The ABA Annual Meeting will take place Aug. 8-13 in San Francisco. Finally, affiliates with programs they would like to submit for an Award of Achievement have until June 15 to do. For more information about the ABA YLD visit the group's website or contact Nashville lawyer Matt Potempa at matt@potempafirm.com or (615) 255-5007.

Blount County Bar Association YLD -- For general information about the Blount County YLD contact president George Maifair at george@grmbankruptcy.com or (865) 323-6719.

Chattanooga Bar Association YLD -- For more information about the Chattanooga YLD contact President Michael Thomas at mthomas@duncanhatcher.com or (266) 220-7137.

Jackson Madison County Bar Association YLD -- The Jackson Madison County Bar Association YLD is joining forces with the TBA YLD to host "Pour Your Heart Out for CASA: A Wine Tasting Event" TONIGHT (May 30) at 5:30 p.m. The event will take place at Flatiron Grille, 1160 Vann Drive, Jackson 38305. Tickets are $25 at the door. For more information about the Jackson Madison County Bar Association YLD contact President Nathan Shelby nshelby@raineykizer.com or (731) 425-7949.

Knoxville Bar Association Barristers -- The Barristers will hold its next meeting June 12 at 5 p.m. at the Bistro by the Bijou, 807 S. Gay St. It also is seeking volunteers for the 2nd Annual East Tennessee Accessibility Symposium planned for Aug. 23. The event, cosponsored by the Barrister's Diversity Committee, will present briefings on the various sections of the Americans with Disabilities Act and field questions from professionals in the design industry and those who benefit from accessibility. Lawyers who are willing to give one to two hours of their time should contact Amy Benner at abennerlaw@gmail.com. The group's Access to Justice Committee also is seeking volunteers for the 2013 bar year. If you are interested in learning more, contact Troy Weston at tweston@eblaw.us or Ian Hennessey at ihennessey@latlaw.com. For more information about the Barristers contact President Katrina Atchley Arbogast at katchley@lewisking.com or (865) 541-5258.

Maury County YLD -- The Maury County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division has elected Jacob "Jake" Hubbell as its new president. He succeeds Douglas K. Chapman. Hubbell, a 2011 graduate of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, practices in Columbia with a focus on criminal defense, general civil litigation, estate planning, probate, trust, product liability, real estate and personal injury. He can be reached at jakehubbell@yahoo.com or (931) 381-4700.

Memphis Bar Association YLD -- The Memphis YLD will host its annual Golf Tournament on Oct. 4. The event will begin with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Glen Eagle Golf Course. More details to follow in the months ahead. For general information about the MBA YLD contact President Annie Christoff at achristoff@bassberry.com or (901) 543-5939.

Montgomery County YLD -- Young lawyers in Montgomery County recently formed a young lawyers division of the Montgomery County Bar Association and elected its first slate of leaders: President Jacob Mathis, Vice President Justin Sensing, Secretary/Treasurer Jennifer Ray, and board members Hillary Monroe and John Parker. Bradley M. Carter will serve as an advisor to the group. For more information about the division's plans contact Mathis at jacob.mathis@yahoo.com or (931) 645-9900. The group has applied for affiliate status with the TBA YLD. The application will be considered at the TBA YLD Membership Meeting June 14 in Nashville.

Nashville Bar Association YLD -- The Nashville YLD will be attending a Nashville Sounds minor league baseball game June 27 at 7:05 p.m. at Greer Stadium. For more information contact Nashville YLD President Robb Bigelow at RBigelow@dickinson-wright.com or (615) 244-6538.
 
Northeast Tennessee Young Lawyers Association -- For more information about NTYLA contact President Robert Black at rblack@rossassociateslaw.com or (423) 230-0006.

Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association -- The UCYLA recently elected new officers. Cookeville lawyer Tessa Lawson was named president. She succeeds inaugural president Phil Hatch. Other officers are Vice President Kelsy Miller, Cookeville; Secretary Jacqueline Scott, Carthage; and Treasurer Rachel Moses, Cookeville. For more information about the group, contact Lawson at lawsontessa@yahoo.com or (931) 372-1972.

Williamson County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division -- The Williamson County YLD has officially formed and elected Kristen Corn of Franklin as its first president. A 2009 graduate of the Nashville School of Law, Corn is an attorney with the City of Franklin. The group has applied for affiliate status with the TBA YLD. The application will be considered at the TBA YLD Membership Meeting June 14 in Nashville. For more information about the division, contact Corn at kristen.corn@franklintn.gov or (615) 550-6603.