YLD Presents Honors During 2013 Leadership Conference

At the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division's (YLD) Mid-Winter Board Dinner -- held in conjunction with the TBA Leadership Conference -- awards were presented to volunteer lawyers named "Stars of the Quarter" for the first two quarters of the 2012-2013 bar year, law student liaisons representing the TBA at law schools across the state, and the 2013 CASA Volunteer of the Year Award recipient. Photos by Landry Butler

2013 CASA Award Winner

Dale Hedges of Clinton (center) was named the 2013 CASA Volunteer of the Year for his work with CASA of the Tennessee Heartland, which serves children in Anderson, Blount and Scott counties. Joining Hedges to celebrate his selection is (from left to right) Nashville lawyer Kevin Balkwill, president of the board of Tennessee CASA; Knoxville lawyer Katrina Atchley Arbogast, chair of the YLD Children's Issues Committee, who presented the award to Hedges; Kathryn Hedges; Ashley Bryant-Cheney with CASA of the Tennessee Heartland; and Naomi Asher, executive director of CASA of the Tennessee Heartland, who nominated Hedges for the award.

YLD Award Winners

YLD President David Veile (left) introduces Memphis lawyer Ahsaki Baptist, who introduced the members of the 2013 Diversity Leadership Institute. Law students participating in that program gathered in Nashville during the Leadership Conference weekend for their opening session.

YLD Award Winners

Murfreesboro lawyer Tommy Santel (left) and Nashville lawyer Mary Beth Haltom (center) were named "Stars of the Quarter" for the second quarter of the bar year for their work planning CLE programs for young lawyers across the state. Santel is chair of the YLD CLE Committee. Haltom serves as vice chair. They are shown with YLD "first lady" Aubrey Veile (right), wife of YLD President David Veile.

YLD Award Winners

Knoxville lawyer Joe Fanduzz introduces the TBA's law student liaisons who represent the association at law schools across the state.

YLD Award Winners

YLD President David Veile (left) thanks Clarksville lawyer Brad Carter for his work planning Wills for Heroes clinics across the state. Carter serves as chair of the YLD Wills for Heroes Committee.

YLD Award Winners

Franklin lawyer Shauna Billingsley (left) and Clarksville lawyer Brad Carter were named "Stars of the Quarter" for the first quarter of the bar year. Billingsley is the District 11 YLD Representative. Carter serves as chair of the YLD Wills for Heroes Committee.