Young Lawyers in the News

TBA YLD District 11 Representative Shauna Billingsley was recognized for her district's public service project "Badges with Bears" with a story in The Tennessean. The project collected donated stuffed bears for Franklin police to use to calm and comfort children they encounter at accident scenes or domestic disturbances. Commenting on the donation, Billingsley said, "Things like car crashes or family fights can be extremely frightening to young children. Helping police connect with them during times of trouble is something we felt compelled to help with. Many of us are parents and agreed that helping to make our children more comfortable with our police force is important."

Young lawyers in Chattanooga were recognized in an article in The Hamilton County Herald for creating a children’s area at the juvenile court building. The effort was a result of a partnership between the Chattanooga YLD, TBA YLD, Green Form Construction, the local CASA program and Juvenile Court Judge Suzanne Bailey. The area will provide a quiet and comforting place for children to wait while their parents are in court or they prepare to give testimony. Books for the area were donated by the United Way of Greater Chattanooga and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.