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You Are Invited to a January Luncheon in Nashville

TBASCUS Luncheon During 2015 TBA Leadership Conference

You are cordially invited to a TBASCUS luncheon on Friday, January 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 111 Broadway in Nashville. This event is being held in conjunction with the 2015 TBA Leadership Conference.

TBASCANS have enjoyed a number of exciting trips in the past few years — including a memorable fall 2013 trip to the Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. Other exciting TBASCUS trips include visits to the Jack Daniel's Distillery, the Bristol Motor Speedway, the Shiloh Military Park, Fall Creek Falls State Park and the Martha Washington Inn in Abingdon, Virginia.

Please join us at January's complimentary luncheon at the Rock Bottom Brewery so that we can discuss your suggestions for future trips and events for TBASCANS. To register for this luncheon or if you have questions, please email Jenny Jones or call her at (615) 277-3212. Please be sure to register for lunch no later than Friday, Jan. 2. We hope to see you at the Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery!

Frank Grace

TBASCUS Chair

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Deadline for TBA Mentoring Program July 1

 

Applications are due tomorrow (July 1) for the next class of the TBA Mentoring Program. TBA members in their first three years of law practice may apply to be matched with a mentor. Those participating in the program will commit to a formal mentoring relationship for one year, beginning in August, with a requirement that mentors and mentees meet face-to-face at least once a month. Participants will choose from a variety of curriculum topics, materials for which will be available on the TBA website.

In addition to seeking mentees, the TBA is recruiting attorneys with at least eight years of legal practice experience to serve as mentors. Contact Christy Gibson at the TBA for more information.

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If You Did It, Flaunt It With a TBJ Announcement

The Tennessee Bar Journal has a new opportunity for lawyers and firms to promote outstanding achievements, new associates, new partners, mergers, awards and any changes within the firm. Now, Professional Announcements are available at special, lower-rate pricing. You can tell more than 12,000 of your peers about your accomplishments by placing an announcement in the Journal. For information or to place an announcement, contact Debbie Taylor at 503-445-2231 or Debbie@llm.com. To have an announcement placed in the April issue, please contact her before Feb. 18.

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TBA Launches Mentoring Program for New Lawyers

The TBA today launched a new mentoring program designed to respond to the growing trend of newly admitted lawyers opening solo practices. Beginning now, and running through Jan. 3, 2014, TBA members in their first three years of law practice may apply to be matched with a mentor. Those participating in the program will commit to a formal mentoring relationship for one year -- beginning in February -- with a requirement that mentors and mentees meet face-to-face at least once a month. Participants will be able to choose one of two tracks: a track that offers up to seven hours of CLE credit or one that will not include CLE. Participants will choose from a variety of curriculum topics, materials for which will be available on the TBA website. In addition to seeking mentees, the TBA is recruiting attorneys with at least eight years of legal practice experience to serve as mentors.

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Judge Ash Gears Up to Slow Down

Judge Don Ash talks with the Daily News Journal as he prepares to step away from the Circuit Court and into a new position as senior judge. Ash says he wants to travel the state and take on new responsibilities, especially with appellate opinions, while preparing for an opportunity to spend more time with his family.

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TBASCUS Luncheon at 2012 TBA Convention

TBASCUS members from across the state gathered for lunch today (June 6) at the Rendezvous restaurant in Memphis, helping to kick off the 2012 TBA Annual Convention. TBA President Elect Jackie Dixon addressed the group, outlining some of her objectives for the coming year and inviting them to take part in upcoming TBASCUS programs. TBASCUS (Tennessee Bar Association Seasoned Counselors Up To Somethin') is open to all TBA members who have reached the age of 50.

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Mergers Ahead? Harwell Talks on City's Legal Scene

In an interview with the Nashville Post, Aubrey B. Harwell Jr. talks about the city’s legal community, including salaries of entry-level attorneys, the Nashville School of Law's 100th anniversary and how he feels about local law firm mergers. He also predicts that in the next five years there will be more national and international firms establish a presence in Nashville.

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Judge Haynes Reception March 29, Contribute to Portrait Fund

A reception honoring retired Circuit Court Judge Barbara Haynes will be March 29, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Davidson County Courthouse. Contributions are also being accepted to procure a portrait of Judge Haynes, to be hung in the Third Circuit Courtroom. Download a reservation card.

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