TBA Annual Public Service Awards

Nominations are Open for the 2015 Public Service Awards

Each year the Tennessee Bar Association recognizes outstanding service by attorneys and law students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to increasing access to justice for underserved individuals and communities in Tennessee. Awards are presented at the Annual Public Service Awards Luncheon, which is held as part of the TBA Leadership Conference.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Public Service Awards, which will be presented at the 2016 Public Service Luncheon on Saturday, January 23 in Nashville

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, September 11, 2015. 


Awards are presented in three categories: 

The Ashley T. Wiltshire Public Service Attorney of the Year, which recognizes an attorney for an indigent client in either civil or criminal defense who provided dedicated and outstanding services during the past year.

The Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award, which recognizes significant pro bono work by a private attorney.

The Law Student Volunteer Award, which recognizes a student who has provided dedicated and outstanding pro bono services to an organization that is primarily engaged in providing legal representation to the indigent.


More information and a list of previous winners is attached. If you have questions or need more information, please conatct Liz Todaro at ltodaro@tnbar.org