2014 CCPBI Award Winners

Law Firm, Corporate Legal Department Honored for Service

Attorneys from Caterpillar Financial Services Corp. and Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz were honored Saturday (March 1) during the Eighth Annual Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala in Nashville.

The event raises money to support pro bono activities across the state and recognizes the law firm and corporate legal department that best represent an extraordinary commitment to access to justice ideals and pro bono service. Hewlett Packard Deputy General Counsel Bruce Ives gave the keynote address at the program, which also featured comments from Chief Justice Gary R. Wade, (CCPBI) Co-Chairs Andy Branham and Jim Barry, TBA Access to Justice Committee Chair Alex MacKay, Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services Executive Director Ann Pruitt and TBA President Cindy Wyrick.

Baker Donelson was recognized for two project undertaken by its Knoxville office in partnership with Legal Aid of East Tennessee. The firm volunteered to serve as a Pillar Law Firm, representing people seeking to obtain a conservatorship over a disabled adult. In addition, Baker Donelson worked with LAET to help bring “Project H.E.L.P.” to Knoxville. This project provides legal assistance to homeless men, women and children seeking shelter at the Knoxville Area Rescue Mission.

Caterpillar Financial Services was recognized for its ongoing partnership with Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors, which offers immigration legal services, education and advocacy. Specifically, JFON has been instrumental in helping young undocumented Tennesseans apply for protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Award honorees: (from left) Chief Justice Gary Wade with CCPBI award honorees CAT Financial's Wes Blumenshine, Baker Donelson's Carlos Yunsan, LAET Pro Bono Coordinator Terry Woods, TBA President Cindy Wyrick, Justice Connie Clark and Access to Justice Commission Chair Buck Lewis.

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Scenes from 2014 CCPBI Gala.

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

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2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Scenes from 2014 CCPBI Gala.

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Scenes from 2014 CCPBI Gala.

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Scenes from 2014 CCPBI Gala.

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Scenes from 2014 CCPBI Gala.

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Scenes from 2014 CCPBI Gala.

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Scenes from 2014 CCPBI Gala.

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Scenes from 2014 CCPBI Gala.

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Scenes from 2014 CCPBI Gala.

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Scenes from 2014 CCPBI Gala.

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Scenes from 2014 CCPBI Gala.

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Scenes from 2014 CCPBI Gala.

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Scenes from 2014 CCPBI Gala.

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Scenes from 2014 CCPBI Gala.

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Scenes from 2014 CCPBI Gala.

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Scenes from 2014 CCPBI Gala.

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

CCPBI Co-Chair Jim Barry

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

CCPBI Co-Chair Andy Branham

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Hewlett Packard Deputy General Counsel Bruce Ives

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

TBA Access to Justice Committee Chair Alex McKay

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

TALS Executive Director Ann Pruitt

2014 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala

Chief Justice Gary R. Wade

 


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2014 CCPBIG Sponsors


Executive Committee: $10,000
• International Paper

Board of Directors: $5,000
• Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
• Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation

Shareholder Sponsors: $3,000
• Association of Corporate Counsel – Tennessee Chapter
• Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
• Bass, Berry, & Sims PLC
• Butler Snow LLP
• Counsel On Call, Inc.
• Eastman Chemical Company
• FedEx Corporation
• State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company
• Stites & Harbison PLLC
• Thomas & Betts Corporation
• Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP

Other CCPBI Supporters
• Miller & Martin PLLC
• Robertson, Overbey, Wilson & Beeler
• Sherrard & Roe, PLC
• cicayda