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TBA Welcomes New Staff Members

The Tennessee Bar Association this month welcomed three new staff members. Brenda Gadd is the TBA’s new public policy coordinator. She will work closely with the Government Affairs Committee to help represent the TBA and its members before the General Assembly and other policy making bodies. Also new to the TBA is Kate Prince, who will serve as TBA Leadership Law Coordinator, as well as manage the TBA’s Mentoring Program and work with a new committee studying advancements in the delivery of legal services. Finally, TBA welcomed Amelia Ferrell, the newest addition to its communications team. Ferrell will write for TBAToday and the Tennessee Bar Journal, as well as expand TBA’s activity on social media platforms and coordinate media relations.

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Knoxville Lawyer Receives TBA Leadership Award

Lambert selected by leadership class members for recognition

NASHVILLE, June 29, 2015 — Knoxville lawyer Regina Lambert was presented with the Larry Dean Wilks Leadership Award by fellow members of the Tennessee Bar Association’s 2015 Leadership Law class during the group’s graduation ceremonies in Memphis this month. She is the fourth recipient of the award.

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Lawyers Complete 2015 TBA Leadership Program

Class of 36 graduates at TBA convention in Memphis

NASHVILLE, June 29, 2015 — Thirty-six attorneys from across the state graduated from the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law program during the association’s annual convention in Memphis this month.

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Politics, Policy Focus for TBALL Class Session

Despite challenging weather across the state, members of the TBA Leadership Law class met today in Nashville for a day learning about in policy and politics. The class heard from U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, state Sen. Jeff Yarbro and two lawyer lobbyists. Class members also participated in a mock legislative committee meeting to learn more about how the legislative process works. They capped off the day by attending TBA’s annual Big Shrimp Reception honoring members of the General Assembly and legislative staff.

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Big Shrimp, TBALL Program Postponed to Wednesday

The TBA’s annual Big Shrimp Reception honoring members of the General Assembly and legislative staff, as well as the TBA Leadership Law program set for tomorrow have been postponed for one day. Both will now take place on Wednesday. The move was made due to the extraordinary and deteriorating weather conditions, which may make travel too treacherous, as well as the fact that the legislature will not be in session tomorrow as originally scheduled. The Big Shrimp Reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Tennessee Bar Center.

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Former TBALL Director Named NBA Director

The Nashville Bar Association has hired Monica Mackie as its new executive director. She replaces Gigi Woodruff. TBA Executive Director Allan Ramsaur applauded the move saying, “We congratulate our long-time former colleague in her new role at our sister organization the Nashville Bar Association. We look forward to continuing our cooperative and productive relationship with the NBA and exploring with Monica new ways that we can work together to benefit the justice system and the bar.” Mackie, who most recently ran her own consulting business, worked at the TBA from 1998 to 2012, first as financial administrator and then as director of the Leadership Law program.

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Leadership Law Honors Donelson

The TBA Leadership Law program honored Lewis R. Donelson III Saturday during the 12th annual Leadership Law Opening Retreat. Donelson, founding member of the Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz law firm, has attended the retreat since the program’s inception in 2004. Former TBA President John Tarpley presented Donelson with a plaque in appreciation of his dedication and service to Leadership Law. Donelson spoke to the class of 36 attorneys about his involvement in such historic state events as the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike, school reform and the coup to remove Gov. Ray Blanton.

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New TBALL Class Kicks Off at Retreat

The TBA's Leadership Law Class of 2015 kicks off this week with a three-day retreat at Montgomery Bell State Park. Along with presentations from TBA President Jonathan Steen and a number of program graduates, the group will hear from leaders in the Tennessee legal community, including Lewis Donelson, Byron Trauger, Judge Pamela Reeves, Abby Rubenfeld, John Day, Gordon Bonnyman, Alberto Gonzales and Randy Kinnard. The six-month program continues with monthly sessions before graduation at the TBA Annual Convention this June in Memphis.

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37 Lawyers Selected for 2015 Leadership Law Class

The Tennessee Bar Association has selected 37 lawyers from across the state to participate in the 2015 Leadership Law class. Now in its 12th year, the Leadership Law program is designed to equip Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities. The class will meet for its first session in January, and then spend the next six months learning about leadership in the legal profession, issues in the courts, policymaking in state government and the importance of community service. View the list of class members.

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TBA Selects Attorneys for 2015 Leadership Law Class

37 lawyers from across the state join six-month leadership training program

NASHVILLE, Nov. 12, 2014 — Now in its 12th year, Leadership Law is designed to equip Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities. The class will meet for its first session in January, and then spend the next six months learning about leadership in the legal profession, issues in the courts, policymaking in state government and the importance of community service.

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