TBA President Comments on Passing of Former Chief Justice Adolpho A. Birch Jr.

Van Horn says Tennessee has lost a 'true giant'


NASHVILLE, Aug. 26, 2011 — Reflecting on the passing of former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Adolpho A. Birch Jr., Tennessee Bar Association President and Memphis lawyer Danny Van Horn today made the following statement:

"Tennessee has lost a true giant with the passing of Justice A. A. Birch Jr. He stood astride the era of legal segregation, the bridge of civil rights action and the coming of a more just society. In addition to his contributions as an outstanding jurist, our colleague Justice Birch gave generously of his time and talents to mentor new lawyers and advise the legal community in ways to better the profession, the justice system and the community."

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The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is the largest professional association in Tennessee with more than 11,000 members. Founded in 1881, the TBA provides opportunities for continuing legal education, professional development and public service. The TBA’s dedication to serving the state’s legal community is evidenced by its membership roll, which represents the entire spectrum of legal practice: plaintiff and defense lawyers, corporate counsel, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, government lawyers and legal services attorneys.

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Stacey Shrader Joslin
Tennessee Bar Association
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Nashville, TN 37219

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