TBA Resource for Seniors Wins Statewide Award

Legal handbook named best public service project by a Tennessee association

NASHVILLE, July 23, 2014 – For the second consecutive year, the Tennessee Bar Association earned the top public service award from the Tennessee Society of Association Executives. The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors won the Association’s Advance Tennessee Award as the best public service project by an association in the state. The award was presented last week at a luncheon in Nashville.

The TBA’s Public Education Committee created the handbook earlier this year and is continuing to conduct outreach and education across the state. The handbook contains practical information on topics ranging from Social Security benefits to long-term care considerations and estate planning. Since it was introduced in February, the handbook has been distributed to thousands of Tennesseans through live presentations and requests made directly with the TBA. The handbook also is available as a download and more than 8,000 visitors have been on the TBA’s website to learn more about the resource.

Visit the TBA website for information about downloading the handbook or to request a presentation in your area.

Last year, the TBA won the Association’s Advance Tennessee Award for its statewide series on Balancing Civility & Free Expression, which explored the question of whether civility can co-exist with free speech in today's world.

The Tennessee Society of Association Executives is devoted exclusively to the promotion, advancement and development of association professionals and the organizations they serve in Tennessee. For more than 50 years, TNSAE has served as the resource for association professionals. The association provides career development opportunities, relevant resources and engaging experiences.

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The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is the largest professional association in Tennessee with more than 13,000 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.