TBA Wins Award for New Online Mentoring Program

Award, won for 2nd year in a row, recognizes program for new lawyers

NASHVILLE, May 22, 2012 -- The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) won a Rich Media Impact Award last week for using technology to help new law school graduates find work during the recession. The award, given by Sonic Foundry -- a video management platform for academic, enterprise and event webcasting -- recognizes outstanding achievement in using rich media to improve awareness, education and outreach.

In December 2011, the TBA created a new mentoring program called TBA All Access Network using Mediasite webcasts by Sonic Foundry. The service provides free videos offering tips on a diverse range of topics from starting a solo practice, to an overview of practice areas, to suggestions for advancing one's legal career. The resource is specifically targeted to new lawyers who may face a lack of legal jobs when they graduate.

The TBA also won an award in 2011 for its free webcasts explaining rules and regulations for volunteer lawyers to help victims of the May 2010 Nashville floods. The broadcasts explained how to file disaster declarations at the local, state and federal levels and shared expertise on individual assistance processes like insurance, FEMA benefits and the home buyout program.
 


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.

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Stacey Shrader Joslin
Tennessee Bar Association
(615)277-3218
221 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219