Corporate Counsel Section

The Corporate Counsel Section is a resource for Tennessee lawyers practicing as in-house counsel. This section was formed by the TBA in recognition of the need for a venue for corporate counsel to share views and develop relationships with colleagues.

Chair
Corporate Compliance Risk Advisor...
P O Box 295
Hermitage, TN 37076
(615)479-1832
Vice-Chair
SouthEast Bank/EdSouth Services
12700 Kingston Pike
Farragut, TN 37934
(865)824-3053

2015 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Gala Set for March 7

The TBA Access to Justice Committee, in partnership with the TBA Corporate Counsel Section and the Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, will host the Ninth Annual Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala March 7 at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville. Law firms, corporations and individuals are invited to support the event by becoming sponsors or purchasing tickets. Presentation of the 2015 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative (CCPBI) awards – which recognize the Tennessee law firm and corporate legal department that best exemplify a commitment to access to justice – also will take place at the event. Nominations for the awards are being accepted through Nov. 14. CCPBI engages corporate counsel and in-house lawyers in pro bono work. Since the inception of the program, more than $425,000 has been raised and distributed to organizations across the state that connect corporate lawyers to local pro bono projects.

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July 1 Deadline Looms for In-house Counsel

In-house counsel working in Tennessee without a Tennessee law license now have just days to register with the Board of Law Examiners before a July 1 deadline. If they do not file by that date, they face discipline and a bar examination in order to continue practicing in Tennessee, according to the Administrative Office of the Courts. The July 1 deadline marks the end of an amnesty period granted by the Tennessee Supreme Court in January, when changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct and attorney licensing policies went into effect.

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