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
ORNL Federal Credit Union
221 South Rutgers Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
(865)813-2424

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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TBA Files Comments on New Admission Rules

In comments filed today, the TBA told the Tennessee Supreme Court that better rules on practice pending admission are needed by those seeking comity admission; that lawyers eligible for in-house counsel registration need a new period in which to apply; that lawyers licensed in other jurisdictions who are graduates of schools approved in their home state should be eligible to sit for the Tennessee bar exam; and that spouses of military service members should be granted renewable one-year temporary licenses because they are subject to frequent moves. The comments are part of a comprehensive rewrite of the rules governing admission initiated by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners.

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