Dispute Resolution Section

This section provides members the opportunity to exchange information with other practitioners regarding alternate dispute resolution, including an annual CLE seminar and co-sponsored CLE programs with other sections that use mediation in their practice.

Community Mediation Center
912 S. Gay, Suite L-300
Knoxville, TN 37902
Immediate Past Chair
Jackson, Shields, Yeiser & Holt
262 German Oak Dr
Memphis, TN 38018
Wilson Worley Moore Gamble &...
PO Box 88
Kingsport, TN 37662

AOC Announces Boards and Commissions Updates

The Administrative Office of the Courts recently released updated membership lists for its various board and commissions, including the Tennessee Code Commission, Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission, Board of Professional Responsibility and Integrated Criminal Justice Steering Committee.

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Service Thursday for Pro Bono, Mediation Trailblazer

Knoxville lawyer Milli Cunningham, the first pro bono director for the Knoxville Legal Aid Society, died Saturday (April 12). Cunningham entered the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1973 after putting her husband through school, following him to three international assignments and raising two children, Knoxnews reports. Following graduation, she joined the school’s legal clinic and helped establish its first family law unit. At the Knoxville Legal Aid Society (now Legal Aid of East Tennessee), Cunningham was influential in recruiting private attorneys to provide pro bono services. She also was an early proponent of increased legal protections for domestic violence victims. After five years with Legal Aid, Cunningham opened her own family law practice with an emphasis on mediation and collaboration. A memorial service will take place at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, 3700 Keowee Ave., Knoxville on Thursday at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church, Erskine College, CONTACT Care Line or Jewish Voice for Peace.

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