LGBT Section

The section strives to enhance the status of and provide opportunities to LGBT attorneys and their allies, and to advocate for the TBA's participation on issues of concern to members. Learn more, contact Jarod Word at

Immediate Past Chair
The Landers Firm, PLC
65 Union Ave, 9th Fl
Memphis, TN 38103
1600 Division Street, Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37203
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Final Week to Enroll in Group Health Insurance

This is the last week to sign up for the TBA's new group health insurance, which gives employers an affordable way to provide health insurance to employees. Brought to you by the TBA, TBA Member Insurance Solutions and Humana, the plan offers three options to meet your needs and could save up to 30% each year. It is guaranteed issue coverage with no health questions and no pre-existing condition exclusions. Get a quote or enroll today. Enrollment ends Sunday. Have questions? Contact, 423-629-2400 x264.

read more »

Coffee County DA Won't Seek Charges in Teen Suicide Case

The Coffee County District Attorney’s Office released a statement today that no criminal charges will be brought in the case of a local teen who died by suicide after sexually explicit messages between him and another boy were leaked by other students. Classmates and supporters of Channing Smith have been calling for "Justice for Channing" during protests, the Tennessean reports. District Attorney Craig Northcott, who has come under criticism for saying he would not prosecute domestic violence cases involving same-sex couples, cited the lack of probable cause that any crimes had been committed as reason for not filing charges.

read more »