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 Jenny Jones at

The Landers Firm, PLC
65 Union Ave, 9th Fl
Memphis, TN 38103
Elmore, Stone & Caffey, PLLC
5616 Kingston Pike, Suite 301
Knoxville, TN 37919
Immediate Past Chair
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
311 W. Walnut St.
Johnson City, TN 37604
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Fall FastTrack Program Helps You Fulfill All of Your CLE Requirements for the Year

The TBA General–Solo Section will present its annual Fall FastTrack program in Nashville on Nov. 2. Produced by Jane Powers and Jim Romer of the section's executive council, this CLE opportunity is designed to provide you with up-to-date information on a diverse range of topics while allowing you to customize your learning to your schedule and fulfill all your Tennessee CLE requirements for the year. Topics and speakers for the Fall FastTrack program include:

  • Chief Justice Jeffrey Bivins discussing sentencing reform.
  • Judge Brandon Gibson presenting appellate practice tips.
  • Judge Sheila Calloway discussing representing clients in juvenile court.
  • Joanna McCracken on well-being and mindfulness for lawyers
  • Sean Martin offering information on essential legal technology for solo and small firm practitioners
  • A representative for Clio discussing document automation
  • And more

General–Solo–Small Firm Section members receive a discount to attend. You can register for the program here.

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Ginsburg Not Only a Justice, But Is a Pop Culture Icon

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has always had a following, but now her appeal has branched out. She has become a pop culture icon, the ABA Journal reports. "You can be an upper middle-class, a suburban stay-at-home mom, an urban graduate student who identifies as genderqueer / nonbinary or a rural America retiree who voted for Donald Trump and still admire Ginsburg, according to marketing experts, who say that her appeal with various groups is unique. And the attention the Me Too movement has brought to sexual harassment and rape has made many more people interested in speaking about gender discrimination publicly — issues Ginsburg has been addressing and fighting for decades."

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