Diversity Leadership Institute Class of 2014

The Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI) is a six-month leadership and mentoring program for Tennessee law school students in their second and third years of study (fourth year students at Nashville School of Law also are eligible).

Chair
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP
1715 Aaron Brenner Dr Ste 800
Memphis, TN 38120
(901)537-1123
Vice-Chair
The Winfrey Firm
2002 Richard Jones Rd. , Suite B-200
Nashville, TN 37215-2809
(615)601-1276

Memphis Lawyer to Lead YLD in 2017

Memphis lawyer Ahsaki Baptist with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs will lead the TBA Young Lawyers Division (YLD) in 2017-2018. She will take office in June as vice president, and then assume the office of president-elect in 2016 and president in 2017. Baptist, who will be the first African American woman to lead the group, was deemed elected yesterday after the filing deadline passed with no opposition. Baptist has been active in the YLD since 2008, serving as the liaison from the Lawyers Association for Women, co-chair of the Diversity Committee for one year and chair of the committee for four years. Under her leadership, the YLD developed the award-winning Diversity Leadership Institute. YLD members will decide several contested races at the group's Annual Meeting June 19 in Memphis.

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DLI Students Receive AWA Scholarship

Congratulations to 2015 Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI) class member Ariel Anthony who recently was honored by the Association for Women Attorneys (AWA) with a scholarship to help pay for law school! The award was presented at the AWA’s 35th Annual Banquet a few weeks ago in Memphis. Aurelia Patterson, a member of the 2014 DLI class, also received one of the four scholarships presented. Both are 3Ls at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

From left: Ariel Anthony, AWA Scholarship Chair Frances M. Riley, Aurelia Patterson, Rachel Cade and Meagan Jones

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