Leadership Law Class of 2004

The Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law program aims to serve the legal profession by equipping participants with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in the profession and in the community as a whole.

TBA Welcomes New Staff Members

The Tennessee Bar Association this month welcomed three new staff members. Brenda Gadd is the TBA’s new public policy coordinator. She will work closely with the Government Affairs Committee to help represent the TBA and its members before the General Assembly and other policy making bodies. Also new to the TBA is Kate Prince, who will serve as TBA Leadership Law Coordinator, as well as manage the TBA’s Mentoring Program and work with a new committee studying advancements in the delivery of legal services. Finally, TBA welcomed Amelia Ferrell, the newest addition to its communications team. Ferrell will write for TBAToday and the Tennessee Bar Journal, as well as expand TBA’s activity on social media platforms and coordinate media relations.

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Nashville Lawyers Form New Litigation Firm

Former Nashville Bar Association (NBA) President Scott Sims of Walker Tipps & Malone and Sherrard & Roe litigation practice head Sam Funk are forming a new firm, the Nashville Post reports. Sims Funk PLC will open its doors at 3310 West End Ave. on Thursday. Funk said the new firm will begin with just the two litigators and "a lot of the same clients" they have represented. Funk has been with Sherrard since 1998. He was named head of the litigation practice in 2012. Sims served as the president of the NBA in 2008. He also is a past president of the NBA Young Lawyers Division and Middle Tennessee Governor for the TBA YLD. Both Funk and Sims were members of the TBA’s inaugural Leadership Law class.

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