Leadership Law Class of 2009

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.

Leitner Williams Names New Managing Partner

Chattanooga lawyer M. Andrew Pippenger has been named the new managing partner at Leitner, Williams, Dooley and Napolitan, which has offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis and Atlanta. Pippenger, a 1996 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, joined the firm in 1998. Among his other professional achievements, he is a graduate of the TBA Leadership Law program. Chattanoogan.com has more on the story.

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TBA Adds New Coordinator for Leadership Program

Brittany Sims will join the Tennessee Bar Association next week as coordinator for the TBA Leadership Law program. A Nashville native, Sims graduated from Hampton University in Hampton, Va., then returned to Nashville to work as a VISTA volunteer with AmeriCorp. While pursuing a graduate degree at Tennessee State University, Sims worked with the TSU Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement and then moved on to become a program coordinator there. In addition, she serves as assistant volleyball coach at Fisk University. Her degree is in public administration, with a certificate in nonprofit management. At the TBA, Sims also will join the team that gathers news for the daily TBAToday newsletter and TBA website.

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