TBA Members

Members of The Tennessee Bar Association

TBA President
Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison
150 3rd Ave S #1100
Nashville, TN 372012011
(615)742-4200
TBA President Elect
Lowe, Yeager & Brown
900 S. Gay St Ste 2102
Knoxville, TN 37902-1810
jhl@lyblaw.net
(865)521-6527
TBA Vice President
Adams and Reese LLP
6075 Poplar Avenue, Suite 700
Memphis, TN 38119-0100
(901)524-5278
TBA Immediate Past President
Redding, Steen & Staton, PC
464 North Pkwy Suite A
Jackson, TN 38305
(731)660-2332

Letters of the Law

Why Does Rule 51 Limit Pro Bono Representation?

Rule 51 allows inactive members of the bar to do pro bono work. However, the Supreme Court limits such work to helping organizations such as “legal services.” Paying $400 to the State would activate my license. With an active license I could limit my practice to providing pro bono representation to “individuals” without being tied to an organization.

The Supreme Court’s concept is too limited. Maybe, what the Court really wants is to provide free staff to legal services.

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Sarah Sheppeard to Lead TBA in 2019-2020

Knoxville attorney Sarah Sheppeard, shareholder with Lewis Thomason, will take the office of Tennessee Bar Association President in 2019, according to election-qualifying results released today. No other candidate filed for the vice president position by the Feb. 15 deadline. Sheppeard will assume the office of vice president this summer at the TBA Convention in Kingsport. She will become president-elect during the 2018-2019 bar year prior to assuming her presidency. Troy Weston, of Eldridge and Blakney in Knoxville, was elected to the office of vice president of the Young Lawyers Division, and will serve as YLD President for the 2019-2020 bar year. More election results and a list of contested races will be released tomorrow.
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