TBASCUS (Tennessee Bar Association Seasoned Counselors Up to Something) offers programs and services to lawyers in the prime of their career. All Tennessee Bar Association members age 50 and up are included as members of TBASCUS.

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At 83, Chattanooga Legal Legend Refuses to Retire

The Hamilton County Herald this week profiled Chattanooga attorney Max Bahner, who at 83 years of age, refuses to retire after 57 years of law. Bahner’s wife framed a piece of paper his daughter made him sign, which stated that he would retire on Jan. 1, 2017 – a deadline which the Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel lawyer ignored. He describes how he felt called to the profession of law, his competitive spirit and his passion for supporting younger attorneys. “Why should I retire?” Bahner asked. “I’m only 83.”
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Government Lawyers Report Increased Pressures, Retirements

A recent survey shows that 67 percent of government lawyers say that scarce resources and tight budgets are adding pressure to their workloads. And 76 percent of the government lawyers surveyed in the Thomson Reuters study expect their workloads to increase in the next few years. The survey projects that nearly 50 percent of the full state and local government workforce will be eligible for retirement by 2019, and that about a third of all federal workers are eligible for retirement this year. The ABA Journal has more.

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