TBA Press Releases

High School Students to Compete in State Mock Trial Competition This Weekend

Schools from across the state to compete March 18-19 in Nashville

NASHVILLE, March 16, 2016 — High school teams from across Tennessee will put their legal skills to the test during the Tennessee Bar Association's 36th annual mock trial championship in Nashville this weekend, March 18-19. Media is welcome to attend the event at the historic Davidson County Courthouse.

Rounds on Friday begin at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. On Saturday, the competition continues with rounds at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to determine which two teams will compete in the final match up at 5 p.m. Sitting judges in Tennessee will preside over the four preliminary rounds and Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon G. Lee will preside over the championship round.

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TBA Announces 2016 Pro Bono Awards

NASHVILLE, Dec. 16, 2015 — Two distinguished Tennessee pro bono attorneys and a recent Belmont University Law graduate will be honored with the state’s top pro bono and public service awards at a ceremony in January.

The awards will be presented by the Tennessee Bar Association at its 2016 Public Service Luncheon on Jan. 23 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. Held each year as part of the association’s Leadership Conference, the luncheon also will feature remarks by TBA President Bill Harbison and other leaders from the legal community.
 

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32 Lawyers Named to 2016 Leadership Law Class

Lawyers from across state join TBA's 6-month leadership training program

NASHVILLE, Nov. 23, 2015 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) announces that 32 attorneys from across the state have been selected for its 2016 Leadership Law program.

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7th Annual ‘Celebrate Pro Bono Month’ Underway

Tennessee lawyers offering free legal services across the state during October

NASHVILLE, Oct. 13, 2015 — October is “Celebrate Pro Bono Month” in Tennessee and lawyers across the state are joining in a nationwide effort to provide free legal services to those in need. The celebratory month also honors the good work performed by lawyers every day.

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Belmont Law Student Receives 2015 Writing Award

Annual writing competition focuses on environmental issues

NASHVILLE, Aug. 11, 2015 — Patty Whitehead, a recent graduate of the Belmont University College of Law, is the winner of the 2015 Jon E. Hastings Memorial Award Writing Competition, which is sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section.

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Law Students Complete 5th Annual Leadership Program

18 graduate from Diversity Leadership Institute at TBA Convention

NASHVILLE, July 2, 2015 — Law students participating in the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI) joined lawyers across the state at the TBA Convention in June for a final program and graduation.

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TBA YLD Fellows Names New Officers, Members

Group holds annual meeting in conjunction with TBA Convention

NASHVILLE, July 2, 2015 — The Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (TBA YLD) Fellows met during the association’s annual convention in Memphis to elect new officers and induct new members.

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TBA YLD Elects Officers, Presents Awards at Annual Meeting

Group meets in conjunction with 2015 TBA Convention

NASHVILLE, July 2, 2015 — The Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division named new officers and recognized award winners during the TBA’s Annual Convention in Memphis.

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5 Lawyers Recognized for Service During Bar Year

Awards presented at TBA Convention in Memphis

NASHVILLE, June 29, 2015 – The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) recognized five lawyers who provided especially distinguished service to the legal community during the past year. Each was recognized by then President Jonathan Steen.

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Jackson Legal Group Recognized for Public Service

Awards presented at TBA Convention in Memphis

NASHVILLE, June 29, 2015 – Outgoing Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) President Jonathan Steen presented the Liberty Bell Award to the Jackson-based Howell Edmunds Jackson American Inn of Court at the TBA Convention in Memphis this month. Inn President Laura Williams with Rainey Kizer Reviere & Bell and Vice President Kristi Rezabek with the Tennessee Appellate Courts were on hand to accept the award.

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