TBA Press Releases

Nashville Lawyer Bill Harbison Named TBA President

Sherrard & Roe member sworn into office at annual meeting in Memphis

NASHVILLE, June 29, 2015 — Nashville lawyer William L. “Bill” Harbison took office as president of the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) at the group’s annual convention June 19 in Memphis.

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Tennessee Lawyers Offer Free Legal Clinics, Educational Seminars Across the State

Events are part of TBA Young Lawyers Division’s Annual Service Project

NASHVILLE, April 28, 2015 – Tennessee young lawyers are combining efforts over the next 10 days to host legal advice clinics, legal awareness fairs and educational seminars across the state to assist low-income individuals in need of legal assistance.

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

Schools from across the state to compete March 27-28 in Nashville

NASHVILLE, March 24, 2015— High school teams from across Tennessee will put their legal skills to the test during the Tennessee Bar Association's 35th annual mock trial championship in Nashville this weekend, March 27-28. The event will be held at the historic Davidson County Courthouse.

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Bar Groups Host ‘Law Camp’ for Nashville Middle School Students

Three-day event introduces students to the legal system, careers in the law

NASHVILLE, March 24, 2015 — The Napier-Looby Bar Association (NLBA) and the Tennessee Youth Court Program are hosting 50 middle school students this week for a three-day Law Camp designed to introduce them to the legal system and careers in the law.

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Tennessee Legal Services Providers Generate $188 Million Boost in State’s Economy

Report commissioned by TBA shows big economic impact from legal services

NASHVILLE, March 20, 2015 – Civil legal services providers generated $188.6 million in economic impact from cases handled across Tennessee in 2013, a newly released reports finds.

The study, commissioned by the Tennessee Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee and Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative, also showed that every dollar invested in legal aid produced more than $11 in financial benefits to businesses, local governments and individuals across all social classes.

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TBA Honors 2 Memphis Companies for Providing Free Legal Services

Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, Medtronic to receive awards Saturday in Nashville

NASHVILLE, March 4, 2015 — The Memphis office of law firm Wyatt Tarrant & Combs and global medical technology giant Medtronic will be recognized for their commitment to providing free legal services to Tennesseans at the Ninth Annual Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala this Saturday in Nashville.

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Robertson County Child Advocate Named 2015 CASA Volunteer of the Year

Award given to Jane Hickman at Nashville ceremony

NASHVILLE, Jan. 23, 2015 — Jane Hickman of Greenbrier has been named the 2015 CASA Volunteer of the Year by the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD). The award recognizes Hickman’s eight years of service as a volunteer for CASA of Robertson County.

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TBA Selects Attorneys for 2015 Leadership Law Class

37 lawyers from across the state join six-month leadership training program

NASHVILLE, Nov. 12, 2014 — Now in its 12th year, Leadership Law is designed to equip Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities. The class will meet for its first session in January, and then spend the next six months learning about leadership in the legal profession, issues in the courts, policymaking in state government and the importance of community service.

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TBA to Pursue Legislation Requiring Notice of Divorce Proceedings Before Court Filing Becomes Public

NASHVILLE, Nov. 6, 2014 — The Tennessee Bar Association announced today it is pursuing legislation that would require respondents be served notice of the filing of a petition for divorce or separation before the court action is made public.

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TBA Announces 2015 Pro Bono Awards

Nashville lawyers, Memphis law student to be recognized for commitment to pro bono

NASHVILLE, Nov. 3, 2014 — Two Nashville lawyers and a recent University of Memphis School of 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 2015 Public Service Luncheon on Jan. 10 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 Jonathan Steen and other leaders from the legal community.

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