TBA Press Releases

Senior Tennessee Lawyers Honored for Service

New senior counselors named at TBA convention in Memphis

NASHVILLE, June 29, 2015 — Eighty-six attorneys from around the state were honored as “senior counselors” for their service to the legal profession during the Tennessee Bar Association’s annual convention June 19 in Memphis. Senior counselors are those Tennessee Bar Association members who, during the coming membership year will reach 75 years of age or complete 50 years of practice.

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Memphis Lawyer Takes Office as TBA Vice President

Adams and Reese partner will lead association in 2017-2018

NASHVILLE, June 29, 2015 — Memphis lawyer Lucian T. Pera took office as vice president of the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) at the group’s annual convention June 19 in Memphis.

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Knoxville Lawyer Takes Office as TBA President-Elect

Lowe, Yeager & Brown partner will lead association in 2016-2017

NASHVILLE, June 29, 2015 — Knoxville lawyer Jason H. Long took office as president-elect of the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) at the group’s annual convention June 19 in Memphis.

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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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