TBA Press Releases

TBA Recognizes 2 Nashville Lawyers for Outstanding Legal Writing

Kimberly Stagg, John E. Anderson Sr. awarded annual honor

NASHVILLE, June 23, 2014 – Nashville lawyers Kimberly Stagg and John E. Anderson Sr. of Dickinson Wright were awarded the Tennessee Bar Association's Justice Joe Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing at the association's annual meeting in Gatlinburg.

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Former TBA President, Member of Bar Journal Editorial Board Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

Honor given posthumously to Knoxville lawyer Don Paine at TBA Convention

NASHVILLE, June 23, 2014 – The Tennessee Bar Association presented The Joe Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously to Donald F. Paine at its annual convention in Gatlinburg. Paine is the first recipient of the award, which recognizes the profound contributions he made to the Tennessee Bar Journal and to legal writing in Tennessee.

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Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice Holder Honored by Tennessee Bar Association

Award recognizes Holder's work on lawyers' assistance and access to justice

NASHVILLE, June 23, 2014 – Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice M. Holder was presented the 2014 William M. Leech Jr. Public Service Award at the Tennessee Bar Association's annual meeting in Gatlinburg.

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TBA Poll: 9 of 10 Lawyers Recommend Retention of Supreme Court Justices

First-ever TBA poll asked Tennessee lawyers to evaluate Supreme Court justices facing retention election

GATLINBURG, June 13, 2014 -- Nine out of 10 lawyers recommend that Tennesseans vote to "retain" the three Tennessee Supreme Court Justices on the Aug. 7 ballot. That's the result of a Tennessee Bar Association Candidate Evaluation Poll conducted over the last two weeks.

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Jackson Lawyer Takes Office as TBA President

Jonathan O. Steen takes oath of office at TBA Convention in Gatlinburg

NASHVILLE, June 13, 2014 — Jackson lawyer Jonathan O. Steen took the oath of office as the Tennessee Bar Association's 135th president at the group's annual convention today in Gatlinburg.

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Nashville Lawyer Bill Harbison to Take Office Friday as TBA President-Elect

Sherrard & Roe member will lead association in 2015-2016

NASHVILLE, June 11, 2014 — Nashville lawyer William L. "Bill" Harbison will take office as president-elect of the Tennessee Bar Association at the group's annual convention Friday in Gatlinburg.

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Knoxville Lawyer Elected TBA Vice President; Will Take Office Friday in Gatlinburg

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

NASHVILLE, June 11, 2014 — Knoxville lawyer Jason H. Long has been elected vice president of the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) and will be installed at the group's annual convention Friday in Gatlinburg.

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TBA to Release Judicial Retention Poll Results

Officers to Hold Press Availability at 11 a.m. EDT Friday

NASHVILLE, June 9, 2014 -- The results of the Tennessee Bar Association's first-ever Tennessee Supreme Court Candidate Evaluation Poll will be released at a press availability on Friday, June 13, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. EDT.

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TBA to Poll Lawyers on Judicial Retention Recommendations

Poll asks Tennessee lawyers to evaluate Supreme Court justices facing retention elections in August

NASHVILLE, May 27, 2014 – For the first time in its history, the Tennessee Bar Association is conducting a Tennessee Supreme Court Candidate Evaluation Poll to compile the views of TBA members on the upcoming retention election for three justices. The TBA is taking this unprecedented step as part of its efforts to help ensure that the 2014 judicial elections maintain a fair, impartial and accountable judiciary.

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TBA Announces 2014 YouTube Video Contest Winners

Annual contest challenged students to propose legislative responses to issues affecting their communities

NASHVILLE, May 15, 2014 — Middle and high school students from across Tennessee were challenged to produce three-minute videos addressing the statement “There ought to be a law…” The contest asked students to identify an issue affecting their communities and either propose a new law or suggest taking one off the books to address the situation.

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