TBA Press Releases

Lawyers Complete 2011 TBA Leadership Program

Class of 32 graduates at TBA convention in Chattanooga

NASHVILLE, July 14, 2011 — Thirty-two attorneys from around the state graduated from the Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law program during the association's annual convention in Chattanooga.

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Memphis Lawyer Takes Office as TBA President

Association's youngest president to lead group for the next year

NASHVILLE, July 14, 2011 — Memphis lawyer Daniel W. Van Horn took office as president of the Tennessee Bar Association at the association's annual convention in Chattanooga. He is the youngest member of the TBA to hold that office.

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Lawyers Receive Awards for Service to Profession, Public

Recipients honored at TBA convention in Chattanooga

NASHVILLE, July 14, 2011 — A select group of Tennessee lawyers were honored for their work in serving the legal profession and the public during the Tennessee Bar Association's recent convention in Chattanooga. Award recipients include Judge John J. Maddux Jr. of Cookeville, Howard H. Vogel of Knoxville, Taylor C. Berger of Memphis, Harold L. North of Chattanooga and Jimmie Lynn Ramsaur of Nashville.

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Senior Lawyers Honored for Service

New senior counselors named at TBA convention in Chattanooga

NASHVILLE, July 14, 2011 — Fifty-one 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 in Chattanooga. 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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TBA YLD Elects Officers, Presents Awards

Lawyers take office, honored at TBA convention in Chattanooga

NASHVILLE, July 14, 2011 — The Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division named new officers and recognized award winners during the TBA's annual convention in Chattanooga.

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TBA Announces Law Day Contest Winners

2011 contest challenges students to explore legacy of John Adams

NASHVILLE, June 1, 2011 — Knoxville fifth-grader Kylie Mackenzie Bowman of Cedar Bluff Elementary has won first place in a Law Day Art Contest sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association, while Ashton Banta, a senior at Red Bank High School in Chattanooga, took first place in the TBA's essay contest.

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Free Legal Assistance Available through New Website

Lawyers offer legal advice to storm victims, those in need of civil legal assistance

NASHVILLE, May 4, 2011 — A new website that allows Tennesseans to seek free legal advice from volunteer lawyers is now available at OnlineTNJustice.org. The service — a joint project of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services and the Tennessee Bar Association — will provide an immediate resource for victims of recent storms, flooding and tornadoes who need legal assistance. Beyond that, it will provide an on-going service for Tennesseans who need civil legal help but are unable to afford a lawyer.

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TBA Announces 2011 YouTube Video Contest Winners

Tennessee students explore state's unique legal history

NASHVILLE, May 2, 2011 — Students from across Tennessee who were challenged to produce videos on the state's unique history of law and liberty are being honored today by the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) as a part of the national Law Day celebration.

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Legal Hotline Available for Storm Victims

Partnership among legal organizations helps residents in affected areas

NASHVILLE, May 2, 2011 (updated June 3) — A toll-free legal assistance hotline is now available for victims of recent storms, tornadoes and flooding in Tennessee counties designated as federal disaster areas. The service, which allows callers to request free advice from a lawyer, is a partnership between the Tennessee Bar Association, Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Legal Aid of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Memphis Area Legal Services and West Tennessee Legal Services.

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Tennessee Lawyers Mobilize to Offer Free Legal Advice to Storm Victims

Volunteers to staff shelters and free legal clinics

NASHVILLE, April 28, 2011 — Tennessee lawyers are mobilizing to provide free legal assistance to victims in the wake of storms, tornadoes and flooding in the state this week. "Tennessee lawyers step up to help disaster victims just like they help people every day," said TBA President Sam Elliott. "The TBA offers a platform for lawyers to organize and deliver that help."

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