TBA Press Releases

Oak Ridge Lawyer Named Public Service Attorney of the Year

Award presented to Neil McBride at luncheon ceremony

NASHVILLE, Feb. 9, 2011 -- Oak Ridge lawyer Neil McBride was honored as the state's top public service attorney by the Tennessee Bar Association at its recent public service luncheon. Held each year as part of the association's Leadership Conference, the luncheon featured award winners in several categories and a keynote address by American Bar Association President-elect William Robinson of Cincinnati.

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Vanderbilt Law Graduate Recognized for Pro Bono Work

Award presented to 'Student Volunteer of the Year' at luncheon

NASHVILLE, Feb. 9, 2011 — Jody Shaw, a 2010 graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, was honored with the state's top award for law student pro bono work at the Tennessee Bar Association's recent public service luncheon. Held each year in Nashville, the luncheon featured award winners in several categories and a keynote address by American Bar Association President-elect William Robinson of Cincinnati.

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Sullivan County Child Advocate Named CASA Volunteer of the Year

Award given posthumously to Paul Hughes at Nashville ceremony

NASHVILLE, Jan. 27, 2011 — Paul Hughes, formerly of Fall Branch, has been named the 2011 CASA Volunteer of the Year by the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. The award, given posthumously, recognizes Hughes' four years of service as a volunteer in the Bristol area.

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Rules for Dealing with Wrongful Convictions Updated

Tennessee Supreme Court Adopts Changes to Lawyer Ethics Rules

NASHVILLE, Oct. 1, 2010 — A new emphasis on the responsibility of prosecutors when they learn about wrongful convictions is just one of several changes in lawyer ethics rules adopted Wednesday by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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Free Legal Help Offered Statewide in October

More than 30 events planned during the month for those in need

NASHVILLE, Sept. 20, 2010 — Tennessee attorneys will offer free legal services to those unable to afford a lawyer throughout the month of October as part of Celebrate Pro Bono Month. More than 30 events are planned across the state.

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TBA Announces First-Ever Video Contest for Students

YouTube contest to explore Tennessee's unique legal history

NASHVILLE, Sept. 15, 2010 — Tennessee Bar Association President and Chattanooga lawyer Sam D. Elliott has announced the association's first ever YouTube video contest to encourage middle and high school students to explore the state's rich legal history. Titled "Tennessee's Unique History of Law and Liberty," the contest challenges students to create a three-minute video that tells the story of an event, circumstance or person that illustrates a way in which the Tennessee constitution or legal system has played an important part in the state's history.

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Legal Hotline Helps Over 500 Flood Victims

Free legal advice service still getting calls each week

NASHVILLE, August 26, 2010 — A free legal assistance hotline, established in the wake of last May's massive flooding across the state, has provided legal services to more than 500 Tennesseans. Those affected by the disaster continue to seek help with 10 to 15 calls being logged each week by those staffing the hotline. More than 200 lawyers in the state have been working on the cases.

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TBA to Examine Foreclosure Procedure

Committee looks to streamline process, protect homeowners

NASHVILLE, August 18, 2010 — Amid the continuing wave of home loan defaults, foreclosure procedure in Tennessee is getting a fresh look by the Tennessee Bar Association as a special committee examines the procedures employed when homeowners default on their home loans and enter foreclosure.

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Tennessee Lawyers Named TBA YLD Fellows

New inductees honored at TBA convention in Nashville

NASHVILLE, June 22, 2010 — Seven Tennessee lawyers were named fellows of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (TBA YLD) during the association's annual convention this month in Nashville. The TBA's incoming president, Sam Elliott of Chattanooga, also was inducted as an honorary member of the group.

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Lawyers Complete 2010 TBA Leadership Program

Class of 32 graduates at TBA convention in Nashville

NASHVILLE, June 22, 2010 — Thirty-two attorneys from around the state graduated from the Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law program during the association's annual convention this month in Nashville.

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