TBA Press Releases

TBA Selects Attorneys for 2012 Leadership Class

35 lawyers from across the state join six-month training program

NASHVILLE, Dec. 19, 2011 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) announces that 35 attorneys from across the state have been selected for its 2012 Leadership Law program.

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Free Legal Assistance Helped More than 1,000

Collaboration among lawyers resulted in 40-plus events across the state

NASHVILLE, Nov. 4, 2011 — Tennessee lawyers helped 1,109 state residents by providing free legal advice throughout the month of October as part of the Tennessee Bar Association's Celebrate Pro Bono initiative.

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Judges and Attorneys Offer New Legal Education Program

Parternership to bring civics education to schools, community groups

NASHVILLE, Oct. 3, 2011 — Tennessee judges and attorneys have partnered together to create a new program geared to educate students, community groups and business organizations about the legal system.

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TBA Announces Statewide, Month-Long Pro Bono Push

Tennessee lawyers to offer free legal services across the state in October

NASHVILLE, Sept. 29, 2011 — Tennessee attorneys will offer free legal services to those unable to afford a lawyer throughout the month of October as part of the national Celebrate Pro Bono initiative. Activities will include legal advice clinics, education programs, public presentations and other events. The initiative kicks off with legal clinics in Franklin and Johnson City on Oct. 1, with more than 35 events planned across the state during the month.

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TBA President Comments on Passing of Former Chief Justice Adolpho A. Birch Jr.

Van Horn says Tennessee has lost a 'true giant'

NASHVILLE, Aug. 26, 2011 — Reflecting on the passing of former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Adolpho A. Birch Jr., Tennessee Bar Association President and Memphis lawyer Danny Van Horn today made the following statement:

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TBA President Responds to Articles on Indigent Defense Fees

Urges comprehensive system for compensating appointed counsel

NASHVILLE, Aug. 23, 2011 — Tennessee Bar Association President and Memphis lawyer Danny Van Horn today submitted the following letter to the editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel in response to several articles about the fees lawyers charge to represent indigent criminal defendants, which ran in the paper on Aug. 21.

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TBA Supports Court's Action Making Basic Forms Available for Those Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer

Effort included work by several TBA entities

NASHVILLE, July 27, 2011 — Tennessee Bar Association President Danny Van Horn today applauded the Tennessee Supreme Court's adoption of new rules aimed at making access to the courts easier for Tennesseans who may not be able to afford an attorney.

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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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Sevierville Lawyer Named TBA Vice President

Wyrick in line to lead group in 2013

NASHVILLE, July 14, 2011 — Sevierville lawyer Cynthia Richardson Wyrick took office as the Tennessee Bar Association's vice president at the association's annual convention in Chattanooga. The move puts her in line to assume the presidency in June 2013.

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Tennessee Lawyers Named Officers, Members of TBA YLD Fellows

Will lead group that supports work of the TBA's young lawyers

NASHVILLE, July 14, 2011 — The Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (TBA YLD) Fellows met during the association's annual convention in Chattanooga to elect new officers and induct new members.

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