TBA Press Releases

Knoxville Law Firm Commits to Greater Legal Service for the Poor

Law office honored by TBA at luncheon ceremony

NASHVILLE, Jan. 24, 2012 — The Knoxville law firm of Paine, Tarwater and Bickers LLP was recognized at the Tennessee Bar Association's annual public service luncheon Saturday for its commitment to pro bono legal service. It joins more than 40 firms across the state that have adopted formal pro bono policies calling on employees to do more for Tennesseans who cannot afford legal representation.

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Coffee County Child Advocate Named CASA Volunteer of the Year

Award given to Ray Wood at Nashville ceremony

NASHVILLE, Jan. 24, 2012 — Raymond M. Wood of Manchester has been named the 2012 CASA Volunteer of the Year by the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD). The award recognizes Wood's 11 years of service as a volunteer for CASA Works Inc., which serves children in Bedford and Coffee counties.

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TBA Names Member Services Center for Former President and Springfield Lawyer Larry Wilks

Area honors memory of leader who made "serving lawyers every day" his theme

NASHVILLE, Jan. 23, 2012 — Nearly 100 lawyers, friends and family members gathered to dedicate the Larry Dean Wilks Member Services Center at the Tennessee Bar Center in Nashville last week.

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Court Adopts TBA’s Judicial Conduct Proposal

New rules update campaign and recusal policies for state’s judges

NASHVILLE, Jan. 4, 2012 — The Tennessee Supreme Court today adopted the first comprehensive rewrite of the rules governing judicial conduct in more than 20 years. The rules changes, effective July 1, come as a result of a two and a half-year process initiated by the Tennessee Bar Association including a public comment period and hearing.

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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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Sumner Co. Child Advocate Named CASA Volunteer of Year

Tony Janco honored for work on behalf of Tennessee children

NASHVILLE, Jan. 23, 2009 -- Tony Janco of Gallatin has been named the 2009 CASA Volunteer of the Year by the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. Each year, the YLD selects a Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteer from nominations made by Tennessee's local CASA agencies. The award recognizes a court appointed special advocate who goes the extra mile in his or her work with a CASA program in the state.

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Nashville Lawyer Named Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

Award presented to Charles Grant at capitol ceremony

NASHVILLE, Jan. 17, 2009 — Nashville attorney Charles K. Grant, a shareholder with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, was honored today with the state’s top award for pro bono work at the Tennessee Bar Association’s annual public service luncheon. Held each year as part of the association’s Leadership Conference, the luncheon at the state capitol featured award winners in several categories and a keynote address by Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Janice Holder.

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Nashville Lawyer Named Ashley T. Wiltshire Public Service Attorney of the Year

Award presented to family of Ross Alderman at capitol ceremony

NASHVILLE, Jan. 17, 2009 — Ross Alderman was honored as the state’s top public service attorney by the Tennessee Bar Association at its annual public service luncheon today at the state capitol. Held each year as part of the association’s Leadership Conference, the luncheon featured award winners in several categories as well as a keynote address by Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Janice Holder.

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TBA Selects Attorneys for 2009 Leadership Law Class

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

NASHVILLE, Nov. 20, 2008 -- The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is pleased to announce that 35 attorneys have been selected for the TBA Leadership Law program.

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