TBA Press Releases

FEMA and ABA YLD Join Legal Hotline Partnership

National groups will provide funding for disaster legal services

NASHVILLE, May 20, 2010 — A toll-free legal assistance line for victims of recent storms and flooding, established earlier this month, is now being supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD). FEMA and the ABA YLD join a partnership of nine Tennessee legal organizations that launched the hotline on May 6.

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TBA Recognized for 'Extraordinary' Pro Bono Efforts

National Award Recognizes 4ALL and Celebrate Pro Bono Campaigns

NASHVILLE, May 17, 2010 — The Tennessee Bar Association is being honored with a major national award for helping bring legal services to the poor: the  Harrison Tweed Award, which is given jointly by the American Bar Association and the National Legal Aid and Defenders Association to honor "extraordinary achievements" in increasing access to legal services for the poor. 

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Legal Hotline Established for Flood Victims

Partnership between Tennessee legal organizations helps residents

NASHVILLE, May 6, 2010 — A toll-free legal assistance line will be available starting tomorrow at 9 a.m. for victims of recent storms and flooding in counties that have been designated as federal disaster areas. The service, which allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer, is a partnership between the Tennessee Bar Association, local bar associations and legal organizations in the state.

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Free Legal Advice Available for Tennesseans Affected by Floods

Bar associations and legal organizations team up to offer help

NASHVILLE, May 4, 2010 — Free legal services to flood victims will be offered at city disaster service centers, as well as several legal clinics, in the coming days through a joint program of the Tennessee Bar Association, the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, the Nashville Bar Association and the Nashville Pro Bono Program.

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Teens Convene in Nashville Wednesday for Annual 'Youth Court Day on the Hill'

Youth court participants to attend training and legislative meetings

NASHVILLE, April 27, 2010 — Twenty-five Wilson County high school students who participate in the state Youth Court Program will convene in Nashville tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28, for the fourth annual Youth Court Day on the Hill. The teens will gather at the Tennessee Bar Association for a training session in the morning, which also will include a presentation by Assistant Attorney General Gregory Nies, and then visit the state capitol to meet with legislators.

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Judicial Candidates Sign Campaign Code

Pledge designed to preserve faith in integrity of the justice system

NASHVILLE, April 21, 2010 — Nearly three-fourths of all Tennessee judicial candidates standing for election this year have signed a campaign code aimed at preserving public faith in the integrity of the justice system, the Tennessee Bar Association announced today.

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TBA Recognized for Advocacy on Behalf of the Profession

American Bar Association award honors legislative efforts

NASHVILLE, April 21, 2010 — The American Bar Association (ABA) presented its ABA Day Grassroots Award to the Tennessee Bar Association this week in Washington, D.C. in recognition of the association's effectiveness in lobbying Congress on issues of concern to the justice system, especially legal aid for the poor.

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Memphis Law Student Takes First Place in TBA Writing Competition

Paper on 'environmental justice' wins fourth annual contest

NASHVILLE, April 19, 2010 — Nicholas C. Christiansen, a second-year student at The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, has been awarded first place in the Tennessee Bar Association Environmental Law Section's 2010 Jon E. Hastings Memorial Award Writing Competition for his article "Environmental Justice: Finding a Private Right Of Action."

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TBA Recognizes Corporate Contributions to Pro Bono Efforts in Tennessee

Miller & Martin and International Paper to receive awards for commitment to providing free legal services to the poor

NASHVILLE, March 26, 2010 — The law firm of Miller & Martin PLLC and International Paper will be recognized for their commitment to providing free legal services to the needy at a dinner and ceremony Saturday evening in Nashville.

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White Station High School of Memphis Repeats Win at State Mock Trial Competition

14 teams from across state competed in Nashville for the honor

NASHVILLE, March 25, 2010 — White Station High School of Memphis claimed its second straight championship this Saturday, defeating St. Mary's Episcopal School in the 30th annual Tennessee State High School Mock Trial Competition. The team now will represent Tennessee at the National High School Mock Trial Competition in Philadelphia May 5-9.

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