TBA Press Releases

Nashville and Memphis Corporations Recognized for Legal Assistance Programs

Baker Donelson, Caterpillar Financial and International Paper receive awards at annual Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Gala

NASHVILLE, May 29, 2008 — At a dinner and gala last Thursday night in Nashville, the Tennessee Bar Association presented its inaugural 2008 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Award to two companies – Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation and International Paper – whose legal departments have shown extraordinary commitment to providing legal services at no cost to those in need. The TBA also presented its inaugural 2008 Law Firm Pro Bono Award to the Nashville office of Baker, Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz for its work on a specific pro bono project and its overall commitment to encouraging pro bono work among its attorneys.

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TBA Announces 2008 Law Day Contest Winners

Annual contest challenges students to explore concept of 'rule of law'

NASHVILLE, May 29, 2008 -- Justin Carrasco, a fifth-grade student at Cedar Bluff Elementary of Knoxville, has won first place in a Law Day Art Contest sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association. It was his second year to take the top award. In the TBA's essay contest, Monte Cole Flowers, a senior at Memphis Catholic High School, won first place.

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Schools From Across the State to Compete at State Mock Trial Competition

Two-day event to be held in Nashville

NASHVILLE, March 12, 2008 -- High school teams from across Tennessee will put their legal skills to the test during the Tennessee Bar Association's annual competition in Nashville this weekend, March 14-15. This year's competition is being held at the newly renovated, historic Davidson County Civil Courthouse downtown. To reach the state competition, the 16 teams had to win district competitions by playing the roles of attorneys and witnesses in a fictitious case developed by the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

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Greene Co. Child Advocate Named CASA Volunteer of the Year

Don Merzlak honored for work on behalf of Tennessee children

NASHVILLE, Feb. 5, 2008 -- Don Merzlak of Mosheim has been named the 2008 CASA Volunteer of the Year by the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

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Kingsport Child Advocate Named CASA Volunteer of the Year

Toni New honored for work on behalf of Tennessee children

NASHVILLE, Jan. 23, 2007 — Toni New of Kingsport has been named the 2007 CASA Volunteer of the Year by the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. She was recognized for her work with CASA for Kids Inc. in Sullivan and Hawkins counties, and her long-standing commitment to the mission of Court Appointed Special Advocates.

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TBA Announces 2006 Law Day Contest Winners

Students reflect on separation of power between branches of government

NASHVILLE, May 1, 2006 -- Catherine Fields of Signal Mountain has won first place in a Law Day Essay Contest sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association. A rising 11th grader at Girls Preparatory School, Fields won second place in the same contest in 2005.

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Nashville Volunteer Named CASA Volunteer of the Year

Suzanne Harrison honored for work on behalf of Tennessee children

NASHVILLE, Jan. 13, 2006 — Suzanne Harrison of Nashville will be honored by the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division at a dinner on Friday, Jan. 13.

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TBA Names 2nd Leadership Law Class

31 attorneys from across the join six-month leadership training program

NASHVILLE, Nov. 13, 2005 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is pleased to announce that 31 attorneys have been named to the 2005 TBA Leadership Law class.

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Jackson Volunteer Named CASA Volunteer of the Year

Regina Saffel to be honored at Capitol ceremony

NASHVILLE, January 14, 2005 — Regina Saffel of Jackson will be honored at the Tennessee Bar Association's annual Public Service Luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 15, at noon in the Tennessee State Capitol. U.S. Rep. John Tanner of Union City will be the luncheon's keynote speaker.

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TBA Recognizes Inaugural Leadership Law Graduates

Select attorneys complete six-month leadership training

NASHVILLE, August 12, 2004 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is pleased to announce that 32 attorneys have completed the inaugural TBA Leadership Law program.

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