TBA Press Releases

Nashville Lawyers Honored at TBA Annual Meeting

Volunteers recognized for service to the public and the legal profession

NASHVILLE, June 26, 2009 — A number of Nashville lawyers recently were honored for their service to the legal profession and the community at the Tennessee Bar Association’s annual meeting in Memphis.

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Memphis Lawyer Wins TBA Election for 2011, Other Area Lawyers Honored at Annual Meeting

NASHVILLE, June 26, 2009 — Memphis lawyer Danny Van Horn took office as the Tennessee Bar Association’s vice president last Friday at the association’s annual convention in Memphis. He will take office as president-elect next year and then as president in 2011. Van Horn is the youngest member of the TBA ever to become president, and he brings a great deal of enthusiasm and new ideas to his term in leadership.

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Chattanooga Lawyer Named TBA President-Elect, Other Area Lawyers Honored at Annual Meeting

Elliott to take office in June 2010, focus on civics education

NASHVILLE, June 26, 2009 — Chattanooga attorney Sam Elliott took office as president-elect of the Tennessee Bar Association last Friday at the association’s annual convention in Memphis. The move puts him in line to assume the presidency in June 2010. Elliott is a member in the Chattanooga firm of Gearhiser, Peters, Lockaby, Cavett & Elliott, where he practices in the field of civil litigation. His experience includes handling cases involving products liability, personal injury, employment discrimination and eminent domain.

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Tennessee Students Win Annual Art and Essay Contests

2009 contest celebrates President Lincoln's 200th birth

NASHVILLE, May 8, 2009 — Knoxville fourth-grader Chihye Kim of Cedar Bluff Elementary has won first place in a Law Day art contest sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association, while Nathan House, a senior at Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet in Nashville, won first place the TBA’s essay contest.

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Statewide Pro Bono Public Service Day

Tennessee lawyers turn out in force to serve needy clients

NASHVILLE, April 4, 2009 — More than 1,300 Tennesseans received free legal advice on issues ranging from foreclosure and unemployment to custody and child support as part of “Pro Bono Public Service Day,” a statewide campaign sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association that featured more than 47 projects and involved close to 600 lawyers, who in one day provided nearly $600,000 worth of free legal service.

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TBA Announces Statewide Pro Bono Public Service Day

Free legal services to be offered across state on April 4

NASHVILLE, March 26, 2009 — On April 4, Tennessee attorneys across the state will participate in more than 45 events offering free legal services to those unable to afford a lawyer. This public service day is an historic collaboration among bar associations and legal organizations, legal aid groups, Tennessee’s law schools and law students, and members of the judiciary. It is being organized by the Tennessee Bar Association as part of its 4 ALL campaign.

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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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University of Tennessee Law Student Named Law Student Volunteer of the Year

Award presented to Daniel Ellis at capitol ceremony

NASHVILLE, Jan. 17, 2009 — University of Tennessee College of Law Student Daniel Ellis of Knoxville today received the Law Student Volunteer of the Year Award from the Tennessee Bar Association at its annual public service luncheon.  Held each year as part of the association’s Leadership Conference, the luncheon took place at the state capitol and featured award winners in several categories as well as a keynote address by Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Janice Holder.

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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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