TBA Press Releases

Rules for Dealing with Wrongful Convictions Updated

Tennessee Supreme Court Adopts Changes to Lawyer Ethics Rules

NASHVILLE, Oct. 1, 2010 — A new emphasis on the responsibility of prosecutors when they learn about wrongful convictions is just one of several changes in lawyer ethics rules adopted Wednesday by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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Free Legal Help Offered Statewide in October

More than 30 events planned during the month for those in need

NASHVILLE, Sept. 20, 2010 — Tennessee attorneys will offer free legal services to those unable to afford a lawyer throughout the month of October as part of Celebrate Pro Bono Month. More than 30 events are planned across the state.

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TBA Announces First-Ever Video Contest for Students

YouTube contest to explore Tennessee's unique legal history

NASHVILLE, Sept. 15, 2010 — Tennessee Bar Association President and Chattanooga lawyer Sam D. Elliott has announced the association's first ever YouTube video contest to encourage middle and high school students to explore the state's rich legal history. Titled "Tennessee's Unique History of Law and Liberty," the contest challenges students to create a three-minute video that tells the story of an event, circumstance or person that illustrates a way in which the Tennessee constitution or legal system has played an important part in the state's history.

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Legal Hotline Helps Over 500 Flood Victims

Free legal advice service still getting calls each week

NASHVILLE, August 26, 2010 — A free legal assistance hotline, established in the wake of last May's massive flooding across the state, has provided legal services to more than 500 Tennesseans. Those affected by the disaster continue to seek help with 10 to 15 calls being logged each week by those staffing the hotline. More than 200 lawyers in the state have been working on the cases.

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TBA to Examine Foreclosure Procedure

Committee looks to streamline process, protect homeowners

NASHVILLE, August 18, 2010 — Amid the continuing wave of home loan defaults, foreclosure procedure in Tennessee is getting a fresh look by the Tennessee Bar Association as a special committee examines the procedures employed when homeowners default on their home loans and enter foreclosure.

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Tennessee Lawyers Named TBA YLD Fellows

New inductees honored at TBA convention in Nashville

NASHVILLE, June 22, 2010 — Seven Tennessee lawyers were named fellows of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (TBA YLD) during the association's annual convention this month in Nashville. The TBA's incoming president, Sam Elliott of Chattanooga, also was inducted as an honorary member of the group.

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TBA YLD Elects Officers, Presents Awards

Lawyers take office, honored at TBA convention in Nashville

NASHVILLE, June 22, 2010 — The Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division installed new officers and recognized award winners during the TBA's annual convention this month in Nashville.

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Lawyers Complete 2010 TBA Leadership Program

Class of 32 graduates at TBA convention in Nashville

NASHVILLE, June 22, 2010 — Thirty-two attorneys from around the state graduated from the Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law program during the association's annual convention this month in Nashville.

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Lawyers Recognized for Service to Profession, Public

Award recipients honored at TBA convention in Nashville

NASHVILLE, June 3, 2010 — A select group of Tennessee lawyers was honored for their work in serving the legal profession and the public during today's Lawyers Luncheon at the Tennessee Bar Association convention in Nashville. Award recipients include Nashville Judge Barbara Haynes, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, Nashville attorney Steve Cobb, Chattanooga lawyers T. Maxfield (Max) Bahner and S. Spencer Elg, Knoxville lawyer Sarah Sheppeard and Memphis lawyer Brian Fauhgnan.

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Memphis Lawyer to Take Office as TBA President-Elect

Association's youngest president will lead group in 2011-2012

NASHVILLE, June 1, 2010 — Memphis lawyer Danny Van Horn will take office Thursday as president-elect of the Tennessee Bar Association at the association's annual convention in Nashville. The move puts him in line to assume the presidency in June 2011 as the youngest member of the TBA to hold that office.

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