TBA Press Releases

Nashville School of Law Student Named Law Student Volunteer of the Year

Award presented to Peggy Smith at capitol ceremony

NASHVILLE, January 19, 2008 — Recent Nashville School of Law graduate Peggy Smith of Bon Aqua received the 2008 Law Student Volunteer of the Year Award from the Tennessee Bar Association at its annual public service luncheon. Held as part of the association's Leadership Conference, the luncheon took place at the state capitol. It featured award winners in several categories as well as a keynote address by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.

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Nashville Lawyer Named Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

Award presented to Ross Booher at capitol ceremony

NASHVILLE, Jan. 19, 2008 — Nashville attorney Ross Booher, a partner with Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, was honored with the state's top award for pro bono work at the Tennessee Bar Association's annual public service luncheon. Held at the state capitol as part of the association's leadership conference, the luncheon featured award winners in several categories as well as a keynote address by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.

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

Award presented to Russ Overby at capitol ceremony

NASHVILLE, Jan. 19, 2008 — Nashville lawyer Russell Overby has been honored as the state's top public service attorney by the Tennessee Bar Association for three decades of work on behalf the indigent.

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TBA Announces 2008 Leadership Law Class

Lawyers chosen from across the state for 6-month program

NASHVILLE, Jan. 4, 2008 -- The Tennessee Bar Association has announced its 2008 Leadership Law class. The six-month program is designed to equip Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities. This year's class of 35 attorneys was chosen from across the state.

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St. Mary’s Episcopal School of Memphis Named State Mock Trial Champion

Team will represent state at 2007 National Mock Trial Competition

NASHVILLE, March 27, 2007 — St. Mary’s Episcopal School of Memphis won the state mock trial competition on Saturday prevailing over Family Christian Academy — a team of home-school students from Chattanooga -- in the 27th annual Tennessee State High School Mock Trial Competition. The St. Mary’s team will represent Tennessee at the National Mock Trial Competition in Dallas May 10-12.

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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 Public Service Award Winners

Awards presented on Saturday, January 13, at Capitol Ceremony

NASHVILLE, Jan. 13, 2007 — Four attorneys who contributed thousands of hours of their time to public service were recently honored by the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) at its annual public service luncheon. Held as part of the association’s leadership conference, the luncheon took place in the state capitol rotunda and featured award winners in several categories as well as a keynote address by Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell.

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TBA Announces 2007 Leadership Law Class

Lawyers selected from across the state to start 6-month program

NASHVILLE, Jan. 2, 2007 — The Tennessee Bar Association has announced its 2007 Leadership Law class. The six-month program is designed to equip Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities.

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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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TBA to Host Diversity Summit in Memphis

Daylong event to explore increasing diversity in the legal profession

NASHVILLE, March 30, 2006 — Nationally known civil rights attorney Fred Gray will headline a Diversity Summit this Saturday in Memphis for leaders of the Tennessee legal community. Sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association, the summit will jump start a statewide discussion on diversity in the legal profession and explore concrete ways of increasing diversity in Tennessee’s legal community. The program will be held at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.

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