TBA Press Releases

Knoxville's West High Wins State High School Mock Trial Championship

Team will represent state at National Mock Trial Competition

NASHVILLE, March 18, 2006 — Knoxville’s West High School won the state championship mock trial competition today, defeating Memphis’ St. Mary’s Episcopal School in the 26th annual Tennessee State High School Mock Trial Competition. Team member Jennifer Camfield was named Best Defense Advocate and Ian Orr was chosen as the team’s most valuable player. The West team will represent Tennessee at the National Mock Trial Competition in Oklahoma City, May 11-13.

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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 Announces 2005-2006 Public Service Award Winners

Awards to be presented at capitol ceremony

NASHVILLE, Jan. 13, 2006 — Three attorneys who have contributed thousands of hours of their time to public service will be honored by the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) at its annual public service luncheon this Saturday, Jan. 14, at noon in the Tennessee State Capitol. Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will present the keynote address.

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TBA Selects 33 for 2006 Leadership Law Class

Attorneys from across the state selected for 6-month training program

NASHVILLE, Dec. 12, 2005 — Thirty-three attorneys from across the state have been selected for the Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law program, which 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 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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Lawyers Displaced by Katrina May Practice in Tennessee

State Supreme Court adopts TBA's request

NASHVILLE, Oct. 5, 2005 — Lawyers displaced by Hurricane Katrina may get a 60-day temporary, emergency license to practice in Tennessee under an order issued today by the Tennessee Supreme Court. The order can be found online at http://www.tba.org/katrina/courtorder_10_05_05.html

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TBA Announces FedEx Alliance Program

Partnership to deliver savings to Tennessee lawyers

NASHVILLE, Sept. 27, 2005 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) has formed a marketing alliance with FedEx that will deliver savings to the TBA’s 9,000 members on select FedEx Express®, FedEx Ground® and FedEx Express® International services. This marks the first time that FedEx has joined with a state bar association to offer cost-effective shipping solutions.

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TBA Launches Campaign to Celebrate Constitution Week

Effort is part of TBA President Bill Haltom’s “Stand Up and Deliver” initiative

NASHVILLE, Sept. 21, 2005 — Tennessee attorneys this week are launching a public education campaign to spur meaningful dialogue about our nation’s founding principles as we celebrate Constitution Week.

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Bar Asks That Displaced Lawyers be Licensed

Effort designed to help lawyers displaced by Hurricane Katrina

NASHVILLE, Sept. 14, 2005 — The Tennessee Bar Association today filed a petition with the Tennessee Supreme Court to permit lawyers displaced by Hurricane Katrina temporarily to practice law in Tennessee to aid their clients.

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3 Tennesseans Honored with Presidential Awards

State Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank F. Drowota III among those recognized

KNOXVILLE, June 17, 2005 — The Tennessee Bar Association today presented the 2005 President’s Awards to three lawyers during its annual convention in Knoxville. Outgoing president Charles Swanson — a partner in the Knoxville firm of Sheppeard, Swanson & Mynatt — gave the awards to Murfreesboro lawyer John T. Blankenship of Blankenship & Blankenship, Knoxville lawyer Keith H. Burroughs of Burroughs Collins & Jabaley PLC, and Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank F. Drowota III.

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