TBA Press Releases

Memphis Lawyer Shepherd Tate Receives Award for Outstanding Legal Service

Award presented during Tennessee Bar Association annual convention

KNOXVILLE, June 17, 2005 — Memphis lawyer S. Shepherd Tate received the William M. Leech Jr. Public Service Award today during the Tennessee Bar Association’s annual convention in Knoxville.

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Nashville’s Hume-Fogg Academic High School Repeats as State Mock Trial Champion

Team will represent state at National Mock Trial Competition

NASHVILLE, March 20, 2005 — Nashville’s Hume-Fogg Academic High School repeated its 2004 performance as the best high school mock trial team in the state yesterday with a win over Memphis’s St. Mary’s Episcopal School in the 26th annual Tennessee State High School Mock Trial Competition. The team will represent Tennessee at the National Mock Trial Competition in Charlotte, N.C. May 5-8.

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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 Announces 2004-2005 Access to Justice Award Winners

Awards to be presented on Saturday, January 15, at Capitol Ceremony

NASHVILLE, January 13, 2005 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is pleased to announce the 2004-2005 Access to Justice Award winners, each of whom will be recognized at a public service luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 12:00 noon in the Tennessee State Capitol. U.S. Congressman John Tanner of Union City will be the luncheon’s keynote speaker.

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Tennessee Attorneys Admitted to Practice before U.S. Supreme Court

11 attorneys honored by nation’s highest court

NASHVILLE, December 21, 2004 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is pleased to announce that 11 Tennessee attorneys recently were admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, Dec. 13 the following attorneys were presented to the court by TBA President and Knoxville attorney Charles Swanson:

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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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Knoxville Attorney Charles Swanson Sworn-in as TBA President

Will focus on growing association's membership, studying fee dispute models

NASHVILLE, June 18, 2004 — Knoxville City Council attorney Charles Swanson promises a steady hand at the helm as he takes over the leadership of the 8,500-member Tennessee Bar Association this week.

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