TBA Press Releases

Teens Convene in Nashville Wednesday for Annual 'Youth Court Day on the Hill'

Youth court participants to attend training and legislative meetings

NASHVILLE, April 27, 2010 — Twenty-five Wilson County high school students who participate in the state Youth Court Program will convene in Nashville tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28, for the fourth annual Youth Court Day on the Hill. The teens will gather at the Tennessee Bar Association for a training session in the morning, which also will include a presentation by Assistant Attorney General Gregory Nies, and then visit the state capitol to meet with legislators.

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Judicial Candidates Sign Campaign Code

Pledge designed to preserve faith in integrity of the justice system

NASHVILLE, April 21, 2010 — Nearly three-fourths of all Tennessee judicial candidates standing for election this year have signed a campaign code aimed at preserving public faith in the integrity of the justice system, the Tennessee Bar Association announced today.

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TBA Recognized for Advocacy on Behalf of the Profession

American Bar Association award honors legislative efforts

NASHVILLE, April 21, 2010 — The American Bar Association (ABA) presented its ABA Day Grassroots Award to the Tennessee Bar Association this week in Washington, D.C. in recognition of the association's effectiveness in lobbying Congress on issues of concern to the justice system, especially legal aid for the poor.

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Memphis Law Student Takes First Place in TBA Writing Competition

Paper on 'environmental justice' wins fourth annual contest

NASHVILLE, April 19, 2010 — Nicholas C. Christiansen, a second-year student at The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, has been awarded first place in the Tennessee Bar Association Environmental Law Section's 2010 Jon E. Hastings Memorial Award Writing Competition for his article "Environmental Justice: Finding a Private Right Of Action."

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TBA Recognizes Corporate Contributions to Pro Bono Efforts in Tennessee

Miller & Martin and International Paper to receive awards for commitment to providing free legal services to the poor

NASHVILLE, March 26, 2010 — The law firm of Miller & Martin PLLC and International Paper will be recognized for their commitment to providing free legal services to the needy at a dinner and ceremony Saturday evening in Nashville.

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White Station High School of Memphis Repeats Win at State Mock Trial Competition

14 teams from across state competed in Nashville for the honor

NASHVILLE, March 25, 2010 — White Station High School of Memphis claimed its second straight championship this Saturday, defeating St. Mary's Episcopal School in the 30th annual Tennessee State High School Mock Trial Competition. The team now will represent Tennessee at the National High School Mock Trial Competition in Philadelphia May 5-9.

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TBA Pro Bono Campaign Wins Third Award

Second nationwide honor recognizes impact of initiative

NASHVILLE, Feb. 23, 2010 — The Tennessee Bar Association's yearlong Justice 4ALL initiative has received an "Associations Advance America" (AAA) award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Center for Association Leadership — just one of 24 programs selected nationwide for the honor. It is the second national award for the program and the third overall.

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TBA Selects Attorneys for 2010 Leadership Law Class

32 lawyers from across state start 6-month leadership training program

NASHVILLE, Jan. 21, 2010 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) is pleased to announce that 32 attorneys have been selected for its 2010 Leadership Law program. Leadership Law 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 was chosen from across the state.

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Northeast Tennessee Child Advocate Named CASA Volunteer of the Year

All nominees honored for work on behalf of Tennessee children

NASHVILLE, Jan. 15, 2010 — Daniel Rowland of Johnson City has been named the 2010 CASA Volunteer of the Year by the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

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Memphis Law Student Named Student Volunteer of the Year

Award to be presented to Diana Comes at luncheon ceremony

NASHVILLE, Jan. 15, 2010 — Diana Comes, a student at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphries School of Law, will be honored with the state's top award for law student pro bono work at the Tennessee Bar Association's annual public service luncheon this Saturday. Held each year as part of the association's Leadership Conference, the luncheon features award winners in several categories and a keynote address by former ABA President Robert Grey.

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