TBA Press Releases

Lawyers Complete 2016 TBA Leadership Program

Class of 31 graduates, selects Gallatin lawyer for service award

NASHVILLE, June 27, 2016 -- Thirty-one attorneys from across the state graduated from the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law program during the association's annual convention in Nashville last week. The group spent the last six months learning about leadership in the legal profession, issues in the courts, policymaking in state government and the importance of community service.

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2016 Senior Tennessee Lawyers Honored for Service

New senior counselors named at TBA convention in Nashville

NASHVILLE, June 27, 2016 — More than 100 attorneys from across the state were honored as “senior counselors” for their service to the legal profession during the Tennessee Bar Association’s annual convention in Nashville. Senior counselors are those Tennessee Bar Association members who, during the coming membership year will reach 75 years of age or complete 50 years of practice.

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Lucian T. Pera to Take Office as TBA President-Elect This Week

Adams and Reese partner will lead association in 2017-2018

NASHVILLE, June 13, 2016 — Memphis lawyer Lucian T. Pera will take office as president-elect of the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) at the group’s annual convention this week in Nashville. He will serve in that position during the 2016-2017 bar year and move into the presidency in 2017.

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Jason Pannu to Take Office as TBA Vice President This Week

Lewis Thomason shareholder to serve as president in 2018-2019

NASHVILLE, June 13, 2016 — Nashville lawyer Jason Pannu will take office as vice president of the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) at the group’s annual convention this week in Nashville. After serving a year as vice president, Pannu will ascend to president-elect in 2017 and then lead the association as president beginning in 2018.

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Jason Long to Take Office as TBA President This Week

Lowe, Yeager & Brown partner to serve in 2016-2017

NASHVILLE, June 13, 2016 — Knoxville lawyer Jason H. Long will take office as president of the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) at the group’s annual convention this week in Nashville. Long previously served as president-elect during the 2015-2016 bar year.

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High School Students to Compete in State Mock Trial Competition This Weekend

Schools from across the state to compete March 18-19 in Nashville

NASHVILLE, March 16, 2016 — High school teams from across Tennessee will put their legal skills to the test during the Tennessee Bar Association's 36th annual mock trial championship in Nashville this weekend, March 18-19. Media is welcome to attend the event at the historic Davidson County Courthouse.

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TBA Announces 2016 Pro Bono Awards

Former AOC and Legal Aid directors, Belmont Law student to be honored

NASHVILLE, Dec. 16, 2015 — Two distinguished Tennessee pro bono attorneys and a recent Belmont University Law graduate will be honored with the state’s top pro bono and public service awards at a ceremony in January.

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32 Lawyers Named to 2016 Leadership Law Class

Lawyers from across state join TBA's 6-month leadership training program

NASHVILLE, Nov. 23, 2015 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) announces that 32 attorneys from across the state have been selected for its 2016 Leadership Law program.

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7th Annual ‘Celebrate Pro Bono Month’ Underway

Tennessee lawyers offering free legal services across the state during October

NASHVILLE, Oct. 13, 2015 — October is “Celebrate Pro Bono Month” in Tennessee and lawyers across the state are joining in a nationwide effort to provide free legal services to those in need. The celebratory month also honors the good work performed by lawyers every day.

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Belmont Law Student Receives 2015 Writing Award

Annual writing competition focuses on environmental issues

NASHVILLE, Aug. 11, 2015 — Patty Whitehead, a recent graduate of the Belmont University College of Law, is the winner of the 2015 Jon E. Hastings Memorial Award Writing Competition, which is sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section.

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