TBA Press Releases

TBA Announces 2014 YouTube Video Contest Winners

Annual contest challenged students to propose legislative responses to issues affecting their communities

NASHVILLE, May 15, 2014 — Middle and high school students from across Tennessee were challenged to produce three-minute videos addressing the statement “There ought to be a law…” The contest asked students to identify an issue affecting their communities and either propose a new law or suggest taking one off the books to address the situation.

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TBA Honors Nashville Company for Pro Bono Work

Caterpillar Financial received award at gala Saturday in Nashville

NASHVILLE, March 4, 2014 — Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation of Nashville was recognized for its commitment to providing free legal services at the Eighth Annual Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala this past Saturday in Nashville.

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TBA Recognizes Baker Donelson for Pro Bono Work

Firm's Knoxville office receives award for partnership with Legal Aid of East Tennessee

NASHVILLE, March 4, 2014 — The Knoxville office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz was recognized for its commitment to providing free legal services at the Eighth Annual Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala this past Saturday in Nashville.

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New Resource Helps Tennesseans Understand, Navigate Programs and Benefits for Senior Citizens

The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors includes information about federal benefits programs, estate planning, online security and health care

NASHVILLE, Feb. 24, 2014 – The Tennessee Bar Association released a new handbook today designed to help Tennesseans better understand federal and state benefits, new health care laws and a wide range of other issues of importance to senior citizens. The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors is available for download on the TBA website and will be the subject of presentations across the state starting this week.

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Nearly 150 Judicial Candidates Sign Campaign Code of Conduct

Judges and judicial candidates agree to higher standard of campaign conduct

NASHVILLE, Jan. 29, 2014 -- A list of judges and judicial candidates who have agreed to a higher standard of campaign conduct was released today by the Tennessee Bar Association. Nearly 150 have signed the Tennessee Fair Judicial Campaign Code of Conduct. In doing so, they agree not to comment during the campaign on legal issues that might come before them as a judge, and if elected, to conduct themselves in a fair and impartial manner and recuse themselves from issues on which they already have announced how they would rule.

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Roane County Child Advocate Named 2014 CASA Volunteer of the Year

Award given to Jack McNew at Nashville ceremony

NASHVILLE, Jan. 23, 2014 -- Jack McNew of Harriman has been named the 2014 CASA Volunteer of the Year by the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD). The award recognizes McNew's five years of service as a volunteer for CASA of the Ninth Judicial District, which serves children in Loudon, Morgan and Roane counties.

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Belmont Law Student Recognized for Pro Bono Work

Award to be presented to Katie Blankenship at luncheon Saturday

NASHVILLE, Jan. 25, 2013 — Katie Blankenship, a third-year student at the Belmont University College of Law, will be honored with the state’s top award for law student pro bono work at a luncheon ceremony Saturday in Nashville.

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Johnson City Legal Aid Lawyer Named 2014 Public Service Attorney of the Year

TBA to recognize Deborah Yeomans at luncheon ceremony Saturday

NASHVILLE, Jan. 16, 2014 — Johnson City lawyer Deborah Yeomans will be honored as the state’s top public service attorney at a luncheon ceremony Saturday in Nashville.

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Chattanooga Lawyer to Receive Pro Bono Award for Exceptional Volunteer Work

TBA to recognize Buz Dooley at luncheon ceremony Saturday

NASHVILLE, Jan. 16, 2014 — Chattanooga lawyer Charles “Buz” Dooley will be honored with the state’s top pro bono award for his volunteer work with Legal Aid of East Tennessee at a luncheon ceremony Saturday in Nashville.

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5 Tennessee Law Firms Commit to Greater Legal Service for the Poor

Offices and lawyers to be honored at luncheon ceremony

NASHVILLE, Jan. 16, 2014 -- The Tennessee Bar Association on Saturday will recognize five law firms in the state for adopting formal pro bono policies calling on employees to do more for Tennesseans who cannot afford legal representation.

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