TBA Press Releases

New Members Named to TBA Board of Governors, 9 Retiring Members Honored for Service

NASHVILLE, June 20, 2013 — Nine Tennessee lawyers took office as new members of the Tennessee Bar Association Board of Governor's at the board’s meeting last weekend.

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Lawyers Honored for Service at 2013 TBA Convention

Award recipients recognized for service to the profession and public at annual event in Nashville

NASHVILLE, June 20, 2013 — A select group of Tennessee lawyers were honored for their work serving the legal profession and the public during the Tennessee Bar Association’s recent convention in Nashville.

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Sevierville Lawyer Cynthia Richardson Wyrick to Take Office as TBA President Next Friday in Nashville

Term will focus on serving senior citizens, new lawyers and solo practioners; protecting the public from fraudulent legal providers; and increasing grassroots advocacy by lawyers

NASHVILLE, June 7, 2013 — Sevierville lawyer Cynthia Richardson Wyrick will take office as the 134th president of the Tennessee Bar Association at the group’s annual convention in Nashville next Friday. She will be sworn into office by Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary R. Wade at a luncheon ceremony. The event will begin at noon and take place in the Capitol Ballroom at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown, 623 Union St., Nashville, TN 37219.

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Jonathan O. Steen to Take Office as TBA President-Elect Friday in Nashville

Jackson lawyer will lead the group in 2014-2015

NASHVILLE, June 12, 2013 — Jackson lawyer Jonathan O. Steen will take office as the Tennessee Bar Association’s president-elect at the group’s annual convention Friday in Nashville. The luncheon ceremony will begin at noon and take place in the Capitol Ballroom at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown, 623 Union St., Nashville, TN 37219.

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Nashville Lawyer Bill Harbison Elected TBA Vice President, Will Take Office Friday in Nashville

Sherrard & Roe member will lead association in 2015-2016

NASHVILLE, June 7, 2013 — Nashville lawyer William L. “Bill” Harbison has been elected vice president of the Tennessee Bar Association and will be installed at the group’s annual convention in Nashville Friday. The luncheon ceremony will begin at noon and take place in the Capitol Ballroom at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown, 623 Union St., Nashville, TN 37219. After serving a year as vice president, Harbison will ascend to president-elect in 2014-2015 and then lead the association as president in 2015-2016.

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TBA Announces 2013 Law Day Contest Winners

Annual contest challenged students to explore promise of equality for all

NASHVILLE, May 7, 2013 -- Winchester eighth grader Jonathan M. Brewer from South Middle School has won first place in a Law Day art contest sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association, while Knoxville 10th grader Caroline Julie Rogers of Bearden High School took first place in the essay contest.

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TBA Announces 2013 YouTube Video Contest Winners

Annual contest challenged students to explore the importance of a fair and impartial judiciary

NASHVILLE, May 1, 2013 — Students challenged to produce videos on the importance of a fair and impartial judiciary are being honored today by the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) as a part of the national Law Day celebration.

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Vanderbilt Law Student Takes 1st Place in TBA Writing Competition

Paper on Supreme Court wetlands case wins annual contest

NASHVILLE, April 23, 2013 — Wyatt Sassman, a third-year student at Vanderbilt University Law School, has been awarded first place in the Tennessee Bar Association Environmental Law Section’s 2013 Jon E. Hastings Memorial Award Writing Competition for his article “Administrative Compliance Orders and Due Process after Sackett.” He will collect a cash award of $1,200 and his article will be published in an upcoming issue of the section’s newsletter.

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Cane Ridge High School Launches Youth Court

Student Court Will Hear Peers’ Truancy and Disorderly Conduct Cases

NASHVILLE, April 15, 2013 -- The Academy of Law at Cane Ridge High School is launching a youth court program, the Cane Ridge Restorative Court, in collaboration with the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA), Metropolitan Nashville Juvenile Court, Metro-Student Attendance Center (M-SAC), and the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Student Services department. The installation ceremony for student court members will be Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cane Ridge High School auditorium.

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Lawyers Overwhelmingly Support Tennessee Plan

Survey shows TBA members support current judicial selection system by 83 percent

NASHVILLE, March 26, 2013 — Eighty-three percent of Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) members support maintaining the present plan for merit selection, performance evaluation and retention election of appellate judges, known as The Tennessee Plan, according to the TBA 2013 Member Survey. Non-member lawyers also surveyed by the group favor the present plan, but by a slightly smaller margin of 72.3 percent.

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