TBA Press Releases

3 Tennesseans Honored with Presidential Awards

State Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank F. Drowota III among those recognized

KNOXVILLE, June 17, 2005 — The Tennessee Bar Association today presented the 2005 President’s Awards to three lawyers during its annual convention in Knoxville. Outgoing president Charles Swanson — a partner in the Knoxville firm of Sheppeard, Swanson & Mynatt — gave the awards to Murfreesboro lawyer John T. Blankenship of Blankenship & Blankenship, Knoxville lawyer Keith H. Burroughs of Burroughs Collins & Jabaley PLC, and Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank F. Drowota III.

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Memphis Lawyer Bill Haltom Takes Reins as TBA President

New president announces “Stand Up and Deliver” theme for the year

KNOXVILLE, June 17, 2005 — Memphis lawyer Bill Haltom promises to stand up and deliver as he takes over the leadership of the 9,000-member Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) today. Haltom, a partner in the Memphis law firm of Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell PLLC was sworn in during the TBA’s 124th Annual Convention in Knoxville. Chief Justice Frank F. Drowota III administered the oath. Haltom takes the reins from Charles W. Swanson, a partner with the Knoxville firm of Sheppeard, Swanson & Mynatt PLC.

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TBA Young Lawyers Division Announces New Officers, Award Winners

Division elects new vice president, honors two young lawyers

KNOXVILLE, June 17, 2005 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) elected new leadership and honored a number of attorneys during the association’s annual convention in Knoxville.

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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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