TBA Press Releases

Cookeville Lawyer Takes Office Early, Will Serve 2 Years as Young Lawyer President

Moses is 1st president from Upper Cumberland, 2nd legal aid lawyer to serve

NASHVILLE, Aug. 1, 2014 – Cookeville lawyer Rachel Moses has taken over as president of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (TBA YLD) following the sitting president’s decision to move out of state and relinquish her position with the group.

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TBA Resource for Seniors Wins Statewide Award

Legal handbook named best public service project by a Tennessee association

NASHVILLE, July 23, 2014 – For the second consecutive year, the Tennessee Bar Association earned the top public service award from the Tennessee Society of Association Executives. The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors won the Association’s Advance Tennessee Award as the best public service project by an association in the state. The award was presented last week at a luncheon in Nashville.

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Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade Recognized by TBA for Service to Profession and Public

Wade honored at association's annual convention in Gatlinburg

NASHVILLE, June 25, 2014 – Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary R. Wade was honored with the Tennessee Bar Association's Justice Frank F. Drowota III Outstanding Judicial Service Award for his outstanding and dedicated service to the courts and the legal community. The award was presented by outgoing TBA President Cindy Wyrick at a luncheon in Gatlinburg. Former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Drowota also was on hand to assist in the presentation.

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Nashville Lawyer Receives TBA Leadership Award

Ingram Selected by Fellow Leadership Class Members for Recognition

NASHVILLE, June 24, 2014 — Nashville lawyer Lynne T. Ingram was presented with the Larry Dean Wilks Leadership Award by fellow members of the Tennessee Bar Association's 2014 Leadership Law class during the group's graduation ceremonies in Gatlinburg. She is the third recipient of the award and the first woman selected for the honor.

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Lawyers Complete 2014 TBA Leadership Program

Class of 31 graduates at TBA convention in Gatlinburg

NASHVILLE, June 24, 2014 — Thirty-one attorneys from across the state graduated from the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law program during the association's annual convention in Gatlinburg.

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TBA Recognizes 2 Nashville Lawyers for Outstanding Legal Writing

Kimberly Stagg, John E. Anderson Sr. awarded annual honor

NASHVILLE, June 23, 2014 – Nashville lawyers Kimberly Stagg and John E. Anderson Sr. of Dickinson Wright were awarded the Tennessee Bar Association's Justice Joe Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing at the association's annual meeting in Gatlinburg.

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Former TBA President, Member of Bar Journal Editorial Board Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

Honor given posthumously to Knoxville lawyer Don Paine at TBA Convention

NASHVILLE, June 23, 2014 – The Tennessee Bar Association presented The Joe Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously to Donald F. Paine at its annual convention in Gatlinburg. Paine is the first recipient of the award, which recognizes the profound contributions he made to the Tennessee Bar Journal and to legal writing in Tennessee.

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Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice Holder Honored by Tennessee Bar Association

Award recognizes Holder's work on lawyers' assistance and access to justice

NASHVILLE, June 23, 2014 – Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice M. Holder was presented the 2014 William M. Leech Jr. Public Service Award at the Tennessee Bar Association's annual meeting in Gatlinburg.

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TBA Poll: 9 of 10 Lawyers Recommend Retention of Supreme Court Justices

First-ever TBA poll asked Tennessee lawyers to evaluate Supreme Court justices facing retention election

GATLINBURG, June 13, 2014 -- Nine out of 10 lawyers recommend that Tennesseans vote to "retain" the three Tennessee Supreme Court Justices on the Aug. 7 ballot. That's the result of a Tennessee Bar Association Candidate Evaluation Poll conducted over the last two weeks.

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Jackson Lawyer Takes Office as TBA President

Jonathan O. Steen takes oath of office at TBA Convention in Gatlinburg

NASHVILLE, June 13, 2014 — Jackson lawyer Jonathan O. Steen took the oath of office as the Tennessee Bar Association's 135th president at the group's annual convention today in Gatlinburg.

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