TBA Press Releases

TBA YLD Names 1st and 2nd Quarter 'Stars of the Quarter'

Awards presented to volunteer lawyers at winter meeting in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Jan. 25, 2013 -- At its Mid-Winter Board Dinner on Saturday, the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD) recognized a number of volunteers for their work on behalf of the public and the legal profession. Awards were presented by YLD President David Veile, who practices at Schell Binkley & Davies LLC in Franklin.

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TBA Selects Attorneys for 2013 Leadership Law Class

34 lawyers from across the state join six-month leadership training program

NASHVILLE, Dec. 10, 2012 -- The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) announces that 34 attorneys from across the state have been selected for its 2013 Leadership Law program. Now in its 10th year, Leadership Law is designed to equip Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities. The class will meet for its first session in January, and then spend the next 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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TBA Announces Fourth Annual Celebrate Pro Bono Month

Tennessee lawyers to offer free legal services across the state in October

NASHVILLE, Sept. 27, 2012 — Tennessee lawyers will offer free legal services to those unable to afford a lawyer throughout the month of October as part of the national Celebrate Pro Bono initiative. Activities will include legal advice clinics, education programs, public presentations and other events. The initiative kicks off with four legal clinics on Oct. 2, with more than 40 events planned across the state during the month.

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TBA Announces Details for Nashville Civility Forum

Panelists named; time changed to include presidential debate watch party

NASHVILLE, Sept. 25, 2012 -- A public forum on the tensions between free speech and civility will take place in Nashville on Oct. 16. The event, sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA), the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University and Lipscomb University, will take place in Lipscomb's Ezell Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and free parking is available in front of the Ezell Center as well as in the P2 garage (view parking map). Following the program, attendees are invited to stay and watch the second presidential debate scheduled for that night beginning at 8 p.m. Central. 

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TBA Announces Conservatorship Hearings

Public hearings across the state are designed to gather information about how current law is working or could be improved

NASHVILLE, Sept. 10, 2012 -- The practice and procedure for protecting adults with diminished capacity, including frail elders, persons with developmental disabilities, individuals with physical disabilities, and persons with mental health or addiction issues, will be the subject of public hearings across the state this fall. The series begins with an event in Nashville Sept. 20.

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TBA & University of Memphis Announce First Civility Forum

First of 3 programs across the state to focus on civility in public policy debates, especially those with cross-cultural implications

NASHVILLE, Aug. 31, 2012 -- The Tennessee Bar Association and the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will hold a public forum on the issue of free speech and civility in public policy debates on Sept. 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the law school's Wade Auditorium. 

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TBA Announces Statewide Civility Initiative

Programs across Tennessee will explore balancing civility and free expression in three segments of society: the public square, the courts and government

NASHVILLE, Aug. 31, 2012 -- Can civility co-exist with free speech in today's world? That's just one topic that will be explored in a series of public conversations presented across the state this fall by the Tennessee Bar Association.

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2012 Leadership Law Class Completes Program

35 graduate, one honored with service award at TBA convention

NASHVILLE, June 12, 2012 -- Thirty-five attorneys from across the state graduated from the Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law program during the association's annual convention in Memphis last week.

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TBA Recognizes Two for Outstanding Legal Writing

Andree S. Blumstein, Scott Griswold awarded annual honor

NASHVILLE, June 12, 2012 -- The Justice Joe Henry Award for Outstanding Legal Writing was given to two Tennessee Bar Journal authors this year: Nashville lawyer Andree S. Blumstein and Knoxville lawyer Scott Griswold at the TBA's annual meeting in Memphis Friday.

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Memphis Judge Receives Judicial Service Award

Judge Robert Childers honored for work with lawyer assistance programs

NASHVILLE, June 12, 2012 -- Memphis Circuit Court Judge Robert L. "Butch" Childers was honored with the Tennessee Bar Association's Justice Frank F. Drowota III Outstanding Judicial Service Award at the group's annual meeting in Memphis on Friday.

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