TBA Press Releases

TBA Selects Attorneys for 2012 Leadership Class

35 lawyers from across the state join six-month training program

NASHVILLE, Dec. 19, 2011 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) announces that 35 attorneys from across the state have been selected for its 2012 Leadership Law program.

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Free Legal Assistance Helped More than 1,000

Collaboration among lawyers resulted in 40-plus events across the state

NASHVILLE, Nov. 4, 2011 — Tennessee lawyers helped 1,109 state residents by providing free legal advice throughout the month of October as part of the Tennessee Bar Association's Celebrate Pro Bono initiative.

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Judges and Attorneys Offer New Legal Education Program

Parternership to bring civics education to schools, community groups

NASHVILLE, Oct. 3, 2011 — Tennessee judges and attorneys have partnered together to create a new program geared to educate students, community groups and business organizations about the legal system.

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TBA Announces Statewide, Month-Long Pro Bono Push

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

NASHVILLE, Sept. 29, 2011 — Tennessee attorneys 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 legal clinics in Franklin and Johnson City on Oct. 1, with more than 35 events planned across the state during the month.

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TBA President Comments on Passing of Former Chief Justice Adolpho A. Birch Jr.

Van Horn says Tennessee has lost a 'true giant'

NASHVILLE, Aug. 26, 2011 — Reflecting on the passing of former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Adolpho A. Birch Jr., Tennessee Bar Association President and Memphis lawyer Danny Van Horn today made the following statement:

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TBA President Responds to Articles on Indigent Defense Fees

Urges comprehensive system for compensating appointed counsel

NASHVILLE, Aug. 23, 2011 — Tennessee Bar Association President and Memphis lawyer Danny Van Horn today submitted the following letter to the editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel in response to several articles about the fees lawyers charge to represent indigent criminal defendants, which ran in the paper on Aug. 21.

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TBA Supports Court's Action Making Basic Forms Available for Those Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer

Effort included work by several TBA entities

NASHVILLE, July 27, 2011 — Tennessee Bar Association President Danny Van Horn today applauded the Tennessee Supreme Court's adoption of new rules aimed at making access to the courts easier for Tennesseans who may not be able to afford an attorney.

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Memphis Lawyer Takes Office as TBA President

Association's youngest president to lead group for the next year

NASHVILLE, July 14, 2011 — Memphis lawyer Daniel W. Van Horn took office as president of the Tennessee Bar Association at the association's annual convention in Chattanooga. He is the youngest member of the TBA to hold that office.

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Lawyers Receive Awards for Service to Profession, Public

Recipients honored at TBA convention in Chattanooga

NASHVILLE, July 14, 2011 — A select group of Tennessee lawyers were honored for their work in serving the legal profession and the public during the Tennessee Bar Association's recent convention in Chattanooga. Award recipients include Judge John J. Maddux Jr. of Cookeville, Howard H. Vogel of Knoxville, Taylor C. Berger of Memphis, Harold L. North of Chattanooga and Jimmie Lynn Ramsaur of Nashville.

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Senior Lawyers Honored for Service

New senior counselors named at TBA convention in Chattanooga

NASHVILLE, July 14, 2011 — Fifty-one attorneys from around the state were honored as "senior counselors" for their service to the legal profession during the Tennessee Bar Association's annual convention in Chattanooga. Senior counselors are those Tennessee Bar Association members who, during the coming membership year, will reach 75 years of age or complete 50 years of practice.

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