TBA Press Releases

Nashville Lawyer Jackie Dixon Takes Office as TBA President

Will focus on civility, civics education, importance of impartial judiciary

NASHVILLE, June 12, 2012 - Nashville lawyer Jacqueline B. Dixon took office as the Tennessee Bar Association's 130th president at the association's annual convention in Memphis on Friday. After being sworn into office by Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Connie Clark, Dixon laid out her vision for the year, which will include a focus on civics education, civility in the profession, pro bono efforts and working to preserve an impartial judiciary. 

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TBA Wins Award for New Online Mentoring Program

Award, won for 2nd year in a row, recognizes program for new lawyers

NASHVILLE, May 22, 2012 -- The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) won a Rich Media Impact Award last week for using technology to help new law school graduates find work during the recession. The award, given by Sonic Foundry -- a video management platform for academic, enterprise and event webcasting -- recognizes outstanding achievement in using rich media to improve awareness, education and outreach.

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TBA Announces 2012 Law Day Contest Winners

Annual contest challenges students to explore importance of the courts

NASHVILLE, May 8, 2012 -- Knoxville eighth grader Liana Hu of Farragut Middle School has won first place in a Law Day art contest sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association, while Gloria Yu, a junior at Hardin Valley Academy in Knoxville, took first place in the essay contest.

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TBA Announces 2012 YouTube Contest Winners

Tennessee students explore concept of freedom of communication

NASHVILLE, May 1, 2012 -- Students challenged to produce videos on the topic of freedom of communication are being honored today by the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) as a part of the national Law Day celebration.

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Tennessee Celebrates Law Day 2012

TBA, Supreme Court & Governor encourage Tennesseans to get involved

NASHVILLE, April 30, 2012 -- Judges, lawyers and citizens across the state will be participating in various events tomorrow (May 1) to celebrate Law Day. The theme of this year's celebration is "No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom," which highlights the crucial role of courts and the need to foster a better understanding of the judiciary. 

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Nashville Law Student Wins TBA Writing Competition

Paper on climate change and tort law takes first place in annual contest

NASHVILLE, April 23, 2012 -- William Airhart, a third-year student at Vanderbilt University Law School, has been awarded first place in the Tennessee Bar Association Environmental Law Section's 2012 Jon E. Hastings Memorial Award Writing Competition for his article "After AEP: The Climate Change Tort and the Social Cost of Carbon."

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Free Legal Hotline Established for Storm Victims

Partnership between legal organizations, FEMA helps Tennesseans

NASHVILLE, March 29, 2012 -- A toll-free legal assistance line is now available for victims of recent storms and flooding in counties that have been designated as federal disaster areas.

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TBA Recognizes Corporate Pro Bono Work

Baker, Donelson and Community Health Systems receive awards for commitment to free legal services for the poor

NASHVILLE, March 28, 2012 -- Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC and Community Health Systems were recognized for their commitment to providing free legal services to the poor at the 6th Annual Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Gala Saturday evening in Nashville. The event featured remarks by Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Connie Clark and Herbert Slatery, legal counsel to Governor Bill Haslam.

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McCallie Bests Chattanooga Rival for State Mock Trial Title

Team to represent Tennessee at national competition

NASHVILLE, March 19, 2012 -- McCallie School of Chattanooga claimed the state high school mock trial championship title this past Saturday, defeating rival school Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association, in the 32nd annual Tennessee State High School Mock Trial Competition. The team now will represent Tennessee at the National High School Mock Trial Competition in Albuquerque, N.M., on May 3-6.

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Free Legal Assistance Website Helps More Than 1,200

Lawyers step up to offer online advice to those with civil legal problems

NASHVILLE, Feb. 17, 2012 — More than 100 low-income Tennesseans are receiving free legal assistance every month through the OnlineTNJustice.org website, but backers of the project want to serve more.

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