TBA Recognizes Corporate Pro Bono Work at Annual Gala - Articles

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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Mar 27, 2012

News from the Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative
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 March 24 in Nashville. The event featured remarks by Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Connie Clark and Herbert Slatery, legal counsel to Governor Bill Haslam. The gala, which included a dinner and ceremony, is part of the Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative -- a partnership between the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) and the Association of Corporate Counsel that encourages and supports pro bono activities by lawyers serving as in-house and corporate counsel in the state. Since its beginning, the initiative has raised more than $300,000 to help bring legal services to the poor. This year, the gala raised close to $60,000 to support pro bono activities in the state. Read more about the award winners and the initiative