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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Feb 27, 2013

American Bar Association YLD -- The ABA YLD is accepting applications through Friday for its subgrant program, which provides funding for bar association activities that benefit local communities, leaders or members. The group will hold its next meeting -- the Spring Conference --  in Minneapolis May 16-18. For information about the ABA YLD or to get involved contact Matt Potempa at matt@potempafirm.com or (615) 255-5007.

Blount County Bar Association YLD -- Blount County lawyers will hold a Wills for Heroes clinic on May 17. Contact Ashley Morris Bentley at ashley@legaltennessee.com for details or to volunteer. For general information about the Blount County YLD contact president George Maifair at gmaifair@rbrownlawyers.com or (865) 323-6719.

Chattanooga Bar Association YLD -- For more information about the group contact Michael M. Thomas at mthomas@duncanhatcher.com or (266) 220-7137.

Jackson Madison County Bar Association YLD -- On Feb. 14, The JMCBA YLD partnered with Mags and Lulu, a children's clothing store in Jackson, for Shop & Support -- an event benefiting the Therapy & Learning Center with a portion of the day's retail sales. For more information about the Jackson Madison County Bar Association YLD contact President Nathan Shelby nshelby@raineykizer.com or (731) 425-7949.

Knoxville Bar Association Barristers -- The Barristers will hold its next meeting on March 13 at 5 p.m. at the Bistro by the Bijou. The February happy hour is taking place tonight at the Downtown Grill & Brewery from 5 to 7 p.m. The group reports that its team running in the YWCA Diversity Day and Race Against Racism 5K did very well with one team member taking second place in the male 20-24 age group and two taking second and third place, respectively, in the female 25-29 age group.

The group also has announced several volunteer opportunities:

  • The Access to Justice Committee is planning a veterans' benefits clinic for the summer. Contact Troy Weston or Ian Hennessey for more information.
  • The Hunger and Poverty Relief Committee is seeking law firms to volunteer one Saturday morning a month to sort and package food at the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. Contact Rachel Hurt for details.
  • Volunteers are needed to serve breakfast at the Volunteer Ministry Center on the fourth Thursday of every month. Contact Will Kittrell or Alan Moore to get involved.
  • Legal Aid Saturday Bar clinics will be held March 9 and 23 in Knox County and March 23 in Blount County. Contact Terry Woods for more information.

For general information about the Barristers contact President Katrina Atchley Arbogast at katchley@lewisking.com or (865) 541-5258.
Maury County YLD -- For information about the Maury County YLD contact President Douglas K. Chapman at douglaskchapman@hotmail.com or (931) 388-3380.

Memphis Bar Association YLD -- The MBA YLD has launched its annual Basketball Law League, which kicked off with a draft on Feb. 21. Games will begin in early March. On March 20, the group will hold a happy hour at the Energy Fitness gym, and in April it will host a night at the Grizzlies. Finally, the group announced the date of its annual golf tournament, which will take place Oct. 4 this year at Glen Eagle Golf Course in Millington. For general information about the MBA YLD contact President Annie Christoff at achristoff@bassberry.com or (901) 543-5939.

Nashville Bar Association YLD -- For more information about the Nashville YLD, contact President Rob Bigelow at rbigelow@dickinsonwright.com or (615) 244-6538.
Northeast Tennessee Young Lawyers Association -- For more information about NTYLA contact President Robert Black at rblack@rossassociateslaw.com or (423) 230-0006.

Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association -- The UCYLA's February meeting will be tonight at 6 p.m. at Logan's Roadhouse in Cookeville. RSVP to Rachel Moses. The group also announced that its spring public service project will be a cornhole tournament to raise funds for Genesis House Domestic Violence Shelter. The tournament will be held June 1. To serve on the public service project planning committee, contact Natalie Ivey. For more information about the group, contact President Phil Hatch at pahatch@tndagc.org or (931) 528-5015.