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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 13, 2014

The Tennessee Judicial Conference Foundation announced today that an anonymous donor has given $37,500 -- the largest single gift in the history of the organization -- in honor and memory of the late Donald Franklin Paine. The funds will go to The Paine Scholarship Endowment, which will provide one $2,500 scholarship each year to a law student in the state. Retired Judge James E. Beckner of Morristown, who serves as president of the foundation, praised the contributions Paine made to the bench and bar during his professional life. “Because Don Paine has been the face and voice of continuing legal education in Tennessee for over 50 years, this gift is a fitting and remarkably generous tribute to his memory,” he said.