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Posted by: Tba Administrator on Dec 6, 2011

About the Tennessee Bar Association
Founded in 1881, the Tennessee Bar Association is dedicated to enhancing fellowship among members of the state's legal community. A strictly voluntary association, the TBA offers its members a variety of programs and services designed to assist in professional development. In addition, through its public relations activities, the TBA endeavors to build a positive image for the profession in the community.

The TBA membership represents the entire spectrum of the legal community, from plaintiff and defense attorneys to judges, government and legal services attorneys, corporate counsel, and a number of attorneys residing outside the state who retain an interest in the Tennessee legal profession.

Membership in the TBA gives you access to a number of programs and services designed to help you become a better practitioner.

A History of Service
On December 14, 1881, 69 Tennessee lawyers signed the Charter of Incorporation establishing the Tennessee Bar Association. In the century since, the TBA has been dedicated to improving the legal professional and the administration of justice.

From the beginning, the TBA set high standards for its objectives — to foster legal education, maintain the honor and dignity of the profession of law, to cultivate professional ethics, to encourage social interchange among members, and to promote improvements in the law and the modes of its administration.

Topics discussed during the first annual convention in 1882 included a review of statutory changes that had taken place in the state and in Congress during the year. Other topics included whether a legislature can make a contract that surrenders the power of future legislatures to enact laws, interstate commerce and the regulation of railroads, and the legal rights of married women.

About TBALink
The Law Office Technology & Management Section, with the approval of the Tennessee Bar Association's Board of Governors, established a computer online service for TBA members in 1996. It's called TBALink, and you're looking at it right now!

Today lawyers across the state are using TBALink to aid in their practice of law. They are using it to download recent opinions from Tennessee Courts as well as using TBALink's database of caselaw to find that lost opinion. TBA Today is just one great benefit.

Users of TBALink can share stories and seek out the advice of other attorneys in the state using our electronic forums. These forums provide a place where attorneys can come together and discuss the law and technology.

TBALink is also the avenue by which members of the bar can take online CLE courses — anytime — day or night. Imagine getting ahead on your hours or catching up with those much-needed credits in the comfort of your home — on your schedule.

FedEx Offers Special Savings
for TBA Members

FedEx has teamed up with TBA to provide you with special member discounts of up to 21% on select FedEx® services and up to 20% on select FedEx OfficeSM services.

As a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, you can receive discounts on select FedEx Express®, FedEx Ground®, FedEx international and FedEx OfficeSM services. It’s the FedEx Advantage® — another great advantage for members of the Tennessee Bar Association.

Your TBA Member Discounts**
FedEx Express: up to 21% on select services

•    FedEx Ground: up to 15% on select services
•    FedEx international shipments: up to 15% on select services
•    FedEx Office: up to 20% on select services
Few things are as important to your business as reliability, and FedEx delivers with reliability you can depend on day in and day out. And now, through your membership with TBA, your business can enjoy FedEx reliability and special savings on a variety of FedEx Services. All you have to do is sign up. Opening an account is free and there is no shipping requirement. If you already have a FedEx account, your TBA discount can be set up using that existing account, no problem.

To enroll in the discount program or learn more, go to enrolladvantage.fedex.com/2893 or call 1.800.923.7089. When you enroll, please provide code: RGWUQH13.

Enroll today and start saving!