Policy on Editorial Control of TBAToday & TBALink or Other Electronic Media

The Board of Governors hereby adopts this policy regarding TBAToday, TBALink and other electronic communications by the TBA.

  • The content of the electronic communications, including editorial and advertising content, is the responsibility of the staff.
  • The Executive Director supervises the staff of the association. As a part of these duties, the Executive Director also supervises the Editor of the electronic communications and other staff in the administration, production, printing, and distribution of electronic communications.
  • Electronic communications shall carry substantially the following statement regarding content:

“Statements or opinions herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Tennessee Bar Association, its officers, board or staff.”

TBAToday shall carry the following description:

“Today’s News is a compilation of digests of news reports of interest to Tennessee lawyers compiled by TBA staff, links to digested press releases, and occasional stories about the TBA and other activities written by the TBA staff. Statements or opinions herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Tennessee Bar Association, its officers, board or staff.”

  • TBA electronic communications will not accept advertisements or unpaid announcements regarding continuing legal education programs not sponsored or co- sponsored by the TBA.
  • When advertising is present, TBA electronic communications shall continue to carry a statement substantially as follows:

While the [electronic communication] attempts to confine its advertising to legitimate business endeavors, the statements and material appearing in the advertisements are solely the responsibility of the advertisers. The [electronic communication] and the Tennessee Bar Association do not directly or impliedly endorse, support or vouch for the authenticity of any representation made in any advertisement appearing herein. The TBA does not intend to accept any advertising material that is false or misleading.