TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 31, 2012

American Bar Association YLD -- The ABA held its annual meeting in Chicago from Aug. 2 to 7. The ABA-YLD also met and began its assembly with an invocation by Tennessee's own Lee Bowles, General Sessions Court judge in Marshall County. Read about the resolutions argued, awards received and other updates here.

Members of the new ABA-YLD leadership also took office. Chris Rogers of Dallas replaced Michael Bergman of Chicago as ABA-YLD Chair. Mario Sullivan of Chicago began serving his one-year term as YLD chair-elect. And Jennifer Daugherty of Minneapolis began serving her one-year term as YLD Assembly Speaker.  
The ABA-YLD's next meeting will be the fall conference in Charleston, S.C., Oct. 18 to 20. For information about the ABA-YLD contact Matt Potempa at matt@potempafirm.com or (615) 255-5007.
Jackson Madison County Bar Association YLD -- The Jackson-Madison County YLD will host a joint reception with the Federal Bar Association at Charlie Bulldogs on Aug. 30 beginning at 4 p.m. For more information about the event or the YLD contact President Terica Smith at terica@wtls.org or (731) 426-1337.
Knoxville Bar Association Barristers -- The Barristers Hunger and Poverty Relief Committee recently concluded its School Supply Drive, which provided supplies for 35 foster children through Childhelp Foster Family Agency of East Tennessee. 
Among the Barrister's upcoming events are the monthly meeting Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. at the Bistro by the Bijou and a happy hour Sept 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bearden Beer Market. On Oct. 12, the Barristers team up with the KBA for the annual golf tournament. This year's event will be held at the Avalon Landmark Golf Club. Registration, practice range privileges and box lunches will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A shotgun start will take place at 1 p.m. Following the tournament, players are invited to a BBQ dinner. Participants may sign up as individuals or teams, but each team must include at least one lawyer. The entry fee of $100 per player includes green fees, cart, range balls, box lunch, a commemorative tournament gift, two tickets for beverages during the tournament, prizes and cook-out following the tournament. All entries and payments must be received by Oct. 5. Is your law firm interested in sponsoring? Check out options. Learn more or register for the tournament here
Finally, the Barristers are recruiting volunteers for area Saturday Bar clinics. Knox County clinics will be held at Legal Aid of East Tennessee. Dates include Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Oct. 27, Nov. 10 and Dec. 1. Blount County events will take place Sept.15, Oct. 27, Nov. 10 and Dec. 1 at New Hope Blount County Children's Advocacy Center in Maryville. All clinics run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
Contact Barristers President Josh Bond at jbond@hdclaw.com for more information about any of these events.
Memphis Bar Association YLD -- The MBA YLD will host its annual golf tournament Sept. 28 at Glen Eagle Golf Course in Millington with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration is $65 per person with proceeds benefiting the Downtown Porter Boys and Girls Club. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers, as well as for the longest drive and closet to the pin. Sponsors of this year's tournament are Alpha Reporting Corp., BankTennessee, IPSCO - Insurance Service & Planning Co., and The Marston Group. Register online
The group also announced it will hold its annual meeting Nov. 15. Watch for more details to come. For more information about the MBA YLD contact President Abby Webb at awebb@shuttleworthwilliams.com or (901) 328-8223.