TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Lynn Pointer on Oct 1, 2013

Thank you for being a member of the TBA Appellate Practice Section. It is my honor to serve as chair of the Section this year and it has been a rewarding experience to work with our Section's Executive Council as we discuss issues affecting the practice and ways that this Section can work to provide programs and initiatives to improve the practice and serve the members.

First, we are producing our first-ever Tennessee Court of Appeals Boot Camp on October 15 in Nashville. This program was planned in response to the positive responses we received from our previous Tennessee Supreme Court Boot Camp programs. We hope that you will join us for this exciting program that is designed to help you build your skills in the Appellate Courts. More information and a link to sign up for this program follows in this newsletter.

Second, in 2011, the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) and Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) launched the Tennessee Appellate Pro Bono Pilot Program, a pilot initiative that provides pro bono representation to litigants appearing in the Tennessee appellate courts who otherwise could not afford counsel. We continue to promote the Appellate Pro Bono pilot program and hope that you will consider signing up as a volunteer to help provide appellate pro bono assistance. More information and a link to sign up for this program follows in this newsletter.

Finally, our Section continues to work to provide useful links to practice information on the Resources section of the Section's web page. If you have not visited that page, please take a look there and let us know if you have suggestions for additional links to useful information that we should include for our members. The link to the Resources page of the TBA Appellate Practice Section's web page will be found at: www.tba.org/node/2094/og-panel/6.

Thanks again for your membership in the TBA Appellate Practice Section. We hope to hear from you if you ever have suggestions for ways that we can better serve you.

Amy Farrar, Chair
Hagan & Farrar, PLLC (Murfreesboro)