TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 28, 2014

American Bar Association YLD – Congratulations to Montgomery County Bar Association YLD President Justin Sensing, who is serving as assistant editor of The Affiliate, the newsletter of the ABA YLD. Check out his articles in the August issue that profile incoming ABA President William Hubbard and promote upcoming Celebrate Pro Bono activities.

The ABA YLD will hold its Fall Meeting Oct. 9-11 in Portland and its Spring 2015 Meeting May 14-16 in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the ABA YLD visit the group online or contact Nashville lawyer Matt Potempa, (615) 810-8438.

Blount County Bar Association YLD – For more information about the group contact President Nick Black, (865) 238-0665.

Chattanooga Bar Association YLD – The group is planning a night out at the Chattanooga Lookouts baseball stadium. That event will be hosted in conjunction with the TBA YLD. Watch for more details soon. For more information about the CBA YLD contact President Ellie Hill, (423) 266-7327.

Jackson Madison County Bar Association YLD – For more information about the group contact President Kortney Simmons at (731) 660-8810.

Knoxville Bar Association Barristers – The Barristers brought home an award earlier this month from the ABA YLD meeting in Boston. The group took first place in its affiliate category for “Service to the Public,” which recognized a Veterans’ Disability and Pension Benefits Clinic established by the group.

The Barristers’ next meeting will take place Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. at the Bistro by the Bijou, 807 South Gay St. Other upcoming activities include the following:

Charity Golf Tournament – The KBA and Barristers' Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sept. 12 at Avalon Golf & Country Club. The entry fee of $100 per player includes green fees, cart, range balls, box lunch, commemorative gift, two drinkk tickets, prizes and a BBQ cookout. Tee times start at 11:30 a.m. with an official shotgun start at 1 p.m. A discounted rate is being offered to law students and attorneys licensed five years or less. All entries and payments must be received by Aug. 22. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Barristers' charitable endeavors. Participants may sign up as individuals or teams, but each team must include at least one lawyer. Contact Brad Craig, (865) 546-4646 or Adam Moore, (865) 521-5274 for more information or download this flyer.

Cornhole Tournament – Mark your calendar for the 2014 Barristers’ Cornhole Tournament Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bearden Beer Market. Players may register as two-person teams or as free agents and be assigned to a partner. Each team should include one lawyer or law student. Register by Sept. 22 to get the early bird price of $15 per player. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee. Download a flyer or contact Heather Ferguson at hferguson@emlaw.com or Samantha Parris with any questions.

Evening of Shopping – The Barristers and women’s clothing store Talbots invite lawyers, their friends and families to an evening of shopping and refreshments Sept. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. The Talbots store at Melrose Place, 5614 Kingston Pike, has agreed to donate a portion of the pre-taxed sales to the Barristers’ charitable endeavors.

Check out the Barristers online or contact President Jay Moneyhun, (865) 546-0500 for more information.

Maury County Bar Association YLD – For more information about the Maury County YLD contact President Travis Jones, (931) 797-2344.

Memphis Bar Association YLD – The MBA YLD has three activities planned for the fall. For more information about the group contact President Jake Dickerson, (901) 577-8236.

Saturday Legal Clinic– On Sept. 13, the group is sponsoring the Memphis Area Legal Services Saturday Legal Clinic at the Benjamin Hooks Main Library from 10 a.m. to noon. Those wishing to volunteer should email Mary Wu or Nicole Dunlap.

Veterans’ Pro Bono Clinic– The group also continues to hold a monthly Veterans’ Pro Bono Clinic at the Memphis VA. Clinics take place on the fourth Tuesday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. The next event will be Sept. 23. At the most recent clinic, 10 volunteer attorneys provided pro bono legal services to 29 veterans. For more information about the clinic contact President Jake Dickerson.

Golf Tournament– Finally, the MBA YLD will host its Annual Golf Tournament Oct. 10 at the Links at Galloway in East Memphis. The registration fee of $80 per person / $300 per team includes cart, greens fees, range balls, soft drinks, beer and prizes. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Downtown Porter Boys and Girls Club. Questions about the event should be directed to Jonathan Nelson, (901) 543-5900 or Jonathan May, (901) 577-6102.

Montgomery County Bar Association YLD – For information about the Montgomery County YLD contact President Justin Sensing, (931) 552-5670.

Nashville Bar Association YLD – The NBA YLD is a cosponsor of the Casa Azafran Legal Clinic, which provides free legal services to individuals in predominantly Hispanic areas of Nashville. Clinics are scheduled for Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19. Contact Peter Malanchuk, (615) 340-3819 for more information about the effort. For more information about the NBA YLD contact President Erin Palmer Polly, (615) 313-6013.

Northeast Tennessee Young Lawyers Association – For more information about the group contact President Holly Mancl, (423) 793-4800.

Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association – The Upper Cumberland YLA will hold a pro bono clinic Sept. 18 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Legal Aid Society Office in Cookeville. Attorney volunteers are needed to provide advice. Call the Legal Aid office at (931) 528-7436 to participate. For more information about the group contact President Tessa Lawson, (931) 372-1972.

Williamson County Bar Association YLD – For more information about the Williamson County YLD contact President Katie Zipper, (615) 320-0600.