TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Apr 2, 2015

A new national award to honor attorneys has been named after George Barrett, the late Nashville civil rights and labor attorney who started his career representing sit-in demonstrators when few would. The Sidney Hillman Foundation, which historically recognizes journalists, recently announced the creation of the award. Barrett died in August after practicing law in Nashville for more than 50 years. Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, will be the inaugural recipient. The Tennessean has more.