TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 29, 2016
The TBA YLD Board invites specialty and minority bars in the state to name a representative to serve as an unfunded and non-voting member of the board. The goal of the invited guest program is to increase diversity among the board and provide an opportunity for young lawyers involved in other legal organizations to have a voice in the state bar association. See a list of all organizations invited to send representatives.
 
Association for Women Attorneys (AWA) – For more information about the AWA, contact Megan Warden, (901) 848-8725.
 
East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (ETLAW) – On May 4, 2016 at 12 noon, ETLAW will be hosting its annual Supreme Court Luncheon at the Foundry (747 Worlds Fair Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902). Tickets will be $35.00 per person and tables may be purchased in advance.  More information to come.
 
ETLAW is encouraging its members and the community to attend the Knox County Public Library’s “Books Sandwiched In” discussion session on Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World led by the Honorable Pamela Reeves, United States District Court Judge.  The event will be on May 25, 2016, at noon in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium located at 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, Tennessee.  For more information about the group, contact Alicia Teubert.
 
Lawyers Association for Women, Anne Schneider Chapter – For information about the group and its activities, contact Ijeoma Ike, (731) 426-1337.
 
Lawyers Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter – For information about the group and its activities, contact Mary Head, (615) 242-3700.
 
National Bar Association, Ballard Taylor Chapter – For information about the group and its activities, contact Terica Smith Anderson, (731) 423-5805.
 
National Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter – For more information about the National Bar Association, Ben F. Jones Chapter, please contact Amber Floyd
 
National Bar Association, Napier Looby Chapter - The Napier Looby Bar Foundation is hosting its 12th Annual Barristers’ Banquet and Award Program on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the Music City Center. The Nashville legal community and larger community convene each year at the Barristers’ Banquet and Awards Program in celebration of Black History Month for an evening of great food, music and conversation. In addition to celebrating Black History Month, the purpose of the banquet is to recognize outstanding achievements in the legal community and, more importantly, to raise money to award scholarships to deserving students and fund the charitable efforts of the organization throughout the year. This year’s banquet promises to be a memorable and inspiring occasion as the Foundation will honor the following individuals for their accomplishments in the Nashville community: Mayor Megan Barry, Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr., James A. Crumlin, Jr. and Dakasha Winton. Additionally, seven law students from various Tennessee law schools will be presented with the Senator Avon N. Williams, Jr. and Honorable Robert Lillard Law School Scholarship.  The Banquet will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Andrea Perry at (615) 238-6303 or visit the NBA Napier Looby Chapter website for more information and/or ticket purchase.
 
For information about the group and its activities, contact Angela Williams, (901) 568-9584.
 
National Bar Association, S.L. Hutchins Chapter – For information about the group and its activities, contact Ariel Anthony, (432) 755-2661.
 
Southeast Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women (SETLAW) – SETLAW is hosting a luncheon January 29, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at Miller Martin – The Tennessee Suffrage Movement: Tennessee’s Role in Securing Women’s Right to Vote. Pat Pierce and Paula Casey will speak on the subject. On February 25, SETLAW will be having a special happy hour, “War Stories” at St. John’s Meeting Place.  This event will be hosted by some of Chattanooga’s well-known female judges and attorneys who will be trading some of their most interesting career stories.  For more information about SETLAW, contact Amanda Jelks, (423) 602-2230.
 
Tennessee Asian Pacific American Bar Association – For information about TAPABA and its activities, contact Lanta Wang, (615) 850-8194.
 
Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (TLAW) – TLAW is having a women’s empowerment conference on April 8, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP in Nashville. Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee will serve as the luncheon speaker and will inspire you with her insights. Tennessee Supreme Court Justcies Cornelia Clark and Holly Kirby, along with Nashville attorney Anne Martin, will be moderating discussions.  The Keynote speaker will be Gwen K. Young, Director of the Wilson Center’s Women in Public Service Project.  Mark your calendar and plan to join us for this great event!
 
For information about TLAW and its activities, contact Heather Ferguson, (865) 546-0500.
 
Tennessee Stonewall Bar Association – For information about the group and its activities, contact Judd Taback, (615) 507-6810.