Leadership Law Steering Committee

This Committee works with the annually selected leadership class members to equip them with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in the profession and in the community as a whole.

Co-Chair
Cravens Legal
PO Box 396
Knoxville, TN 37901
(865)544-8929
Co-Chair
Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC
130 North Court Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
(901)524-5163

Profile: The Rise of Nashville's New Chief Public Defender

The Nashville Scene has published an in-depth cover story on Martesha Johnson, the recently elected Chief Public Defender in Nashville. After working in the office as an attorney for 10 years, Johnson is the first African-American to hold the job and only the second woman to do so. She says a focus of her tenure will be wealth-based detention, and how disparities in the justice system unfairly targeted the poorest defendants.
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TBALL Class Meets with Judges in Jackson Program

The TBA Leadership Law class today started its Issues in the Courts programming in Jackson. Along with a session with Supreme Court justices, the class also heard from Judge Brandon Gibson, Judge Steven Stafford, Chancellor Carma McGee and Judge Tu Pham on the paths they followed to the bench. Tomorrow the programming will continue with sessions on Human Trafficking, the Drug Court and TLAP.

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