Young Lawyers Division

The TBA Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is comprised of lawyers in their first five years of practice or under 36 years of age. It is dedicated to serving the professional needs of young lawyers and serving the public as the “service arm of the bar.”

YLD President
Barker Nashville, PLLC
P.O. Box 128167
Nashville, TN 37212
(615)496-5719
YLD President-Elect
Eldridge & Blakney PC
PO Box 398
Knoxville, TN 37901
(865)544-2010
YLD Vice President
Office of the District Attorney...
225 Martin Luther King Blvd, Suite 320
Jackson, TN 38301
(731)423-5805
YLD Immediate Past President
FedEx Express
3620 Hacks Cross Road
Memphis, TN 38125
(901)434-8559

TBA YLD Accepting Applications for 2019-2020 Board Positions

The TBA Young Lawyers Division is now accepting applications for appointed board positions for the 2019-2020 bar year, serving under future TBA YLD President Troy Weston. To be eligible to submit an application, you must be 36 or younger on June 14, 2019, or be in the first five years of your practice. Attorneys appointed to positions will be required to attend all mandatory meetings. Submissions are due by Feb. 28. Read more and view the full application here.

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Here's Help for New Attorneys

If you are a recent law school graduate preparing to take the Tennessee bar exam or a new Tennessee attorney in your first five years of practice, the TBA YLD New Attorney Liaison may be able to provide you with support and guidance. This service is intended for new Tennessee attorneys to obtain guidance on practical matters, request assistance finding a local mentor, or find answers to everyday issues related to the practice of law.

 

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Young Lawyers Division Events

2019 State Mock Trial Competition

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Friday, March 22, 2019 - 3:00pm
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Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 3:00pm

The Tennessee High School Mock Trial Competition provides high school students an opportunity to learn about the law, court procedures, and legal system. Each year the YLD develops a fictional case in which students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses. The case and competition rules are distributed in November. In February, local competitions take place in 14 districts across the state. The winners of those contests advance to the state competition, which is held each March in Nashville. YLD members organize, host and score the state competition. Learn more about mock trial.

2019 TBA Convention

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Friday, June 14, 2019 - 9:00am

Make plans to join us June 13-16, 2019 in Nashville for the 138th Annual TBA Convention!