House of Delegates

The House of Delegates considers, debates, and makes policy recommendations on matters of interest and concern to the legal profession. It acts on matters brought to it by the Board of Governors and can consider matters on its own initiative.

Speaker of the House of Delegates/Twentieth District Delegate - Term Expiring 2019 (Position 1)
OspreyIP, pllc
320 Seven Springs Way, Suite 250
Brentwood, TN 37027
Deputy Speaker of the House of Delegates/Second District Delegate - Term Expiring 2019
Hunter, Smith & Davis, LLP
P.O. Box 3740
Kingsport, TN 37664

Filing Deadline is Feb. 15 for Candidates Interested in TBA Offices

Candidates interested in running for a TBA leadership position have until Feb. 15 to turn in their qualifying petitions. Voting in contested elections for TBA Board of Governors, House of Delegates, TBA Delegates to the ABA House of Delegates and YLD leadership positions will be carried out electronically, with voting set to begin on March 1 and end on April 1. Full details of TBA positions to be voted on this year can be found on the TBA website. This page was updated following a special meeting of the Board of Governors held Jan. 2 to update the TBA Bylaws. An Election Guidelines packet also is available on the TBA website with information on running for a TBA leadership post. Guidelines for candidates interested in a YLD leadership position are also available online.
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Grey at Leadership Conference: 'Protect Those Who Seek Justice'

“We need to protect those individuals who seek justice,” Robert Grey Jr. said in his keynote speech at the TBA’s Public Service Luncheon Jan. 19 in Nashville. “It’s not just an idea – it is a reality that we need to make happen.” A former American Bar Association president, Grey is the president and executive director of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, and a member of the board of the Legal Services Corporation. “Lawyers are the trustees of our legal system,” he told the packed room. “We didn’t ask for that role, but we assumed the responsibility when we take the oath.” The luncheon also celebrated the TBA’s Public Service Award honorees and capped off the TBA’s Leadership Conference, which included programming about Young Lawyers Division initiatives, legislative tools and resources, and more. Meeting at the two-day conference were the House of Delegates, TBASCUS, committee and section leaders, YLD, the Law Student Diversity Leadership Institute, and the Board of Governors. See photos from the 2019 TBA Leadership Conference.
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