TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Terica Smith on Jun 1, 2020

“Courage is the most important attribute of a lawyer. It is more important than competence or vision. It can never be an elective in any law school, and it should pervade the heart, the halls of Justice and the chambers of the mind.”- Robert F. Kennedy

The Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division stands with the countless leaders across our nation, including lawyers, business people, police chiefs and others who are denouncing acts of racial injustice and brutality against any person by law enforcement, as well as systemic challenges and biases experienced by many in our local communities.

Throughout history, lawyers have been the agents of vast social change through activism, legislation and litigation. All lawyers, especially young lawyers, must step up with our collective voices and help facilitate communication and education to create systemic change in our profession and the lives of the people that we serve. The TBA Young Lawyers Division is committed to working with our local, state and national leaders to initiate meaningful reforms and positive solutions to end discrimination and injustice in our communities.