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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 9, 2019

The TBA is now accepting applications for its second annual Public Service Academy, a bipartisan training fellowship to provide attorneys with the tools to run for local political office. It takes place over the course of two weekends in the fall, during which fellows will hear speakers discuss topics like strategy, campaign finance, work-life balance and more. The 2019 co-chairs of the program are Tasha Blakney, of Knoxville, and Joel Wallace, of Clarksville. In 2018, the TBA launched the program and trained its inaugural class. Applications are due August 7.

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 1, 2019

Ready to run? The TBA's Public Service Academy (PSA) will begin accepting applications from potential political candidates on Monday. The PSA is a bipartisan training program that provides Tennessee attorneys with the tools to run for local public offices. It takes place over the course of two weekends in the fall, during which fellows will learn strategy, campaign finance, work-life balance and more. In 2018, the TBA launched the program and trained its inaugural class of 29 attorneys. Several are running for office now.

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 1, 2019

In accordance with Article 29 of the TBA Bylaws, the officers of the House of Delegates will fill 13 open positions in the House. If you would like to be considered for one of these positions, please submit a declaration of candidacy that includes your name, principal place of law practice, district of interest and contact information to TBA Executive Director Joycelyn Stevenson by July 15. Read a list of open positions here.

Posted by: Joycelyn Stevenson on Jun 19, 2019

Three Tennessee attorneys were elected to fill open positions on the Tennessee Bar Association’s Board of Governors during the recent TBA Annual Convention in Nashville. Ahsaki Baptist, an attorney with FedEx Express in Memphis, will fill the West Grand Division Governor – Position 1 post. Amy Willoughby Bryant, an attorney with the Office of Conservatorship Management - Metro Nashville Davidson County, will hold the Fifth District Governor – Position 1 post.  Heidi Barcus, a Knoxville attorney with the law firm of London & Amburn PC will fill the Second District Governor post. In addition, Williamson County District Attorney Kim Helper will rejoin the board as the District Attorneys General Conference representative, Bo Burk will join the board as the District Public Defenders Conference representative and Judge Donald R. Elledge will serve on the board as the representative from the Tennessee Judicial Conference.

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Jun 15, 2019

The Tennessee Bar Association unveiled a new look and identity during the 2019 TBA Annual Convention.

“The logo is a small part of a larger technology, website and information systems overhaul at TBA,” outgoing TBA President Jason Pannu said while unveiling the new logo to members at the Lawyers Luncheon.

Posted by: Joycelyn Stevenson on May 17, 2019

In accordance with Article 47 of the TBA Bylaws, an open position will be filled by the Tennessee Board of Governors at its meeting on June 15. The current holder of the Second District Governor seat, Shelly Wilson, resigned the seat because of her acceptance of the position of Secretary for the upcoming bar year. The Second District represents Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Cumberland, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Roane, Scott and Union counties. If you would like to be considered for this position, contact TBA Executive Director Joycelyn Stevenson in writing with your interest by June 1. Please include a resume with your submission.

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Apr 16, 2019

TBA Executive Director Joycelyn Stevenson has been elected to the governing board of the National Association of Bar Executives. Stevenson, a Vanderbilt Law grad, worked in private practice for 16 years before taking on the leadership role at the Tennessee Bar Association in 2017. She will take her seat on the board at the group’s upcoming annual meeting in San Francisco and serve a two-year term.

Posted by: Joycelyn Stevenson on Apr 10, 2019

A delegation of eight lawyers from Tennessee are representing the state during this year’s ABA Day on the Hill events. Today’s visits included meetings with U.S. Reps. David Kustoff, Scott DesJarlais, Steve Cohen and Tim Burchett, as well as Sen. Lamar Alexander. The delegation will meet with Sen. Marsha Blackburn on Thursday. The main topics for discussion are increased funding for the Legal Services Corporation and maintaining the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Today’s agenda also included a presentation by Kirsten Jacobson on her own connection to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and the important work of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services. 

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 2, 2019

The TBA election results are in and Sherie Edwards of Brentwood was elected Vice President. She will ascend to President-elect in 2020 and lead the organization as President for the 2021-2022 bar year. The following candidates also won their respective races: Rachel Moses, Governor, Fourth District; Trey Thatcher, West Grand Division Governor, Position 2; and Jamie Durrett, Middle Grand Division Governor, Position 2.

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 25, 2019

Maury County's Agathos Classical School again claimed the championship title at the Tennessee State High School Mock Trial Competition this weekend in Nashville. Agathos sent two teams to the state competition this year, and its "Team G" was the winning squad. Harpeth Hall of Nashville met Agathos in the final round and took home the second place trophy. Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. Clark presided over the final round. The competition is put on each year by the TBA Young Lawyers Division. Fourteen teams from across the state took part this year.

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