TBA Welcomes New Staff Members

The Tennessee Bar Association this month welcomed three new staff members. Brenda Gadd is the TBA’s new public policy coordinator. She will work closely with the Government Affairs Committee to help represent the TBA and its members before the General Assembly and other policy making bodies. Also new to the TBA is Kate Prince, who will serve as TBA Leadership Law Coordinator, as well as manage the TBA’s Mentoring Program and work with a new committee studying advancements in the delivery of legal services. Finally, TBA welcomed Amelia Ferrell, the newest addition to its communications team. Ferrell will write for TBAToday and the Tennessee Bar Journal, as well as expand TBA’s activity on social media platforms and coordinate media relations.

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TBA Adds New Coordinator for Leadership Program

Brittany Sims will join the Tennessee Bar Association next week as coordinator for the TBA Leadership Law program. A Nashville native, Sims graduated from Hampton University in Hampton, Va., then returned to Nashville to work as a VISTA volunteer with AmeriCorp. While pursuing a graduate degree at Tennessee State University, Sims worked with the TSU Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement and then moved on to become a program coordinator there. In addition, she serves as assistant volleyball coach at Fisk University. Her degree is in public administration, with a certificate in nonprofit management. At the TBA, Sims also will join the team that gathers news for the daily TBAToday newsletter and TBA website.

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2012 Leadership Law Class Completes Program

35 graduate, one honored with service award at TBA convention

NASHVILLE, June 12, 2012 -- Thirty-five attorneys from across the state graduated from the Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law program during the association's annual convention in Memphis last week.

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TBALL Class Selects Bowe for Wilks Award

Members of the 2012 TBA Leadership Law class choose Chattanooga attorney Curtis Bowe as the first recipient of the Larry Dean Wilks Leadership Award. Created to honor the former TBA president and Leadership Law chair who died this past year, the award recognizes the classmate who exhibited “exceptional leadership qualities that enhanced the Leadership Law experience for all class members.” Bowe, a Vanderbilt Law School graduate, heads the Bowe & Associates PLLC law firm in Chattanooga.

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YLD Fellows Recognize Late President with Public Service Award

News from the YLD Fellows
Springfield lawyer and former TBA president Larry Dean Wilks, who died Aug. 30, 2011, was posthumously presented the William M. Leech Jr. Public Service Award by the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) Young Lawyers Division Fellows at the TBA’s annual meeting in Memphis. Wilks was recognized for his service to the practice of law, the bar and the profession. The award was presented by Fellows President Cynthia Richardson Wyrick, a lawyer in Sevierville, and accepted by Wilks' widow Jan and his son John.

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TBA Leadership Law Announces 2012 Program Schedule

The Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law program kicks off it's 2012 schedule with an opening retreat at Montgomery Bell State Park on Jan. 5-7. Throughout the next six months, the class will hold day-long sessions each month on specific leadership topics. Those sessions are:

Issues in Policy and Politics, February 7 in Nashville
Issues inthe Courts, March 15 in Murfreesboro
Leadership on Track, April 19-20 in Bristol
Issues in Community Leadership, May 10 in Nashville
Class Commencement at TBA Annual Convention, June 6-9 in Memphis

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TBA Selects Attorneys for 2012 Leadership Class

35 lawyers from across the state join six-month training program

NASHVILLE, Dec. 19, 2011 — The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) announces that 35 attorneys from across the state have been selected for its 2012 Leadership Law program.

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