Disability Law Section

The section serves as a resource for Tennessee lawyers practicing in the area of disability rights or who have an interest in building a disability rights practice. The section offers continuing legal education and a forum for advancing disability rights.

Immediate Past Chair
George & George
PO Box 8130
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615)451-1550 x: x103
Chair
Law Offices of Tony Farmer and...
1356 Papermill Pointe Way
Knoxville, TN 37909
(865)584-1211
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421
Vice-Chair
Smith & Burnett Pllc
300 Thurman Ave
Crossville, TN 38555-4553
(931)484-7549

Congress Eyes New Federal Office for Veterans Courts

Under a bipartisan bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week, specialized criminal courts for military veterans facing minor charges would get a dedicated office in the U.S. Department of Justice. The office would coordinate grants, training and other assistance to help state and local governments set up such courts. The legislation also authorizes $25 million in new funding for the effort. The Senate recently passed a similar bill. Veterans courts allow low-level offenders to avoid criminal penalties if they complete a rehabilitation program or get treatment for mental health issues or substance abuse, Law360 reports.

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Nashville Bar to Participate in Veterans Parade

The Nashville Bar Association’s Veterans Committee will participate in the city’s Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. All lawyers and their families are invited to march with the group down Broadway from 14th Avenue to 3rd Avenue. Those attending should meet at the White Castle parking lot at the corner of Broadway and I-40 at 10 a.m. The group requests that those who plan to attend RSVP online.

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