Dalton Named Presiding Judge of Nashville General Sessions Court

The judges of the Metro Nashville-Davidson County General Sessions Court have elected Judge Angelita Blackshear Dalton to preside over the court, effective tomorrow, the Nashville Post reports. The previous presiding judge was Casey Moreland, who stepped down in March and is awaiting trial on corruption charges. Dalton has served as judge of the court’s Division III and was first elected to the bench in 2006. She serves on the Tennessee Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council, the Tennessee Bar Association Task Force on the Rules of Judicial Conduct, and is a 2007 graduate of the TBA’s Leadership Law program.
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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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TBA Announces 2007 Leadership Law Class

Lawyers selected from across the state to start 6-month program

NASHVILLE, Jan. 2, 2007 — The Tennessee Bar Association has announced its 2007 Leadership Law class. The six-month program is designed to equip Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities.

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