TBASCUS

TBASCUS (Tennessee Bar Association Seasoned Counselors Up to Something) offers programs and services to lawyers in the prime of their career. All Tennessee Bar Association members age 50 and up are included as members of TBASCUS.

Chair
Retired
11 Burton Hills Blvd. S256
Nashville, TN 37215
(615)260-6727
Immediate Past Chair
McMurray Law Office, PLLC
P. O. Box 610
Cleveland, TN 37364-0610
(423)479-7171
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Federal Court Rules Against Job-Seeking Lawyer in Age Discrimination Suit

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 8-4 this week that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act protects workers but not outside job applicants in suits for disparate-impact discrimination, the ABA Journal reports. The case stemmed from a 58-year-old lawyer who challenged an experience cap in a legal job ad, which asked for applicants with no more than seven years of relevant legal experience. The court's decision hedged on the interpretation of the word "individual" in context of the law, which the majority found “shows that Congress employed the term ‘any individual’ as a shorthand reference to someone with ‘status as an employee.’"
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Grey at Leadership Conference: 'Protect Those Who Seek Justice'

“We need to protect those individuals who seek justice,” Robert Grey Jr. said in his keynote speech at the TBA’s Public Service Luncheon Jan. 19 in Nashville. “It’s not just an idea – it is a reality that we need to make happen.” A former American Bar Association president, Grey is the president and executive director of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, and a member of the board of the Legal Services Corporation. “Lawyers are the trustees of our legal system,” he told the packed room. “We didn’t ask for that role, but we assumed the responsibility when we take the oath.” The luncheon also celebrated the TBA’s Public Service Award honorees and capped off the TBA’s Leadership Conference, which included programming about Young Lawyers Division initiatives, legislative tools and resources, and more. Meeting at the two-day conference were the House of Delegates, TBASCUS, committee and section leaders, YLD, the Law Student Diversity Leadership Institute, and the Board of Governors. See photos from the 2019 TBA Leadership Conference.
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