TBA Press Releases

Lawyers Complete 2019 TBA Leadership Program

Class of 35 graduates, selects Memphis lawyer for service award

NASHVILLE, June 18, 2019 — Thirty-five attorneys from across the state graduated from the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law program during the association's annual convention in Nashville last week. The group spent the last six months learning about leadership in the legal profession, issues in the courts, policymaking in state government and the importance of community service.
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Dean William C. Koch Jr. to Receive TBA’s Drowota Award

Former Justice Honored for Contributions to Access to Justice, Indigent Representation Reform and the Integrity of the Judicial System

NASHVILLE, May 22, 2019 — Former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice William C. Koch Jr. will be honored next month with the Tennessee Bar Association’s prestigious Justice Frank F. Drowota III Award. Named in honor of former Tennessee Chief Justice Frank Drowota, the award is the TBA’s highest honor given for service to the judiciary and has been presented annually for more than a decade.
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Tennessee Lawyers and Law Student to be Recognized for Commitment to Public Service

Honorees to be Recognized at Upcoming Awards Luncheon

NASHVILLE, Jan. 9, 2019 — Two distinguished Tennessee attorneys and a recent University of Tennessee College of Law graduate will be honored with the state’s top public service awards at a ceremony this month. The awards will be presented by the Tennessee Bar Association at its 2019 Public Service Luncheon on Jan. 19 at the Downtown DoubleTree Hotel in Nashville. Held each year as part of the association’s Leadership Conference, the luncheon also will feature remarks by legal community leaders including TBA President Jason Pannu and past American Bar Association President Robert Grey, Jr who currently serves as president of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. 
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TBA Selects Attorneys for 2019 Leadership Law Class

35 Lawyers from Across the State Join 6-month Leadership Training Program

NASHVILLE, Dec. 12, 2018— The Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) announces that 35 attorneys from across the state have been selected for its 2019 Leadership Law program.
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Chattanooga Lawyer Takes Legal Writing Honor

Lype to Receive the Tennessee Bar Journal’s Highest Award

NASHVILLE, June 12, 2018 — Chattanooga attorney Bob E. Lype will be honored with the Justice Joseph W. Henry Memorial Award for Outstanding Legal Writing at the Tennessee Bar Association’s annual Convention, held at The Peabody in Memphis this week.
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Lawyers Complete 2018 TBA Leadership Program

Class of 28 Graduates, Selects Nashville Lawyer for Service Award

Twenty-eight 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. The group spent the last six months learning about leadership in the legal profession, issues in the courts, policymaking in state government and the importance of community service.
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Newman Honored with Leech Award for Public Service

Leech Award Given by TBA’s Young Lawyers Division Fellows

NASHVILLE, June 7, 2018 – Memphis attorney Charles F. Newman will be honored with this year’s prestigious William M. Leech Jr. Public Service Award, to be presented by the TBA’s Young Lawyers Division Fellows at the association’s annual convention in Memphis on Friday, June 15.
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TBA, Commercial Appeal to Co-Host Gubernatorial Forum

Forum Will Take Place at TBA Annual Convention in Memphis

NASHVILLE, June 4, 2018 – The Tennessee Bar Association and The Commercial Appeal, USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee will co-host a forum on June 14 in Memphis, featuring the major candidates for governor of Tennessee. The event will coincide with the TBA’s annual Convention, held this year at The Peabody on June 13-16.
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TBA Applauds Gov. Haslam, General Assembly for Funding Indigent Representation Reform

NASHVILLE, May 25, 2018 — Tennessee Bar Association President Lucian Pera today applauded Gov. Bill Haslam, the General Assembly and the Tennessee Supreme Court for their partnership in strengthening Tennessee’s commitment to indigent representation reform in the wake of adoption of a recurring allocation of $9.7 million in the FY 2018-19 budget, which the governor signed earlier this week.

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Justice Clark to Receive TBA’s Drowota Award

Justice Honored for Contributions to Access to Justice, Faith-Based Coalition

NASHVILLE, May 17, 2018 — Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. Clark will be honored next month with the Tennessee Bar Association’s prestigious Justice Frank F. Drowota III Award. Named in honor of former Tennessee Chief Justice Frank Drowota, the Drowota Award is the TBA’s highest award for service to the judiciary and has been given annually for more than a decade.
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