TBA Press Releases

TBA Honors 2 Memphis Companies for Providing Free Legal Services

Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, Medtronic to receive awards Saturday in Nashville

NASHVILLE, March 4, 2015 — The Memphis office of law firm Wyatt Tarrant & Combs and global medical technology giant Medtronic will be recognized for their commitment to providing free legal services to Tennesseans at the Ninth Annual Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala this Saturday in Nashville.

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Robertson County Child Advocate Named 2015 CASA Volunteer of the Year

Award given to Jane Hickman at Nashville ceremony

NASHVILLE, Jan. 23, 2015 — Jane Hickman of Greenbrier has been named the 2015 CASA Volunteer of the Year by the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD). The award recognizes Hickman’s eight years of service as a volunteer for CASA of Robertson County.

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TBA Selects Attorneys for 2015 Leadership Law Class

37 lawyers from across the state join six-month leadership training program

NASHVILLE, Nov. 12, 2014 — Now in its 12th year, Leadership Law is designed to equip Tennessee lawyers with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities. The class will meet for its first session in January, and then spend the next 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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TBA to Pursue Legislation Requiring Notice of Divorce Proceedings Before Court Filing Becomes Public

NASHVILLE, Nov. 6, 2014 — The Tennessee Bar Association announced today it is pursuing legislation that would require respondents be served notice of the filing of a petition for divorce or separation before the court action is made public.

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TBA Announces 2015 Pro Bono Awards

Nashville lawyers, Memphis law student to be recognized for commitment to pro bono

NASHVILLE, Nov. 3, 2014 — Two Nashville lawyers and a recent University of Memphis School of Law graduate will be honored with the state’s top pro bono and public service awards at a ceremony in January.

The awards will be presented by the Tennessee Bar Association at its 2015 Public Service Luncheon on Jan. 10 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. Held each year as part of the association’s Leadership Conference, the luncheon also will feature remarks by TBA President Jonathan Steen and other leaders from the legal community.

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6th Annual ‘Celebrate Pro Bono Month’ Underway

Tennessee lawyers offering free legal services across the state during October

NASHVILLE, Oct. 1, 2014 – Tennessee lawyers are offering free legal services to those unable to afford a lawyer throughout October as part of the Sixth Annual Celebrate Pro Bono Month. More than 60 events are planned.

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Handbook for Tennessee Seniors Wins National Award

“Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors” recognized by national legal group in Boston today

NASHVILLE, Aug. 7, 2014 – The Tennessee Bar Association today received the LexisNexis Community and Educational Outreach Award for production and distribution of the 2014 Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors. The award, given each year by the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE), was presented to the TBA during the NABE Annual Meeting in Boston.

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Cookeville Lawyer Takes Office Early, Will Serve 2 Years as Young Lawyer President

Moses is 1st president from Upper Cumberland, 2nd legal aid lawyer to serve

NASHVILLE, Aug. 1, 2014 – Cookeville lawyer Rachel Moses has taken over as president of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (TBA YLD) following the sitting president’s decision to move out of state and relinquish her position with the group.

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TBA Resource for Seniors Wins Statewide Award

Legal handbook named best public service project by a Tennessee association

NASHVILLE, July 23, 2014 – For the second consecutive year, the Tennessee Bar Association earned the top public service award from the Tennessee Society of Association Executives. The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors won the Association’s Advance Tennessee Award as the best public service project by an association in the state. The award was presented last week at a luncheon in Nashville.

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Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade Recognized by TBA for Service to Profession and Public

Wade honored at association's annual convention in Gatlinburg

NASHVILLE, June 25, 2014 – Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary R. Wade was honored with the Tennessee Bar Association's Justice Frank F. Drowota III Outstanding Judicial Service Award for his outstanding and dedicated service to the courts and the legal community. The award was presented by outgoing TBA President Cindy Wyrick at a luncheon in Gatlinburg. Former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Drowota also was on hand to assist in the presentation.

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