TBA 4ALL program wins nationwide award

The Tennessee Bar Association's yearlong Justice 4ALL initiative has received an "Associations Advance America Award" from the American Society of Association Executives and the Center for Association Leadership -- just one of 24 programs selected nationwide for the honor. Now in its 20th year, the award is designed to recognize contributions made by associations and showcase the impact associations can have on the quality of American life. The 4ALL program was launched in 2009 to expand access to justice for Tennesseans who could not afford legal representation. Through a four-point platform, the program educated professionals and the public on the need for pro bono legal services, recommended law and rules changes to encourage pro bono work, mobilized local bar associations and law firms to undertake pro bono activities, and provided free legal services to 1,300 needy individuals.
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ALLEN RAY WOLFE v. MAYES MORTUARY

Court: TWCA

Attorneys:

Steven L. Williams, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Mayes Mortuary.

James M. Davis, Morristown, Tennessee, for the appellee, Allen Ray Wolfe.

Judge: BLACKWOOD

This workers' compensation appeal has been referred to the Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel of the Supreme Court in accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated section 50-6-225(e)(3) for a hearing and a report of findings of fact and conclusions of law. Employee alleged that he injured his back in the course of his employment. Employer denied liability, asserting that Employee had not complied with the notice requirements of the workers' compensation law. Tenn. Code Ann. section 50-6-201. The trial court found that Employee gave sufficient notice, and awarded one hundred fifty-six weeks of permanent partial disability benefits. Employer has appealed, arguing that the trial court erred by finding that Employee provided notice of his injury, and also that the award is excessive. We affirm the judgment.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/2010/wolfea_021910.pdf


EVAN ETHELREAD ARRINDELL v. GAIL MARVITA SHIPP ARRINDELL

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

Gail Marvita Shipp Arrindell, Germantown, Tennessee, pro se.

Robert L. J. Spence, Jr., and Bryan M. Meredith, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellee, Evan Ethelread Arrindell.

Judge: KIRBY

This is a divorce appeal. The parties had a twenty-one-year marriage and one minor child at the time of divorce. For the majority of the parties' marriage, the husband owned a business, and the wife was a homemaker. After a trial, the trial court declared the parties divorced, designated the wife as the child's primary residential parent, divided the martial estate, and awarded child support, transitional alimony, and alimony in futuro. The wife appeals. We affirm the judgment of the trial court as modified.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2010/arrindelle_021910.pdf


JACQUELINE REDMON v. CITY OF MEMPHIS, ET AL.

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

Thomas E. Hansom, Leigh H. Thomas, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jacqueline Redmon.

Bruce McMullen, Imad Abdullah, Tonya Johnson, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellee, City of Memphis.

Judge: HIGHERS

A City of Memphis employee was terminated after accessing a city-owned database to obtain the telephone number of a police officer who had arrested her husband and calling the officer at his home to inquire about the arrest. Both the City of Memphis Civil Service Commission and the trial court upheld her termination, and we affirm.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2010/redmonj_021910.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ELLIOTT ALOYO

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

John S. Colley, III, Columbia, Tennessee, for the appellant, Elliott Aloyo.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Lacy Wilber, Assistant Attorney General; Kim R. Helper, District Attorney General; and Josh D. Marcum, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: OGLE

Following the denial of a motion to suppress, Appellant pled guilty to driving under the influence, but he reserved the following certified question of law under Tennessee Rule of Criminal Procedure 37(b)(2): "Whether the seizure of [Appellant] at the roadblock on June 22, 2007 was an unconstitutional violation of the guarantees against unreasonable searches and seizures under the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution and Art. I, section 7 of the Tennessee Constitution." Appellant contends it was. The trial court disagreed. Upon review of the record and the parties' briefs, we agree with the trial court and affirm.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/aloyoe_021910.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. SHEILA WHITE CARLTON

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Sheila White Carlton, Dyer, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; David H. Findley, Assistant Attorney General; Garry G. Brown, District Attorney General; and Jerald M. Campbell, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: MCMULLEN

The Defendant-Appellant, Sheila White Carlton, was indicted for one count of burglary of an automobile, a Class E felony; one count of assault, a Class A misdemeanor; and one count of theft of property valued at $500 or less, a Class A misdemeanor. A Gibson County Circuit Court jury subsequently acquitted Carlton of the burglary count, found her guilty of the theft count, and failed to reach a verdict on the assault count, which resulted in a mistrial on that count. The trial court sentenced Carlton, whose prior criminal history included one conviction for vandalism, to eleven months and twenty-nine days probation after the service of sixty days in jail. On appeal, Carlton argues that the evidence was insufficient to support her conviction. Upon review, we affirm the trial court's judgment.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/carltons_021910.pdf


JOHN CARROLL COOK v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Joseph T. Howell, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellant, John Carroll Cook.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Melissa Roberge, Assistant Attorney General; James G. Woodall, District Attorney General; and Jody S. Pickens and Alfred Lynn Earls, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: OGLE

The Petitioner, John Carroll Cook, pled guilty in the Madison County Circuit Court to rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery. He received a total effective sentence of twenty-five years to be served at one hundred percent. Subsequently, the Petitioner filed for post-conviction relief, alleging that his trial counsel was ineffective and that his guilty pleas were not knowingly and voluntarily entered. The post-conviction court denied relief, and the Petitioner appeals. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/cookj_021910.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. EUGENE THOMAS DOSS

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Robert S. Peters, Winchester, Tennessee, for the appellant, Eugene Thomas Doss.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Michael E. Moore, Solicitor General; Clark B. Thornton, Assistant Attorney General; J. Michael Taylor, District Attorney General; Steven M. Blount, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WEDEMEYER

The Defendant, Eugene Thomas Doss, was convicted of driving under the influence ("DUI"), third offense. On appeal, the Defendant contends that the evidence is insufficient to support his convictions and that the sentence imposed by the trial court is excessive. The Defendant, however, did not timely file a notice of appeal or seek waiver of the timely filing of a notice of appeal. Tenn. R. App. P. 4(a). Therefore, we dismiss the appeal.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/dosse_021910.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MITCHELL GARNER

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Larry E. Fitzgerald, Memphis, Tennessee, for the Defendant-Appellant, Mitchell Garner.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; John H. Bledsoe, Assistant Attorney General; William L. Gibbons, District Attorney General; and Betsy Carnesale, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: MCMULLEN

The Appellant-Defendant, Mitchell Garner, was convicted by a Shelby County jury of aggravated sexual battery, a Class B felony. The trial court sentenced Garner as a violent offender to the maximum sentence of twelve years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, he claims: (1) the insufficiency of the evidence; and (2) the trial court erred in imposing the maximum sentence because it misapplied two enhancement factors. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/garnerm_021910.pdf


FLETCHER GORDON a.k.a. GORDON FLETCHER v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Fletcher Gordon a.k.a. Gordon Fletcher, Only, Tennessee, Pro se.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; and Cameron L. Hyder, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: OGLE

The petitioner, Fletcher Gordon a.k.a. Gordon Fletcher, filed in the Davidson County Criminal Court a petition for habeas corpus relief from his conviction for second degree murder, alleging that the trial court violated ex post facto protections in imposing a twenty- three-year sentence. The habeas corpus court dismissed the petition, finding that the petitioner's judgment was facially valid. On appeal, the petitioner challenges the habeas corpus court's ruling. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the habeas corpus court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/gordonf_021910.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. WILLIE HALL

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Robert Jones, Shelby County Public Defender; Phyllis Aluko, Assistant Public Defender (on appeal); and Jennifer H. Case, Assistant Public Defender (at trial), for the appellant, Willie Hall.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Assistant Attorney General; William L. Gibbons, District Attorney General; and Lora Fowler and David Zak, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: GLENN

The defendant, Willie Hall, was convicted by a Shelby County jury of assault, a Class A misdemeanor, and was sentenced to eleven months, twenty-nine days in jail and assessed a $500 fine. On appeal, he argues that: (1) the trial court erred in denying his motion in limine to exclude the 911 tape; (2) the trial court gave improper jury instructions on self-defense and flight; (3) the evidence is insufficient to sustain his conviction; and (4) the trial court imposed an excessive sentence. After review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court and remand for entry of a corrected judgment to reflect that the defendant is to serve sixty percent of his sentence.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/hallw_021910.pdf


ANTIONE HARBISON v. ROLAND COLSON, WARDEN

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Antione C. Harbison, Only, Tennessee, Pro se.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; and Cameron L. Hyder, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: OGLE

The petitioner, Antione Harbison, appeals from the Davidson County Criminal Court's dismissal of his petition for a writ of habeas corpus, in which he sought relief from his convictions for aggravated rape and attempted first degree murder. On appeal, the petitioner argues that his trial counsel were ineffective and that his pleas were not knowingly and voluntarily entered. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the habeas corpus court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/harbisona_021910.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ANDREW DEON HARVILLE

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Gary F. Antrican, District Public Defender; David S. Stockton and Jeff Lee, Assistant Public Defenders, Covington, Tennessee, for the Defendant-Appellant, Andrew Deon Harville.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Melissa Roberge, Assistant Attorney General; Mike D. District Attorney General; James Walter Freeland, Jr., and P. Neal Oldham, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: MCMULLEN

The Defendant-Appellant, Andrew Deon Harville, was convicted by a Tipton County jury of first degree premeditated murder and evading arrest in a motor vehicle, a Class E felony. He received a life sentence as a violent offender for first degree murder, and he was sentenced as a standard offender to two years for evading arrest. The trial court ordered that the two-year sentence be served consecutive to the life sentence. On appeal, Harville claims his conviction for first degree murder was not supported by sufficient evidence of premeditation. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/harvillea_021910.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. AARON E. HOPSON

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Richard A. Spivey, Kingsport, Tennessee, attorney for appellant, Aaron E. Hopson.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Assistant Attorney General; H. Greeley Wells, Jr., District Attorney General; and Joseph E. Perrin, Assistant District Attorney General, attorneys for appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: THOMAS

The Defendant, Aaron E. Hopson, pled guilty to one count of possession of one-half ounce or more of marijuana with the intent to sell or deliver, a Class E felony, and received an agreed sentence of fifteen months, as a Range I, standard offender, with the manner of service left to the discretion of the trial court. Following a sentencing hearing, the trial court denied the Defendant's request for alternative sentencing and ordered the sentence to be served in the Department of Correction. In this appeal as of right, the Defendant contends that the trial court erred in denying alternative sentencing. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/hopsona_021910.pdf


BOBBY WAYNE JENKINS v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Diane E. McNamara (on appeal); and Thomas O. McIntyre (at trial), Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Bobby Wayne Jenkins.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Melissa Roberge, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; Brett Gunn, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WELLES

The Petitioner, Bobby Wayne Jenkins, appeals the Davidson County Criminal Court's denial of his petition for post-conviction relief. Following a jury trial, he was convicted of one count of especially aggravated robbery. He argues that he received the ineffective assistance of counsel at trial because his trial counsel failed to: (1) have the Petitioner psychologically evaluated as to his ability to knowingly and voluntarily waive his rights to counsel and to remain silent prior to a hearing on a motion to suppress certain statements he made; (2) call as a witness at that motion hearing the psychologist who had previously evaluated the Petitioner; (3) have the Petitioner psychologically evaluated as to his ability to form the intent necessary for conviction of the offenses with which he was charged; (4) call the Petitioner's psychologist as a witness at trial; and (5) either proffer the psychologist's testimony or file an interlocutory appeal after the trial court excluded his proposed expert mental health testimony. After our review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/jenkinsb_021910.pdf


WILLIAM EARL MCCARVER v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Robert S. Peters, Winchester, Tennessee, for the appellant, William Earl McCarver.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Assistant Attorney General; and J. Michael Taylor, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WELLES

The Petitioner, William Earl McCarver, appeals from the Sequatchie County Circuit Court's denial of his petition for post-conviction relief. In 1998, the Petitioner was convicted by a jury of first degree premeditated murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. On appeal, the Petitioner makes broad allegations of ineffective assistance of counsel and prosecutorial misconduct. Following our review of the record and the parties' briefs, we conclude that the Petitioner has not shown that he is entitled to relief. The judgment of the post-conviction court is affirmed.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/mccarverw_021910.pdf


RUDOLPH POWERS v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Kemper B. Durand and M. Casey Shannon, Memphis, Tennessee, and Craig M. Cooley and Peter J. Neufeld New York, New York, for the Petitioner-Appellant, Rudolph Powers.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; John H. Bledsoe, Assistant Attorney General; William L. Gibbons, District Attorney General; and John Wheeler Campbell, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: MCMULLEN

A Shelby County Criminal Court jury convicted the Petitioner, Rudolph Powers, of aggravated rape and robbery accomplished with a deadly weapon against the victims Vivian Brodie and Carol Boone, and the Petitioner was sentenced to life imprisonment and twenty-five years respectively, which were to be served concurrently. A few months later, another Shelby County Criminal Court jury convicted the Petitioner of aggravated rape against victim Kris Brewer, and the trial court sentenced him to fifty years of imprisonment. The Petitioner was ordered to serve his fifty-year sentence consecutively to his concurrent sentences of life imprisonment and twenty-five years. Following a direct appeal and several collateral appeals, which were unsuccessful, the Petitioner filed a petition for post-conviction DNA analysis, which the post-conviction court denied. On appeal, the Petitioner contends that the post-conviction court erred in denying his petition for post-conviction DNA analysis. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/powersr_021910.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JAMES VERNON WRIGHT

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Douglas T. Jenkins, Rogersville, Tennessee, attorney for appellant, James Vernon Wright.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Matthew Bryant Haskell, Assistant Attorney General; C. Berkeley Bell, District Attorney General; and Connie Trobaugh, Assistant District Attorney General, attorneys for appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: THOMAS

Following the Hancock County Criminal Court's denial of his motion to suppress, the Defendant, James Vernon Wright, entered guilty pleas to driving under the influence (DUI) and driving on a suspended license. The Defendant received an effective sentence of eleven months and twenty-nine days, suspended after the service of ten days incarceration and the payment of five hundred and sixty dollars in fines. Pursuant to Rule 37(b)(2)(A) of the Tennessee Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Defendant reserved a certified question of law challenging the legality of his detention. Following our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2010/wrightj_021910.pdf


TODAY'S NEWS

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TBA in the News
Passages
Disciplinary Actions
Upcoming
TBA Member Services

Legal News
TBA files response to comments on ethics amendments
The Tennessee Bar Association on Thursday filed with the Tennessee Supreme Court its response to the public comments received regarding the TBA's Petition for the Adoption of Amended Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct. The petition, which represents the first major amendment to the rules since they were adopted in 2002, was filed with the court in May 2009.
Review the TBA's response and supporting materials
Napier Looby event recognizes award recipients
The Napier Looby Bar Association held its annual Barristers' Banquet and Awards Program last night in Nashville. The event featured keynote speaker Max Siegel, a lawyer who made history as the highest-ranking executive of color in the NASCAR organization. Award recipients also were recognized at the dinner. Melvin Malone with Miller & Martin PLLC was given the J.C. Napier Trailblazer Award; Nashville lawyer Mariah Wooten received the Z. Alexander Looby Lifetime Achievement Award; and retired lawyer Nancy Pugh Adkins was recognized with the group's Outstanding Service Award.

Hearing delayed in Dumas case
The Court of the Judiciary yesterday rescheduled a hearing on motions in the case of Davidson County General Sessions Judge Gloria Dumas from Feb. 16 to Feb. 24. In other developments, Dumas filed new motions yesterday -- a response to the disciplinary counsel's motion to compel additional discovery and a motion to quash subpoenas she argues were issued in violation of the Rules of Civil Procedure.
Read the court order and motions on the AOC web site
Self-help legal site upgraded
A web-based program to help low income Americans prepare legal documents has a new look, a new name -- LawHelp Interactive -- and improved software to allow easier access to court forms and legal documents. The site, previously known as National Public Automated Documents Online (NPADO), offers basic legal forms for Americans who cannot afford a lawyer.
Check out the updated site
UT and Lipscomb team up for joint J.D./M.A.
The University of Tennessee College of Law and David Lipscomb University's Institute for Conflict Management are partnering together to offer UT law students the opportunity to earn a Masters degree in conflict management from Lipscomb while pursuing their law degree. Students who enroll in the program will receive a 50 percent discount on tuition rates at Lipscomb. UT reported the news in its weekly electronic newsletter.

Holder speaks to Memphis business school
State Supreme Court Chief Justice Janice Holder spoke yesterday to a legal environment class at the University of Memphis College of Business and Economics. Holder has been speaking to students in the class for the past 11 years and is the first in a series of guest speakers including U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Julia Gibbons, employment attorney Dan Norwood, assistant U.S. attorney Dan Newsom and attorney Ron Hooks, regional director of the National Labor Relations Board.
Read more in the school's paper, the Daily Helmsman
Materials available for Law Day
The theme for the 2010 Law Day has been set and materials are available for any interested parties. The theme, "Law in the 21st Century: Enduring Traditions, Emerging Challenges," explores how society can balance long-held legal traditions with changing global realities. To help guide discussion on the topic, the ABA has released a resource guide that covers three topics: reforming American government in the 21st Century, music distribution and copyright, and pirates and the law. The discussion guide is available for download on the ABA site.
Learn more about Law Day 2010
Henry County judge named Kiwanian of the Year
Henry County General Sessions Judge Vicki Snyder was named Kiwanian of the Year at the Paris Lakeway Kiwanis Club's annual Valentine's event this week. Snyder earned her law degree from the University of Memphis and clerked for the Shelby County Criminal Court, was an assistant DA for the 24th Judicial District and worked in the public defender's office. She was elected General Sessions, Juvenile and Probate judge in 2006. The Paris-Post Intelligencer reported the award.

TV program looks at campaign cash in judicial races
Bill Moyers Journal looks at how campaign cash in judicial races may sway America's courts. In tonight's episode, the show revisits the 1999 Frontline special "Justice for Sale" which looked at the growing concern that campaign contributions may be corrupting the judicial process.
Learn more about the program
TBA in the News
Article spotlights new TBA vice president
The Nashville Post yesterday included an article that spotlighted Nashville attorney Jackie Dixon, who was elected to serve as TBA's 2012-2013 president. Dixon is a partner in the newly created firm of Weatherly McNally & Dixon. Previously she was a shareholder with Hollins Wagster Weatherly & Raybin. The article also covered the election of Nashville lawyer James Crumlin of Bone McAllester Norton to serve as Middle Tennessee governor on the association's board of governors and the election of John Tarpley with Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop as a TBA delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates.
Read the article here (subscription required)
TBA president quoted about number of law school grads
In an article about law school graduation rates this week, the Tennessean explored whether the new Belmont College of Law would result in over-saturation of lawyers in the area, especially given the tough job market. The paper spoke with TBA President Gail Vaughn Ashworth, who was quoted as saying that Nashville is not "over-lawyered like some bigger cities." Other legal professionals interviewed agreed, expressing optimism that the job market would improve by the time the first Belmont law students graduate.
Read the article here
Passages
Memphis lawyer dies
Susan Kate Collins of Memphis died on Feb. 2. A 1982 graduate of the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, Collins practiced law in Illinois and Ohio and was licensed to practice in Tennessee in 2003. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Disciplinary Actions
Knoxville lawyer suspended
Knoxville lawyer Robert Leo McReynolds III was temporarily suspended on Feb. 12 for failing to respond to a complaint of ethical misconduct. The suspension remains in effect until dissolution or modification by the Supreme Court.
Read the BPR notice
Upcoming
Lecture offers insights on social entrepreneurship
A free lecture next Tuesday at the Vanderbilt University Law School will look at the topic of social entrepreneurship. The event, scheduled for Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m., will take place in the law school's Renaissance Room. A reception will follow. Scott Morgan, founder & CEO of Education Pioneers, will speak on how lawyers can embrace social entrepreneurship to affect change in the world. A graduate of the Stanford Law School, Morgan has developed a national network of entrepreneurs to find creative solutions to pressing educational problems. For more information about the event contact Casey Gill Summar, director of Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts, at csummar@abcnashville.org.

TBA Member Services
Avis benefits 'try harder'
TBA members are offered a rental car discount through Avis. Enroll in the Avis Preferred Service at www.avisawards.com to bypass the rental counter and go directly to your car for a faster, easier rental experience. Enter code AWD# A570100.


 
 
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