News

  • September 01, 2015 5:30 PM | Crista Cuccaro (Administrator)

    TLAW member, Chief Justice Sharon Lee, was recently unanimously re-elected to serve a second term as Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Justice Lee is continuing in her eighth year on the Tennessee Supreme Court, and this year not only will Justice Lee serve as Chief Justice, but she will also continue rolling out the Supreme Court’s pilot project, the new Tennessee Business Court.  According to Justice Lee, the Business Court will "produce quicker resolutions with reduced litigation costs and greater predictability and consistency of decision." Read more about the Business Court here


  • August 01, 2015 5:34 PM | Crista Cuccaro (Administrator)

    The TBA Young Lawyers Division (“YLD”) was recently honored at the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division meeting in Chicago.  Rachel Moses, TLAW member and TBA YLD President, accepted three awards on behalf of the YLD.  The awards included a second place award in the diversity category for the Diversity Leadership Institute Job Interview Preparation Project; a second place award in the comprehensive category, which recognized the YLD’s excellent projects, including Mock Trial, CLE, Wills for Heroes, Membership, Law School Outreach, Public Service, Children’s Issues, Publications, and Diversity; and a special recognition award for the YLD’s Access to Justice Week Public Service Initiative.  TLAW member, Rachel Mancl, is the president-elect of the YLD.  Congratulations to these members for their awards in leading the YLD!



  • May 13, 2015 7:42 AM | Heather Ferguson

       

    TLAW Member and Tennessee Supreme Court Justice, Holly Kirby, was recently named "Community Mother of the Year" by the Tennessee Justice Center for her dedication to her family and families across Tennessee. What an honor for Justice Kirby! 

    For the full story, clink the link below. 

    http://www.tncourts.gov/news/2015/05/11/tennessee-justice-center-honors-justice-kirby-community-mother-year


  • May 12, 2015 7:29 AM | Heather Ferguson

        TLAW Past President, Wanda Sobieski, will be honored at the 2015 East Tennessee Women’s Leadership Summit with the Lizzie Crozier French Award in recognition of her efforts to memorialize women’s suffrage with the statue on Market Square in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Mrs. Sobieski, a longtime advocate for the advancement of women, served as TLAW’s President in 1995 and served as ETLAW’s President in 1989 and 1990.  Mrs. Sobieski has been named to the Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Foundations, won the ETLAW Spirit of Justice Award in 2008, is the coordinator of the Woman Suffrage Coalition, and is actively involved in numerous community and bar organizations. Mrs. Sobieski is President of Sobieski, Messer & Associates, PLLC.  Join us in congratulating Mrs. Sobieski on this accomplishment!


  • May 06, 2015 7:47 PM | Karol Lahrman (Administrator)
    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!
    TLAW’s new year is approaching.  Are you interested in becoming more involved? Do you know someone you believe would make a good TLAW Leader? Help us continue to move TLAW and its efforts forward! 

    TLAW is seeking nominations / volunteers for the following positions: 

    President Elect  (must be from Middle TN)

    Recording Secretary (1 year term)

    Corresponding secretary (1 year term)

    Treasurer (1 year term)

    West TN Director (2 year term)

       *Board members attend monthly board meetings (most are conducted by phone).         

    *Board members are expected to miss no more than 2 board meetings per calendar year.

    Nominations may be sent to our 2015 Nominating Committee:  

    Beth Bates beth@wtls.org, Ijeoma Ike Ijeoma@wtls.org, Wendy Longmire wlongmire@ortalekelley.com, Rachel Mancl rmancle@hsdlaw.com, Cheryl Rice crice@emlaw.com


    TLAW also has the following opportunities for service coming available for which volunteers or nominations are sought:
    • TLAW representative to the Tennessee Bar Foundation IOLTA Grant Review Committee (3 year term - Middle TN representative)
    • TLAW Representative to the Bench-Bar Committee (3 year term) 
    For more information on either of these positions or to submit a nomination, contact TLAW President Cheryl Rice at crice@emlaw.com

    TLAW has many committees offering opportunities for service and networking with varied levels of time commitment.  

    See our website www.tlaw.org for information on Committees.

    If you are interested in participating on a Committee for the 2015-16 year,  please contact President-elect Beth Bates at beth@wtls.org


  • May 06, 2015 4:20 PM | Heather Ferguson

    East Tennessee Lawyers' Association for Women held its annual Tennessee Supreme Court Luncheon at The Foundry today.  All five justices of the Supreme Court were in attendance, in addition to other members of the judiciary representing the appellate courts, local and surrounding trial courts, federal district court, and the federal bankruptcy court.  This year ETLAW awarded TLAW member, Mary Miller, the Spirit of Justice Award for her continued support and advancement of women in the bar, involvement in numerous organizations, and dedication to her pro bono clients, her practice, and her family. Join us in congratulating Mary Miller on receiving the Spirit of Justice Award!

  • April 30, 2015 9:26 AM | Heather Ferguson

    The Lawyers' Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter, recently held its annual awards banquet at the Music City Center in Nashville.  LAW presented the 2015 Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey Award to past-president of TLAW and longtime TLAW member, Judge Aleta Trauger.  Appointed to a federal judgeship in 1998, Judge Trauger was the first female U.S. District judge in the Middle District of Tennessee. Join TLAW in congratulating Judge Trauger on this outstanding award!

     

  • April 07, 2015 2:36 PM | Heather Ferguson

    All across the state today, women met to network over coffee and breakfast.  Approximately 35 female attorneys attended this state-wide networking event and many connections were made.  Networking events such as today’s is just one of the many benefits of TLAW membership!  TLAW looks forward to networking events in the future and connecting with more female attorneys across the state.  Thank you to Pinnacle Financial Partners and the LAW Anne Schneider Chapter for helping TLAW launch such a successful event.

    Featured below are the women who met in Jackson at the Baker’s Rack with TBA President Jonathan Steen.


  • April 01, 2015 7:23 AM | Heather Ferguson

    Congratulations to TLAW members, Laura Baker and Josie Beets, for being selected by the Nashville Business Journal to be in the “40 Under  40” class of 2015.  Each year the Nashville Business Journal honors “up-and-comers in the business community,” and this year two of the select few are TLAW members!

    Laura Baker is a Shareholder with the Law Offices of John Day where she focuses her practice in personal injury, wrongful death, and tort litigation.  Josie Beets is a public policy coordinator for the Tennessee Bar Association and is the Tennessee directors of the Military Spouse JD Network, supporting the professional development of more than 1,000 military spouse attorneys. 


  • February 05, 2015 8:22 PM | Heather Ferguson

    TLAW student member, Casey Duhart, a second-year student at the University of Tennessee College of Law, was recently elected Editor-in-Chief of the Tennessee Law Review.  Casey will lead a staff of over 40 law students for the 2015 publication year.  Join us in congratulating Casey on such an accomplishment and best wishes for a smooth editorial experience!



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