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  • January 16, 2015 3:12 PM | Heather Ferguson


    Governor Bill Haslam recently announced the 11 members of the Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments.  Of those 11 members, TLAW’s President, Cheryl G. Rice, was appointed as one of the three members representing the Eastern Division of Tennessee, and Rice will serve as Chair of the Council.  Governor Haslam created the Council by an executive order following the recent passage of Amendment Two to the Tennessee Constitution.

    After receiving notice that a trial or appellate court vacancy has occurred or is impending, and after a public hearing, the Council will select three candidates who are most qualified to fill the vacancy and send those names to the governor as nominees for the appointment.  The governor will fill the vacancy by appointing a person from among the three nominated or require the Council to submit a panel of three additional nominees.

    Rice is a shareholder at Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis, P.C., in Knoxville, where she focuses her practice on commercial litigation, contract disputes, and creditors’ rights.

    Join TLAW in congratulating Cheryl on her recent appointment!

    To view the Executive Order, click here: https://www.tn.gov/sos/pub/execorders/exec-orders-haslam41.pdf. To view the official announcement, click here: https://news.tn.gov/node/13424.  


  • January 14, 2015 4:55 PM | Karol Lahrman (Administrator)


    NEWS ABOUT MONUMENT TO HONOR 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF TENNESSEE’S VOTE TO RATIFY THE NINETEENTH AMENDMENT.

    To learn more about the Monument and how to contribute, click on http://tnsuffragemonument.org.

  • January 14, 2015 3:53 PM | Karol Lahrman (Administrator)

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  • January 12, 2015 8:54 PM | Heather Ferguson
    Beth Bates   The Tennessee Bar Foundation recently selected outstanding attorneys from across the state to induct as fellows.  Beth S. Bates, TLAW President Elect, was among the chosen few.  Bates is a Senior Staff Attorney at West Tennessee Legal Services where she concentrates on Social Security disability, Tennessee Medicaid medical services appeals, and Food Stamp/SNAP program outreach.  Bates has worked at West Tennessee Legal Services for over 20 years. 

    The Tennessee Bar Foundation chooses attorneys who have contributed to public interest projects.  Those selected for this honor are attorneys who have been licensed for at least ten years and who have demonstrated an uncompromised dedication to integrity and high personal and professional standards; made outstanding and recognized contributions to the legal profession and to the public good; and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to the published objectives and purposes of the Tennessee Bar Foundation. 

    Congratulations, Beth, on such an honor!

  • January 12, 2015 1:10 PM | Heather Ferguson

    TLAW is proud to announce our partnership with Pinnacle Bank!


    Please check out the members only section for special banking and loan promotions only through TLAW.

  • January 08, 2015 7:27 PM | Heather Ferguson

    Congratulations to TLAW members, Kim Looney and Anne Martin, who were named as winners of Nashville Business Journal's 2015 Women of Influence Awards.  Looney, a partner at Waller, focuses her practice on healthcare and won a Community Supporter award.  Martin, a member at Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC, focuses her practice on commercial litigation and labor and employment law and won a Company Executive award.  We are proud of our outstanding leaders!  The winners will be featured in a special section of the February 27th print edition of the Nashville Business Journal. 

  • December 07, 2014 8:55 PM | Heather Ferguson

    Recently, the University of Tennessee College of Law named Melanie D. Wilson its next Dean. Wilson will replace current Dean Doug Blaze in July 2015.  We look forward to her leadership and give her a warm Tennessee welcome! Special thanks to the alumni and staff who who were part of the dean search, including TLAW's own Professor Amy Morris Hess and Jamie Ballinger-Holden.

    To read more about Wilson, visit the College of Law's announcement: http://law.utk.edu/2014/11/24/melanie-d-wilson-named-ut-law-dean/.

  • November 11, 2014 6:59 AM | Heather Ferguson

    TLAW sincerely thanks all of the men and women who have served our country to protect the freedoms that we each enjoy. 

    If you know a veteran or see one today, take the time to tell him or her that you appreciate his or her service and sacrifices. It only takes a minute to show your appreciation so reach out to someone today.


  • November 04, 2014 8:57 PM | Heather Ferguson

    The statewide, free CLE co-sponsored by TLAW on October 30th was a true success. Over 200 women and men gathered from Kingsport to Memphis to listen to renowned author and speaker, Cait Clarke, as she presented “The Women’s Guide to Negotiation.”  Cait Clarke provided insight on how each woman can use her individual talents and characteristics to better negotiate on behalf of her clients, her organizations, and herself.  A sincere thanks goes out to the many people and organizations that helped make this statewide event a success. 


    Author and speaker, Cait Clarke, addressing a standing-room-only crowd at the University of Tennessee College of Law.


  • October 26, 2014 7:06 PM | Heather Ferguson

    Get ready for a big week!

    This is the last week of early voting in the November 4th election. So far, over 300,000 Tennesseans have taken advantage of early voting. Join the club and cast your vote early! Don't forget to vote "Yes" on Amendment 2.

    Also, don't miss Women's Guide to Negotiation, the FREE one-hour CLE that TLAW, ETLAW, and the Law Women of the University of Tennessee are sponsoring across the state this Thursday, October 30th. For more information, check it out: http://www.tlaw.org/event-1778854.

    Lastly, don't let Halloween sneak up on you this Friday. This is your one chance to be a really frightening lawyer! BOO!  


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