About the KBA:
Organization's Who’s Who
Leaders of the Knoxville Bar Association.
Barristers- the Young Lawyers Division
2013 Barristers Executive Committee
The Law Week Committee assists the KBA Functions Committee in planning the Law Day Luncheon. The Law Week Committee coordinates all Law Week activities including the Essay contest for high school students, the Poster contest for elementary and middle school students, and presenting the video: "Junior Judges: Helping Kids Make Smart Choices." The purpose of the video is to increase each student's awareness of the legal system and how it can relate to seven real-life scenarios that students may encounter, as well as, permit students to judge what options they have in tough situations and encourage them to make smart choices. The committee also handles the nomination for the Law and Liberty Award.
Law Week Committee Activities
Juvenile Court Judge Tim Irwin Wins Law & Liberty Award
The Barristers were honored to recognize Judge Tim Irwin with the Law & Liberty Award this year. Judge Irwin's 25th annual bass fishing tournament was held the same day as the Law Day Luncheon which is why he was presented the award earlier by Judge Dale Workman. The bass tournament has been very successful having raised more than $800,000 for the Boys and Girls Club to date.
View the presentation
Judge Irwin attended Central High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was a 3-year letterman, a 2 year starter, a captain, and team offensive MVP as a senior at the University of Tennessee. He graduated with honors majoring in political science (1976-1980). In 1981 Judge Irwin was the 74th player selected in the draft by to the Minnesota Vikings. In 1994 he played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphin. Judge Irwin Tim graduated from the University Of Tennessee College Of Law in 1990 and was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1990. He was in private practice until he was appointed to the position of Knox County Juvenile Court Judge and was officially elected to the position in August 2006.
Winners of Knoxville Bar Association's Law Day Contests
Caroline Julie Rodgers, a tenth grader at Bearden High School, was the winner of the Law Day Essay Contest and Jackson Steven James Ahern, a fourth grader at Cedar Bluff Elementary School, was the winner of the Law Day Poser Contest. Both students went on to win in the statewide competition.
This year's theme was "Realizing the Dream: Equality for All."
View photos from Law Day held on May 3, 2013.