Calendar of Events
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Welcome to Knoxville Bar Association’s Event Calendar. This calendar serves members of the local legal community by including events of interest to the bar, including activities sponsored by outside organizations. Submit listings for the Event Calendar to Bethany Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org. CLE courses that are sponsored by providers other than the Knoxville Bar Association will not be included.
Date: Friday, December 09, 2011 - 8:00 am
Duration: 2 Hours
KBA Annual Meeting & Elections was held on Friday, December 9.
The Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. at the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building. A continental breakfast will be available at 8:00 a.m. in the hallway outside of the Main Assembly Room.
View Annual Meeting Notice & Candidate Bios
The Nominating Committee for the Officers and Board of Governors of the Knoxville Bar Association for the upcoming year is comprised of: J. William Coley, Loretta G. Cravens, David A. Draper, Jhasta A. Moore, Debra C. Poplin, Suzanne Nicole Price, and Dwight E. Tarwater. The Committee, having met, recommends that the following, all of whom are members of the Knoxville Bar Association, be placed in nomination at the Annual Meeting:
President Elect: Heidi A. Barcus
Treasurer: Wade V. Davies
Secretary: Tasha C. Blakney
There are four open positions on the Board of Governors. Three of the Board of Governor positions will be for three‐year
terms. The fourth is the one‐year term government/public sector position. Nominations to fill the open positions on the Board of Governors are the following:
Three Year Terms:
Sara E. Compher-Rice
D. Scott Hurley
Mary LeAnn Mynatt
Leland L. Price
Adam M. Priest
Shelly L. Wilson
Government/Public Sector Position:
Douglas A. Blaze
According to Article VI, Section 1., of the KBA By‐Laws: "Nominations may also be made from the floor during the Annual Meeting by any member in good standing."
Pursuant to the Bylaws change approved at the Annual Meeting in 1996, members are permitted to vote by absentee
ballot. The provisions are included below.
During the Annual Meeting, the membership will be requested to vote on a change in the KBA dues structure. The KBA Board of Governors has recommended a dues increase in the amount of $35.00 per member, bringing the annual membership dues to $135.00 for those licensed less than five years and $185.00 for those members licensed five years or more. Members in special dues categories (U.T. Professors, Court Clerks, Government & Public Sector Lawyers) will pay $135.00 in annual membership dues. In accordance with Article III, Section 1, "Each member shall pay to the Association in advance annual dues in categories and amounts as shall from time to time be recommended by the Board of Governors and approved by the members of the Association". The last dues increase occurred in 2002.
All judges have been requested to delay court until 10:00 a.m. on the morning of December 9, 2011.
J. William Coley, Chair
ABSENTEE BALLOTS VOTING IN THE KBA ELECTIONS
Any member in good standing who personally comes to the offices of the Knoxville Bar Association during regular business hours on any of the ten (10) working days immediately proceeding the day of the Annual Meeting will be permitted to vote. The member must first file a written form making oath that he or she will not be in town or otherwise be unable to attend the Annual Meeting. Then the member will be permitted to cast an absentee ballot for such officer or board positions as may be contested.
KBA Office Regular Business Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. ‐ 5:00 p.m.
10 Working Days Prior to the Annual Meeting: November 23 through December 8, 2011
If you have any questions concerning voting in the KBA Election by absentee ballot, please contact KBA Executive Director, Marsha Wilson, at (865) 522‐6522.