- Law Practice Today Expo
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On April 21 and 22, 2016, more than 280 folks participated in the 11th Anniversary KBA Law Practice Today Expo. There were 17 CLE sessions, 35 sponsors, and Randy Boyd, the Tennessee Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, was our featured speaker for our Judicial Roundtable. See sponsor list.
- Barristers Happy Hour- March 31
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Knoxville Barristers had their first Happy Hour on March 31, 2016 at Clancy's Tavern and Whiskey House.
- Barristers March Meeting
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Barristers March Meeting was on Wednesday, March 9, at 5:00 p.m. at the Bistro at the Bijou. During the meeting, Jonathan Cooper, Whitt, Cooper, Trant & Hedrick, spoke about Drivers License Reinstatement.
- Barristers February Meeting
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The February meeting was on Wednesday, February 10, at 5:00 p.m. During the meeting, Matthew Hayes with Capital Financial Group offered some financial tips for young attorneys that helped us set up for success in retirement.
- High School Mock Trial Competition
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The Barristers Mock Trial Committee would like to thank all the volunteers who helped make this year's High School Mock Trial Competition a success. The competition was held on February 20th and 27th.
- Trivia Night- December
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Congratulations to the Team Believe in Yourself who won Team Trivia on December 1st. The team members were Spencer Fair, Kourtney Hennard, Daniel Swanson and David Watkins.
- 2016 Bar Leaders Session
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On January 26th, more than 40 members of the Board of Governors and Committee and Section Chairs gathered together to discuss the shared vision of the KBA.
- Supreme Court Dinner
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The KBA’s Annual Supreme Court Dinner was held on September 9, 2015 to honor and to thank the members of the Supreme Court for their important service to our community. The featured speaker was Joe Kenda from the Discovery Channel’s Homicide Hunter.
- Ethics Bowl IX
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The husband’s team won Ethics Bowl IX and the members were: Joshua Ball, Joshua Hedrick, Stephen Ross Johnson, Jason Long, Hon. Gregory McMillan and Keith Stewart. The wives team included Laurie Ball, Kimberly Hedrick, Amy Benner Johnson, Carol Anne Long, Summer McMillan and Joanie Stewart. Special thanks to U.T. College of Law Professors Alex Long, Paula Schaefer, and Judy Cornett for their help in preparing for the Ethics Bowl competition, Emcee Steve Collins, Ask a Judge Lifeline and Panel Member Chancellor John Weaver and Ethics Panel participant Joe Jarret.
- Barristers Elections 2016
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The Barristers Annual Meeting, Elections & Holiday Party was held on December 9th. During the meeting, President Taylor Williams presented the 2015 President’s Awards to Kathryn Ellis and Heather Ferguson. The following members were elected: Samantha Parris, Vice President, Mitchell Panter, Secretary/Treasurer, Members-at-Large, Sarah Watson and Heather Ferguson. Rachel Hurt became President at the close of the meeting.
- Barristers Corn Hole Tournament 2015
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On October 15th the Barristers Hunger & Poverty Relief Committee sponsored a Cornhole Throwdown which raised money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The sponsor was Brown Professional Insurers.
- Veterans Breakfast 2015
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On November 11th, more than 60 KBA members were recognized for their military service.
- Interprofessional Mixer 2015
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The Interprofessional Relations Committee sponsored a professional mixer on October 22nd with the Tennessee Society of CPA’s and the Volunteer Public Relations Society of America. Attorney General Herbert Slatery was the featured speaker and JurisPrudent was the event sponsor.
- Minority Law Student Reception
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On October 1st, KBA members and law students from the U.T. College of Law and the LMU Duncan School of Law attended a networking reception and had an opportunity to listen to Ron Harris from BlueCross BlueShield on the importance of Diversity and Inclusion.