The Barristers Law Week and School Outreach Committee develops and implements projects designed to educate area school‐aged children about the justice system. The committee regularly participates in the Knox County Career Fair to inform area middle and high school students about legal careers. This committee developed and implemented programming for Constitution Day. The program replaced the Junior Judges program, traditionally offered during Law Week. The Constitution Day program was piloted at Christenberry Elementary with the hopes that the program can be offered to other schools throughout Knox County. The committee also handles the nomination for the Law and Liberty Award presented annually by the Barristers.
Constitution Day and School Outreach Committee Co-Chairs
Mikel A. Towe
Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.
P.O. Box 2425
Knoxville, TN 37901-2425
Phone: (865) 546-4646
Fax: (865) 523-6529
Zachary R. Walden
Eldridge & Blakney, P.C.
Knoxville, TN 37901-0398
Phone: (865) 544-2010
Fax: (865) 544-2015
DEADLINE EXTENDED - Nominations Accepted for Barristers Law & Liberty Award – Deadline May 29
The Barristers Constitution and & School Outreach Committee is now accepting nominations for the Law & Liberty Award. The deadline to submit a nomination is May 29th. The recipient should be visible to the legal profession and local bar association. The recipient should strive to foster and to maintain good relationships between the legal profession and the community, work to advance the understanding of the law and legal processes in the non‐legal community, set an example of good citizenship, give time for volunteer work, both within the legal profession and otherwise, evidence high professional standards in his or her occupation, express concern for the safeguard of personal, political, civil, and religious liberties and should be someone whose work is not normally recognized. Nominees do not have to be attorneys to qualify for the Law and Liberty Award. Consider those individuals in your firm, in local civic and religious organizations, or in the community who have worked to improve our legal system and protect our civil liberties. Please contact Zack Walden (email@example.com) or Mikel Towe (firstname.lastname@example.org) with nominations or if you have any questions.
The 2019 Law & Liberty Award recipient was J. Nicholas Arning Jr., Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC.
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