Practice Made Perfect
The KBA is here to help you succeed in managing your law practice, whether you are just starting out, looking to grow, or simply want to become more efficient at managing your existing practice.
Best Educated Bar
KBA members have the option of watching any pre-recorded online CLE program for FREE. More than 85% of our live CLE programs are recorded and are available on the KBA website for viewing. Members who wish to receive CLE credit will be required to pay for the online CLE program but if you just wish to view the program for educational purposes, feel free to watch the recording and even download the course material at no charge. This is a great opportunity for newly licensed attorneys and law student members who wish to view programs on a variety of topics that will help as they settle in to new practice areas. It is also a great chance for members who miss a live program or have to leave early, to watch the program for FREE. The registration process is simple. Click on the CLE tab to search the online course catalog. Complete the normal registration process and choose the payment option "KBA MBR - No CLE Credit".
Need to place a listing for help in your office? Take advantage of the free online listings available through the KBA.
Conference Room Space
There is no charge to use space at the KBA headquarters if you find yourself downtown with time to spare between hearings or meetings. Contact the KBA Office at (865) 522-6522 to check availability. Also, the KBA conference rooms provide the perfect professional setting for your next client meeting or deposition, or multiple conference rooms to host a mediation. Hourly rental is available at rates significantly lower than comparable meeting space at downtown hotels or other facility-rental locations.
Firm Listing Information
Use the KBA's Firm Directory Search to provide potential clients with information about your practice 24/7! You will want to make sure your law firm is included! Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your law firm.
Join Lawyer Referral
This is your chance to add to your client base. The LRIS offers the opportunity to get screened referrals in the fields of law you specify.
As long as you are logged in as a KBA member, you can view Judicial Profiles on each of our local judges. Click the name of the court and under the photo of each judge you will find "View Profile". Members will find the courtroom procedures and advice section very helpful. Our local judges have offered guidance to all practitioners on what not to do, but also what attorneys should do in order to be more effective in front of the bench.
Law Practice Management & Technology Tips
Find valuable sources to help you improve your law practice. Whether you need information regarding technology, marketing or legal malpractice tips, we have resources to assist you. You will find an ever-growing collection of more than 100 on-demand "Law Practice Management and Technology How To…" videos available for FREE.
Keep up to date with of the KBA News including announcements on rule changes and upcoming local events.
Get access to important legal information from the Knoxville Bar Association and other sources. If you have recommendations for a link, please send us your suggestions.
Peer to peer discussions are available through membership in KBA committees and sections.
The mediator profiles are searchable based on the mediator's subject area experience and the mediator's qualifications (Rule 31 Civil, Rule 31 Family, Arbitration, Federal Court). Imagine selecting three mediators for consideration and being able to compare their qualifications. The Mediator Profiles include all of the relevant details needed to identify the mediator best suited to help the attorneys mediate their dispute, so the selection process should be easy.
Search for KBA members by last name, firm name, areas of pactice, social networking sites, language, states & countries licensed in, and if attorney is a Barrister member.
Mentor for the Moment
The KBA launched the Mentor for the Moment program to pair attorneys who have questions or problems in a particular area of legal expertise with the guidance of a more experienced Mentor attorney. Volunteer mentors serve to create a more cooperative and collegial Knoxville bar. They know the importance of getting advice from others who have experienced similar problems and frustrations in their law practice. Of course, the inquiring attorney ultimately exercises their own independent professional judgment on behalf of their clients, but the Mentor for the Moment offers quick telephone access to the counsel of attorneys who have experience with, and knowledge of particular dilemmas and areas of practice.
New Member Handbook
Recently admitted or new to Tennessee? Click the link above to view the New Member Handbook. It contains information about the KBA and how to get involved and much more.
Newly Admitted Attorneys
The Knoxville Bar Association is dedicated to serving the needs of attorneys beginning the practice of law. Involvement in the Knoxville Bar as a new attorney in the legal profession is a great opportunity to build your practice, network in your local community and become a strong lawyer.
Online Legal Marketplace
Over the past 20 years, the KBA staff has compiled an extensive list of attorney service providers as a resource for members. These companies are listed in the Online Legal Marketplace and members should use this valuable resource as a one-stop shop when looking for a business partner to help you manage your practice. Hundreds of companies now have online listings in categories relevant to the legal community’s needs. Review the list of companies and if you don’t see one of the businesses that your firm uses, please let us know. The Online Legal Marketplace will also help broaden your understanding of products and services available to your firm as well as what is going on in the industry.
The KBA first adopted its Guidelines for Professional Courtesy and Conduct in October 2002. These non-mandatory Guidelines, which are applicable in both litigation and non-litigation settings, embody the ideals of professional courtesy, conduct, and cooperation for members of the Knoxville Bar. In November 2018, the Board adopted revisions to the Guidelines after receiving recommendations from the KBA Professionalism Committee and input from members.
Through the KBA's weekly e-newsletter, monthly magazine DICTA, Annual Attorneys' Directory and our Pictorial Register, the Knoxville Bar Association aims to keep the Knoxville legal community informed by offering news, profiles, varying perspectives and other information on the most relevant topics for today's legal professionals. Search the DICTA Archives for articles on topics relevant to your practice.
Starting a Law Practice
Find highlights and important tools, resources and services that you will use throughout your professional career to assist your clients and build your practice.
The KBA created the Planning Ahead handbook to help members fulfill their ethical obligations to protect their clients' interests in the event of death, disability, impairment, or incapacity. Although it is hard to think about events that could render a lawyer unable to continue practicing law, freak accidents, unexpected illness, and untimely death do occur. Following the suggestions in this handbook will help to protect the clients' interests and will help to make the law practice a valuable asset to the attorney’s estate. In addition, it will simplify the closure of the law office - a step a lawyer’s family and colleagues will very much appreciate.