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Knoxville Bar Association NEWS
New Interviews Just Added
The Knoxville Bar Association Archives Committee initiated a legal video history project in 2012 which will preserve the experiences of senior members of Knox County for both the public and future generations of Knoxville lawyers. The oral history interviews will include lawyers and judges and their war stories and insights on the practice of law, including some of Knoxville's most famous court cases.
Currently, there are videos of Chancellor Sharon Bell, Jonathan Burnett, Francis Cain, Donna Davis, William Davis, Jack Draper, Paul Dunn, Bruce Foster, Arlene Guyton, Rick Hollow, Hon. R. Leon Jordan, Earl Layman, Robert P. Murrian, Carol Nickle, John T. O'Connor, Bill Petty, Judge Wheeler Rosenbalm, Judge Tom Phillips, Judge Charlie Susano, Lou Woolf and Bob Worthington included under the "Lawyers" Tab at www.knoxbar.org. In addition, you will find the unedited, video interviews of Knoxville and Knoxville-area lawyers conducted by the Legal History Project of the Tennessee Bar Foundation. Interviews are available from Hon. E. Riley Anderson, Foster Arnett, Bernie Bernstein, Bob Campbell, Hon. Joe Duncan, Anna Hinds, Wilson Horde, Hon. James Jarvis, Don Paine, John Smartt, and Penny White.
The Archive Committee's plan is to preserve the history and culture and flavor of the local legal community and to put into place a system for regularly recording oral histories of retiring judges, bar leaders and other legal personalities. In addition to being made available on the KBA website, these video presentations will then be available for use in classrooms, CLE seminars and other venues to preserve, honor, and improve our system of justice.
The Archives Committee's Legal History Videos Project is funded by the Knoxville Bar Foundation.