Posted on: Jun 13, 2019
During the Lawyer’s Luncheon at the Tennessee Bar Association Annual Convention in Nashville today, Sarah Sheppeard will become TBA President and Troy Weston will become TBA YLD President. Sarah Sheppeard, who practices with Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop, served as KBA President twenty-five years ago and received the KBA’s highest award, the Governor’s Award, in 2014. Since being admitted in 2008, Troy Weston has practiced with Eldridge & Blakney and has been active in the KBA and TBA, most notably for his community service initiatives. Congratulations Sarah and Troy!
Posted on: May 29, 2019
The LRIS receives nearly 7,000 calls each year from potential clients and averages nearly 3,000 referrals. Panel members have generated over $4.3 million in attorney fees in the last five fiscal years. Potential clients who contact the LRIS are informed that participating attorneys provide a phone or office consultation at no charge, but that panel members independently set their own fees.
LRIS currently has 76 panel member attorneys in 26 practice areas. The average LRIS member has practiced for 20 years. We have attorneys in their first few years of practice all the way to 52 years in practice.
LRIS Panel Membership Application FY 2019-20
LRIS Policies & Procedures
Posted on: May 28, 2019
For Immediate Release
Knoxville Bar Foundation Announces 2019 Fellows
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The Knoxville Bar Foundation recognized twelve esteemed members of Knoxville’s legal community at their Annual Dinner on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
Each year the Foundation inducts a new Fellows Class which is less than one percent of the active bar association. The Fellows represent quality men and women practitioners in our community who have distinguished themselves in the practice of law and service.
The Foundation's board of directors reviews numerous nominations, and determines the inductees who have demonstrated superior legal skills and high ethical standards and service to the community.
Keith H. Burroughs, Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis, P.C.
Amelia G. Crotwell, Elder Law of East Tennessee PLLC
Thomas H. Dickenson, Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC
Daniel M. Gass, O'Neil, Parker & Williamson, PLLC
Jackson G. Kramer, Kramer Rayson LLP
J. Douglas Overbey, U.S. Attorney's Office
Hon. Debra C. Poplin, U.S. District Court
Ann C. Short, The Bosch Law Firm
Daniel T. Swanson, London Amburn, P.C.
Hon. Steven W. Sword, Knox Co. Criminal Court, Division I
Debra A. Thompson, Baker, O'Kane, Atkins & Thompson, PLLP
Broderick L. Young, Arnett, Draper & Hagood, LLP
The Knoxville Bar Foundation is a not for profit foundation established to improve public awareness of the legal system in Knoxville, the administration of justice and the delivery of legal services through the distribution of its funds.
Posted on: May 17, 2019
From May 31 – August 30, the KBA Office will be open from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday and from 9 am – noon on Friday. The modified work schedule during the summer is a way for our staff to enjoy summer while maintaining employee productivity. The goal is to enhance work-life balance, improve employee morale, and increase employee retention. Staff will continue to meet the daily and weekly demands because the number of hours per week will not change. Since so many KBA events & CLE programs are held during the evenings and on Friday, it requires staff to schedule their PTO around KBA programming during our busy season from September through May. The summer schedule is an easy way for staff to have a little flexibility in their hours during the summer months when we do not have as many events scheduled on Friday. Does this mean, we’re slowing down? Of course not! Our event calendar is busier than ever and we hope that members will not be inconvenienced by the change in the summer schedule.
Posted on: Mar 29, 2019
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