View the order with appendix amending Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 52 as to forms for uncontested divorces with no minor children, filed May 25, 2017 under ADM2017-01019.
A Resolution in Support of Funding for the Legal Services Corporation was adopted by the KBA Board of Governors on May 17, 2017.
Read the full Resolution.
The Knoxville Bar Association Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS) was created as a public service while also serving as a referral resource for KBA members.
The LRIS receives nearly 7,000 calls each year from potential clients and averages more than 3,000 referrals. Panel members generated over $1.17 million in attorney fees in 2016. 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 80 panel member attorneys in 25 practice areas. The average LRIS member has practiced for 19 years. We have attorneys in their first few years of practice all the way to 50 years in practice.
LRIS Panel Membership Application FY 2017-18
LRIS Policies & Procedures
Law Firm listings link
Directory Update link
Read by over 2,200+ attorneys, judges and law students, the KBA Attorneys’ Directory is a frequently used resource in offices throughout the East Tennessee legal community. The printed Attorneys’ Directory is the perfect complement to the Online Attorney Directory included in the members’ only section of the KBA’s website at www.knoxbar.org. The Online Attorney Directory includes contact information, photo, year licensed, areas of practice, BPR #, languages spoken, states where licensed and even social networking sites. Double your chances to get found by confirming that your information is listed accurately. To verify online, click on “myKBA Profile” or the Online Attorneys’ Directory in the members’ only section of www.knoxbar.org.
The deadline for changes to the print directory is June 2, 2017. Along with the individual listings will be easy-to-reference tabbed sections for the Courts, Government Officials, Firm Listings, Areas of Practice, Arbitration/Mediation and Attorney Services.
The printed Attorneys’ Directory will be available to members in August, but now is a great time to make sure your law firm and personal contact information is up-to-date. Need to update your listing in the KBA Member Directory? Click here and let us know!
Although most new laws go into effect on July 1, 2017, there are a few bills that have passed the legislature this year with immediate effective dates. The following new laws have recently been signed by the Governor and gone into effect:
1) PC 100 - Bail Forfeiture Requirements, Effective 4-4-17
-Requires evidence of incarceration instead of an affidavit of the jailer, warder, or officer of place of detention furnished the court to avoid forfeiture of any appearance or bail bond.
2) PC 124 - Preemption of Certain Criminal Offenses, Effective 4-12-17
-Specifies that state law preempts local government ordinances and resolutions with respect to the regulation of and appropriate sanctions for conduct involving drugs and other substances.
3) PC 131 - Removal of Requirement that Retired Judges Attend the Annual TJC Conference, Effective 4-17-17
-Exempts retired judges from the duty to attend annual meeting of the state judicial conference.
4) PC 145 - Interest on Child Support Arrearages, Effective 4-17-17
-Eliminates the accrual of interest on child support arrearages unless the court makes a written finding that interest shall continue to accrue. Requires the court to set the rate at which interest shall accrue after consideration of any factors the court deems relevant at no more than 4% per year in the case of such finding.
5) PC 149 - Participation in Recovery Court as a Hardship to Order Stay of Driver License Revocation, Effective 4-17-17
-Permits a judge to consider a criminal defendant's participation in recovery court as a hardship sufficient to order the stay of a criminal defendant's driver license revocation for failing to pay fines, court costs, and litigation taxes.
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