Posted on: Aug 6, 2018
The Supreme Court’s Attorneys for Justice program recognizes attorneys and law students who have done 50 or more hours of pro bono work in a calendar year. Attorneys can apply to be recognized when they renew their license with the BPR or they can apply using the attorney application. Law offices can also be recognized if the attorneys in the office do an average of 50 or more hours of pro bono work per attorney. The recognition recipients receive is a certificate signed by all of the Justices and an electronic version of the Attorneys for Justice seal which they can use on their websites, letterhead, and marketing materials.
Local attorneys will be recognized during the KBA Annual Supreme Court Dinner on September 5, 2018.
Posted on: Jul 26, 2018
KBA Members deliver Mobile Meals approximately 160 days each year. Power of the Purse is Mobile Meals largest fundraiser and donations are currently being accepted for the event which will be held on Thursday September 20.
Check out http://www.knoxseniors.org/purse/ for drop off locations and event details.
This fall the KBA will be releasing a digital version of our always popular Pictorial Register. Without the participation of every lawyer member, it is an incomplete record. Previously published every four years, the switch to a digital version is inexpensive, easier to update, and is more immediate and accessible. Members will be able to maintain a link to the digital directory and/or download a PDF copy.
The 2018 Pictorial Register will have a brand new look so we hope you will take the time to update your photo prior to September 1st. The KBA has once again selected John Black Photography to work on this project and photos this year will have a white background, which offers a very polished and professional look. Each headshot (600px 900px) will be in in color and the cost is $30 or $50 if you want editing with Photoshop. Photo sessions will be scheduled every 10 minutes so make sure to arrive a few minutes early. You’ll select your photo before you leave so you’ll be on your way within 45 minutes. Photos from John Black Photography will be updated on the KBA website and used in the 2018 Pictorial Register.
Click here to download the flyer.
Two Simple Ways to Update your Picture:
1. Upload your own photo to the KBA website in your MyKBA profile.
Members may upload their own photo but it must be sized to specific dimensions in order to accurately display on the website (Width: 83 px Height: 124 px). If you have any difficulty, please email your photo to Lacey Dillon.
2. Schedule your head shot photo session with John Black Photography.
The 2018 Pictorial Register will have a brand new look so we hope you will take the time to update your photo. The KBA has once again selected John Black Photography to work on this project and photos this year will have a white background, which offers a very polished and professional look. John Black Photography is offering 9 days to choose from between July 30th and August 15th with both a downtown and west Knoxville location. Click on https://johnblackstudio.com/kba/ for location, time and date information. Each head shot (600px 900px) will be in in color and the cost is $30 or $50 if you want editing with Photoshop.
Please Note: Head shots taken by John Black Photography and photos personally uploaded by members as of September 1st will be added to the KBA website and used in the 2018 Pictorial Register.
Headshots must be submitted by September 1st in order to be included in the 2018 Pictorial Register.
Photos will be taken by John Black Photography on the following days. You must make an appointment at https://johnblackstudio.com/kba/.
FIRST TENNESSEE BANK BUILDING
Monday, July 30th – 8-5pm
Wednesday, August 1st – 8-5pm
Thursday, August 2nd -8-5pm
Tuesday, August 7th – 8-5pm
Friday, August 10th – 8-5pm
Wednesday, August 15th – 8-5pm
Wednesday, August 8th – 8-3:30 pm
Thursday, August 9th – 8-3:30 pm
Tuesday, August 14th – 8-3:30 pm
Posted on: Jul 20, 2018
Plan now to attend the KBA’s Diversity & Inclusion, A Call to Action: From Awareness to Commitment program scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The Foundry on the Fair Site. 747 World’s Fair Park Drive in downtown Knoxville. We are honored to have as our featured speaker Vicki Clark, who has devoted the past 30 years of her life to building capacity in organizations and inspiring community leaders. Clark is a member of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation’s training and consultation team and a Senior Governance Consultant for BoardSource. Each year she speaks to thousands of community, business and government leaders and has made presentations in 48 of the 50 United States. As always, we want participation from as many attorneys as possible and ask that you promote this Program at your firm.
The Annual Supreme Court Dinner will be held on Wednesday, September 5th, at the Crowne Plaza Knoxville located at 401 West Summit Hill Drive. The cocktail reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a cash bar and will be followed by dinner in the Ballroom. Each year, the Knoxville Bar Association hosts a dinner to pay tribute to the Justices of the Tennessee Supreme Court. The Justices of our Supreme Court, as well as the local judiciary, will be our guests for the dinner on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Our keynote speaker will be Ashby Pate, who is a Birmingham attorney at Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC. Ashby is a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Palau, where he helped design the island nation’s first-ever jury trial system. Ashby’s “Be the Light” presentation stresses the importance of human connection in the practice of law and has resulted in speaking engagements across the country.
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