The Beer Board of the City of Knoxville is seeking applicants to fill three vacancies for Beer Board Hearing Officers. Chapter 4, Article II of the Knoxville City Code contains the ordinances involving the Beer Board Hearing Officer. Interested parties may obtain the application form from the Office of the City Recorder, 865-215-2075 or email@example.com. The deadline to apply is noon on September 8, 2017, and applications are to be filed with the Office of the City Recorder.
In 2016, there were 22 Noncompliance Complaints filed. Pursuant to a recent City Council Resolution, a Beer Board Hearing Officer shall be paid a flat fee of $225.00 for each Noncompliance Complaint received pursuant to Chapter 4, Article II, Division 3, Section 4-85; or, alternatively, in the event of a Beer Board Hearing Officer conducting a contested hearing pursuant to Chapter 4, Article II, Division 3, a Beer Board Hearing Officer shall be paid $150.00 per hour. Noncompliance Complaints are generally heard on a rotating basis.
The Knoxville Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (KALA) is conducting its annual law firm survey. This year’s survey includes salary, benefits, and firm financial performance. The survey is available to non KALA firms for $150 in October, however, if you would like to participate in this year’s survey, you may purchase it for a reduced rate of $50. If enough firms participate, this will be the first survey to include local firm financial results. If you are interested in participating, please contact Robert Williams or Randy Miller.
Bishop Richard F. Stika extends a special invitation to those serving in the legal and law profession to join him for the annual “Red Mass” on Sunday, October 8 at 11:00 am at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus at 711 S. Northshore Dr. in Knoxville. As a time honored tradition of the Catholic Church, the Red Mass is celebrated to honor and to pray for our judges, attorneys, law school professors, students, and government officials, and to invoke the guidance of the Holy Spirit upon all who serve in the judiciary and legal profession. Please direct questions to Paul Simoneau or 865-862-5753.
The Bankruptcy Section of the Knoxville Bar Association, chaired by Tom Dickenson and Greg Logue, is partnering with Legal Aid of East Tennessee, with the support and involvement of United States Bankruptcy Judge Suzanne H. Bauknight, to create a Pro Bono Debt Relief Clinic to provide pro bono legal services to income eligible consumer debtors. The joint effort will host quarterly clinics, with the possibility of increasing the frequency depending on need and availability of volunteers.
LAET staff will screen potential clients and give instructions to complete a questionnaire and bring it along with tax returns and pay stubs to the clinic. Clinics will be held on Saturday mornings, with the first quarterly clinic to be held on July 29, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Powell United Methodist Church, 323 West Emory Road, Powell. Please click here to volunteer online for the Pro Bono Debt Relief Clinic. Judge Bauknight will present a short overview of the bankruptcy system after which volunteer attorneys will be paired with clients to discuss whether bankruptcy is an option or desirable to provide debt relief. If a client qualifies for and desires to file a bankruptcy petition, during the clinic, the volunteer attorney and client will schedule a follow up appointment to move forward with a case.
Volunteers will receive training from LAET’s former pro bono director, Terry Woods, and bankruptcy attorney Lynn Tarpy (who has been LAET’s referral attorney). One hour of general CLE credit will be available at nominal cost. The first volunteer training will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. at the offices of Tarpy, Cox, Fleishman & Leveille, PLLC, 1111 Northshore Drive, Suite N-290, Knoxville. If you would like to attend the July 20th training, please contact Tom Dickenson, Co-Chair of the KBA's Bankruptcy Section.
Please consider this opportunity to serve a significant need in our community and help fulfill the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice initiative, which sets a goal of 50 pro bono hours annually. Attorneys who meet this goal will be named “Attorneys for Justice” by the Tennessee Supreme Court (see www.tsc.state.tn.us/ProBonoRecognition). Plans are also in the works for an annual event hosted by the Bankruptcy Court, KBA, and LAET to recognize volunteers and celebrate is anticipated to be a great success.
For more information or to volunteer (and register for volunteer training), contact Tom Dickenson or Greg Logue.
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