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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.
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.
pc0100- Bail Forfeiture Requirements
pc0124- State Law Preempts City or County Ordinances
Much has changed since the KBA introduced its first web site in 1998. The fourth generation of the KBA’s web site, www.knoxbar.org, is now in place. Activation occurred April 17, completing 7+ months of redesigning our website and membership database. Redesign goals included improving navigation, search results and e-commerce transactions, enhanced browsing and searching of CLE programs, and numerous upgrades to committee and section areas which will connect our members like never before.
Emails from the new website and database will list firstname.lastname@example.org as the sender. Please take a minute to add this email address to your safe sender list to ensure timely receipt of KBA emails.
Please take time to visit and review our new and improved site. Your feedback and comment is always welcomed.
The KBA’s Annual Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Tennessee Supreme Court Courtroom located on the 2nd floor at 505 Main Street. We gather, not for the purpose of grieving, but rather to celebrate the careers of, and to honor, applaud, and express our gratitude to, those members of the Knoxville Bar who passed away in the last year.
W. Mitchell Cramer
Joey R. Feagins
B. Joe Guess
Mary Jo Hoover
E. H. Rayson
David Edwards Smith
Otis H. Stephens Jr.
Hon. Robert Thomas Stinnett
John Albert Walker Jr.
Robert F. Worthington, Jr.
Joining KBA President Amanda Busby in the reflection and celebration of the lives of these individuals will be Rev. Charles Fels and Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee.
Spring Cleaning? Make room in your closet and help others at the same time! Barristers Hunger & Poverty Relief Committee is collecting Professional clothes through April 10-24. Items needed are slacks & skirts, suits, blouses & shirts, dresses, ties, dress shoes. Multiple donation locations will be available including Gay Street, Main Street, law schools, and West Knoxville, and Oak Ridge. Please do not donate clothes with holes, stains or rips. Women's clothing will be donated to the YWCA and Connect Ministries Career Closet. Men's Clothing will be donated to Knox Area Rescue Ministries. Click here to download the flyer. For more information please contact Courtney Houpt and Meagan Collver.
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