Posted on: Dec 21, 2017
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Posted on: Dec 12, 2017
2017 Annual Meeting Packet
2017 The Value of Membership Flyer
2017 Annual Meeting- By the Numbers
2017 Annual Meeting- PowerPoint
KBA President Amanda M. Busby presided over the Annual Meeting of the Knoxville Bar Association on Friday, December 8, 2017. More than 275 lawyers and judges were in attendance. Ms. Busby announced that the following KBA members were elected as officers for 2018: Wynne Caffey-Knight – President-Elect; Hanson R. Tipton – Treasurer; and Cheryl G. Rice - Secretary. The membership elected the following KBA members to the four open positions on the Board of Governors: Charme Allen, Jamie Ballinger-Holden, Elizabeth (Betsy) Meadows, and Robert E. Pryor, Jr. Keith H. Burroughs assumed the presidency of the Knoxville Bar Association at the close of the meeting.
Penny J. White was presented the highest award of the Knoxville Bar Association, the prestigious Governors’ Award. The Governors’ Award is given each year to a lawyer whose peers believe to have brought distinction and honor to the legal profession. Ms. White has distinguished herself with a long and tremendous career of service to the bar and to the education of lawyers and law students.
The Presidents’ Awards for 2017 was presented to J. William Coley and Ian Hennessey for their work with the Faith & Justice Legal Advice Clinics and to J. Spencer Fair for his work with the Veterans Legal Advice Clinics. The Award for outstanding writing was presented to Matthew R. Lyon for his contributions to the KBA monthly magazine DICTA. The Courage in the Face of Adversity Award was presented posthumously to William Mitchell “Mitch” Cramer.
T. Mitchell Panter was introduced as President of the Knoxville Barristers, the Young Lawyers Division of the Knoxville Bar Association, and it was announced that Paul Wehmeier and Matthew Knable, Co-Chairs of Volunteer Breakfast Committee, were presented with the Barristers’ Presidents’ Award for 2017.
Posted on: Nov 29, 2017
Thanks to each of the firms that participated in this year’s Canned Food Drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Because of your generosity, we raised a total of $12,512.59, provided 37,914 meals and collected approximately 315 pounds of food that Second Harvest can use to feed hungry individuals and families in East Tennessee.
The final standings for the competition are as follows:
1. Paine | Bickers LLP- 129 meals per employee
2. London & Amburn P.C.- 122 meals per employee
3. Arnett, Draper & Hagood- 121 meals per employee
4. Kramer Rayson LLP- 100 meals per employee
5. Eldridge & Blakney, P.C.- 96 meals per employee
6. Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis, P.C.- 88 meals per employee
7. (tie) Legal Aid of East Tennessee- 76 meals per employee
7. (tie) Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.- 76 meals per employee
8. Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC- 74 meals per employee
9. Hodges, Doughty & Carson PLLC- 67 meals per employee
10. Bill Hotz & Associates, P.C.- 40 meals per employee
11. Pitts & Lake, P.C. - 33 meals per employee
Additionally, Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C. made the most online donations via the virtual food drive, and Hodges, Doughty & Carson PLLC collected the most pounds of physical food donations.
The Tennessee Bar Foundation is pleased to announce that its 100+ video interviews of senior Tennessee lawyers and retired Supreme Court justices are now available online. The interviewees, from across Tennessee (including 10 from Knoxville), recount personal biographical information, significant legal topics dealt with during their careers, as well as the important social and political issues of their day. The Project continues to conduct interviews, so check back frequently to see who’s been added.
ADM2017-02244 – Proposed Amendment to Rule 8, RPC 8.4 for the adoption of a New Tenn.Sup.Ct.R.8, RPC 8.4(g).
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