Posted on: Jun 1, 2020
The Knoxville Bar Association is an active membership association of approximately 2,000 local attorneys and law students. This position offers the right technology-adept individual the opportunity to execute membership communications, assist in updating the organization’s website, and support member partners and sponsors. The work includes communicating with members, coordinating publications, managing events, data entry, and managing digital marketing campaigns. Small, friendly and fast-paced office environment. Full-time, salary up to $34k depending on experience; health benefits and 401K offered.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, data management, communications or other related field
We are looking for someone who has the following demonstrated skills and abilities:
Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter with 3 professional references, and salary history for the past 10 years by June 19 to email@example.com or to Knoxville Bar Association, P.O. Box 2027, Knoxville TN 37901-2027. Applicants should include a detailed explanation of experience with communications and any and all prior involvement with non-profit organizations, volunteer coordination, and database management.
Posted on: May 21, 2020
Posted on: May 4, 2020
Still No In-Person Clinics, but Knoxville Bar Association Offers Online Legal Information during the COVID-19 Pandemic
For Immediate Release
Contact: Marsha Watson, KBA Executive Director or Tracy Chain, Lawyer Referral & Information Service Administrator
In accordance with guidelines from the CDC, Governor Bill Lee, the Knox County Health Department, and local governmental bodies, all legal advice clinics previously scheduled for May remain cancelled. Going forward, as circumstances permit, rescheduled clinics will be posted on the Upcoming Legal Clinics page of the Knoxville Bar Association’s website, and updated information will be communicated at that time.
The Knoxville Bar Association has established and is regularly updating a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources page on its public website, www.TNLawyerFinder.org.
In the meantime, individuals with legal questions are encouraged to visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources page at www.TNLawyerFinder.org.
We know that members of the public rely on quality access to appropriate legal services, especially at this time. The Knoxville Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) offers experience, integrity, and a commitment to public service. COVID-19 has caused additional needs in the areas of contract disputes, employment, insurance, housing, court accessibility, estate/probate, medical accessibility, and business, just to name a few. As always, our team remains available by telephone and online request.
Many legal services can be handled remotely. We encourage members of the public who use our service during this time to connect with referred attorneys by telephone and electronically, and encourage our participating attorneys to do the same.
The Knoxville Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service may be reached online at www.TNLawyerFinder.org or by telephone at (865)522-7501 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Posted on: Apr 27, 2020
If you think you need a lawyer, chances are, you do. But what if you are really not sure? What if you don’t feel ready to discuss your issue, or know what questions you should ask?
The Knoxville Bar Association developed LawLine Online to assist potential clients in determining if they have a matter for which an attorney is needed, or if another type of assistance is needed. In June 1999, with the help of the local courts, governmental and community service organizations and more than thirty-five members of the Knoxville Bar Association, LawLine Online originally became a reality.
Thirty-one years later, LawLine Online contains more than 70 topics, grouped in 16 major categories to aid in understanding common legal problems, recognizing potential legal problems, and understanding how the justice system works. If further help is needed, there is information to assist.
LawLine material is regularly reviewed for accuracy by attorney volunteers, and as needed when changes occur to Tennessee law. The messages are written in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner using everyday language. Not intended to replace the advice of an attorney or provide specific legal advice, LawLine Online can nevertheless provide general information and assist those who aren’t sure where to go for help, or even what kind of help they may need.
Click Here to access LawLine Online.
Posted on: Apr 23, 2020
The Knoxville Bar Foundation is pleased to recognize twelve esteemed members of Knoxville’s legal community. The Annual Bar Foundation Fellows banquet was set for June 9 but has been postponed due to the pandemic.
Each year the Foundation inducts a new Fellows Class which is less than one percent of the active bar association. The Fellows represent quality men and women practitioners in our community who have distinguished themselves in the practice of law and service. The Foundation's board of directors reviews numerous nominations, and determines the inductees who have demonstrated superior legal skills and high ethical standards and service to the community.
Hon. William T. Ailor
Allison Easterday Alexander
Loretta G. Cravens
Kathryn St. Clair Ellis
Mohamed A. Faizer
Steven L. Hurdle
Rachel P. Hurt
Steven D. Lipsey
Jay W. Mader
Summer H. McMillan
Reuben N. Pelot, IV
Shelly L. Wilson
The Knoxville Bar Foundation is a not for profit foundation established to improve public awareness of the legal system in Knoxville, the administration of justice and the delivery of legal services through the distribution of its funds.
Posted on: Apr 12, 2020
Posted on: Mar 26, 2020
Posted on: Mar 18, 2020
In light of the current issues with COVID-19, the KBA staff will be working remotely Wednesday, March 18 through Tuesday, March 31. The KBA is open for business and online during normal working hours; however, responses may be slightly delayed. Make sure to check https://www.knoxbar.org/index.cfm?pg=CourtUpdates often for notices from area courts and government agencies. All in-person CLE programs, meetings, and events have been canceled or moved to a teleconferencing format. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please be safe!
Posted on: Mar 13, 2020
Hon. Greg McMillan, the Presiding Judge of the 6th Judicial District, has requested that the Knoxville Bar Association circulate the Order below. Order ADM-2020-00428 has been issued by the Supreme Court leaving courts open but suspending in-person court proceedings until March 31, 2020. The Order also contains detailed information regarding statutes of limitation and other matters necessary for litigants and attorneys.
Judge McMillan will be meeting with the judges, county officials, and court clerks on Monday to discuss how to proceed in order to protect the public’s right to have cases heard and address public health concerns. Further communications will be sent next week, and the judges ask for your patience as they address these matters.
Posted on: Jan 30, 2020
The Knoxville Bar Foundation was established in 1992 to improve the administration of justice, to enhance the public’s understanding of and confidence in the legal system, and to serve the legal profession. The Bar Foundation has awarded grants totaling approximately $ 455,000 for local law-related projects and programs since its inception. This is a meaningful contribution to programs that promote and enable the essence of what we as lawyers seek – liberty and justice for all. Last year the Board of Directors approved fifteen grant requests, totaling $35,000.
In May, 2020, the Knoxville Bar Foundation will again award grants to deserving applicants. The individual grant awards usually are $5,000 or less and the deadline for submitting grant applications is March 2, 2020. Please note that grant funding may not be used for operating costs and endowments. We are excited about this year’s grant program and encourage interested parties and organizations to apply. Please go to www.knoxbar.org to download an application. Submit all grant applications before 5:00 p.m. on March 2, 2020 to Charles Swanson, Chairman, Knoxville Bar Foundation, P.O. Box 2027, Knoxville, Tennessee 37901 or deliver to 505 W. Main Street, Suite 50, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902.
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