Posted on: Aug 15, 2019
Save the Date for the Annual Chili-Cookoff Luncheon & 2019 Basket Auction Live & Silent
Friday, November 15, 2019
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
10:00 AM Chili Entries must be at Court
11:00 AM Chili judging
11:30-12:30 Lunch and Silent Auction Begins- ($5.00 Lunch)
12:30 Welcome/Introductions/Lunch-Silent Auction Ends & Winners Announced
Presentation of the First Susan D. Kovac Award- (An annual award presented to Knox County’s Most Outstanding Child Welfare Attorney)
12:45 Live Auction Begins
Knox County Juvenile Court, 3323 Division Street
QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL 215-6475.
Chili Registration Form
Basket Auction Donation Form
All proceeds to benefit the Volunteer Advisory Board and to assist with hosting the Annual Foster Care Appreciation Dinner for Foster Care parents and to help meet emergency needs of children in Foster Care. If you are interested in donating a basket, please use the Basket Donation Form or if you would like to participate in the Chili Contest, please use this form. There will be door prizes! You must be present to win! $5.00 for lunch! If you would like to donate a basket please let us know. We will be able to accept Cash, Checks and Debit/Credit Cards! Please make checks payable to Compassion Coalition.
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 4, 2019.
Posted on: Aug 14, 2019
ADM2019-01444 – The Advisory Commission on the Rules of Practice & Procedure annually presents recommendations to the Court to amend the Tennessee Rules of Appellate, Civil, Criminal, and Juvenile Procedure, and the Tennessee Rules of Evidence. With its meeting on July 19, 2019, the Advisory Commission completed its 2018-2019 term, and the Commission thereafter transmitted its recommendations to the Court. The Court solicits written comments from the bench, the bar, and the public concerning the Advisory Commission’s recommended amendments set out in Appendix I (proposed amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure) to this order. The deadline for submitting written comments is December 13, 2019. Written comments may either be submitted by email to email@example.com or by mail addressed to: James Hivner, Clerk, Re: 2020 Rules Package, 100 Supreme Court Building, 401 7th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219-1407.
Posted on: Aug 6, 2019
The Knoxville Bar Association thanks all of our Veterans for their service and dedication to our country. Click here to view the current list of KBA Veterans. If your name is not on the flyer and you would like to be added, please contact Jonathan Guess, Membership Coordinator | Database Administrator, by October 7th. An insert is planned in the November DICTA.
Posted on: Aug 5, 2019
Have you ever wondered how your practice compares to other law firms in East Tennessee? The KBA Membership Service Committee has worked for almost two years adapting the Economics & Law Office Management Survey which has been offered by the Florida State Bar for more than fifteen years. The survey has two primary objectives: (1) To provide timely, relevant and accurate information to inform and guide practical management and planning decisions by local attorneys, including private and non-private practitioners including the judiciary and government workers, and (2) To monitor key trends within the legal profession. This is the first time the KBA has ever attempted to collect specifics on lawyer salaries, rates for billable hours and benefits information and to ensure confidentiality, the KBA has contracted with the ABA Division of Bar Services to conduct the survey in a manner that completely protects the privacy of each respondent, even from the KBA.
What to expect
On August 19th, every KBA member will receive an email from Joanne O’Reilly at the ABA Division of Bar Services (firstname.lastname@example.org that contains a link to the survey. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete but if you need to leave in the middle, you can return to it as needed until you are finished. The response deadline is September 13.
The KBA will offer a $500 AmEx gift card to one lucky participant. The winner will be selected by the staff of the ABA Division of Bar Services.
We need every member to participate in order for the survey results to be meaningful to the KBA and to guide practical planning and management decisions by local attorneys.
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