Posted on: Jan 13, 2019
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 $ 420,000 for local law related projects and programs since its inception. Per capita this is a real 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 ten grant requests, totaling $25,000.
In May, 2019, 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 1, 2019. 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. Submit all grant applications before 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2019 to Reggie Keaton, Chairman, Knoxville Bar Foundation, P.O. Box 39, Knoxville, Tennessee 37901 or deliver to 550 W. Main Street, Suite 500, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902.
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Posted on: Jan 8, 2019
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The Knoxville Bar Association anticipates a substantial increase in participation from attorneys and law office staff in the Annual Law Practice Today Expo. This cutting edge Conference focuses on connecting law firms to the tools they need, and will be held at the U.T. Conference Center in Knoxville on April 11 and 12.
Now in its fourteenth year, this landmark event promises to be the largest, most interactive Expo to date, providing a rare opportunity to network with others and witness the latest and greatest products and services available to the legal community today. This perennial favorite has been referred to as "the one yearly event where the entire legal community congregates, shares ideas and gains the knowledge necessary to run a large firm or a small/solo practice".
“Registration is very strong,” said Marsha S. Watson, Executive Director of the Knoxville Bar Association. “Tracks have been specifically designed for litigators, transactional lawyers, and those who want to understand law firm marketing. Seasoned
practitioners and legal industry experts will offer practical tips on managing a law practice regardless of size or type of practice.Sessions have been designed to help lawyers improve their professional skills through quality continuing legal education and the opportunity to hear from high caliber speakers.”
The focus of the Expo has evolved to encompass law office management and technology within the business of law. There will be twenty-two different educational sessions available on Thursday afternoon and throughout the day on Friday. The Expo will bring together more than three hundred lawyers, law students, IT staff, legal administrators, paralegals and other support staff to learn about staying competitive and how to secure client data.
Industry experts and longtime ABA TECHSHOW faculty will be on hand to discuss what the future holds for the legal profession. There will be panel discussions that will offer candid discussions about the practice management and business development topics and seasoned pros will discuss technology and research options. The agenda is based on input and suggestions from past participants and the planning committee has ensured the presentations, panel discussions and idea exchanges will provide education and networking to lawyers and law firm staff from large, midsize and small firms.
The theme for the 2019 KBA Law Practice Today Expo is “Technology & Management Best Practices for a Modern Law Office”. Program content will be delivered in an energetic and engaging environment and educational sessions will be offered Thursday from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Judicial Roundtable luncheon is one of the many highlights of the Law Practice Today Expo, and more than twenty-five of our local, state, and federal court judges will participate. The keynote speaker is Knox County Mayor Glenn Reynolds who will share highlights of his personal and professional successes, and some of the lessons he’s learned.
A FREE pass to the Exhibit Hall is available to any member of a local law firm or anyone affiliated with the Knoxville legal community, but registration in advance is required for anyone interested in a box lunch compliments of The Trust Company. The Exhibit Hall will feature 35+ legal service providers who share in the goal of helping local law firms face the future with a renewed vision, a sharper, more focused strategy, and improved performance. Attendance for the Judicial Roundtable Luncheon is limited to 140 registrations, so anyone interested in participating should make a reservation online at www.knoxbar.org/expo or contact the KBA at (865) 522-6522.
To learn more about the Knoxville Bar Association Law Practice Expo, visit http://www.knoxbar.org/expo or call the KBA at 865-522-6522.
Posted on: Dec 21, 2018
ADM2018-02254 – The Court is considering adopting Rule 10C which result in a new and comprehensive system and set of procedures governing the discipline of Tennessee judges.. The Court solicits written comments on the proposal from judges, lawyers, bar associations, members of the public, and any other interested parties. The deadline for submitting written comments is March 29, 2019.
Posted on: Dec 19, 2018
ADM2018-02237 – The Court is considering amending Rule 9, Section 26 of the Tennessee Supreme Court Rules, regarding the payment of the professional privilege tax by attorneys. The Court solicits written comments on the proposal from judges, lawyers, bar associations, members of the public, and any other interested parties. The deadline for submitting written comments is February 4, 2019.
Posted on: Dec 14, 2018
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KBA President Keith H. Burroughs presided over the Annual Meeting of the Knoxville Bar Association on Friday, December 14, 2018. More than 200 lawyers and judges were in attendance. Mr. Burroughs announced that the following KBA members were elected as officers for 2019: Hanson R. Tipton – President-Elect, Cheryl G. Rice – Treasurer, and Jason H. Long - Secretary. The membership elected the following KBA members to the four open positions on the Board of Governors: Hon. Suzanne H. Bauknight, Loretta G. Cravens, Elizabeth B. Ford, Rachel P. Hurt. Wynne Caffey-Knight assumed the presidency of the 1800 plus member Knoxville Bar Association at the close of the meeting.
Adrienne L. Anderson was presented the KBA’s highest award, the prestigious Governors’ Award, which is given annually to a lawyer whose peers believe has brought distinction and honor to the legal profession.
The Presidents’ Awards for 2018 were presented to Hon. Deborah C. Stevens for her tireless efforts and many years of service on the Diversity in the Profession Committee and to Melissa Carrasco, Chris McCarty and Cathy Shuck for their work as Co-Chairs of the Publications Committee. The Award for outstanding writing was presented to Angelia Nystrom for her contributions to the KBA monthly magazine DICTA. The Courage in the Face of Adversity Award was presented to Hon. James Curwood Witt, Jr. of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and the Don Paine Lawyer Legacy Award was presented to U.S. District Court Judge Pamela L. Reeves.
Mikel Towe was introduced as President of the Knoxville Barristers, the Young Lawyers Division of the KBA, and it was announced that Luke Ihnen and Zachary Walden, Co-Chairs of Constitution Day Committee, were presented with the Barristers’ Presidents’ Award for 2018.
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