The Knoxville Bar Association serves the public and its close to 1,800 members with five full-time staff and a part-time LRIS Assistant. Duties such as continuing legal education, publications, legal placement, and lawyer referral are just a few of the activities handled on a day-to-day basis by our hard-working and dedicated staff.
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Knoxville Bar Association
Phone: (865) 522-6522
Fax: (865) 523-5662
Title: Executive Director
Bio: Marsha has served as Executive Director since September, 1990. She began her bar service working in Washington, DC for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America in 1985 and then moved to Baltimore to accept the position as the Director of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association in 1987. Marsha was a member of the Leadership Knoxville Class of 2000 and has served on a number of local civic and non-profit boards. in her free time, she enjoys traveling, visiting her family and volunteering for local community service and veterans organizations. Marsha is married to Eddie Watson and lives in Norris on the Clinch River.
Professional Affiliations: National Association of Bar Executives- Member since 1990, IT Section (2005-present), Lawyer Referral Service (1990-present)Metropolitan Bar Association- Member since 2008Association of Legal Administrators- Member since 2002Association of Legal Administrators- Knoxville Chapter - Member since 2002, Membership Committee (2002-2003), Bar Relations Committee (2002-present)Association Continuing Legal Education Administrators - Member since 1995Executive Women's Association- Member since 2002, Nominating Committee (2003)Tennessee Society of Association Executives Member since 1990, Nominating Committee & Awards CommitteeAmerican Society of Association Executives- Member since 1987Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education- Member since 2013