Legal History Videos
The Knoxville Bar Association Archives Committee initiated a legal video history project in 2012 which will preserve the experiences of senior members of Knox County for both the public and future generations of Knoxville lawyers. The oral history interviews will include lawyers and judges and their war stories and insights on the practice of law, including some of Knoxville's most famous court cases.
The Archive Committee's plan is to preserve the history and culture and flavor of the local legal community and to put into place a system for regularly recording oral histories of retiring judges, bar leaders and other legal personalities. In addition to being made available on the KBA website, these video presentations will then be available for use in classrooms, CLE seminars and other venues to preserve, honor, and improve our system of justice.
The Archives Committee's Legal History Videos Project is funded by the Knoxville Bar Foundation.
Lewis R. Hagood Video
Richard Hollow Video
Joe M. McAfee Video
Hon. Thomas Phillips Video
Hon. Wheeler Rosenbalm Video
Thomas S. Scott Jr. Video
William D. Vines III Video
In Partnership with the Tennessee Bar Foundation
Available below are the unedited, video interviews of Knoxville and Knoxville-area lawyers conducted by the Legal History Project of the Tennessee Bar Foundation. The Foundation is a statewide, philanthropic organization which assists lawyers in their ethical obligations to the public. In 1998, the Legal History Project began interviewing senior members of the bar (and retired Supreme Court justices) and continues to this day. The interviews preserve each lawyer's personal history, experience in the legal community and reminiscences of people, places and events. The full collection (and information on how to view it) is found on the Foundation's website.