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2 TENNESSEE BAR ASSOCIATION PROGRAM Premium Estimate Request Fax back this application for a premium indication. Questions? Please call Brian Murnane at (800) Fax back to: Debbie Matthews, Account Manager Gallagher Lawyers Professional Solutions Fax No.: (615) Address: Firm: Contact: Street Address: City: State: Zip: County: Website: Telephone: Fax: 1. Please tell us about your firm s current coverage or attach a copy of your current policy. Current Policy Expiration Date: A. Number of years of continuous coverage: E. Annual premium: How many attorneys? B. Current Professional Liability Carrier/Program: F. Deductible: C. Current Limits: G. Per Claim or Annual Aggregate: D. Retroactive Date (if any): H. Does your current policy modify or exclude coverage? If yes, provide details 2. Please provide information about the attorneys in your firm. If of counsel and part-time attorney provide number of hours worked on behalf of firm. (Attach additional sheet if necessary) Name Date Began Private Practice (MM/DD/YY) Date Joined Firm (MM/DD/YY) Status: Employee/Partner/of Counsel/Independent Contractor Individual Prior Acts Date 3. Please tell us what % of billable hours, not income, you spend in the following areas of practice: Prev. % New % Admiralty/Marine Anti-trust/Trade Bankruptcy Financial Instit/Banking Business Transaction Civil Litigation Civil Rights Collection Construction Consumer Claims Copyright/Trademark Corporate/Business Criminal Entertainment Environmental Law Family Law Government Contracts Immigration/Naturalization International Law Labor Law/ Management Union Prev. % New % Local Government Natural Resources/Oil/Gas Patent Personal Injury (Class Action) Personal Injury (Defense) Personal Injury (Plaintiff) Real Estate Commercial Real Estate Residential Securities/Bonds Syndication/Limited Partnership Taxation Wills/Estates/Trusts Workers Compensation Defense Workers Compensation Plaintiff Other: describe with attachment = Total (must equal 100%) 4. Claims Information How many claims, including disciplinary matters, have been made against your firm or any present or past partners, employees, or of counsel in the last five years? How many incidents, circumstances, errors, omissions or offenses, which may result in a claim being made against your firm, are you now aware? If yes to any of the above, we will send you a claim supplement. 5. Does any attorney in your firm serve as a director, officer, or employee, or have any equity interest, in any client of the firm? (if yes, please provide details on another sheet) Yes No Does the firm have a docket system with two independent date controls? Yes No Do you have a conflict of interest avoidance system? Yes No Do you use engagement/disengagement letters Yes No How many suits for fees have you filed against your clients in the last two years? Do you share office space with other firms? Yes No If yes, does the firm share letterhead? Yes No Do you act as a Title Agent? Yes No Do you own a Title Agency? Yes No

3 Journa l Tennessee Bar JANUARY 2004 VOL. 40, NO. 1 A R T I C L E S 14 PRO BONO POLICY ADOPTION BY LAW FIRMS: HOW IS IT WORKING? By Becky Rhodes 16 PROVIDING ACCESS TO JUSTICE IS PERSONAL By Suzanne Robertson and Barry Kolar 22 PRO BONO HONOR ROLL 32 HELPING ACCOUNTANTS GET THE NUMBERS RIGHT: AUDIT COMMITTEES FOR SMALL COMPANIES AFTER PASSAGE OF SARBANES-OXLEY By Bruce D. Fisher N E W S & I N F O R M A T I O N 6 Grants awarded to assist self-represented litigants 6 Tennesseans admitted to U.S. Supreme Court 6 YLD book will help working poor 7 TLAP gets good marks in ABA evaluation 7 Mock trial case material available online 7 A new look at the TBA in the new year 12 Actions from the Board of Professional Responsibility D E P A R T M E N T S On the Cover It s been a year since Chief Justice Drowota admonished lawyers to get serious about providing pro bono. How are you doing? Cover design by Barry Kolar. 3 President s Perspective: You hold the key to the courthouse By John Tarpley 8 The Bulletin Board: News about TBA members & staff 31 Paine on Procedure: Impeachment by drug convictions By Donald F. Paine 37 But Seriously, Folks! Coming soon: My cousin Vinny s mediation By Bill Haltom 38 Classified Advertising

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5 Journa Tennessee Bar l JANUARY 2004 VOL. 40, NO. 1 Journal Staff Suzanne Craig Robertson, Editor Kate Jankowski, Publications & Advertising Coordinator, Barry Kolar, Assistant Executive Director Editorial Board Andrée Sophia Blumstein, Nashville, Chair Miles Mason Sr., Memphis Donald F. Paine, Knoxville Nathan D. Rowell, Knoxville Jonathan O. Steen, Jackson The Tennessee Bar Journal is listed in the Index to Legal Periodicals. The Tennessee Bar Journal, ISSN , is published by the Tennessee Bar Association at 221 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 400, Nashville, TN , (615) , monthly. Periodicals Postage Paid, Nashville, Tenn. Subscription price: $60 per year. Members: $22 per year. Individual issues: $10 per copy. Back issues sold on an as available basis. Statements or opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Tennessee Bar Association, its officers, board or staff. POSTMASTER: Send address correction to Tennessee Bar Journal, 221 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 400, Nashville, TN COPYRIGHT 2004 TENNESSEE BAR ASSOCIATION ADVERTISING POLICY: While the Tennessee Bar Journal attempts to confine its advertising to legitimate business endeavors, the statements and material appearing in the advertisements are solely the responsibility of the advertiser. The Journal and the Tennessee Bar Association do not directly or impliedly endorse, support or vouch for the authenticity of any representation made in any advertisement appearing herein. The Journal does not intend to accept any advertising material that is false and misleading. The Journal reserves the right to refuse an advertisement it deems inappropriate. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: If your address has changed, please notify the Tennessee Bar Association at 221 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 400, Nashville, TN , so your address will be updated for the Tennessee Bar Journal and other TBA publications. Visit our web site at Printed on recycled paper. P R E S I D E N T S We need your help and we need it now You hold the key to the courthouse A lthough I consider myself a child of the 70s, I am really a child of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Like many of you, I will be 50 this year. I grew up in a small community in the center of Tennessee, Lascassas. As with most things in my life, my hometown has a nickname LA. I lived on a farm; there weren t lots of playmates around. In LA, there were no playgroups; however, sometimes I was able to hook up with my cousins and church and school friends for entertainment. Despite those outlets, I, being an only child, was often left to my own devices. As much as my mom encouraged me to be active, I often found myself a slave to the television (yes, it was black-and-white). There was a show in those days that I never missed. It was called The Seven Keys. Frenzied contestants played a game to earn a key that would open a large room of prizes. A favorite was the cabin cruiser, and occasionally, there was a car thrown in for good measure. There were always fur coats from Dicker & Dicker of Beverly Hills and assorted merchandise from Spiegel, Chicago, Illinois Sometimes a contestant would not win the correct key and walked away with an electric mixer, a year s supply of TV dinners, or some other assorted consolation prizes. Then, on a regular basis, others would hit the jackpot and walk away with the coveted prizes. The key the contestant earned was the key to their success. P E R S P E C T I V E John R. Tarpley President There are thousands of Tennesseans who cannot get their basic legal needs met, and all of us have the key to help them. Well, folks, we 8,200 members of the Tennessee Bar Association hold the key to help thousands of people in this state. We hold the key to the courthouse or boardroom door for all of our clients but particularly for those who cannot afford a lawyer. This key is our ability to practice law. We have learned this special skill over a number of years, including 16 years of general education and then years of intensive learning in law school. Then, we go through that unspeakable right of passage the bar examination. Finally, we are a lawyer. Some of us go right into practice on our own, and others learn to practice with more experienced lawyers. All of these years of learning develop these special skills of ours. It is clear that we have something that most people do not. My grandmother, whom I referenced in an earlier column, always had a sage bit of advice on almost every topic. She would always tell me it was wrong to not use any talent that I had been given. History is full of stories of lawyers using their talent to solve problems for society. Look at the picture of the signing of the Dec- (Continued on page 5) TENNESSEE BAR JOURNAL, JANUARY

6 Without LexisNexis, thousands of Tennessee families might have lost their insurance last year. Health care coverage for these families was in peril until the Tennessee Justice Center was able to reach settlements in four class actions against TennCare. The settlement terms affect more than 1.3 million Tennesseans, including a quarter of a million children who could have lost their access to preventive medical, dental and mental heath services. The TJC s representation in these negotiations was strengthened through a generous donation from LexisNexis. Since the TJC was founded in 1996, LexisNexis has worked with the Tennessee Bar Association to provide thousands of hours of free legal research time to the TJC. The Tennessee Bar Association and its members all across the state say thank you to LexisNexis for its work in supporting justice for all in Tennessee. LexisNexis and the Knowledge Burst logo are trademarks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under license. It s How You Know is a trademark of LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.

7 PERSPECTIVE (Continued from page 3) TENNESSEE BAR A S S O C I A T I O N BOARD OF GOVERNORS John R. Tarpley, Nashville, President; Charles Swanson, Knoxville, President-Elect; Bill Haltom, Memphis, Vice President; Al Harvey, Memphis, Immediate Past President; Paul Ney, Nashville, Treasurer; Bill Harbison, Nashville, Secretary; Robert Montgomery Jr., Blountville, East Tennessee Governor; Julie Jones, Nashville, Middle Tennessee Governor; Ed Stanton, Memphis, West Tennessee Governor; Morris Hadden, Kingsport, Governor 1st District; Jim Moore, Knoxville, Governor 2nd District; Marcia Eason, Chattanooga, Governor 3rd District; Susan McGannon, Murfreesboro, Governor 4th District; Barbara Moss, Nashville, Governor 5th District; Claudia Jack, Columbia, Governor 6th District; Linda Warren Seely, Jackson, Governor 7th District; Nancy Miller-Herron, Dresden, Governor 8th District; George T. (Buck) Lewis III, Memphis, Governor 9th District; Charlie High, Nashville, Speaker, House of Delegates; Beth Dunning, Nashville, President, TBA Young Lawyers Division; Cindy Richardson Wyrick, Sevierville, President- Elect, TBA Young Lawyers Division; Judge Don Ash, Murfreesboro, President, Tennessee Judicial Conference; Bill Whitesell, Murfreesboro, President, District Attorneys General Conference; Gail Ashworth, Nashville, General Counsel. laration of Independence, and count the number of lawyers in the crowd. Likewise, lawyers still craft the bills daily in state houses around the country. Lawyers like Dr. Benjamin Hooks advance the civil rights of others, and there are numerous other examples of lawyers working for the public good. But, we ask, what can I do to make a difference? Our supreme court has helped Tennessee lawyers answer this question. We have an obligation to do pro bono work so says Rule 6.1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The rule is clear: A lawyer should render pro bono publico legal services. It goes on to explain how we can do that. Some say pro bono means many things, and I guess they are right. But let me tell you, our organized pro bono programs need your help. There are thousands of Tennesseans who cannot get their basic legal needs met, and all of us have the key to help them. From my own experience, these problems are many times not overly complex or complicated, they just need attention and the problem solving skills that lawyers bring to the table. Many lawyers among our number have already done the right thing and stepped up to the plate. They have taken a pro bono case, and it is our privilege to salute those lawyers in this issue of the Journal. I know that there are others who do pro bono work whose names are not listed, and I am very proud of you and salute you, too. But there is still a boatload of others who do not accept pro bono work, whether from organized pro bono boards or from other sources. We need your help, and we need it now. On most days, The Seven Keys had a happy ending. The contestant won their cabin cruiser or their fur coat and moved on with their lives. Well, I need you to take your key to the courthouse or boardroom out of your pocket and help someone who can t gain access to the legal system. With all of us pulling together, we can make a difference. Many of us have already made this commitment, and my hope for the new year is that the rest of you will get on board. Your key to the courthouse will make a difference in the life of someone who really needs it. Have a great new year. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR are welcomed and considered for publication on the basis of timeliness, taste, clarity and space. They should be typed and include the author s name, address and phone number (for verification purposes). Please send your comments to 221 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 400, Nashville, TN ; FAX (615) ; STAFF Allan F. Ramsaur, Executive Director; Barry Kolar, Assistant Executive Director; Sharon Ballinger, Receptionist; Rebecca Brown, Membership Services and YLD Coordinator; Kathleen Caillouette, CLE Administrator; Anjanette Eash, Youth Court Coordinator; Sarah Hendrickson, CLE Assistant; Kate Jankowski, Publications & Advertising Coordinator; Pam Johnson, Member Relations Coordinator; Monica Mackie, Financial Administrator; Byron Morton, Information Systems Coordinator; Michelle K. O Neill, Executive Assistant; Lynn Pointer, Programs Administrator and Sections & Committees Coordinator; Becky Rhodes, Access to Justice Coordinator; Suzanne Craig Robertson, Editor, Tennessee Bar Journal; Suzanne Rose, Management Consultant, TNBAR Management Services; Roger Spivey, Director of Continuing Legal Education. TENNESSEE BAR JOURNAL, JANUARY

8 & NEWS I N F O R M A T I O N Access to justice includes pro se litigants too Grants awarded to assist self-represented litigants P arents with custody and visitation legal issues, but without resources to hire attorneys, will be among self-represented court users benefitting from nine grants awarded statewide through the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). As part of a move to improve access to justice for pro se litigants, the AOC, using federal grant funds, has awarded a total of $280,186 based on applicants written proposals. Recipients are Community Legal Center in Memphis; Community Mediation Services in Anderson County; Legal Aid of East Tennessee; the Memphis Bar Association; Southeast Legal Services in Hamilton County; Sumner County Juvenile Court; Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee serving Montgomery and Robertson counties; Mediation Services of Putnam County; and Weakley County Juvenile Court. Grant awards ranged from $7,500 to $54,070. The number of people using the court system without the benefit of legal counsel is increasing, not only in Tennessee, but across the nation, says Connie Clark, administrative director of the courts. Attorneys continue to be very generous with their programs providing free and reduced price legal services, but they cannot completely fill the need. Proposals selected for the grants include establishing pro se clinics; providing information about the courts; assistance with parenting plans; facilitating mediation; providing legal forms; sponsoring workshops for pro se litigants; and making available attorney assistance. YLD book will help working poor T he TBA Young Lawyers Division is distributing The Basic Legal Resources Handbook to agencies and organizations that serve the working poor. The book compiles a range of reprintable brochures and reference guides that address commonly asked legal questions including some regarding TennCare, Family Law, Landlord/Tenant Disputes and Bankruptcy. Copies of the information forms are included in both English and Spanish and can be photocopied by the agency to distribute to clients. A second version of the Handbook is planned for the fall and will be distributed on CD-ROM. The Basic Legal Resources project was initiated by former Young Lawyers Division President Jim Wheeler of Jonesboro and was developed by Cindy Wyrick of Sevierville and Angelia Morie of Nashville. The project is underwritten in part by a grant from the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and from a grant by the American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education. To request a copy for an agency/organization that you are involved with, please contact the TBA at (800) or (615) Tennesseans admitted to U.S. Supreme Court About 30 Tennessee attorneys were admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court during the recent Tennessee Bar Association s TBA Academy in Washington D.C. In addition to the Chief Justice, the panel admitting the Tennessee attorneys included Justice Sandra Day O Connor, Justice David Souter and Justice Clarence Thomas. To see more pictures of the event, go to 6 TENNESSEE BAR JOURNAL, JANUARY 2004

9 & N E W S I N F O R M A T I O N TLAP gets good marks in ABA evaluation T he ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs had high praise for the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP) in a recent report issued after the commission conducted an extensive evaluation of the program. Since TLAP Executive Director Robert Albury came to the program in 1999, the report states that he has worked diligently and passionately to make the newly created Tennessee Lawyers Program successful. [Assistant Director Laura] Gatrell joined the TLAP staff in 2000 and the outreach and accomplishments of TLAP have continued to be nothing short of remarkable. The report outlines seven recommendations to enhance or improve the quality and meet new demands, including suggesting that the $10-per-lawyer fee that is currently collected to fund the program be increased. In , TLAP expenses exceeded income by more than $40,000.The report noted that at the end of fiscal year 2002, utilization of the program had increased 49 percent over the previous year. The recommendations were based on the ABA s Guiding Principles for Lawyer Assistance Programs, the ABA Model Lawyer Assistance Program and the Planning Guide for Designing and Implementing Recovery Monitoring Programs. To see the full report, go to report_2003.html. Mock trial case material available online Case materials and rules for the Tennessee State High School Mock Trial 2004 competition are now available. The mock trial is set for March 12-13, 2004, at the Metro Davidson County temporary court facilities in Metro Center in Nashville. To download the case, rules and other important information about the mock trial, go to A new look at the TBA in the new year S tarting this month, 8,000 Tennessee attorneys will get to experience the value of Tennessee Bar Association membership without paying a dime. Through the leadership of the TBA s Membership Committee chaired by Jackie Dixon of Nashville and Marcy Eason of Chattanooga the TBA is putting its membership on trial in an effort to broaden the association s presence in the state. Our market research showed that many attorneys were interested in TBA membership, but needed to clearly see the value they would get for their membership dollar, TBA membership coordinator Rebecca Brown says. We believe this campaign will show this group of lawyers that TBA membership brings a great return on their investment. The threemonth trial will run from January through March and will expose attorneys who have not been TBA members within the past two years to the Tennessee Bar Journal, TBALink, OpinionFlash and other printed and electronic communications. In addition, trial members will receive access to Tennessee Bar Center facilities at no charge, preferred pricing on both online and onsite CLE programs and full use of the other benefits that members enjoy every day. To let trial members know about all of these benefits, they will receive several printed brochures sharing information about how to take advantage of pricing discounts on everything from auto insurance to office supplies, law practice management consulting to overnight shipping. They ll also learn how to navigate TBALink and use the range of services offered online by the Tennessee Bar Association. Still, if you notice an attorney in your firm confused about why he or she is suddenly receiving the Tennessee Bar Journal and all this mail, let them know about this trial and that it is one trial they are sure to win by joining. With 8,200 members, the TBA is the state s largest professional association. Membership is up 10 percent from last year and Membership Committee members believe that strong results from this campaign will help ensure its continued growth. TENNESSEE BAR JOURNAL, JANUARY

10 N E W S A B O U T T B A M E M B E R S & S T A F F The Bulletin Board Tennessee Bar Association members may send information about job changes, awards and work-related news. Send it to The Bulletin Board, c/o The Journal at 221 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 400, Nashville, TN , or to Submissions are subject to editing. Pictures are used on a space-available basis and cannot be returned. Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has hired attorneys Lee R. Dickinson and Helen F. Bean. Dickinson will practice in the corporate departments of the Nashville office. He will focus his practice on franchise and distribution. He received his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School (2003) and Dickinson his bachelor s degree in English from the University of Memphis, summa cum laude (2000). Dickinson is originally from Memphis. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, and the Vanderbilt University Law Bean School Alumni Board. Bean will practice in the litigation department of the Nashville office. She received her law degree from University of Cincinnati College of Law, Order of the Barristers (2003) and her bachelor s degree in business administration from Xavier University (2000). Bean is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. Dinsmore & Shohl has been selected by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics/Tennessee Pediatric Society to receive a 2003 Friend of Children Award. The award was given in recognition of the firm s work in connection with the Tennessee Pediatric Society Foundation. Tractor Supply Company, the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the United States, recently named Kim Vance general counsel and corporate secretary. Vance joins Tractor Supply from the law firm of King & Ballow in Nashville, where she was a partner and supervised the firm s Employment Discrimination Law Section. Vance received her undergraduate degree, with highest honors, from the University of Central Arkansas and her law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, graduating with honors. She is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the American Bar Association and a frequent speaker on all issues involving employment law. Vance is listed in the publication Best Lawyers in America for 2002, the National Register Who s Who in Executives and Professionals and as one of America s Leading Business Lawyers for Dixon Odom PLLC and Crisp Hughes Evans LLP have agreed to merge their firms and affiliated entities, effective Jan. 1, The combined firm will be known as Dixon Hughes PLLC. With total revenues of nearly $95 million and a staff of more than 725 in 24 cities in eight states, Dixon Hughes will be the largest certified public accounting firm headquartered in the Southeast region. The firm will be headquartered in North Carolina with other offices and affiliated entities in Alabama, California (dealership advisory services), Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia. Eddie Sams, executive member of Dixon Odom, and Ken Hughes, Managing Partner of Crisp Hughes Evans, will share the leadership of the new organization as co-managing members. With client bases and resources combined, Dixon Hughes will have substantial industry concentrations in health care, auto dealerships, financial institutions, insurance, manufacturing, distribution, real estate, construction, governmental, and not-for-profit. Hunter, Smith & Davis partner Jimmie C. Miller was recently invited to join the International Association of Defense Counsel. This invitation-only association is comprised of a distinguished membership list including leaders from hundreds of important legal, corporate, industry and non-profit organizations. Miller practices in the areas of commercial litigation and health care law. She Miller holds both a bachelor of science and juris doctorate degrees from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where she was Phi Beta Kappa. She is a member of the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners and is a past hearing officer for the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility. 8 TENNESSEE BAR JOURNAL, JANUARY 2004

11 N E W S A B O U T T B A M E M B E R S & S T A F F The Immigration Law Firm of Siskind Susser P.C. is pleased to announce that attorneys Arda Beskardes and Salam David have joined the firm s Memphis office. Arda Beskardes, a 1998 graduate of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, previously served as the immigration specialist for the University of Memphis. Salam David, a 1994 graduate of the Cumberland School of Law, previously served as an immigration attorney for International Paper Company. Husch & Eppenberger, LLC announces that our colleague, Elliott Warner Jones, has been named chairperson of the Corporate and Commercial Practice Committee of the Nashville Bar Association for He was recently appointed as a Fellow of the Nashville Jones Bar Foundation. Jones served as a law clerk to the Hon. Harry Philips, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He currently concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate reorganization, bankruptcy, mergers & acquisitions, and securities. Jones has founded, operated and financed business in the real estate development, retail, oil & gas, and restaurant industries and has reorganized businesses in over sixty separate industries. He has also served as senior counsel for the Hospital Corporation of America. A former professional baseball player, Jones scouts for various Major League teams. Jones graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School in He earned his B.E. from Vanderbilt in Jones is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He practices in Husch & Eppenberger s Nashville office. Also, Husch & Eppenberger LLC welcomes Keri M. Cash as an associate attorney in the firm s general business litigation practice group in the Memphis office. Cash concentrates her practice in the areas of general commercial litigation and employment law. She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and she is admitted to practice in Tennessee. Cash earned her law degree cum laude from the University of Memphis School of Law in 2002 where she was an editorial board member of the Tennessee Journal of Practice and Procedure. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor s degree in journalism in 1999 from the University of Memphis. Kevin C. Stevens has joined one of Nashville s oldest law firms, Manier and Herod, focusing his practice in the areas of civil litigation, fidelity and surety law. A native of North Carolina, Stevens is an alumnus of Wake Forest University where he graduated cum laude with a bachelor s degree in psychology. He earned Stevens his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law. While in law school, Stevens served as an editor of the Tennessee Law Review, a student attorney representing clients pro bono in the UT Legal Clinic and was named to the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. He is also a member of the American, Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations. Hardt Manier & Herod has named Heather Elizabeth Hardt an associate specializing in trial and appellate civil litigation with a concentration in workers compensation. A native of the Volunteer state, Ms. Hardt is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she received a bachelor s degree in English and Sociology as well as her law degree. While in law school, Hardt served as a graduate assistant and a student attorney representing clients in pro bono matters for the University of Tennessee, College of Law Legal Clinic. She is also a member of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations. Miller & Martin LLP announces that Juanita Richelle Brown joined the firm as an associate in the Chattanooga office. Brown concentrates her area of practice in commercial lending, commercial real estate, corporate finance restructuring and creditors rights. Brown graduated Cum Laude from Tennessee State University in 1999 with Brown a B.B.A. in accounting. She received her MBA and JD from Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis in December While attending the University of Memphis, Brown was a member of the Moot Court Board, staff editor for the Tennessee Journal of Practice and Procedure, member of the National Wagner Labor Law Moot Court Team and served as Bar Governor for the Student Bar Association. Brown served as a judicial law clerk to Chancellor Walter L. Evans of Shelby County in She has published an article: Taxpayer Standing in (Continued on page 10) TENNESSEE BAR JOURNAL, JANUARY

12 (Continued from page 9) Tennessee: Challenging the Illegal Use of Public Funds, 4 Tenn. J. Prac. & Proc. 5. (2002). The law firm of Albritton Kaegi Wolfe N E W S A B O U T T B A M E M B E R S & S T A F F Corum Kelly Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan PLLC is pleased to welcome five new associates to the firm. The attorneys are Kenneth A. Corum, Barret S. Albritton, Joshua A. Wolfe, Amanda E. Kelley and Elizabeth K. Kaegi. Albritton is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University (B.S., 2000) and of the Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University (2003). Kelley is a graduate of the University of Tennessee (B.A., summa cum laude, 2000) and of the Wake Forest University School of Law (2003). Both attorneys emphasize a general civil litigation practice and will be based in the firm s Chattanooga office. Corum received both his bachelor of science in business administration and economics (summa cum laude, 1996) and his law degree (cum laude, 2003) from the University of Tennessee. Wolfe attended the University of Tennessee (B.A., 2000) and then attended Vanderbilt University School of Law (2003). Both attorneys will be based in the firm s Knoxville office. Kaegi, a graduate of Southern Methodist University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1998) and of the University of Kentucky School of Law (2003), will practice out of the firm s Nashville office. Her practice will emphasize general civil litigation. Paul Mendelson, of Mendelson Law Firm in Memphis was recently elected president of the Commercial Law League of America. Mendelson has been a member of the Commercial League since He received his bachelor s degree form the University of Memphis and his law degree from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis. Mendelson is the first person from Tennessee ever to hold the presidency of the Commercial Law League. Wendell C. Dawson has joined the city of Murfreesboro as assistant city attorney. He comes to the city from 16 years with the office of the Tennessee Attorney General handling primarily civil litigation including extensive experience in eminent domain and related cases. His legal experience has also included Dawson research and writing on real estate issues, title search work in preparation for commercial and residential real estate closings and he has researched and written legal memoranda on various issues pertaining to education and labor law. A native of Palm Beach, Fla., Dawson is a 1979 graduate of Florida A&M University where he majored in accounting, he said. He earned a law degree from Vanderbilt University in Horton, Maddox & Anderson PLLC announces that Morgan W. Jones has joined the firm as an associate. Jones will engage in a general practice with an emphasis on litigation and corporate law. The office is located at 835 Georgia Ave, Chattanooga and can be found at : Glankler Brown PLLC attorney C. Barry Ward has been elected as vice chair of the Tennessee Judicial Selection Committee. Ward was appointed a member of the Commission in 2001 by the speaker of the house, Jimmy Naifeh. The Judicial Commission performs a vital function in the filling of judicial vacancies. After conducting interviews with candidates, the Commission recommends three applicants for each vacancy to the governor, who makes the final selection. Ward has been included in the Best Lawyers in America, in the area of business litigation since 1999 and has over 25 years of experience handling business, corporate and governmental matters. David Randy Kennedy is a new judge in the Davidson County Division VII Circuit Court. The ceremony was held at the old Supreme Court room at the State Capitol. Kennedy, 53, has practiced law in Nashville for 25 years. Kennedy s selection completes the Kennedy round of appointments for the Davidson County bench precipitated by the creation of two new criminal courts, a new chancery division and the selection of Frank Clement to replace Ben Cantrell on the Court of Appeals. 10 TENNESSEE BAR JOURNAL, JANUARY 2004

13 N E W S A B O U T T B A M E M B E R S & S T A F F Clinton attorney Melainie Nichole Cantrell has joined the firm of Dail R. Cantrell & Associates as a partner. A native of Richmond, Va., Cantrell earned her bachelor s degree from the University of Tennessee and studied abroad at the University of Perth in Australia. She received her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in Cantrell will primarily be handling medical malpractice cases and other forms of civil litigation. The Sevier County Bar Association has a new president, Richard T. Wallace. The new vice president is Steven E. Marshall and the secretary-treasurer is Charles S. Sexton. Outgoing president is Katherine Yett. Wallace may be reached at 111 Commerce St., Sevierville, TN 37862; (865) ; or at The Warren County Bar Association elected Dan T. Bryant as its president for a two-year term. He can be reached at 118 N. College St., McMinnville, TN 37110; (931) ; The following have been elected as officers of the Coffee County Bar Association for : president, Eric J. Burch of Manchester; vice president, John R. LaBar of Henry, McCord, Bean Miller, Gabriel & Carter PLLC, Tullahoma; and secretary/treasurer, Laura D. Riddle of Rogers & Duncan, Manchester. Six people have been appointed to the state Judicial Evaluation Commission, which is responsible for evaluating state appellate court judges including the Supreme Court and recommending to voters whether they should be retained in office or removed. The new members are Chancellor Howell Peoples of Ooltewah; Criminal Court Judge J.C. McLin of Memphis; Chancellor Carol L. McCoy of Nashville; Henrietta Grant of Knoxville; Chancellor Telford E. Forgety Jr. of New Market, who serves Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, Sevier and Blount counties; and attorney John Day of Nashville. Officers of the Knoxville Bar Association for 2004 are: David M. Eldridge, president-elect; J. Steven Collins, treasurer; Ruth T. Ellis, secretary. The new Board of Governors positions will be: Samuel C. Doak, Tom Ramsey, Wynne C. Hall, Virginia Schwamm, Melinda Meador and Norman G. Templeton. The Government/Public Sector Position will be held by Hon. Gary R. Wade. Greg Ramos, a partner in the law firm of North, Pursell, Ramos & Jameson, has succeeded C. Dewees Berry IV as president of the Nashville Bar Association at its annual meeting and banquet. At the meeting the John C. Tune Public Service Award was presented to Ashley T. Wiltshire Jr., executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, and the Joseph G. Cummings Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award went to Paul Helton of the Stites & Harbison firm. Ramos s successor, Bill Ramsey of Neal & Harwell, was elected by the board during a special meeting immediately before the annual membership meeting. Other officers elected from among the board members were first vice president Scott D. Carey, and second vice president, Connie Clark. Also elected were John Van Cleave, treasurer, and J. Eric Miles, secretary. Officers of the Memphis Bar Association for 2004 are John Heflin, president; Susan Clark, vice president; Barbara Zoccola, treasurer; and David Cook, secretary. The new board of directors are John Bobango, Leslie Coleman, Sheila Jordan Cunningham, Ellen Fite, Robert Hale, Kathy King, Shea Wellford and Preston Wilson. Section representatives are Coble Caperton, John Dolan and Jocelyn Wurzburg. Kyle Atkins was reelected as Gibson County Bar Association president for Kevin Heffelman is the Cheatham County Bar Association president. And the Blount County Bar Association has elected Michael Hickman as president; Amy Burroughs, vice president; Laura Webb, secretary; and David Boyd, treasurer. Darlene Marsh, an attorney with the Nashville-based law firm of Stokes Bartholomew Evans & Petree, P.A. has been appointed to the Tennessee Drycleaner Environmental Response Program (DCERP) board. Marsh chairs the environmental law practice group at Stokes Bartholomew Evans & Petree. She is a fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, a director of the Marsh Downtown District YMCA and a member of the Nashville Women s Breakfast Club, Commercial Real Estate Women and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. Marsh is one of seven members serving on the DCERP board. The program was created to establish a fund for the investigation and cleanup of sites where drycleaning solvents have been released to the soil, surface water or underground water. The fund was established and is maintained from registration fees collected from program participants and surcharges on drycleaning solvent. TENNESSEE BAR JOURNAL, JANUARY

14 N E W S I N F O R M A T I O N Actions from the Board of Professional Responsibility Suspended O n Nov. 26 the Supreme Court of Tennessee entered an order denying Lebanon attorney Mark Wesley Henderson s petition to rehear and granting Henderson s motion to stay judgement suspending Henderson from the practice of law for a six months. On July 20, 1999, the Board of Professional Responsibility filed a petition for discipline against Henderson. After a hearing on Feb. 21, 2001, a hearing panel recommended Henderson be suspended from the practice of law for six months. Henderson filed a petition for certiorari in the Chancery Court of Sumner County appealing the decision. On Feb. 12, 2003 the Chancery Court granted the Board of Professional Responsibility s motion to dismiss Henderson s petition for certiorari due to Henderson s failure to file a complete transcript. Henderson filed a motion to alter or amend the judgment that was denied by the Chancery Court on Sept. 13, Henderson appealed to the Supreme Court and on Oct. 30 the Supreme Court entered a judgment affirming the decision of the Chancery Court and suspending Henderson for six months from the practice of law. Henderson filed a a petition to stay and petition to rehear. On Nov. 26 the Supreme Court entered an order denying Henderson s petition to rehear. The Supreme Court granted Henderson s motion to stay giving Henderson until Dec. 31 to conclude pending litigation and seek alternative employment during his suspension. Henderson shall not use any indicia of lawyer, legal assistant or law clerk, nor maintain a presence where the practice of law is conducted during the six month suspension. Section 18 of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9 requires Henderson to notify all clients that are being represented in pending matters; all co-counsel and opposing counsel of the Supreme Court s order suspending him. Section 18 of Rule 9, Rules of the Supreme Court also requires Henderson to deliver to his clients all papers or property to which they are entitled. Publicly censured O & n Oct. 21, Larry E. Fitzgerald, of Memphis, received a public censure from the Board of Professional Responsibility. Fitzgerald was given notice of the censure and did not request a hearing. The complainant advised the Board that an individual with a Memphis bonding company had called her in Texas to advise her that her sister and mother had been arrested in Memphis. The individual advised her that he had retained Fitzgerald to represent the complainant s mother and sister Attorneys reinstated for complying with Rule 21 The following attorneys have been reinstated to the practice of law, after complying with Rule 21, as required by the Board of Professional Responsibility, as of Dec. 1: Chattanooga: Charles Daniel Collins Jackson: Charles H. Farmer Johnson City: Harry Curtis Williams Nashville: and requested the complainant send $5,000. Fitzgerald initially represented both the mother and sister, and complainant states that Fitzgerald put pressure on her sister to take the blame for the crime so their mother could go free. The complainant requested a refund the day after paying Fiztgerald the $5000. Fitzgerald did take his name off the jacket for the complainant s mother as Virginia W. Emerson, Harry Williamson Laughlin III Newton S. Holiday III Murfreesboro: Howard M. Romaine counsel of record, but declined to provide any refund until approximately six weeks after the complainant contacted the board. The individual who contacted the complainant and suggested the complainant retain Fitzgerald was not an approved and qualified bailbondsman. Fitzgerald s conduct violated Rules of Professional Conduct 1.45; 1.5; 1.7; 1.8; 1.16; 7.3 and TENNESSEE BAR JOURNAL, JANUARY 2004

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16 A R T I C L E Pro Bono Policy adoption by law firms: How is it working? By Becky Rhodes One year ago, Chief Justice Frank Drowota III challenged every law firm in Tennessee that did not already have a Pro Bono Policy in place to adopt one. Speaking to law firm leaders from across the state at a Pro Bono Summit Luncheon that he hosted in Nashville, the chief justice outlined the need for pro bono service in Tennessee, the benefits firms could receive by having such a policy in place and the responsibility that goes with being a lawyer. As we begin 2004, many Tennessee law firms have accepted the chief justice s challenge and have put in place pro bono policies at their firms. Others are still not there. To help firms considering making this step and to encourage others who have yet to make a commitment, the Tennessee Bar Journal offers a pair of case studies. One case, from a Knoxville firm that was spurred into action by the chief justice s speech, shows how a firm goes about adopting a policy and ways to ensure that the burden is equally distributed. The second case focuses on a Nashville firm that has had such a policy in place for years. It shows some of the long-term benefits and considerations that firms can look to as they consider adopting a policy of their own. Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen, & Carpenter gears up with policy to track pro bono Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen, & Carpenter in Knoxville, is a firm of about 30 lawyers, and although the firm has been active in pro bono work for many years, partner Hugh Bright pointed out that they just adopted a formal, written Pro Bono Policy in the summer of They are currently working with Terry Woods, the pro bono coordinator for Legal Aid of Eastern Tennessee in Knoxville, to formalize an implementation contract specifying all of the details of how the policy will work. The chief justice s stance on adoption of Pro Bono Policies didn t change our thinking about adopting such a policy, but the luncheon he held in January of last year did galvanize our resolve and spur us into action to adopt this formal written policy, Bright says. Adopting a formal written policy is important because it invests you in it and commits you to it, Bright says. It also makes it clear to the legal community, and the community more generally, that our firm recognizes the importance of each lawyer in the firm fulfilling his or her professional and person obligation to perform pro bono work. The formal adoption of the policy also makes this clear to all of the lawyers in the firm, both junior and senior, that the firm stands behind lawyers fulfilling this personal and professional obligation. And, finally, the formal adoption of such a policy ensures younger lawyers don t have to be concerned that the time they spend on pro bono work is going to hurt their advancement in the firm. In fact, Bright says, the policy makes it clear to them instead that part of their performance evaluation depends upon their successfully fulfilling their pro bono obligations. Although the firm s policy is still in the process of being implemented, it should be fully in place by the end of January, and Bright was able to illuminate a few of the details of the policy. Woolf, McClane will track the precise amount of pro bono work performed by the attorneys in the firm. Historically the firm has tracked all unbillable hours, but Bright points out that attorneys notoriously under-report such hours, particularly those spent on pro bono work. After full implementation of the policy in January, all firm members will have an incentive to more accurately record the hours spent on pro bono work, Bright says: The performance of that work, the discharging of one s personal and professional pro bono obligation, will be included in the firm s performance evaluation of each of its members. This twist of the policy will help pro 14 TENNESSEE BAR JOURNAL, JANUARY 2004

17 bono in two ways, since not only will firm members get credit for doing pro bono, they will also be noticed when they don t. Historically, Bright says, the pro bono work the firm has done has attracted both junior and more experienced attorneys, but not everyone in the firm, neither all the senior attorneys nor all of the junior attorneys, had been doing pro bono work. The implementation of the formal policy was designed in part to change this by providing support and encouraging all of the firm s attorneys to perform pro bono work. Not all of the firm s pro bono work has historically been conducted through a formal pro bono program, nor is it designed to be under the new Pro Bono Policy. Rather, he estimates that 80 percent of the pro bono work will likely continue to be channeled through Legal Aid of Eastern Tennessee s Pro Bono Program, with the remaining 20 percent consisting of various other types of pro bono work under Rule 6, such as legal work for nonprofits. If your firm is contemplating adoption of a formal policy, Bright advises that you need to bring diverse representation from within your firm to the planning table to ensure their concerns are adequately addressed. For instance, include junior attorneys in the process, because they have special fears that the time they spend on pro bono work will interfere with them meeting the billing expectations held by the firm, he says. Inclusion of these junior attorneys in the planning process allowed the firm to ensure that its pro bono policy offered the clarity and the support for this group to go forth to perform their pro bono work. Furthermore, their involvement in the process even highlighted the need to make it clear in the policy that the performance of pro bono work was a necessary condition of advancement. Boult, Cummings, Conners, & Berry s policy has been around for 22 years Boult, Cummings, Conners, & Berry, a firm of almost 100 lawyers, has had a pro bono policy in place since The pro bono policy at Boult, Cummings, Conners, & Berry was adopted to encourage all of the firm s lawyers to do pro bono work and to provide formal administrative support for pro bono work, says Thor Urness, the firm s designated pro bono member. Urness explains what caused the firm to act on the subject 22 years ago. Firm leader Joe Cummings was a strong supporter of the Nashville Pro Bono Program, and the firm implemented a pro bono policy in 1982 when the Nashville Bar Association began its Pro Bono Program, Urness says. In fact, the Nashville Bar Association s annual pro bono award is named for Cummings. Having a formal policy has been important to the firm for several reasons. First, it makes clear to all lawyers and recruiting candidates that the firm strongly supports pro bono work. Second, it sets standards for what constitutes pro bono work that will be supported by the firm. Third, it provides for easy intake and administration of pro bono work. Urness points out that their pro bono cases follow the same new matter intake process as other matters at the firm. The only difference is that proposed pro bono matters are reviewed by the firm s pro bono member to ensure that they meet the firm s published pro bono criteria. At Boult, Cummings, these criteria are broadly defined and are not limited to matters for indigent clients, Urness says, such as are served by the Nashville Pro Bono Program, but also include legal representation for local social service agencies and cultural, charitable, religious and civic organizations. As such, the firm s policy seems to track the language found in Rule 6 of the Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct, which says lawyers should provide most of these services without charge for persons of limited means; or charitable, religious, civic, community, governmental, and educational organizations in matters that are designed primarily to address the needs of persons of limited means. That s one of the neat things about Rule 6, Justice Drowota said in an interview last year. 1 Lobbying efforts in [public interest] types of matters are considered pro bono and it wasn t really in the past. Your community service, your church work, too. Lawyers, be it in church or in charitable organizations, educational institutions, not-for-profits they are the ones who are usually called on to do the legal work [like bylaws and charters]. The lawyers always step up front and are doing that, and under this rule, that type of work is considered pro bono work. It s not just courtroom work that we need to stress. I think it is an excellent rule it is all inclusive. In addition to being broad and inclusive in how pro bono work is defined, the firm s policy is also broad in terms of who performs the work and what type of collaborations are formed to accomplish the work both senior firm members and more junior members participate in pro bono work. Sometimes senior and more junior lawyers work together on pro bono cases and sometimes in collaboration with other law firms and even with social service agencies; Boult, Cummings encourages collaborative pro bono work with other law firms and public interest lawyers, Urness says. You don t have to do it all yourself In one case, Urness recalled, the firm served as co-counsel with Public Citizen Litigation Group of Washington, DC, and Armstrong Allen PLLC of Memphis. The three firms defended a suit filed by a Memphis company against a California woman who had created a web site to collect consumer complaints about that company. Public Citizen provided consumer law expertise; Armstrong Allen provided First Amendment and local procedural expertise; and Boult, Cummings provided intellectual property law expertise. The plaintiff dropped the case after the three firms filed a jointly drafted motion to dismiss, he says. (Continued on page 21) TENNESSEE BAR JOURNAL, JANUARY

18 C O V E R S T O R Y APRIL HART Law Student Volunteer Award PHOTO BY R.G. SMITHSON Each year, the Tennessee Bar Association s Access to Justice Committee honors individuals who exemplify what a commitment to helping those less fortunate looks like. This year, there are four Access to Justice Award winners people who were winners even before receiving this award. GLORIA SAMUELS Public Service Award PHOTO BY NANCY FISCHMAN Providing access to justice is personal 16 TENNESSEE BAR JOURNAL, JANUARY 2004

19 The Harris A. Gilbert Pro Bono Award This year, the Harris Gilbert Award is given to two recipients, Sam Blaiss of Memphis and Alexandra Mackay of Nashville. The Gilbert Award recognizes a private bar attorney who has contributed a significant amount of pro bono work and has demonstrated dedication to the development and delivery of legal services to the poor. The award is named after Gilbert, a Nashville attorney and past TBA president who exemplifies this type of commitment. We have a moral obligation to help others Sam Blaiss will tell you that when he started taking pro bono cases 11 years ago he just got hooked. He works his pro bono cases in among his practice that s made up of family law, collections, a little bit of criminal, and bankruptcy. Blaiss is a sole practitioner in Memphis, and he really is sole, not even having a secretary or assistant. I never worry about malpractice or payment of fees, he says of his seemingly carefree philosophy. Blaiss has taken cases from Memphis Area Legal Services and the Community Legal Center (CLC). He is one of the winners of this year s Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Award. Last year he was recognized as the Memphis Area Legal Services 2002 W.J. Cody Pro Bono Award winner. During that year, Blaiss provided pro bono representation by obtaining divorces for four clients who were victims of domestic violence, and he continues to take in as many as he can. The awards make me want to do more, he says. A graduate of the University of Memphis School of Law, Blaiss began doing pro bono in 1993 when he took a continuing legal education course that offered the class for free if you agreed to take two pro bono cases. At that time I had more time than clients, so he did it. It found a special place in my heart, he says, and I asked them to send me more. About that time, I became saved. The Bible says to whom much is given, much is to be expected. I m blessed my parents could send me to school, and he says he s blessed because he didn t have to worry about having enough food or a place to live. We have a moral, if not biblical, obligation to help others, he says. He recounts his first case where he helped a woman who was raising two kids with no support from the father, get a divorce. She had not gotten the divorce up to that point, he says, because any extra money she had went straight for the children and she never had enough. When he helped her, she said to him, I ve been praying for someone like you. You are an answer to prayer. (Continued on page 18) ALEXANDRA MACKAY Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Award SAM BLAISS Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Award PHOTO BY BARRY KOLAR PHOTO BY TRACY RUTLEDGE TENNESSEE BAR JOURNAL, JANUARY

20 ACCESS TO JUSTICE AWARDS (Continued from page 17) I d never been called an answer to prayer before, he says. It was God s way of saying, Sam, you re doing what I need you to do. You re not always going to get acknowledged like that, but that s not why I m doing it anyway. We do need to give back to the profession, by taking pro bono cases, he says. Blaiss has wanted to be a lawyer since he was 11 years old. His father, who worked long hours, told him that as a lawyer you ll always make a comfortable living and you won t have to work as hard as I did. Blaiss says he always wanted to work with people, and now he gets to. I m meeting a need, he says. Suzanne Robertson A fantastic opportunity If you ask most lawyers if their current practice is what they expected when they were in law school, you ll get a range of jaded answers, none of which include yes. But Alexandra Mackay, three years out of the University of Michigan Law School and doing a lot of pro bono work on top of her paying intellectual property practice, has landed in a good spot. This is certainly what I hoped for. I wanted to do something to contribute to the community. I chose this firm because I felt like it demonstrated like-minded interest in that regard, she says of Stites & Harbison in Nashville. The firm provides services that benefit the whole community, that truly are for the public good regardless of whether there was a profit involved. I looked for a place like that and I found it. Mackay is being honored as one of the Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Award winners this year, for her exceptional and time-consuming custody work on behalf of two mothers. Mackay spent about 280 hours representing one client and about 82 hours representing the other. I got involved because of a mentor, Greg Smith. He gave me the opportunity to work on this case, and the opportunity to provide legal services to people who couldn t afford them. I was able to learn case law, learn to grow as a lawyer. It was a fantastic opportunity for me. And their clients fared well, too. The parents represented by our firm actually had their children sooner than anyone else (there were several related cases at the same time). I think that was the most good we did. I m very proud of the work Greg did it was his fantastic lawyering that got the results that we got. But Smith would say it was the other way around. In the award s nomination, Smith says, Alex s work made a difference to this family. I have really appreciated the fine and patient work Alex did in communicating with our clients, DCS and me. She did a great job, Smith wrote, and gained experience in trial work and in client representation that will be useful throughout her practice, regardless of whether she ever steps foot in a juvenile court or circuit court again. She also has worked with Conexion Americas, a nonprofit organization with a mission to integrate Hispanic residents into the community. As part of that, she has organized a partnership with her firm, the Nashville Pro Bono Program and Conexion Americas, to sponsor a quarterly legal advice clinic staffed by the firm. Although Mackay is the recipient of this award, she is quick to point out Smith s role in these cases, as well as the other members of her firm who have recently been honored with similar awards for pro bono: Riney Green (Nashville Bar Association Pro Bono All Stars), Paul Helton (NBA s Joseph G. Cummings Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award) and Brad McLean (received a national award for death penalty work from the National Association to Abolish the Death Penalty). Ironically, Mackay is not aware of a formal pro bono policy in her firm. But, she says, this firm has a commitment not to just maximizing its profits, but to contributing to society. There is an informal promotion of that ideal in this office. There is more to it than what I had initially seen. Suzanne Robertson The Public Service Award Gloria Samuels was awarded the Public Service Award. This award is given to an attorney who has provided dedicated and outstanding service while employed by an organization that is primarily engaged in providing legal representation to the poor. Look out for this little old lady in tennis shoes Gloria Samuels came late to the law, but she came with a passion that is still driving her even after retiring from full-time work this summer at age 77. During her almost 25 years at Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Samuels has handled everything from simple divorce cases to complex class-action lawsuits. Evident throughout her career has been the drive and compassion that first led her to enter law school when she was 48 years old. She has a zeal for it a passion, says Eric Miller, associate director at Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LEAT). She s willing to work as hard as it takes to get the problem solved. And she s not afraid of being forceful to accomplish it. This year s winner of the TBA Public Service Award grew up poor in Brooklyn, N.Y., and has been an advocate much of her life for those who are not rich and powerful. The mother of three children, she moved to Johnson City from Indiana in the late 1970s when her husband took a faculty position at East Tennessee State University. At that time she was a newly swornin attorney, but an experienced lobbyist and activist for the underdog. She had worked for years trying to bring about change in government from city hall to the legislature. The work was frustrating in fact, her struggles as a lobbyist led 18 TENNESSEE BAR JOURNAL, JANUARY 2004

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