The Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division took first place in three award categories at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Boston. The awards recognize outstanding accomplishments during the previous bar year.
The TBA YLD won first place in the Service to Public category for its Library Education Project, which under the leadership of Chattanooga attorney and Immediate Past YLD President David McDowell, educated at least one library in all 95 of Tennessee’s counties about the free legal resources available for those who need legal information and advice. The project focused on three free resources: OnlineTNJustice, LIFT and aLEGALz and was made possible by a grant from the Chattanooga law firm of Gearhiser Peters Elliott & Cannon, PLLC, of which Mr. McDowell is a member.
The group also took first place in the Minority Project category for its Diversity Leadership Institute, a six-month leadership program for Tennessee law students.
Finally, the group won first place in the Comprehensive category, which evaluates all activities and programs undertaken during the year.