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Chattanooga Bar Associations Holds Annual Meeting And Presents Awards

Monday, February 8, 2021
From left, William G. “Bill” Colvin – Albert L. Hodge Volunteer of the Year Award; Ariel Anthony – Young Lawyer Division Volunteer of the Year Award; Lynda Minks Hood - executive director, Chattanooga Bar Association; John Harrison – CBA Board president 2020; Misty L. Harris – Harry Weill Zealous Practice of Law Award; Steven M. Jacoway – President’s Award; and Joseph R. “Joe” White
From left, William G. “Bill” Colvin – Albert L. Hodge Volunteer of the Year Award; Ariel Anthony – Young Lawyer Division Volunteer of the Year Award; Lynda Minks Hood - executive director, Chattanooga Bar Association; John Harrison – CBA Board president 2020; Misty L. Harris – Harry Weill Zealous Practice of Law Award; Steven M. Jacoway – President’s Award; and Joseph R. “Joe” White

The Chattanooga Bar Association held its 123rd Annual Meeting via Zoom and some in person. 

Here are the awards that were presented: 

RALPH H. KELLEY HUMANITARIAN AWARD - In a Resolution set forth on Sept. 17, 1993, this award is to be given to that member of the legal profession or judicial officer who has displayed exemplary service to the community of Chattanooga by civic, professional and/or other activities directed toward improvement and preservation of the lives, property and dignity of its citizens.  Criteria for the award includes: member in good standing of the Chattanooga Bar Association or a Judicial Officer; a minimum of 15 years’ tenure in the Chattanooga legal community; and recognized community service with emphasis on social service of both public and charitable nature, as set forth in the resolution establishing the award.  The Ralph H. Kelley Humanitarian Award was presented to Marc Harwell.

PRESIDENT’S AWARD - The President’s Award is given to the person who has most helped the President in his/her year in office. The President’s Award was presented by the Honorable Christie Sell to Steven M. Jacoway.

JAC CHAMBLISS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - This award is presented to a member who has demonstrated the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession; facilitate access to the justice system; served and supported the community; stimulated a feeling of respect, esteem and good fellowship among the members of the profession; maintained a high standard of ethics; represented the highest tradition of personal and professional excellence in Hamilton County; and has devoted significant amounts of time, efforts to activities that benefit the community and enhance the image and esteem of attorneys in Hamilton County. The Jac Chambliss Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to the Honorable Curtis L. Collier.

ALBERT L. HODGE AWARD - This award is given to an attorney with exemplary volunteer service to the Chattanooga Bar Association and the legal community.   The Albert L. Hodge Volunteer Award was presented to William G. "Bill" Colvin.

HARRY WEILL ZEALOUS PRACTICE OF LAW AWARD - This award is presented annually to a member of the Bar whose energetic and enthusiastic service to clients is worthy of praise, and whose polite and dignified manner, even in the most contentious situations, provides a model of civility that is worthy of emulation. The Harry Weill Zealous Practice of Law Award was presented by Flossie Weill to Misty Harris. 

The YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION AWARD – The Young Lawyers Division presented the YLD Volunteer Award to Ariel Anthony of Husch Blackwell.



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