On Sept. 6-7, the UT College of Law will host the second annual TBA Pro Bono & Public Interest Law School Conference. This event with representatives—students and faculty/staff—from every law school in the state, is an opportunity for like-minded students, faculty, and staff, to convene to engage in conversations about the needs, opportunities, challenges, and possibilities surrounding Access to Justice.
Register for the conference, here.
|1:00-2:00||Welcome and Lunch, including brief presentation of what’s going on at each school|
|2:00-3:00||Presentation by Buck Lewis, Chairperson of the Tennessee Access to Justice Commission|
|3:00-4:00||Presentation by Legal Service Providers (LAMT, LAET) re views on working together and mechanisms for students to establish projects|
|4:00-4:45||Ideas for Policies/Recognition/Awards, Definition of Pro Bono (e.g., NY State Bar), and discussion of Mandatory vs. Voluntary Programs|
|4:45-6:00||Collaboration Planning – Faculty/Staff Breakout: Working within committees, promoting pro bono initiatives, supervising students, best practices round table.|
|6:00||Adjourn for evening, social events|
|9:30-10:00||Legal Aid of East Tennessee – Working with External Partners|
|10:00-10:30||Remarks by Cindy Wyrick, Tennessee Bar Association President|
|10:30-11:30||Loan Forgiveness/Pursuing Public Interest Careers – Faculty/Staff Breakout: Continued best practices round table, discussion of non-litigation pro bono opportunities|
|11:30-1:00||Collaboration Planning Continued|