TBA Pro Bono & Public Interest Law School Conference

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
9:00-9:30 Light breakfast
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
1:00 Adjourn

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