TBA Pro Bono & Public Interest Law School Conference

On Sept. 6-7, 2013 the UT College of Law hosted 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.

Look for upcoming information about the third annual conference to be held in Memphis Fall 2014.

Below is the 2013 agenda:

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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