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Guest Speakers Announced

Welcome Luncheon - Judge Bernice Donald
   At Wednesday's Welcome Luncheon, attendees will hear from Federal Judge Bernice Donald. She currently sits on the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and is a Memphis Area Legal Services staff attorney alum. To read the White House's announcement of her federal nomination click here.
Awards Dinner - Bill Purcell
EJU12 Speaker.Bill Purcell On Wednesday night, former Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Bill Purcell, will give our Awards Dinner address. Mr. Purcell was Governing Magazine's "Public Official of the Year" for 2006 and has experience in law, public service, and higher education. To learn more about him, click here 


Leadership Luncheon - Buck Lewis
EJU 12. Buck Lewis
  Our Leadership Luncheon speaker is the Tennessee Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission Chair Buck Lewis. Mr. Lewis is also a Former Tennessee Bar Association President, serving from 2004-2005. Click here
to learn more about him.  
All things EJU
Access to Justice Awards
Nominations for the Access to Justice Awards are due by September 7, 2012. To learn more about the awards and
2011 Award Winners
nomination process, visit the awards page. Our Riney Green Award recognizes someone who promotes state-wide collaboration. Our New Advocate of the Year is for attorneys and paralegals who work with a provider (LSC or non-LSC funded) of civil legal aid to low-income people, who have been employed by their programs less than five years. 
Ready to Attend EJU 2012?

All attendees, presenters, and speakers are asked to register themselves for EJU that way TALS can accommodate any special needs. Also, if you are a vegetarian, we can ensure your meal preferences are met. Have registration questions? Email Samantha Sanchez at ssanchez@tals.org for answers.  


Thank You

2012 Sponsors

The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services and Tennessee Bar Association proudly thank the following groups for their contribution to 2012 Equal Justice University. Contributing Sponsors at present include:

  • Berry, Bass and Sims, PLC
  • Tennessee Disability Coalition
  • Mental Health Cooperative
  • National Association of Social Workers -     Tennessee Chapter
See the next EJU Update for new contributing sponsors. Interested in being a sponsor? Download our Sponsorship Packet for more information. 
Have something to contribute to EJU 2012? Email TALS!