Pam Fleenor is running for Chancery Court, Part I, in Hamilton County, TN, to replace Chancellor Frank Brown. She is having a reception on Thursday, January 30 from 5:00 to 6:30PM at the Walden Club. To attend the fundraising reception and support Pam in her bid for Chancellor, different contribution levels are available--you can elect to be a patron, host, co-host or just buy individual tickets. Individual tickets cost $250 per couple or $125 per individual.
The Chattanooga Bar Association held its 116th Annual Meeting on January 22 at the Sheraton Reed House in the Silver Ballroom. In addition to approving the new officers and Board members, seven local attorneys were honored with awards. For more information on the individual attorneys honored, please visit the Chattanooga Bar Association website.
Thanks to Lynda and Wanda for putting on another great event!
Southeast Tennessee Lawyer's Association for Women (SETLAW) offers the first of a three part Rainmaking Series for its Lunch and Learn program. Part One of the Series on Marketing will be held January 30, 2014 from 11:45 until 12:45 and will include lunch.
Baker Donelson Shareholder Jennifer Keller will be leading off the series by teaching attorneys how to successfully market to get clients. The event is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Annual membership in SETLAW is only $25 and membership applications may be obtained by contacting Eliza Epps at the Olsen Law Firm in Chattanooga.
Join SETLAW for all three parts of this exciting series. Some series will include CLE credits.
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained citizen volunteer who is appointed by a Judge to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children, typically in Juvenile Court. A CASA worker has a similar role as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL), but in TN, a Guardian ad Litem is always an attorney, whereas a CASA worker is not.
A CASA worker, like the GAL, investigates the circumstances of a case, by interviewing parents, teachers, relatives, doctors, and any other people who are familiar with the child and then makes recommendations to the court about where the child should be living.
The CASA worker is an independent appointee of the court and is specially trained to handle dependency and neglect cases and typically carries a very small caseload, of maybe one to two cases. There are currently around 1300 CASA volunteers in the State of Tennessee.
On February 27, 2014 at 6:30PM at the Chattanooga Convention Center, the IMPACT Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute is proud to present Emmy Award winner Connie Chung as the keynote speaker for their 9th Annual Leadership dinner. Regular tickets are $65; corporate sponsorships are also available.
Connie Chung began her career in broadcast journalism in 1969 in the Washington, D.C. area and has since worked on all major TV networks. Connie Chung left her on-air duties in March 2003, but returned in 2006 to co-host a weekly program with her husband, Maury Povich. In addition to receiving 3 Emmy Awards, including 2 for best interview/interviewer, Ms. Chung also received the Amnesty International Human Rights award for her reports of young women in Bangladesh who were burned with acid in revenge for turning down men's advances.
The Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute's mission in the community is to increase the leadership skills and capabilities of women through a variety of networking, training and educational programs.
Nickelodeon's Fresh Beat Band is coming to Memorial Auditorium on January 12, 2014 as part of their current national tour. The show runs for about an hour with a short intermission and VIP party packages are available where children can meet the band and have photos taken with them.
Kiki, Shout, and Twist will perform hits from seasons 1 through 3. The show has original pop songs and focuses on music appreciation and movement. Each show closes with a version of the song "Great Day", which the band is sure to perform on Sunday.
Regular tickets run from $29 to $39 plus convenience fees. The Party package tickets include a premium seat in the first ten (10) rows of the theater and attendance at the band's afterparty, where healthy snacks will be provided. The package seats are limited and cost around $139 plus convenience fees.