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ETLAW celebrates
30 years!

ETLAW founders Patty Wheeler and Margaret Klein, as well as Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court Sharon G. Lee, and the first ever woman on the Tennessee Supreme Court, Martha Craig “Cissy” Daughtery.

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Dare to Ask!

The Honorable Deborah Stevens leads the women of ETLAW in a study of the book Dare to Ask! A Woman’s Guide to Successful Negotiating by Cait Clarke. This book study was in follow up to ETLAW’s study of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg.

Photo by Heather Anderson

ETLAW’s Annual Supreme Court Luncheon

The Justices of the Tennessee Supreme Court gather with other honored guests at ETLAW’s Annual Supreme Court Luncheon honoring the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Race for the Cure

The 2014 ETLAW and UT Law Women Team enjoyed the beautiful Knoxville morning. Thank you to all the team members and to donors Joan Heminway and Patricia Robledo. A special thanks to Wynne for chairing our team for the 5th year in a row!

ETLAW Female Judges’ Reception

At the ETLAW Female Judges’ Reception the bar gathered to honor eight amazing women for their recent elevation to the bench or election as Chief. They were the Honorable: Pamela Reeves, Suzanne Bauknight, Sharon Lee, Holly Kirby, Deborah Stevens, Kristi Davis, Lisa Knott, and Pamela Johnson.

    East TN Lawyers’ Association for Women

    Founded in 1983

    ETLAW is a professional legal organization that fosters personal and professional development and espouses a desire to advance women in the legal profession and in society as a whole. The organization was founded in 1983 by a group of pioneering women who sought to organize and connect female attorneys in the East Tennessee area. Today, there are ETLAW members spanning a wide variety of legal practice areas, including the judiciary. There are many benefits of being an ETLAW member, including professional development, continuing legal education, and networking.

    In addition to its monthly CLE presentations on a variety of legal topics, ETLAW regularly hosts speakers ranging from politicians to judges to civic leaders to educate its members on current issues. ETLAW also takes an active voice in the legal community, and hosts a variety of programs, from book studies to judges’ panels, to give its members a forum to discuss ideas. ETLAW’s biggest event of the year is its annual Supreme Court Luncheon where the entire Tennessee Supreme Court and the judiciary from the East Tennessee area gather with ETLAW members and others in the legal community to network and celebrate Tennessee’s highest court. ETLAW also sponsors scholarships at the University of Tennessee College of Law, and actively provides judicial endorsements.

    Finally, ETLAW also has a significant impact in the community, including its annual participation in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, annual toiletry drive for the YWCA, and strong collaborative partnerships with the University of Tennessee College of Law, the Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law, and the YWCA.