• the Williamson county bar association

    connecting the legal community of

    Williamson County, Tennessee

  • About the Williamson county bar association

    COURTESY | CIVILITY

    WCBA's Mission

    The Williamson County Bar Association is a nonprofit organization whose members are licensed attorneys practicing in Williamson County, Tennessee. Our mission is to promote courtesy and civility in the legal community of Williamson County and provide a connection between and among our members and with the surrounding community. This WCBA maintains this website as a resource for its members and the public.

    WCBA's Purpose

    The Williamson County Bar Association (WCBA) serves as a resource for practicing attorneys and the public and welcomes members from across Middle Tennessee. The WCBA sponsors monthly luncheons, continuing legal education programs, pro bono events, and social opportunities for its members.

     

    Members of WCBA serve the local community in many ways - through pro bono legal clinics, by funding scholarships, and sponsoring the annual Williamson County high school moot court competition.

    WCBA Membership

    WCBA members meet monthly to connect and listen to a wide range of speakers who deliver continuing education presentations on timely topics. Members also gather throughout the year for social and public service events, including free legal clinics and the local high school moot court competition.​ Go here to learn more about membership in the WCBA.

    WCBA Officers

    WCBA officers serve a year-long term running from July through June. Following are the current WCBA officers as of July 1, 2017:

     

    President: Kristen Corn
    Vice President: Katie Zipper

    Secretary: David Veile

    Treasurer: Nathan Powers

    Past President: David O'Neil

     

    Communications Director: Elaine Beeler, Esq.

    WCBA Monthly Member Meeting Schedule

    WCBA meets the at 11:30 a.m. on the first Friday of each month, except in January and July. All meetings take place in Asbury Hall at the First United Methodist Church in Franklin, 120 Aldersgate Way, Franklin, TN 37069.

     

    Meeting schedule for the June 2018 - June 2019 membership year:

     

    August 3, 2018

    September 7, 2018

    October 5, 2018

    November 2, 2018

    December 7, 2018

    February 1, 2019

    March 1, 2019

    April 5, 2019

    May 3, 2019

    June 7, 2019

  • MEMBERSHIP

    The Williamson County Bar Association welcomes licensed attorneys in good standing with the

    Bar to join our association. Complete the membership application here. 

    The membership year runs from July 1 through June 30.

     

    Dues fee are $150 annually and may be paid by check, mailed to the WCBA, P.O. Box 476, Franklin, TN 37065;

    or paid at the monthly meeting; or delivered to Elaine Beeler.

     

    Dues may also be paid by credit card via Square.

    To pay by Square, please contact the WCBA Treasurer (click for email address) to request an invoice.

     

    Questions? If you don't find the answer below, please contact the WCBA at news@wcba-tn.org.

    WCBA Dues

    Annual dues are $150 and are payable in June of each year for the following membership year. The membership year runs from July through June. Law student dues are $25/year, and lawyers in their first year of practice pay only $75.

    Monthly Luncheon

    Dues include a catered monthly luncheon held at 11:30 a.m. on the first Friday of each month (except in January and July) in Asbury Hall at the Franklin First United Methodist Church, 120 Aldersgate Way, Franklin, TN 37069.

    Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit

    An hour of informative continuing legal education is included at most monthly meeting - topics are always relevant and interesting.

    Pro Bono Opportunities

    WBCA offers many opportunities for members to give back to the community, including free legal clinics and Wills for Heros.

     

    For example, the WCBA participates in two legal clinics offered by the Legal Aid Society. On the first Thursday of each month, an "in person" clinic is conducted from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Franklin.

     

    The Legal Aid society also conducts a "virtual clinic." Graceworks West provides space for clients to come meet with lawyers. Legal Aid staff will be at Graceworks to facilitate for the clinics. Lawyers will be at their desk in their office or home and available to conference into a meeting with a client through Vidyo Technology, a secure conferencing system. This clinic is every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Connection

    WCBA sponsors activities throughout the year to connect members and encourage the promotion of courtesy and civility in the legal profession.

  • RESOURCES

    The WCBA shares the following resources as a service to its members and the Williamson County Community.

    Please note that the WCBA does not maintain any of the sites linked to below.

    Want to suggest a legal resource? Please email the WCBA at news@wcba-tn.org.

    The AOC website offers useful information about the Tennessee court system, including forms and publications and details about the various programs offered by the AOC such as Access to Justice and Court Improvement.

    Find forms, motion docket information, local rules of practice, and more at the Williamson County Chancery Court site maintained by Elaine Beeler, Esq., Clerk and Master.

     

    Volunteer Lawyer Program

     

    The Williamson County Volunteer Lawyer Program (VLP or Program) is a collaboration of the Williamson County Bar Association and the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands (LAS). The Program’s purpose is to provide opportunities for Williamson County attorneys to provide pro bono legal service to the most vulnerable families in Williamson County.

     

    The staff of LAS screens applicants to determine financial and jurisdiction eligibility and provide the most appropriate referral to available legal resources.

    For assistance, please call the Legal Aid Society at 615-244-6610 and ask about the Williamson County Volunteer Lawyer Program.

    An initiative of the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Justice for All website offers many self-help legal resources for Tennesseeans, including the following:

    • links to other helpful websites
    • how to contact lawyers and legal agencies in Tennessee 
    • forms and instruction books
    • self-help for legal problems
    • information on the Tennessee court system
    Lawyers can also volunteer to help Tennessee residents with legal problems — more information about lawyer volunteer programs can be found here.

    HELP4TN is a web portal designed to provide Tennesseans with a broad range of legal and social services resources in a one-stop venue. The site is created by the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) in partnership with West Tennessee Legal Services through a Technology Initiative Grant from Legal Services Corporation.

     

    The site offers a searchable legal information database, additional resources for legal help, and information for attorneys on pro bono opportunities.

    Access the Tennessee Code (unannotated) HERE. The code is a compilation of the statutes, codes, and laws of the State of Tennessee.

  • WCBA News

    Where WCBA shares news and useful information for its members, including information about

    upcoming monthly luncheons, CLEs, pro bono opportunities, and more.

    New Local Rules for the 21st Judicial District of Tennessee take effect as of September 1, 2017 and are available HERE via the Williamson County Chancery Court's website. Following is a summary of the major changes implemented by the new Local Rules: Section 5.03(b) requires motions for...
    Our speaker on April 7th is: Mark Fulks, Associate with Baker Donelson. The topic is: ETHICS IN LEGAL WRITING. May meeting - Juvenile Judge Sharon Guffee
  • Contact WCBA

    Williamson County Bar Association

    P.O. Box 476

    Franklin, TN 37065

    news@wcba-tn.org

     

    Please do not share confidential information via the contact form below.

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