A letter from the TCAA President:
TO: Tennessee County Attorneys and Other Attorneys
FROM: Richard B. (Bud) Armstrong, TCAA President
DATE: July 7, 2016
SUBJECT: 2016-2017 Membership Dues
In 1986, a group of County Attorneys from both urban and rural counties across Tennessee saw a need to form an organization that would provide an opportunity for County Attorneys to network and to share their research and experiences. To address this need, those attorneys formed the Tennessee County Attorneys Association (TCAA) and elected the first Board of Directors.
The TCAA Board of Directors is representative of our membership, including attorneys from large and small counties and from each Grand Division. Further, TCAA members have a place to get CLE Credits that are relevant to their duties such as civil rights and employment litigation, open meetings and open records requirements, education and ADA issues, blight and jail overcrowding and many other topics. TCAA continues to follow the philosophy of the original members that the cost of these seminars should be modest because most County Attorneys pay for their own CLE credits.
An annual conference is held in each Grand Division of this state on a rotating basis for a nominal registration fee. The conference typically offers 6.5 hours of CLE credits, which includes three (3) credit hours of ethics. A golf tournament is also held each year as part of the conference.
In addition to the benefits of the annual conference, the network of County Attorneys that has grown over the past 29 years has proven to be a tremendous asset to me and to many other attorneys who work, or have worked, in the public sector. Your membership in the TCAA will provide you with an opportunity to benefit personally and professionally from the relationships that you will create while a member.
As President, I encourage you to renew your membership with TCAA this year. If you are not currently a member, please consider joining us. I am available to answer any questions that you may have about TCAA. The membership year runs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 (TCAA’s fiscal year). Please return the Membership Application as soon as possible in order to assist the Board of Directors in making plans for the 2017 annual conference in Knoxville in late April or early May.