Bankruptcy Section -
This section monitors activity of the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts and studies recommendations for improvements of bankruptcy law and court procedures. It also acts as a liaison between the Bankruptcy Courts and the Chattanooga Bar Association.
Corporate/In-House Counsel Section -
This section provides attorneys employed by a corporation or who limit their practice to direct representation of corporations with an opportunity to meet regularly and exchange ideas on issues of common concern.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SECTION -
The Criminal Justice Section is open to all lawyers whose practice involves the criminal justice system. The Section’s mission is to educate Section members and the general public about the criminal justice system and its purpose; foster productive communication among Section members, members of the judiciary, and criminal justice agencies; and seek improvement in the operation of the criminal justice system.
FAMILY LAW SECTION
The Family Law Section is open to any attorney practicing family law in Chancery, Circuit, or Juvenile Court. This Section was formed to address issues which confront the practitioner in these Courts and to have monthly meetings which focus on issues of relevance to the family law practitioner and provide a forum for discussion of changes in this area of the law.
Federal Bar Section –
The Federal Practice Section of the Chattanooga Bar Association is unique in that it is also a separate bar association - the Chattanooga Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. This combination increases the effectiveness of the organized bar in promoting increased knowledge and competence in Federal practice and in effecting better communication between the Federal bench and the local bar. Membership in the Federal Bar Association is a membership in a national organization that entitles members to a monthly magazine and the opportunity to participate in other activities at a national level. The chapter/section conducts two Federal practice seminars in conjunction with the biennial swearing in of new attorneys in the Federal district court. Although there is a separate dues structure for the Federal Bar Association, the savings for members at the seminars and other functions will offset most of the dues. Past functions have also included a seminar on Federal sentencing guidelines, a project to move books to the Frank W. Wilson Library and dinners for the annual meeting.
Health Care Section - Bill Young, Chair
The purpose of this section is to increase interest in the field of health law by members of the Association, non-members of the Association, and lay-persons; and to serve and educate its members in the field of health law.
Government & Public Service Lawyers Section -
This section is open to all lawyers employed by any governmental entity, state, federal or local, including judicial clerks and attorneys with legal service agencies, has been organized to address the needs and concerns of government and public service lawyers which are not otherwise met by the organized Bar.
Labor and Employment Section -
The Labor & Employment Section shall meet quarterly to discuss current and important Labor and Employment issues. At each meeting, a designated speaker is asked to prepare a half hour lecture on a topic germane to the group. This usually includes areas related to wage-hour, ERISA, EEO or Labor laws. Attendance is open to anyone interested and is geared toward those attorneys practicing in these areas.
Real Estate Section
The Real Estate Section was formed to address issues which confront the practitioner in this area of law. The meetings focus on issues of relevance to the real estate practitioner and provide a forum for discussion of changes in this area of the law.
Senior Lawyers Section -
The Seniors Section is comprised of members over the age of 50. The Section shall meet three to four times per year. The section affords an opportunity for senior members to gather for fellowship and address interests unique to them, while staying abreast of CBA activities.
Small Firms Section -
The purpose of the Small Firm Section is to create a network of members who either practice by themselves or in small firms to share information, pool resources and to identify specific management and marketing techniques designed for small firms and individual practices.
Trust and Estate Section - Randy Van Dolson
The Trust and Estate Section was formed to address issues which confront the practitioner in this area of law. The meetings focus on issues of relevance to the trust and estate practitioner and provide a forum for discussion of changes in this area of the law.