Damali booker 1L minority job fair

The 1L job fair is a project conducted by the Diversity Committee of the NBA.
It is a job fair held in February or March of each year for minority students who are in their first year
of law school, for summer clerkships between their first and second year. In 2003, the job
fair was named in honor of Damali Booker, daughter of Cyrus and Cherie Booker, who had
participated in the job fair as a 1L, was in her 3rd year of law school and had already
accepted a position with an employer she originally met at the job fair. Damali died
unexpectedly before her graduation from law school.


Information for Students

The Nashville Bar Association's annual Damali Booker First Year Minority Clerkship Job Fair will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee.  This event will begin with a reception for all candidates and participating employers on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, 211 Commerce Street, Nashville, TN 37201. (view map).

In mid-November, a list of participating employers will be posted here on the NBA website for the students to review.

We ask that all interested candidates send a resume, writing sample, and both undergraduate and law school transcripts, no later than January 10, 2014, to the Nashville Bar Association, 150 Fourth Ave, North, Suite 1050, Nashville, TN  37219 (Attention: Traci Hollandsworth), in order to be considered for participation in the program.  Many area employers begin their recruiting process well before they conduct on-campus interviews, and many others do not interview at law schools.  Therefore, it is extremely important that students adhere to the scheduling deadlines.

Contact Traci Hollandsworth at (615) 242-9272 or traci.hollandsworth@nashvillebar.org if you have any questions about this information or the Job Fair. 

Student Registration Form

Student Ranking Form


Thanks to all of this year's participating emploYers:

Please continue to check this section in the coming weeks as new employers are being added.

Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Bass Berry & Sims, PLC

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP

Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Burr & Forman, LLP

Butler Snow, LLP

Dickinson Wright, PLLC

Metro Public Defender’s Office

Miller & Martin, PLLC -  Chattanooga Office

Nashville Electric Service

Neal & Harwell, PLC

Sherrard & Roe, PLC

Tennessee Attorney General’s Office

Tennessee Board of Regents




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Program Details

February 7-8, 2014
at Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz Law Firm directions

Student Registration Form

Student Ranking Form



If you are an Employer interested in
participating in the 1L Job Fair,
please contact:

Traci HollandsworthTraci Hollandsworth
Nashville Bar Association
150 4th Ave. N.
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: 615-242-9272
Fax: 615-630-7050
E-mail: traci.hollandsworth@nashvillebar.org