Nashville Bar Foundation

The Nashville Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Nashville Bar Association, today announced
that four local organizations received Bar Foundation grants to support their respective, law-related educational and charitable initiatives. Congratulations to the the follow recipients: The Family Center, Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee and Nashville Community Education.

View the detailed press release here:


Nashville Bar Journal Article for March 2014:
The Beatles and the Nashville Bar Foundation Present:
The NBF Leadership Forum
- by Robb Bigelow
Last year, the Nashville Bar Foundation (NBF) and the Young Lawyers Division worked together to strengthen their relationship.  During one of many meetings, Bob Mendes informed me that NBF Fellows John Tarpley and Gail Ashworth were contemplating putting together a leadership program designed for young lawyers practicing in Nashville and asked if I wanted to help with the planning.  I enthusiastically agreed.  Months later, I was honored to be asked to write an article giving some details about the program, called the Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum, and, importantly, to ask for your help. View the article in its entirety here:


Nashville Bar Journal Cover Story for October 2013: For much of 2013, the Foundation's Trustees have been working on a plan to recast the Foundation as a more active participant in our legal community.  In an October 2013 Nashville Bar Journal article (, the plan is described in detail.  Also, the Foundation has recently launched a court rules app for mobile devices.  More information is available at:



The mission of the Nashville Bar Foundation is to support and expand the provision of law-related educational and charitable programs and services that promote the knowledge, understanding, and respect for the law among students, the general public, and the legal community; to preserve the honor and integrity of the legal profession; to foster collegiality among members of the legal profession; and to improve the administration of justice throughout the greater Nashville area.

Approved at Board of Trustees meeting, September 17, 2013


The Objective of the Nashville Bar Foundation is to raise an endowment that will allow the NBF to have an impact on initiatives in the Nashville legal community.


The Nashville Bar Foundation was incorporated in May of 1980 with funds collected by the Nashville Bar Memorial Fund.

The Fellows Program was established in 1991 as a way for the bar to honor its colleagues who have contributed significantly to the community. Devotion to service to the client and to the public interest are hallmarks of the program. Fellows are selected by their colleagues. Each "class" of Fellows is limited to approximately 1% of the bar in Nashville.


The following firms have made pledges to support the NBF in the amount of $100 per attorney for a period of five years.

Miller & Martin
Neal & Harwell
Stites & Harbison
King & Ballow
Sherrard & Roe
Parker & Crofford

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