The 2013 Equal Justice University conference was held from October 9 - 11, 2013 at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. With a group of over 200 attendees, trainers, speakers, and volunteers in attendance, this year's event was a great success!
See 2013 Equal Justice University conference photos here.
See 2013 Equal Justice University training materials here.
The 2013 Equal Justice University Keynote Speakers were Tennessee leaders. Conference attendees heard these four distinguished Tennesseans, who are known for their leadership in law and public policy. Learn more about them by clicking on their name below to see their official biographies. Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade spoke at this year's Wednesday Welcome Lunch. Memphis Mayor AC Wharton, Jr. gave the keynote address at this year's Access to Justice Awards Dinner. Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Beth Harwell and Tennessee Bar Association President Cindy Wyrick inspired attendees at the Leadership Luncheon.
Access to Justice Awards
At EJU each year, the Access to Justice Awards are presented to deserving advocates from across the state of Tennessee. The B. Riney Green Award celebrates the advocate who has demonstrated strong inter-program cooperation and the New Advocate of the Year Award celebrates advocates who have excelled within their first five years of work. See the 2013 Access to Justice Award winners here.
EJU Social Events
Besides substantive law training, this year's Equal Justice University offered attendees fun events to help them meet and enjoy spending time with their fellow equal justice community members. On Wednesday, October 9th following the Access to Justice Awards Dinner there was a Karaoke Contest at Maxwell's Bar in the Millennium Maxwell House.
On Thursday, October 10th, there was an Equal Justice Art Crawl hosted by the galleries in Nashville's hip 5th Avenue Arts District. They opened their doors exclusively for the equal justice community.
EJU Sponsorship Opportunities
By sponsoring the 2013 Equal Justice University organizations, corporations, and community members received individual benefits as well as the opportunity to support the providers of civil legal services for the poor, elderly, and victims of domestic violence across Tennessee. TALS is thankful for the commitment of these organizations in supporting excellent service across the state of Tennessee. TALS thanks 2013 Equal Justice University sponsors shown at right.
Proud Sponsors of the
2013 Equal Justice University
Leadership Luncheon Sponsor
5th Avenue of the Arts
Buck & Malinda Lewis