Foundation Awards 2024 IOLTA Grants of $2,000,000

“Special Award” of
additional $1,000,000

Our Mission

The Tennessee Bar Foundation is an organization of attorneys from across the state, active since 1982. Our Mission is to:

•  Honor attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the profession by electing them to membership as "Fellows."

•  Use the contributions of these Fellows to support law-related public interest projects

•  Administer Tennessee's IOLTA (Interest On Lawyers' Trust Accounts) program.

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The Tennessee Bar Foundation honors attorneys who have distinguished themselves by electing them to membership as “Fellows.” New Fellows are selected each year and are honored at the annual Fellow's Dinner. Pictured above is the class of 2022. Click 'Learn More' for a photo legend.

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