Arts & Culture Podcasts

From the Tennessee Bar Association Podcast Network, Sidebar tells the stories of interesting attorneys from around the state. Hosted by Kate Prince of the TBA.


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From the Tennessee Bar Association Podcast Network, Sidebar tells the stories of interesting attorneys from around the state. Hosted by Kate Prince of the TBA.




Administrative Law: Judicial Deference to Agency Expertise

Join Nashville attorneys Jerry Taylor of Thompson Burton and Bill Penny of Burr & Forman as they discuss judicial deference to agency expertise in federal and in state courts and how agencies evaluate and interpret rules and statutes.


"Farewell and Thank you": A Conversation with Joycelyn Stevenson

In 2017 when Nashville attorney Joycelyn Stevenson saw a posting for executive director of the Tennessee Bar Association, she decided not to apply for the job. Five years later, Joycelyn has successfully headed up the TBA and is now returning to private practice as Managing Shareholder of Littler’s Nashville office. We sat down to talk with Joycelyn during her last week as executive director to learn more about the lessons she’s learned in this role, her leadership style, overcoming self-doubt, her advice to fellow leaders and lots more.


Ep. 6: David Anthony

In the middle of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Nashville attorney David Anthony left Bone McAllester Norton, his law firm of 13 years, and hung his own shingle. He joins the TBA's Sidebar podcast to discuss that transition, what he likes most about his solo practice, his biggest challenges and his advice for attorneys of any age or practice experience who are looking to make the same change. Additionally, David discusses resources offered by the TBA to help solo and small firm practitioners, including the Practice Management Center and the upcoming business education training program, Scaling Small Law.


Elaine Weiss & the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

Award winning journalist and author Elaine Weiss joins Sidebar to talk about her book "The Woman's Hour" and explain the crucial role that Tennessee, and Tennessee lawyers, played in the ratification of the 19th Amendment , guaranteeing American women the right to vote.


Ep. 4: Bill Ramsey & Ode to Otha

Otha Turner was a music legend from Mississippi Hill Country and one of the last remaining fife players in the fife and drum blues music tradition. When he passed in 2003 at the age of 94, that tradition and his legacy were left in the hands of his 12-year-old granddaughter Shardé Thomas and someone more unlikely—Nashville attorney Bill Ramsey. Their bond led to the preservation of an all-but-forgotten African American music tradition and to one of Nashville’s most unique and meaningful parties-- Ode to Otha.


Ep. 3: JK Simms

Employment law attorney JK Simms with Thompson Burton in Franklin sits down with Sidebar to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, how it's impacting his practice and the legal issues his clients might have further down the road.


Ep. 2: Kirsten Jacobson

Sidebar sits in on an "Improv for Communication" CLE and attorney Kirsten Jacobson talks to us about the benefits of improv for attorneys.


Special Episode: TBA Group Insurance Plan

In this special episode, TBA Executive Director Joycelyn Stevenson talks to Buck Orrison with TBA Member Insurance Solutions about the new association group health insurance plan.


Ep. 1: Keeda Haynes

Keeda Haynes served nearly five years in federal prison for a crime she didn't knowingly commit. After her release, she chose a surprising path-- law school. Now an Assistant Public Defender for the Metro Nashville Public Defenders office, this is Keeda's story.


Coming Soon: Sidebar

Coming July 1, 2019: Sidebar. Part of the Tennessee Bar Association Podcast Network.