Chattanooga Chapter

Message from the President

Welcome to the Chattanooga Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Our Chapter is strong and thriving and we invite you to participate. With approximately 125 members, we are an active Chapter offering regular CLE opportunities, lunches with the federal judges, social hours and gatherings to network and learn more about federal practice, mentoring opportunities, nationwide federal practice resources, and opportunities to help serve the judiciary and the public.

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Historical Society

The Historical Society of Tennessee is looking for new members. In March, you should have received a letter from Don Ferguson regarding the Society and its projects. The mailing also included the Society's newsletter which featured our local chapter 13 Trustee C. Kenneth Still. If you are interested in the Society, you may contact Mr. Ferguson at

Future CLE Programs

The Association is looking for ways to serve its members. If you have ideas for programs, events or CLE, please send us your suggestions.

School Tours

The association provides tours of the federal courthouse as part of its community outreach program. We are looking for new tour guides to join this committee. The time commitment involved would only be for an orientation session and about three hours to conduct the tour. We are looking to have a pool of trained attorneys so that no one would have to do more that a couple of tours during the school year. Please contact the Chapter if you are interested in participating.

Issues Regarding the Judiciary

The General Counsel for sixty major U.S. corporations have written a letter to key members of Congress urging a positive response to Chief Justice John Roberts’ plea for a substantial increase to the salaries of federal judges. You may recognize a number of your clients on the list of signatories. If you would like to voice your thoughts to your representatives or the members of the Judiciary Committee, we encourage you to do so.

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