Following the creation and inaugural meeting of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association’s (TTLA) Women’s Caucus in mid-June, Tennessee’s women trial lawyers, paralegals, and the men who support them are invited to join the newly-formed organization.
The Women’s Caucus aims to expand the reach of TTLA while creating additional networking, referral, and leadership opportunities for female trial attorneys in Tennessee.
“We’re still in the early stages, and we’re fired up,” said founding member Laura Heiman, attorney with Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, in Nashville. “There are so many talented women trial attorneys in our state, and we know that we can accomplish great things by bringing together this group of powerful professional women.”
The Women’s Caucus inaugural meeting took place during TTLA’s annual convention on June 14, 2017. The caucus plans to hold two events in the next year, and a survey will go to TTLA members in July requesting feedback on the caucus’s priorities and agenda. The group will adopt bylaws and elect officers at the 2018 TTLA annual convention in Memphis.
“We are very excited that Laura is taking the lead on this new organization, and we support what it brings to the membership and to TTLA,” said Mark Chalos, managing partner of Lieff Cabraser’s Nashville office and treasurer of TTLA’s Executive Committee.
TTLA members interested in joining the caucus and participating in upcoming events are invited to email Ms. Heiman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
TTLA is a professional organization of member attorneys dedicated to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitutions of the United States and of the State of Tennessee by way of trial by jury; advancing the science of the legal system; supporting advocacy and justice of the public good; and advancing the cause of those who experience personal harm or property damage. Learn more at www.ttla.org.
About Laura Heiman
Laura Heiman is an associate in the Nashville office of Lieff Cabraser who represents class action and whistleblower plaintiffs as part of the firm’s defective products, personal injury, and consumer protection practice groups. Prior to joining Lieff Cabraser, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the Honorable Jane B. Stranch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Her prior practice includes working as a litigation associate at Morrison and Foerster, LLP, where she focused on representing pro bono clients with civil rights and constitutional claims before the federal courts of appeals and the United States Supreme Court.