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Front Page - Friday, April 28, 2023

TBA honors Legal Aid’s Anne Boatner


Each year, the Tennessee Bar Association recognizes outstanding service by attorneys who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to increasing access to justice for underserved individuals and communities in Tennessee.

This year, the TBA’s Access to Justice Committee recognized Legal Aid of East Tennessee staff attorney Anne Boatner as the Ashley Wiltshire Public Service Attorney of the Year.

This award recognizes an attorney for an indigent client in either civil or criminal defense who has provided dedicated and outstanding services.

Recipients of the 2023 TBA Public Service Awards were honored April 15 at a brunch event in downtown Nashville.

“It’s a pleasure to help my neighbors find security and comfort in their homes,” says Boatner. “I’m proud of the work the Eviction Prevention Initiative and Legal Aid have done to promote housing stability for all Chattanoogans and East Tennesseans and am excited to continue doing this work.”

Sources: Tennessee Bar Association; Legal Aid of East Tennessee