Law Day is held on May 1st every year around the country to celebrate the role of law in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession. The KBA’s celebration was held Wednesday and the program showcased the outstanding work of the Knoxville Barristers, the Young Lawyers Division of the KBA. Barristers President Mikel Towe provided an update on Barristers activities and challenged members to continue cultivating young lawyers so that the KBA’s strong legacy of involvement and service will be continued.
The highlight of the program was the presentation of the prestigious Law & Liberty Award to Nic Arning of Woolf McClane Bright Allen & Carpenter. Nic was recognized for coordinating Mobile Meals deliveries on behalf of the Barristers and the Knoxville Bar Association for over a decade. Nic quietly sets an example of good citizenship through his volunteer service. The Mobile Meals Program delivers more than 1,750 meals each year over the course of approximately 170 days to elderly shut-ins who are clients of the Knoxville/Knox County CAC/Office on Aging’s Mobile Meals Program.