In 2001, the NLBA authorized the formation of The Napier-Looby Bar Foundation, Inc. (NLBF). The purpose of the NLBF is to raise funds for scholarships and charitable donations to deserving individuals and endeavors in the Middle Tennessee community. One of the foundation’s most popular events is an annual banquet and awards program which serves to honor distinguished attorneys and judges. NLBA has been privileged to have speakers of national prominence at its banquet and awards programs, including, among others, Drew Days, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights; Mary Francis Berry, United States Civil Rights Commission; Judge Nathaniel R. Jones, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; Fred D. Gray, President, National Bar Association; Julius L. Chambers, Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Jack Greenburg, Professor of Law, Columbia University; Roderick Gillum, General Counsel, Saturn Corporation; Justice Reuben V. Anderson, Mississippi Supreme Court; Justice Dennis W. Archer, Michigan Supreme Court; and Dr. Benjamin Hooks.
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