BRIO ITALIAN GRILLE
ATTENTION: Registration Ends Thursday, June 16
Speaker: Teresa J. Walker, CLM
About the Speaker:
Walker joined Nashville-based Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, in 1977 fresh out of college and has helped grow Waller from 16 attorneys to more than 250 with 5 offices in 3 states. She has opened and closed locations; upgraded accounting systems numerous times; handled endless HR issues; negotiated leases for and built out almost 200,000 square feet of office space in various locations; been involved in every aspect of the firm’s technology for years; worked with the Board and been involved in every aspect of Waller’s Board operations for almost 40 years; worked with compensation systems at all levels; partnered with nine managing partners to keep Waller vibrant helping develop and implement strategic plans. Currently, she is CEO of Tennessee Private Trust Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Waller and is developing an additional subsidiary, Legal Solutions and Innovations. Walker understands the value of servant leadership.
Walker is a Past President of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) completing a three-year term on its Executive Committee of its Board of Directors and a six-year term on the ALA Board. Walker assumed the ALA President role in May, 2015. She served on ALA’s Professional Development Advisory Committee from May, 2018, to May 2021, serving as both Chair and Vice Chair of the committee. She also belongs to ALA’s Large Firm Administrators Caucus, has served as a member of the Large Firm Administrators Steering and Education Committees, served as a Trustee of The Foundation of the Association of Legal Administrators, and was a member of the International Relations Committee of ALA. She is a Founding Member of the Middle Tennessee Association of Legal Administrators, which was chartered in 1980.
Inducted as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management in 2014, Walker was selected in 2017 to join the College Board of Trustees and served as the College Treasurer and on the Executive Committee. She co-chaired the College’s 2019 and 2020 Futures Conferences. Walker also served on the LogicForce Advisory Board and was a co-founder of the Juris Users Group.
Walker was appointed to the Board of Global Legal Blockchain Consortium in July, 2018. She is also a member of the Waller team that established TokenizeTN, a nonprofit trade organization created with a vision to realize the full potential of emerging technologies to drive a new era in Tennessee, with a particular focus on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Walker represents Waller as a member of Standards Advancement for the Legal Industry (SALI) organization. She graduated with a degree in Legal Secretarial Administration from Nashville Community College. She is a Southern Gospel music piano player, singer and songwriter heading up a quartet that performs regularly, which she has been doing since high school.
A Plated Lunch will be served:
Bread & Chopped Salad
- Grilled Salmon Salad
- Pasta alla Vodka
- Mezza Chicken Milanese with herb pasta
Unlimited Soft Drinks, Coffee, Tea
Cookies or Brownies for desert