The first female to serve as the Tennessee Supreme Court chief justice retires this year.
The Tennessee Bar Association honored Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice M. Holder today with the 2014 William M. Leech Jr. Public Service Award at the Tennessee Bar Association’s annual meeting in Gatlinburg.
The Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Fellows gives the award for outstanding service to the legal profession, the legal system and their community. Holder will retire Aug. 31. She has served on the state Supreme Court since 1996.
Yolanda Putman has been a reporter at the Times Free Press for 11 years. She covers housing and previously covered education and crime. Yolanda is a Chattanooga native who has a master’s degree in communication from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Alabama State University. She previously worked at the Lima (Ohio) News. She enjoys running, reading and writing and is the mother of one son, Tyreese. She has also ...