The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee has announced the selection of its new president of the board of directors as, N. Houston Parks. Parks is Chief Financial Officer of First Farmers and Merchants Bank of Columbia, TN. He has a extensive association and record of service with the Legal Aid Society.
Mr. Parks has a distinguished career development path, having attained his B.A. from Rhodes College and his J.D. from the University of Tennessee. Additionally he has attended the Cannon Financial Institute and the Executive Banking Institute. His professional affiliations include the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and Maury County Bar Association. He has previously served as Board Vice President of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee. He has also serves on the Martin Methodist College Board of Trustees and the Maury Alliance Board of Directors. Prior to joining First Farmers, Parks practiced law in Columbia.
Parks joined the the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society in 2002. He has served as a member of the executive committee as well as being on the endowment, audit, and compensation study committees. He has also served as the organization’s vice president prior to being named board president.
Other Legal Aid Society officers for 2008-2010 are:
- Kathryn Edge, immediate past president
- Susan Kay, first vice president
- Clisby Barrow, second vice president
- Jim Weatherly, third vice president
- Drew Goddard, treasurer
- Turner McCullough Jr. , secretary
- Charlie Warfield, at large member
The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands is Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm. The Legal Aid Society gives free civil legal aid to people who have nowhere else to turn. It serves 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge and Tullahoma. The organization is funded in part by the United Way. Additionally it welcomes private donations from the general public.