On December 5, 2018, attorney Hal Hardin received the prestigious John C. Tune Public Service Award at the Nashville Bar Association’s Annual Banquet. The John C. Tune Public Service Award was originally approved by the Board of Directors at its monthly meeting on April 6, 1983 to be given to the Nashville Bar Association member who has shown the highest degree of dedication—not only to his or her work as a lawyer—but to the betterment of the community in which he or she lives.
The purpose of the award is to recognize members who make outstanding contributions to the greater Nashville area community while distinguishing themselves as practicing attorneys. The award is to be the highest award presented at the NBA Annual Banquet. Due to the nature of the award and the fact that it is to be considered the highest award which can be bestowed upon a member, it was decided that the award did not necessarily have to be given annually, but only when there is someone deserving of this award.
In accepting the award, Hardin recognized the tremendous contributions of Tune to the Bar and looked forward to the exciting work being done by the next generation of great lawyers.