Faculty Profile: Lanis Karnes

Lanis KarnesKarnes Legal Services
Previous Courses Taught (2)
  • Juvenile and Children's Law Forum 2021
  • Juvenile Law Annual Forum 2016

2013 Sterling Award Winner: Top 20 Most Influential Women in West Tennessee JURIS DOCTOR Regent University School of Law 1996, Virginia Beach, Virginia ATTORNEY AT LAW – Karnes Legal Services licensed in Tennessee and Virginia FOUNDER: Karnes Kids; FACT Families Against CPS/DCS/Court Corruption in Tennessee STATE OF TENNESSEE COMMITTEES (present): TLAW Board Member Attorney Trainer for the Tennessee Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Court DCS Children's Justice Task Force; Court Improvement Committee Member Supreme Court of Tennessee Court Improvement Committee; Committee member to Review and Rewrite the Rules of Juvenile procedure 2013 Tennessee Bar Association COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIPS (present) Business and Professional Women Madison County LAW Madison County Bar Association Member North Side Assembly of God Christian Legal Society AWARDS AND HONORS Alliance Defending Freedom Honor Guard 2008 to present Madison County CASA Attorney of the year 2007 West Tennessee Legal Services Pro Bono Attorney of the Year 2007 TBJ Honor Roll for Pro Bono Work, February 2005 TBJ Honor Roll for Pro Bono Work January 2003 Regent University Faculty Achievement Award May 1996 State of Missouri Director's Special Service Award Dept. Social Services 1988 Ester Award, General Council of the Assemblies of God 1982 Miss Tennessee, C.A. 1971 Miss Tennessee, Missionette 1969 FORMER COMMITTEES/MEMBERSHIPS: National Leadership Award, The National Republican Congressional Committee; Honorary Chairman, Business Advisory Council 2003 Member, Tennessee Mental Health Law Revision Commission 1999 Program Administrator ARTOP, ADEP, Sikeston, Missouri 1990 – 1993 Regional Advisor to State of Missouri Department of Corrections 1990 1993 Governor's Council on Infant Mortality, Jefferson, Missouri 1990 Director, Heartland Center for Unwed Mothers, Chemical Abusers and Counseling, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 1990 1992 Founder and Director Scott County Adoption Support Group, Sikeston, Missouri 1988 – 1993 President Tri County Citizen's Advisory Group, Scott County, Missouri 1988 1993 Missouri House of Representatives Committee Hearing for the Hungry 1992 Member, Scott County, Missouri Infant Mortality Judicial Review Team 1991 1993 Charter Member Community Caring Council Cape Girardeau, Missouri 1989 1993 Founder, Tri County Home for Abused Children, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 1985 Calvary Temple, Jackson, Tennessee– praise and worship team 1999 – 2001 MOTIVATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL SPEAKER providing community education, seminars, conferences regarding the law and family matters.