Secretary Martin Luther King Junior Holiday Committee, State of Tennessee, 1985—1987. Member Tennessee Governor's Task Force Medicaid, 1992—1994. Active Institute Medicine Committee on Adequacy of Nursing Staffing, 1994—1996.
Chairman Tennessee advisory committee United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1985—1991, member, 1991—1997. Board directors Alive Hospital, 2005—2011, St. Thomas Health Services Foundation. Member advisory board League of Women Voters, 1979—1980.
Board directors Jewish Federation Nashville and Middle Tennessee, 1981—1990, member executive committee, 1988—1990, chairman community relations committee, 1980—1982, chairman campus committee, 1987—1989. Chairman task force cost containment and medical malpractice Rand Corporation, 1991—1992. Member advisory panel Office Technology Assessment study of defensive medicine and use of medical technical, 1991—1994.
Member advisory committee on The Records of Congress, 1997—1999. Consultant Leadership Nashville, since 1977, Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission, 1986—1987, Leadership Music, 1989—2002, Tenncare Reform Project, Office Governor Phil Bredesen, since 2004, Academy Country Music, 2005. Panelist American Arbitration Association, 1977—2002.
Member American Bar Association (secretary section legal education and admissions to bar 1982-1983, chairman subcommittee on state and local taxation committee on corporation law and taxation section on corporation, banking and business law since 1983, member accreditation committee section legal education and admissions to bar 1983-1989, member committee on state and local taxation section on taxation since 1983), National Academy of Sciences (institute of medicine), Association American Law Schools (chairman law, medicine and health care section 1987-1988, member executive committee 1988-1992, 2d vice chairman section local government law 1976-1978, member section council 1980-1986), Tennessee Bar Association (President's award 2004), New York State Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association (Liberty Bell award 1987), Association Yale Alumni (delegate), Yale University Law School Alumni Association (executive committee 1985-1988), University Club (Nashville).