Success!

Keep up with the achievements and moves of your colleagues across the state and beyond with the TBA's new online Success! feature. The print edition of this service will continue in the Tennessee Bar Journal, however, the legal community and general public will now be able to find the same information online and search by Success type as well as the recognition by name and location. Attorneys and firm representatives also may now submit items for Success! through a new online submission form.

Journal Online

The May Tennessee Bar Journal looks at recent decisions by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding sealing records – and what that likely means for the future. How to calculate commercial compensatory damages in Tennessee is also detailed – and don’t miss coverage of the recent State High School Mock Trial Championship. President Lucian Pera writes about the importance of the “fourth estate,” and a new TBA award honoring courageous reporting on justice and the law. It’s a way to fight fake news, he writes. Columnists this month cover Torts, Family Law, and the legal battle about Atticus Finch starring on Broadway.

Sections, Divisions

Writing Contest

The 15th Edition Alimony Bench Book is now available. TBA Family Law Section members can download the book free from the section's resource page after logging in. Others can purchase a loose-leaf printed version of this publication for $40 per book ($50 in a 3-ring binder) from the online TBA Bookstore or by contacting the TBA at (615) 383-7421. The book, which includes published and unpublished cases from Aug. 8, 2003, through Dec. 31, 2016, is compiled by the section's Alimony Committee under direction of its chair, Amy Amundsen.

Events

Calendar

Join us to participate in this discussion of how the #MeToo movement has impacted the legal world. We will hear about how employment and human resources issues are being reported and resolved, a panel discussion on the different perspectives arising from the social movement, and finally the ethical implications of the Supreme Court model rule change on discrimination. This...

This new program presented by the Tennessee Bar Association's recently formed Adoption Law Section will focus on changes to adoption law including a session about modifications to Tennessee's Adoption Code and the First in Adoption Act sponsored by the TBA in this year’s General Assembly. Practice leaders will give a special session about effectuating legislative change...

Catch up on the popular type of housing for downtown living and mixed-housing suburbs with this program. Sessions will give you a full and complete review of Tennessee's Condo Law practice. Experts who have worked on the development and practice of Tennessee Condo Law will be presenting from multiple perspectives for buyers, lenders, owners, and developers. Sessions will...

The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government and the Knoxville News Sentinel have joined together to file a motion to unseal documents related the state’s opioid lawsuit against Purdue Pharma,...
The Tennessee parole board was split three ways while trying to decide whether to grant clemency to Cyntoia Brown, the Nashville woman serving a life sentence for a murder she committed at 16 as...
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