Journal Online

The September Tennessee Bar Journal covers updates in Divorce Law, with details about recent federal actions impacting military service members. Also, the Family Matters column explains 2017 modifications to state child support laws. You’ll also find a fascinating overview of the Cumulative Error Doctrine. Other columns include torts, a book review on Lincoln’s Greatest Case, and a humorous take on a current lawsuit in the SEC. In perhaps one of the most important subjects, President Lucian Pera writes about recent studies showing how the legal profession has a much higher rate for addiction than other professions – and that those in the first 10 years of practice are most at risk. Pera offers startling statistics and helpful resources, suggesting that lawyers should be aware of warning signs and “if you see something, say something.”

Committees, Task Forces

The TBA Public Education Committee has updated The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors. The Handbook contains practical information on a wide range of topics, including issues such as applying for Social Security benefits, long-term care considerations and estate planning, as well as completely new sections addressing online security and new health care legislation. 

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 The book, which includes published and unpublished cases from Aug. 8, 2003, through Dec. 31, 2016, is compiled by the section's Alimony Committee under direction of its chair, Amy Amundsen.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

This program is designed for those that create or own intellectual property (inventors, makers, artists, licensing organizations, etc.) and the attorneys that represent them.

Because intellectual property ("IP") owned by individuals and small businesses is a key component and contributor to the Tennessee and U.S. economy, the Tennessee Bar Association will conduct an...

This program is designed for those that create or own intellectual property (inventors, makers, artists, licensing organizations, etc.) and the attorneys that represent them.

Because intellectual property ("IP") owned by individuals and small businesses is a key component and contributor to the Tennessee and U.S. economy, the Tennessee Bar Association will conduct an...

TBA's Creditors Practice Section offers current developments in this area of the law. This year's program will provide new information on creditors practice in estate claims and an update on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Other topics include a crash course in bankruptcy and an ethics session about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Lunch will...

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery is leading a bipartisan coalition of Attorneys General seeking documents from pharmaceutical companies related to an ongoing investigation into opioid...
Judge Allegra Walker has appointed attorney Renard Hirsch Sr. as the new referee for the Nashville General Sessions Environmental Court,...
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