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

In this issue, read about Ida B. Wells, a young black woman who in the late 1800s bravely spoke against abuses in the school system, campaigned tirelessly against the horrors of lynching, advocated for suffrage rights for women, exposed injustices, and battled against segregation laws. Other features cover changes in the U.S. international taxation system and 'de novo' appeals in general sessions court. TBA President Jason Pannu writes about the purpose of the association, serving all members. Two books are reviewed, and columns include updates on banking, irrevocable trusts and a tribute to the Voice of the Vols, John Ward.

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 The book, which includes published and unpublished cases from Aug. 8, 2003, through Dec. 31, 2016, is compiled by the section's Alimony Committee under direction of its chair, Amy Amundsen.

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Don't miss this opportunity to register and plan for 15 hours of CLE in one-day

This annual staple is a 15-hour CLE, offering tips and updates in diverse areas of law, designed to be relevant to a wide range of practice areas. The program will provide you with 7 hours of live credit (5 general, 2 dual) and 8 prepaid credits to complete...

Reading is an integral part in the practice of law, it is among the most used communication skills, but is often the most underdeveloped. Information from our colleagues, staff, and clients is being transmitted to us at the speed of light, and lawyers are expected to absorb it just as fast. This program is designed to teach you the skills of speed-reading. Practicing speed-...

The Elder Law Basics program is designed for attorneys new to the practice, or those looking to brush up on their knowledge in this area. This year's program will focus on the ins and outs of public benefits, as they pertain to seniors, allowing you to stay on top of developments and changes in this field. Don't miss this opportunity to obtain necessary CLE credits, while...

The Nashville Fraternal Order of Police has sued to block a vote on the creation of a community oversight board, which would appoint citizens to review complaints on law enforcement....
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday affirmed that the Hamilton County school system violated federal guidelines when it separated a second-grader with Down syndrome from general education...
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