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

When there is a right, there should be a remedy, but as Robert Dalton and David Hudson point out in the November issue, Tennessee’s Constitution doesn’t include compensation for a citizen for an injury by a governmental actor who has violated its provisions. Also, David Broemel details what happens if an insurer fails. TBA President Jason Pannu delves into how lawyers can watch for unhealthy habits, and focus on well-being -- and what the options are for help, such as the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program, when needed. Columnists this month cover authentication of social media in criminal activities, Word War I and the Constitution, and the latest on the decision against letting Valparaiso merge its law school with MTSU.

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 The book, which includes published and unpublished cases from Aug. 8, 2003, through Dec. 31, 2016, is compiled by the section's Alimony Committee under direction of its chair, Amy Amundsen.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

The court of criminal appeals is unfamiliar territory for most lawyers and success in this court requires not only thorough preparation but mastery of oral and written advocacy as well. This boot camp allows lawyers to observe oral arguments in real cases being presented to the court, followed by analysis by the lawyers who participated in the arguments, discussing...

This year's administrative law forum will tackle hot button issues, such as recent changes regarding appeals of UAPA cases. We will also hold a session focused on the often-byzantine process of dealing with state regulatory boards. For ethics this year, we will be joined by an attorney from the Board of Professional Responsibility discussing the ethics surrounding zealous...

Leadership is explored through an interactive curriculum designed to look at the challenging characteristics needed in today's leaders. The Leadership Academy will put you with today's leaders to be mentored, challenged, and encouraged. Attendees will view and discuss Ted Talks on Everyday Leadership, Grit, and Leaving a Legacy. Academy faculty will help you identify...

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission will consider six applicants for a seat on the 20th...

Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Jennifer Smith to the Davidson County Criminal Court,...

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