Journal Online

The General Assembly’s 2017 amendments to the data breach law are a step toward addressing the threats of cyber-theft and the challenges it poses to residents and businesses. The November Tennessee Bar Journal tells you what you need to know to advise your clients in the event of a data breach. Also read this how-to for oral arguments so your appeals will stay on track. TBA President Lucian T. Pera addresses the problematic gap between existing legal needs of ordinary Americans and the ability of the legal profession to meet those needs. Columns this month are about criminal law and history, plus a humorous look at the new facial recognition technology on iPhones.

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 The book, which includes published and unpublished cases from Aug. 8, 2003, through Dec. 31, 2016, is compiled by the section's Alimony Committee under direction of its chair, Amy Amundsen.



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...

Updates in case law and a session on ethics and professionalism are back on the agenda for this year's annual juvenile law CLE. New topics include a session on infant mental health issues and best practices for working with published and unpublished works. Don't miss this opportunity to receive 5.75 hours of CLE and network with practitioners from across the state....

This is the 13th year that Brian Faughnan is performing the Ethics Roadshow for the TBA, but that is NOT actually the reason for the "13 Reasons Why" title. This year's program "Ethics Roadshow 2017 The Mixtape: Thirteen Reasons Why Ethics Issues are More Complicated Than Ever" is so-titled because of the presenter's slavish devotion to being influenced by pop...

Today is the first day candidates for local office are eligible to pick up petitions to run in the May county primary elections. Petitions are available at county election commission offices....
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