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Dueling banjos? No, but the August Journal looks at a case of dueling banjo claims, after a valuable instrument was stolen only to turn up decades later to an unsuspecting buyer (and seller). This article explains the discovery rule in the conversion of personal property. You can also read about student loans and bankruptcy, developments in the trust world, foreclosures on meth houses, and one woman who loves the law so much she took the bar exam in two countries. TBA President Sarah Y. Sheppeard writes a moving column about what she learned from a very special lawyer, which caused her to follow the same path.


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.

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The17th Edition of the Alimony Bench Book is now available. Developed and produced by the TBA’s Family Law Section, the new edition includes information on how alimony is affected by the new tax law, how to argue alimony before the court, what traps you need to avoid and how to enforce your alimony awards. The new book is available to Family Law Section members as a free download. Others can purchase a copy of it through the TBA’s online bookstore. Not a member of the Family Law Section? You can join online now.



This annual forum gives practitioners in the creditors practice field the opportunity to earn 3 general and 1 dual CLE credits. Attendees will learn about construction liens, hear tips for bankruptcy and judgement collection and learn how to ethically collect debt while avoiding FDCPA violations and potential lawsuits.

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This year's tax forum will have several substantive sessions focusing on trust taxation, qualified opportunity zones, sales tax, international tax and QBI. End your day with a unique attorney wellbeing session co-presented by Venerable Panamwela Wajirabuddhi Thero, the Chief Abbot and the Tax Law Section Chair-Elect, Terry Olsen.


For newer health law practitioners, this program provides a general health law overview and discussion of hot topics by experienced healthcare leaders. Sessions provide practical tips to identify and avoid the pitfalls of real life situations in the heavily regulated health care industry.

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