Journal Online

Read about the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act in the July issue of the Tennessee Bar Journal, and learn the dangers of plea agreements that provide for concurrent Tennessee and federal sentences. Columns this month cover the Tennessee Tip Statute, one tool to fast-track Social Security disability claims, and a plea from our humor columnist to put that phone down and TALK TO PEOPLE. Two books are reviewed: Painted Trillium, by Robert Brandt; and The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, by James M. Dedman III and George R. Dekle Sr.

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 The book, which includes published and unpublished cases from Aug. 8, 2003, through Dec. 31, 2016, is compiled by the section's Alimony Committee under direction of its chair, Amy Amundsen.



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