Journal Online

Amber Griffin Shaw writes about how having a mentor in Houston Gordon made all the difference in her law practice as a new lawyer. Read her story — and his advice — in the July issue. Knoxville lawyer Glen A. Kyle writes about planning options for spousal annuities, and columnists cover Bitcoin criminals, temporary insanity and the president’s Tweets. In his first column, President Lucian T. Pera writes about the challenges of change — whether it be in the changing of leadership at the helm of the TBA, the need for improvements in indigent defense for Tennessee’s least-privileged citizens,  or how lawyers respond to the dramatic changes “facing not just the profession or the business of lawyers, but the whole market for the delivery of legal services.”

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 The book, which includes published and unpublished cases from Aug. 8, 2003, through Dec. 31, 2016, is compiled by the section's Alimony Committee under direction of its chair, Amy Amundsen.

Events

Calendar

This year's annual forum will focus on best practices when you find yourself suing the federal, state, or local government. You will hear from both plaintiff lawyers experienced in bringing suit and defense lawyers who represent and defend the government. The seminar will address the best practices in bringing lawsuit, common mistakes and misconceptions, and unique issues...

Register and plan for 15 hours of CLE in one-day. Attend 7 hours on August 11th and 8 hours online -- at your convenience.

The Tennessee Bar Association's annual program is a 15-hour CLE offering best practices and updates in various areas of law. This program will provide you with 7 live hours, which includes 5 general and 2 dual hours and 8 prepaid credits to...

Register and plan for 15 hours of CLE in one-day. Attend 7 hours on August 18th and 8 hours online -- at your convenience.

The Tennessee Bar Association's annual program is a 15-hour CLE offering best practices and updates in various areas of law. This program will provide you with 7 live hours, which includes 5 general and 2 dual hours and 8 prepaid credits to...

President Donald Trump has nominated Tennessee state Sen. J. Douglas "Doug" Overbey (R-Maryville) to serve as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee,...
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