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Follow the 38-year legal battle to secure educational opportunity for African-Americans in Tennessee's public colleges and universities, in this issue. Written by the mediator and court's monitor in the case, this explains all the twists, turns and intrigue of the famous Geier case. TBA President Lucian T. Pera explains what he sees as a market failure for lawyers as well as what the solutions could be. Tennessee's 1865 Constitution and "the return of civil government" is examined, and a novel about a pirate is reviewed. Columnists cover trusts, the phases of banking law — and the bankruptcy of Toys 'R' Us.

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 The book, which includes published and unpublished cases from Aug. 8, 2003, through Dec. 31, 2016, is compiled by the section's Alimony Committee under direction of its chair, Amy Amundsen.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 advanced level program for state and local lawmakers, judges, candidates for executive, judicial or legislative positions, campaign chairs and campaign treasurers and their counsel will include all aspects of the law and ethics of election for office in 2018.  The program will include the ethical issues involved in compliance with election law provisions required...

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...

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...

A special task force on juvenile justice today presented state leaders with a set of data-driven policy recommendations. The Joint Ad-hoc Blue Ribbon task force – composed of leaders from the...

With Judge Angelita Blackshear Dalton's succession to the Davidson County Criminal Court, Nashville's Metro Council is filling the...
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