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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It’s no April Fool, we hope you enjoy this new issue of the Journal! Hospital liens have become a focus of significant litigation in recent years, with the West case muddying the waters, but this cover story explains how Dedmon clarifies the confusion about use of medical bills and upholding the collateral source rule. We also cover recent evidence about nonparent visitation when it comes to the child’s best interests in divorce cases. President Lucian Pera is hopeful about the practice of law among all the change and uncertainty that is happening, that no single result is inevitable “and that should give us hope.” Columnists cover the effects of tax reform on estate planning, how to make banking accessible, and our humor columnist asks: “Where in the world is Nathan Bedford Forrest?”

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 The book, which includes published and unpublished cases from Aug. 8, 2003, through Dec. 31, 2016, is compiled by the section's Alimony Committee under direction of its chair, Amy Amundsen.



The 2018 Intellectual Property forum will include presentations on patent, trademark, and copyright issues. Practitioners may attend any or all of the presentations based on their learning needs.

The morning sessions will address viral trademarks, how to protect software using intellectual property and Supreme Court updates on trademarks and copyrights. The afternoon...

The 2018 TBA Business Law Forum will focus on emerging technologies that are affecting, or will soon affect, business lawyers across Tennessee. It will include an introduction to distributed ledger technology, including the blockchain, and a discussion of how this technology is being applied to transform electronic record-keeping in a variety of fields.  The forum will...

The TBA's Labor and Employment Forum provides timely, specialized and practical information on a range of labor and employment law topics. The Labor and Employment Section is excited about this year's Forum, which features an impressive panel of speakers balanced with experienced employment attorneys from both the defense and plaintiff side. This year's topics include new...

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