Journal Online

The February TBJ will tell you all you need to know about Ouster Law in Tennessee. This month our employment law column covers retaliatory discharge and our elder law column delves into advanced care planning. Read about a Civil War scoundrel and the Memphis lawyer, John Hallum, who defended him back in 1864 in what was described as a “hopeless case.” TBA President Bill Harbison looks at another historical case, this one that helped develop the concept of due process. Bill Haltom writes about the late Dale Bumpers, the small-town lawyer who defended Bill Clinton before the Senate in the 1999 impeachment trial.

Sections, Divisions

Writing Contest

The TBA Environmental Law Section has announced the ninth annual Jon E. Hastings Memorial Award writing competition for law students enrolled in a Tennessee law school in 2015 or 2016. The competition is held in memory of one of the section's most outstanding founding members and has a cash prize pool of $1,200. It is a juried competition for the best legal writing on a topic of Tennessee or federal environmental law. Entries are due April 1, 2016. Download the competition rules and announcement.

Committees, Task Forces

Corporate Council Initiative

Representatives from all six Tennessee law schools gathered in Nashville over the weekend with leaders from the access to justice community for the fourth Law School Pro Bono & Public Interest Summit, hosted by Nashville School of Law and sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association's Access to Justice Committee and the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission. About 30 people took part in the program, including Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee and Nashville School of Law Dean (and former Supreme Court Justice) William Koch.

The TBA Public Education Committee has updated The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors for 2014. The updated 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. 



Take as many or as few hours as you need. Registration will be open all day. Payment will be determined at checkout based on the hours you need. The Law Tech UnConference is open to all practicing lawyers and will offer education on the latest technological advancements to help you in the practice of law.

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Join the TBA's Estate Planning and Probate Section at its annual Estate Planning & Probate Forum, where you will learn from some of Tennessee's top attorneys about cutting-edge estate planning techniques and probate considerations, as well as gain insight into the new legislation and case law rulings affecting these areas.

This information-packed, full-day...

Defense attorney Minton Mayer motioned to strike certain “offensive” allegations outlined in a $37.5 million lawsuit filed in November against Brentwood’s Fellowship Bible Church involving the...

Nashville attorney Gerard Stranch IV, a partner in Branstetter Stranch & Jennings,...

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