NEW PROGRAMS TO HELP YOUNG LAWYERS LEARN THE ROPES

If you miss the challenges and camaraderie of law school, here are a pair of new programs for you. The TBAās Young Lawyer Division is launching a new 4L series of courses designed for attorneys in the first year of their practice, and a Skills Enhancement Series for attorneys in the first six years of practice. The 4L Series kicks off Nov. 17 with a program focusing on practice in state court. The Skills Enhancement Series starts Dec. 7 with a program on the new Limited Liability Company Act.

If your law school experience included more than just listening to lectures, weāve got that covered, too. Courses will be hosted at popular clubs, including B.B. Kingās in Nashville, the Downtown Grille and Brewery in Knoxville, St. Johnās Restaurant in Chattanooga and Swig in Memphis. All will begin at 3 p.m. and end at 5 p.m., with a happy hour to follow.

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TODAY'S OPINIONS: Friday, October 28, 2005
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Editor-in-Chief, TBALink

DEVON CRAWFORD v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Charles W. Gilchrist, Jr., Memphis, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Devon Crawford.

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Brian C. Johnson, Assistant Attorney General; William L. Gibbons, District Attorney General; and P. Thomas Hoover, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: HAYES

The Appellant, Devon Crawford, appeals the judgment of the Shelby County Criminal Court denying post-conviction relief. On appeal, Crawford argues that he was denied his Sixth Amendment right to the effective assistance of counsel. After review, the judgment of the post-conviction court is affirmed.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/2005/crawfordd102805.pdf


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