The 2014 Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors

Public education project provides information and resources for Tennesseans

The TBA Public Education Committee, through the leadership of Co-Chair Angelia Nystrom, 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. An updated list of resources relevant for Tennessee Seniors is also included.

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Civics Education Resources

Organizations across the country -- including bar associations, state agencies and educational groups -- offer resources for lawyers, judges and teachers to use in presenting civics and citizenship concepts to students and adults. The TBA Public Education Committee has compiled a list of these resources and is pleased to provide information about the groups and links to their online materials. Learn more below.

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Constitution Day Resources

Sept. 17 is recognized in the United States as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. The purpose of this day is to commemorate the creation and signing of the supreme law of the land and to honor and celebrate the privileges and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship for both native-born and naturalized citizens. Federal law requires that all schools receiving federal funds hold an educational program for their students on Constitution Day each year. In addition, judges are encouraged to make statements from the bench about the importance of understanding and appreciating the nation's founding document, and lawyers are encouraged to present information to student and community groups. This site provides links to resources designed to help in the presentation of Constitution Day concepts.

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