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Onsite and live webcasts for Tennessee lawyers.
Date:Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 8:00am
This program is for immigration defense attorneys and for plaintiff trial attorneys who have an interest in analyzing, preparing and prosecuting civil actions for damages and civil rights violations on behalf of immigrant clients. Immigration defense attorneys will be exposed to strategies which could be especially valuable in immigration court cases. Presenters will be Elliott Ozment, Tricia Herzfeld, Elaine Witty, and Andrew Free.
Date:Friday, April 12, 2013 - 8:00am
The Labor and Employment Forum provides timely, specialized and practical information on a range of labor and employment topics presented by Tennessee’s premier labor and employment practitioners. This year’s topics include labor and employment developments on the state and federal level, employment arbitration agreements, NLRB issues and updates, a roundtable discussion on FLSA issues, and legal ethics. The Forum will conclude with a talk from United States Magistrate Judge C. Clifford Shirley on discovery and federal practice issues in the labor and employment context.
Date:Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 8:30am
This seminar, in addition to providing legal and ethical updates, will provide the practitioner with insights regarding every aspect of the arbitration process. Key issues such as drafting an enforceable arbitration agreement and advocating before an arbitrator will be discussed in depth. Continental breakfast will be provided.
Topics will include:
- Privatizing Justice & Ethical Issues
- Caselaw Developments in Arbitration Law
- Administered and Non-Administered Arbitration
- Drafting an Enforceable Arbitration Agreement
How the Use of “Loan-Out” Companies May Affect the Termination Rights of Recording Artists and Songwriters (Online)
Date:Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 12:00pm
For decades, recording artists and songwriters have routinely used so-called “Loan-Out” companies to minimize both taxes and exposure to personal liability. But in doing so, could they have inadvertently nullified their statutory termination rights under the Copyright Act? This program will examine the use of “Loan-Out” companies in the music industry and explore how their use may impede copyright recapture.
Legal Writing Never Gets Erased: Best Practices for Complaints, Answers, Motions, Responses, and Appellate Briefs (Live Program)
Date:Friday, March 22, 2013 - 8:00am
How you write is your legal legacy. Complaints, Answers, Motions, Responses, and Appellate Briefs remain a part of the public record for all time. And because of electronic filing, electronic data storage, and the explosion of legal information and research websites, the things you write never get erased. Everything that you write becomes a virtual fingerprint, serving as a contemporary sign and a permanent remnant of your legal acumen. This seminar will refresh and improve your legal writing skills and help to ensure that your legacy is one of excellence.
Date:Friday, March 8, 2013 - 8:00am
Practical Help for your Practice
Date:Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 8:00am
This year’s annual program will focus on the latest updates in tort and insurance practice. Two sessions will help lawyers get up to speed on where we are with tort revision in Tennessee. A panel of experts will review the past year’s hot cases and Senator Doug Overbey will provide a legislative update. Two bonus features include a session on ethics specific for tort lawyers and a 15 minute review of TBA’s Section website offering practice tips for Tennessee lawyers.