CLE Programming

Onsite and live webcasts for Tennessee lawyers.

Estate Planning Part 2: Confidentially and Capacity

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 1:30pm

The purpose of this series is to assist attorneys with a fundamental understanding of estate planning and probate in Tennessee.

This session will continue the discussion on basic estate planning documents and strategies, including advance directives, wills, revocable living trusts, testamentary trusts and basics of tax planning.

Other topics include:

  • Communication,confidentiality, and capacity
  • Client under a disability
  • Elements of undue influence
  • Disposition of documents

 

Probate Part 1: Jurisdiction and Client Interview

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:00pm

The purpose of this series is to assist attorneys with a fundamental understanding of estate planning and probate in Tennessee.

This session will include an overview of the probate process in Tennessee, including basic documents required for probate, tax returns, issues related to TennCare and avoidance of probate pitfalls.

Other topics include:

Probate Part 2: Tax Returns, Title and Discovery of Assets

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 1:30pm

The purpose of this series is to assist attorneys with a fundamental understanding of estate planning and probate in Tennessee.

This session will continue the discussion on the probate process in Tennessee, including basic documents required for probate, tax returns, issues related to TennCare and avoidance of probate pitfalls.

Other topics include:

President Obama's Executive Order on Immigration

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 6:00pm

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of Executive Actions on Immigration that will lead to millions of undocumented individuals receiving work authorization and not being subject to deportation for an initial three-year period. The two principal groups that benefit are parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents and individuals who meet the current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals guidelines regardless of their age being over 30. Find out the details of these programs as well as many other changes in immigration policy.

Tort and Insurance Forum 2015

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 8:00am

This year's annual forum will focus on the best practices in premises liability, uninsured motorist, and product liability. Highlights and updates in workers compensation will be addressed. Other sessions include insurance coverage and bad faith, and implicit bias in jury selection. New lawyers in this area as well as seasoned lawyers will benefit from these updates.

Topics Include:

Pro Bono Made Easy

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 12:00pm

With advances in technology, we can now provide pro bono services anytime from anyplace. With the new year on the horizon it is a perfect time to set goals for yourself or your firm. This presentation will give you an overview of opportunities for providing services to vulnerable Tennesseans.

Discussion includes:

-A summary of the civil legal needs assessment that was recently completed

- A discussion of how technology can be used to bridge the justice gap

Is Your Potential Client a Nigerian King: Best Practices in Evaluating New Client Inquiries

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 12:00pm

Scam e-mails are no longer only being sent from displaced Nigerian kings. These e-mail schemes have advanced in sophistication, with lawyers as the targets and the scammers posing as potential clients. This seminar will help you and your firm create a system to identify the most common scams and to evaluate the legitimacy of foreign inquiries.

A Tour of Tennessee Attorney’s Trust Account Handbook [Webcast Version]

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10:00am

Need guidance setting up or maintaining a trust account? A new publication from the Board of Professional Responsibility can help. This presentation will cover topics ranging from the basics of trust accounting rules, to the day-to-day chores of reconciliation and recordkeeping, to more complicated issues regarding the kinds of internal controls lawyers must have in place and how to spot and avoid increasingly-sophisticated scams targeting lawyers and their trust accounts. This resource will provide guidance for new lawyers and seasoned lawyers.

A Tour of Tennessee Attorney’s Trust Account Handbook

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10:00am

Need guidance setting up or maintaining a trust account? A new publication from the Board of Professional Responsibility can help. This presentation will cover topics ranging from the basics of trust accounting rules, to the day-to-day chores of reconciliation and recordkeeping, to more complicated issues regarding the kinds of internal controls lawyers must have in place and how to spot and avoid increasingly-sophisticated scams targeting lawyers and their trust accounts. This resource will provide guidance for new lawyers and seasoned lawyers.

Not Just a Board Member: The Ethics of Serving on Nonprofit Boards

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 12:00pm

Attorneys are often asked to serve on boards and understanding your role and obligations can get tricky. When are you just a board member and when are you serving as an attorney for the organization? This presentation will help you learn how to handle the expectations of organizations when rendering legal advice.

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