CLE Programming

Onsite and live webcasts for Tennessee lawyers.

Affordable Care Act For General Practitioners (Live Program)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, December 7, 2012 - 8:00am

The election is over, and implementation of the Affordable Care Act is now very real and very near.

Your clients and your firm have little time to grasp the fundamental changes that will be taking place in health care over the next 13 months as governments, insurance companies, health care providers and employers make the changes called for in the law.

This program will help you get up to speed on the Affordable Care Act and help you serve your clients.

Ethics Roadshow 2012 (Live Program in Chattanooga)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 8:30am

Whether you are consulting the Mayan calendar, strained readings of Nostradamus quatrains, or the very real deadlines put out by the CLE Commission, it is clear that the end is near. This we know.

Ethics Roadshow 2012 (Live Program in Knoxville)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 8:30am

Whether you are consulting the Mayan calendar, strained readings of Nostradamus quatrains, or the very real deadlines put out by the CLE Commission, it is clear that the end is near. This we know.

Client Communication: Creating the Revolving Door (Online)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 12:00pm

Client communication is the revolving door that brings clients in and back again -- if done properly. There are a couple of key things that need to be posted to your forehead before you pick up the phone, send an email, or even mail an invoice.

•How to set expectations
•How to ask for referrals or future business
•Bad news and good news do’s and don’ts
•How to talk about money
•Thanking the client for its business
•Simple “in-between” communications mean a lot 

Legal Issues in Education (Online)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, December 3, 2012 - 12:00pm

This session will cover the 10 principal issues in Education.

Transitional Legal Education Program 2012- Nashville (Live Program)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 8:30am

As a recently licensed attorney, sure you can quote hearsay exceptions, hammer out memos within 3 hours, and generally dazzle people with your extensive substantive legal knowledge. But can you manage clients and partners’ expectations, effectively communicate with opposing counsel, and ultimately avoid the kinds of mistakes that young lawyers can make that can expose them to disciplinary actions or even claims from their clients? Do you know how to properly begin and end the lawyer-client relationship?

Challenging the DCS Indication Process (Online)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 12:00pm

In Tennessee, the Department of Children’s Services maintains a confidential database containing the names of men and women whom the Department has found to be indicated for child abuse. If a person works or volunteers with children, an indication could have a terrible impact on their lives. This CLE will be focused on the processes involved in indications and how to defend these types of cases.

Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act- More Small Business Capital in Tennessee? (Online)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, November 16, 2012 - 1:00pm

In April 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups ("JOBS") Act, federal legislation designed "[t]o increase American job creation and economic growth by improving access to the public capital markets for emerging growth companies." The JOBS Act amends the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, in various respects. This session explores the overall content of the JOBS Act focusing most intently on its application to business organizations—private and public—organized or operating in Tennessee. 

Commonly Encountered Patent Law and Trade Secret Issues for Non-IP Lawyers (Online)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 12:00pm

This program will cover the basics of patent law and trade secrets, including an introduction to patentable subject matter, what the non-IP practitioner needs to know about the patent procurement process, how to avoid common mistakes made by non-IP lawyers, and an overview of the costs, timeline and economic incentives associated with seeking either patent or trade secret protection. This program is for non-specialists and for lawyers who are in charge of intellectual property buy don’t practice in the area.

Hot Topics In Real Estate 2012 (Live Program)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 8:00am

Professionals representing purchasers, sellers and lenders in real estate transactions will benefit from this full day program. Experts from across the country will help update your knowledge of the new developments in real estate law, recent court decisions and other topics of interest to real estate title professionals.

This year's hot topics will include: