CLE Programming

Onsite and live webcasts for Tennessee lawyers.

Avoid Malpractice - Nashville Ethics CLE (Live Program)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 8:00am

Social media is unavoidable in today’s business world and legal profession. Its use by lawyers, clients, and adversaries presents opportunities but also legal ethics and malpractice risks. Maximizing the opportunities while avoiding the risks requires a unique understanding of the application of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Regardless of your firm’s current involvement in social media, this seminar will help you ethically navigate the use of this indispensable tool.

Transitional Legal Education Program 2012- Knoxville (Live Program)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, November 6, 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 client’s 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?

How to Read 84 Cases in a Day…Or Try To (Live Program)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 8:00am

Reading is an integral part in the practice of law. It is among the most used communication skills, but is often the most underdeveloped. Information from colleagues, staff, and clients is being transmitted at the speed of light, and lawyers are expected to absorb it just as fast. This program is designed to teach you the skills of speed-reading. Attendees will practice speed-reading legal documents and learn how to apply comprehension techniques that will help build memory and recall and get through those case files.

How to Introduce Different Types of Evidence (Live Program)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 8:00am

This program will focus on how to introduce different types of evidence and include discussion on problem areas. A brief overview of the Rules of Evidence will help us kick start the program. Following, we will get into preserving evidence, laying a foundation and talk about the challenges of introducing photos, bank documents, and social media. Trial experts from across the state will provide you with their insight.

Growing Your Practice and Your Career (Live Program)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, October 26, 2012 - 8:00am

In addition to keeping up with changes in the law, lawyers today are faced with the challenge of developing and growing their practices. This program is designed for lawyers who face the challenges of growing their client base, keeping their careers on track, and making time for it to happen.

This program will cover sessions on internal and external business development, developing your expertise, maximizing your online profile, and time management.

Court Square Series 2012: Cookeville (Live Program)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 12:00pm

This three-hour program held in Cookeville is designed to provide attorneys with the latest developments in multiple areas of the law. Speakers in this year's program include: 

Nathan Ridley of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings will share with attendees the latest developments in the legislative arena. 

Tim Takacs, Certified Elder Law Attorney in Hendersonville, will talk about TennCare Medicaid estate recovery, including discussion of the latest cases and planning for older clients.

The Ins and Outs of Transactional Practice (Live Program)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 8:00am

This six-hour seminar will provide business attorneys with the information, tools and tips needed to successfully handle common business transactions. The seminar will offer an overview of different forms of business entities, with an emphasis on what entities are best for various clients and business plans, the 2012 adopted amendments to the Tennessee Business Corporation Act, the nuts and bolts of buying and selling a private company, as well as tax issues affecting different business structures. Each session will address pertinent issues for the transactional lawyer.

Labor & Employment Hot Topics: Insight From NLRB on Social Media (Online)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 12:00pm

This session will review new insight provided by the NLRB on Social Media and protected concerted activity and discharges. Discussion will cover the General Counsel’s emphasis on Social Media cases through issuance of Reports on Social Media cases; how Social Media may involve protected concerted activity by employees; cases that have been decided before Administrative Law Judges; and cases settled by the General Counsel/Regional Offices.

Court Square Series 2012 - Kingsport (Live Program)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 12:00pm

This three-hour program held in Kingsport is designed to provide attorneys with the latest developments in multiple areas of the law. Speakers in this year's program include:

Dean Greer of Dean Greer and Associates who will provide attendees with updates in disability law, to include coverage under both Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability, and Social Security.

Everett Mechem of Mechem Law Firm will discuss tips in practicing collection law in Tennessee and cover the basics of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

New Apps for Lawyers (Online)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 12:00pm

Since the beginning of 2012 there have been many additional Apps for lawyers who use their iPad as a practice management tool. This presentation will review those Apps and will discuss them in detail.