CLE Programming

Onsite and live webcasts for Tennessee lawyers.

Appointed Clients in General Session and Juvenile Courts (Online)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 12:00pm

Appointed clients in General Sessions, Criminal, and Juvenile courts and phases can overlap and become a chore to track for billing purposes. This session will provide very simple forms and strategies for appointed-client case management.

Employment: How the National Labor Relations Act Impacts Your Workplace Unionized or Not (Online)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 12:00pm

Under the current administration, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been aggressively seeking to promote the relevance of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in most private workplaces, particularly those with employees who are not in a union.

Alternatives to Guardianships (Online)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 12:00pm

This presentation will discuss the alternatives that should be explored before a conservatorship proceeding is commenced. The presentation will cover the basic conservatorship process and the options that may be available for avoiding a conservatorship proceeding altogether.

E-Verify and Tennessee Lawful Employment Act (Online)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 12:00pm

In this session, I will discuss the 2011 Tennessee Lawful Employment Act, which became effective for large employers (500 or more employees) on January 1, 2012 and is being phased in for smaller employers. I will discuss the interaction between the Act and federal immigration laws governing I-9s and E-Verify. I will also discuss the difference between Tennessee’s law and other southern states relating to the use of E-Verify.

Skills for Lawyers: Negotiation Strategies (Online)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 12:00pm

This final session in the Young Lawyers Division's skills webcast series will prepare you for your negotiations including: preparation for negotiations, development of proposals, sequencing of proposals during negotiations, and how to address barriers and challenges during negotiations. In addition, this session will also focus on ethical considerations every lawyer should be aware of during the course of negotiations.

Skills for Lawyers: Writing Effective Briefs (Online)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 12:00pm

The third installment in the Young Lawyers Division's skills webcast series looks at writing effective legal briefs. It's no secret that writing briefs is one of the most important aspects of litigation practice today. But figuring out what to write -- and how to write it -- can frustrate all of us. This session will discuss some of the issues commonly faced in brief writing and will offer some helpful hints for writing clear and persuasive trial and appellate briefs.

Skills for Lawyers: Case Assessment & Management (Online)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 12:00pm

This second offering in the Young Lawyers Division's skills webcast series will focus on how to improve outcomes in litigation. Like most things, successful litigation is the result of preparedness and knowing what is going on. But early case assessment and case management also are critical aspects of achieving better results for clients. This session is designed to give an overview of the steps for effective case management, and how to avoid the common pitfalls that plague case management.

Skills for Lawyers: Contract Drafting (Online)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 12:00pm

The first of four webcasts being presented in March by the Young Lawyers Division, this session will explore how to translate a business deal into a contract --  a critical skill often overlooked in law school curriculum.  This session will focus on the basics of contract drafting considerations and techniques including representations and warranties, covenants, as well as the role of amendments, waivers and other miscellaneous aspects of contracts.

Taking and Defending Effective Depositions - Memphis (Live Program)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 8:00am

You can't win a trial at deposition, but you certainly can lose one. This CLE is designed to avoid that outcome by addressing basic and intermediate deposition techniques in general personal injury cases. Attendees will hear from experienced litigators – both from the plaintiff and defense perspective – who will discuss key components of the deposition process.

Taking and Defending Effective Depositions - Nashville (Live Program)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 8:00am

You can't win a trial at deposition, but you certainly can lose one. This CLE is designed to avoid that outcome by addressing basic and intermediate deposition techniques in general personal injury cases. Attendees will hear from experienced litigators – both from the plaintiff and defense perspective – who will discuss key components of the deposition process.