CLE Programming

Onsite and live webcasts for Tennessee lawyers.

Encountering and Avoiding Ethical Traps 2012 [Nashville]

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, February 17, 2012 - 12:30pm

This three-hour seminar presented in Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville will provide a unique and entertaining look at a range of ethical issues that attorneys face. Attendees will watch a series of video presentations containing ethical situations and engage in interactive discussion to gain insights on recognizing and avoiding common ethical traps. All times are local.

Tech Conference 2012

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 9:00am

This year’s Tech Conference offers attendees an unconventional educational opportunity on Feb. 16 at the Tennessee Bar Center. This program is open to all practicing lawyers and will offer education on the latest technological advancement to help you in the practice of law. This year’s program will continue to use an “unconference” approach similar to an open house format providing a unique opportunity for lawyers to interact with speakers, attendees, and sponsors.

Unconference Features:

VA CLE Credits: Compensation

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 12:00pm

In this session attorneys will become familiar with the Department of Veterans Affairs system and the types of claims commonly requiring attorney assistance.

This session will cover the following:
1) Disability compensation – eligibility, rating, payment rate, presumptive condition, concurrent retirement and disability, combat related special compensation, and available programs

VA CLE Credits: Accreditation

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 12:00pm

In this session attorneys will become familiar with the Department of Veterans Affairs system and the types of claims commonly requiring attorney assistance.

This session will cover the following:
1) Introduction and accreditation - application, initial CLE, annual certification, and continuing CLE requirements
2) Representing a client before the VA – engagement letter, pre consultation, filing the claim, and fee requirements
3) Basic eligibility of benefits

Copyright Terminations: Rights and Proper Notice

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 12:00pm

This seminar provides detailed information regarding the exercise of termination rights under the 1976 Copyright Act including how and when to give notice of termination.

CLE Ski 2012

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Saturday, January 28, 2012 (All day)

Join us January 28 through February 2, 2012, for the Tennessee Bar Association's 27th Annual CLE Ski in Snowmass, Colorado!! The Stonebridge Inn is located in the heart of Snowmass Village, one of Colorado's premier ski resorts. Just ten miles southwest of Aspen, The Stonebridge Inn is central to four remarkable ski areas: Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain and Buttermilk.

Remedies for Recovering Construction Claim Damages

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, January 27, 2012 - 8:00am

While construction disputes are basically contract claims, when it comes to damages and remedies, construction law becomes very difficult to navigate.

This seminar will address those issues that trip up even the experienced lawyer, such as:

  • Using the mechanic’s lien law; rescission; delay damages
  • Consumer Protection Act and Contractors Licensing Act
  • Liquidated damages; and damage limitation of liability clauses like waiver of consequential damages and delay.

Breakfast & Lunch will be provided!!

Employment Law: 2011 Year-In-Review

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 12:00pm

2011 was a busy year in the courts in the area of employment law at both the federal and state levels. This session will discuss and analyze the significant developments, and also look at what big issues are on the horizon.

Some of the topics include:

Tennessee Captive Insurance Act

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:00pm

This session will review the newly Revised Tennessee Captive Insurance Act, which deals with insurance companies formed by the businesses for which they provide insurance (hence the term "captive"). We will discuss the types and forms of captive insurance companies, the permitted lines of insurance, and the range of structures and situations where a captive insurance company can be used.

Environmental Law for the General Practitioner

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, January 20, 2012 - 8:30am

Please join us for a 3-hour seminar on January 20, 2012 on Environmental Law for the General Practitioner. This seminar will provide key environmental law knowledge to the general practitioner.

Topics will include:
• The basics of the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act
• Environmental issues in real estate transactions
• Enforcement Issues