CLE Programming

Onsite and live webcasts for Tennessee lawyers.

TBA 2017 Summer Annual Review in Nashville (Fast Track 15 Hours)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 8:00am

Register and plan for 15 hours of CLE in one-day. Attend 7 hours on August 18th and 8 hours online -- at your convenience.

The Tennessee Bar Association's annual program is a 15-hour CLE offering best practices and updates in various areas of law. This program will provide you with 7 live hours, which includes 5 general and 2 dual hours and 8 prepaid credits to complete 8 hours online -- anytime, at home or on your mobile device. This live/online combination allows you to customize your learning to your schedule and fulfills all your Tennessee CLE requirements for the year.

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Elder Law Forum 2017

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 8:00am

This full day forum offers essential and practical material for practicing Elder Law Attorneys and those interested in Elder Law. The program will start with a presentation on ABLE and Special Needs Trusts. Respected subject matter experts will share new and timely information related to Medicare benefits, estate planning, wills, and corresponding tax implications. Legislative updates will be provided to include information regarding nursing home law developments and regulations.

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Tennessee Code Annotated § 20-1-119: The Basics!

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:00pm

The comparative fault joinder statute, Tennessee Code Annotated section 20-1-119, has been on the books since 1993. However, despite its nearly quarter century of existence, members of the Bench and Bar still have questions. This introductory-level program will explain the basics of the statute and its interpretive case law so that an attendee will leave with a basic understanding of the statute and how it works. (Both new lawyers and experienced practitioners will gain insight from this program.)

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Webcast

MindCraft: Creating and Building Better Legal Writing

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:00am

Don't worry. It's not a rehash of Legal Writing from law school. Rather, we'll take a look at some key "big picture" approaches to writing that many practitioners - whether litigators or transactional attorneys - may lose sight of. Similar to the ever-popular Minecraft videogame, we will create and build from the bottom up. You will learn the right building blocks and skills needed for writing persuasively, improving counterarguments, proofreading techniques and ways to avoid the ax. We also will talk about some specific techniques for improving your writing.

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Seven New Things to Know if You Are Your Own Secretary

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:00pm

All lawyers eventually must perform some basic administrative tasks. Using the copier, making a template or filing and serving a complaint are not complicated, but can be time consuming. Editing documents, mailing items and simply learning how to be an efficient admin are much more time consuming than they seem. Learn from someone who has done these the hard way, and learned how to save time, money and productivity using the latest tech (and a few old options as well).

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Webcast

Safeguarding Trade Secrets

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 1:30pm

This presentation will focus on identifying, managing and protecting confidential business information. Topics include highlights of Tennessee's Uniform Trade Secrets Act and cases interpreting it, highlights of the federal Defendant Trade Secrets Act, and tips and best practices for advising business clients.

SAVE MONEY: Use the prepaid CLE credits that come with your TBA Complete Membership and take this course for free. Not a TBA member? Join now to start saving.

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The Art of Fact Investigation

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 2:00pm

This session will guide creative thinking in the age of information overload. Investigation is as much art as it is science and this presentation will help lawyers and investigators get the information they need for litigation, due diligence and finding assets. Author and Lawyer, Philip Segal will share real life examples of how good investigations actually work through search-techniques, database use and interviewing.

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Handling Criminal Cases and Client Communication

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 12:30pm

This presentation will touch on the technical and legal aspects of criminal defense and provide tips on how to best advise clients. Best practices in client communication will help you set expectations for your client and assist you with avoiding ethical dilemmas.

SAVE MONEY: Use the prepaid CLE credits that come with your TBA Complete Membership and take this course for free. Not a TBA member? Join now to start saving.

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Family Law Forum 2017

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 9:00am

This year's annual forum will take us through the life cycle of a divorce. We will start with the discovery process and have a panel presentation on social media that addresses both technology and evidentiary aspects. Speakers will then take us through the mediation process and how best to prepare clients. A judges' panel will feature Judge Sheila Calloway, Judge Michael W. Binkley, Judge James Martin and Judge Clara W. Byrd. Sessions will also provide legislative updates and preserving the record for appeal.

Lunch will be provided, allowing for networking.

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Real Estate Essentials: Handling Divorce Issues

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 8:30am

Learn how to avoid pitfalls as we look at variety of issues that can go wrong in divorce cases. This year’s program will offer a panel presentation to cover real estate practices in complaints and family law. Speakers will address financial problems that can occur post-divorce relating to credit problems, foreclosures, bankruptcy, etc. We will also talk about types of Deeds and how they are handled in divorce cases.

You may park in the Commerce Street Garage (corner of 3rd Avenue/Commerce St.). We will be validating parking tickets, so please make sure to bring your ticket!

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