CLE Programming

Onsite and live webcasts for Tennessee lawyers.

Making the Most of Discovery: What You Don’t Know Can Come Back to Haunt You [Knoxville]

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 8:00am

How much is too much? Is one of the many questions in the maze of discovery. This program covers many levels of written discovery and e-discovery. Presenters will cover best practices, using investigators to verify information, effective use of subpoenas, enforcement and dealing with difficult counsel. A session on social medial discovery will help you with Internet searches. Discussion on alternatives to written discovery will include site inspection, deposition by interrogatories, and physical exam versus independent medical exams.

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Making the Most of Discovery: What You Don’t Know Can Come Back to Haunt You [Nashville]

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 8:00am

How much is too much? Is one of the many questions in the maze of discovery. This program covers many levels of written discovery and e-discovery. Presenters will cover best practices, effective use of subpoenas, enforcement and dealing with difficult counsel. A session on social media discovery will help you with Internet searches. Discussion on alternatives to written discovery will include site inspection, deposition by interrogatories, and physical exam versus independent medical exams.

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Tennessee Local Government Forum 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 8:30am

Government law is an ever-changing area of practice with its unique blend of constitutional law, statutory law, and case law. This year's program will cover general provisions of the Tennessee's Open Records Act and discuss common records requests and issues working with school boards. Learn about the recent changed in laws relative to whistle blower protection and retaliatory discharge. Speakers will also address construction in government contracts and ethical considerations for government lawyers.

Continental Breakfast and lunch included.

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United States Supreme Court Review

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, December 28, 2015 - 10:15am

In its most recent completed Term, the United States Supreme Court decided significant constitutional, legal, social and political issues. The CLE will focus on those Supreme Court cases. Last Term, the Court decided questions arising under the constitution, criminal law, bankruptcy, immigration, discrimination, the dormant commerce clause, and ERISA.

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Tort and Insurance Forum 2016

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 8:00am

This full day seminar will offer the latest updates in Tort and Insurance law for seasoned practitioners as well as those that are new to the area. Topics include best practices in federal trial prep, working with mediators, and settling a case outside of court. Also included is a special panel discussion on the implications of the outcomes of Supreme Court Case Diane West et al. v. Shelby County Healthcare Corporation. Wrapping up the day is an hour of ethics for Tort and Insurance practitioners.

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On Site

Tort and Insurance Forum 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 8:00am

This full day seminar will offer the latest updates in Tort and Insurance law for seasoned practitioners as well as those that are new to the area. Topics include best practices in federal trial prep, working with mediators, and settling a case outside of court. Also included is a special panel discussion on the implications of the outcomes of Supreme Court Case Diane West et al. v. Shelby County Healthcare Corporation. Wrapping up the day is an hour of ethics for Tort and Insurance practitioners.

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On Site

“Crimmigration” The Intersection of Criminal and Immigration 101

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 12:00pm

In a global economy, the practice of law challenges us to competently represent foreign nationals. Criminal attorneys are increasingly faced with issues dealing with the intersection of criminal law and immigration law. This two-part series will survey basic and complex issues every criminal lawyer must understand to adequately assist non-citizen clients. Due to the complexity of the issues, the presenters urge that both parts be taken.

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Webcast

“Crimmigration” The Intersection of Criminal and Immigration 102

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 1:30pm

In a global economy, the practice of law challenges us to competently represent foreign nationals. Criminal attorneys are increasingly faced with issues dealing with the intersection of criminal law and immigration law. This two-part series will survey basic and complex issues every criminal lawyer must understand to adequately assist non-citizen clients. Due to the complexity of the issues, the presenters urge that both parts be taken.

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Webcast

Immigration Compliance with I-9s and Tennessee Immigration Laws

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 12:00pm

This program, conducted by Bruce Buchanan, whose legal practice emphasizes immigration compliance matters, will focus on the necessity of I-9 self-audits, who should perform such I-9 audits, the pitfalls of a company performing its own I-9 audit without an attorney’s guidance, the proper way to correct I-9 form errors and what could happen if not done correctly, and Tennessee’s immigration laws. 

      I.         Why Employers Should Care about I-9 forms

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Webcast

2015 Amendments to the Federal Civil Rules (Effective December 1)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:30pm

On December 1, 2015, significant amendments to the Federal Civil Rules will take effect. The amendments include changing the definition of discoverable information in Rule 26 by eliminating the phrase “reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence” and incorporating an express requirement that the discovery sought be “proportional” to the needs of the case. The amendments also address sanctions for discovery abuses, handling of electronically stored information (ESI), and other issues that frequently arise in civil litigation.