CLE Programming

Onsite and live webcasts for Tennessee lawyers.

LGBT Law Annual Forum 2015: The Post Tanco World

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 11:30am

This program will discuss the implications of the outcome of Tanco v. Haslam, the supreme court marriage equality ruling. Speakers will discuss how this significant civil rights decision will impact various aspects of the law such as family law, tax, estate planning, contracts and real estate, employment law and healthcare.

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On Site

New and Improved: A More Practical Abuse of Discretion Standard of Review

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 12:00pm

An introduction to a relatively new three-prong analysis of discretionary decisions, the purpose of which is to avoid result-oriented decisions or seemingly irreconcilable precedents.

Pursuant to this analysis, appellate courts review discretionary decisions to determine:

(1) whether the factual basis for the decisions properly supported by evidence in the record
(2) whether the trial court properly identified and applied the most appropriate legal principles
(3) whether the trial court’s decision was within the range of acceptable alternatives

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Webcast

Marriage Equality in Tennessee: Tanco v. Haslam

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 11:30am

What was the outcome of the Tanco v. Haslam marriage recognition challenge? How will the Supreme Court's holding affect Tennessee? What did the Court say? — Learn more about the background, parties, issues, and answers these questions and more. Speakers will address the preliminary injunction, oral argument/opinion from the 6th Circuit, and the oral argument/opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court. How will the outcome be addressed and possibly implemented in Tennessee? Will the Court's decision affect Tennessee's Religious Freedom Restoration Act?

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On Site

Saturday Ethics Program 2015... Got Coffee?

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 8:00am

Don't have time during the week to get your ethics hours? We have a solution for you! Grab a cup of coffee and join us at our ethics seminar on Saturday, August 15, 2015. This freshly brewed seminar provides you with 3 hours of ethics. Speakers will spill the beans on tips and processes to help you with your practice and make sure you meet all ethical obligations. Don't miss this rare Saturday program.

Continental Breakfast will be included.

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On Site

Mediator and Advocates as Allies in the Mediation Process

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 8:30am

The TBA Dispute Resolution Section has designed this seminar for attorneys who understand that legal advocacy is not inconsistent with the process of a mediated settlement.  To achieve the best results, an advocate must let go of adversarial tactics, not because they're wrong or unfair, but because they can create barriers to the best outcome for the client.  Come and learn what to replace them with! Good advocates want to know how to best prepare and take advantage of the mediation process.

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On Site

19th Annual Labor & Employment Forum

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 8:00am

The TBA Labor and Employment Forum provides timely, specialized and practical information on a range of labor and employment law topics. The Labor and Employment Section is excited about this years Forum, which features a very impressive panel of speakers. This years topics include developments in employment law, perspectives from the federal bench, an update on developments at the NLRB from a former member, wage and hour issues from both sides of the bar, ethics and much more.

Continental Breakfast Included.

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On Site

Criminal Voir Dire

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 12:00pm

This session will cover the following:

1. Avoid prospective jurors likely to negatively influence the other prospective jurors

a. Supervisors, management level individuals, owners of companies
b. Law enforcement, security guards, military, prosecutors, judges

2. Educate the prospective jurors on your theory of the case

a. Self-defense.
b. Mistake of fact.
c. Capacity to form the intent to pre-meditate

3. Try to mention some positive factors about your client even if you don’t anticipate putting him or her on the stand to testify

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Webcast

Estate Planning Part 1: What Should Be In The Estate Plan

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

The purpose of this series is to assist attorneys with a fundamental understanding of estate planning and probate in Tennessee. This session will include an overview of basic estate planning documents and strategies, including advance directives, wills, revocable living trusts, testamentary trusts and basics of tax planning.

Other topics include:

  • What clients should know about estate planning
  • What should be in an estate plan
  • What the Estate Tax Act is
  • What clients do not understand

Comments from attendees:

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Estate Planning Part 2: Confidentiality and Capacity

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 12:00pm

The purpose of this series is to assist attorneys with a fundamental understanding of estate planning and probate in Tennessee.

This session will continue the discussion on basic estate planning documents and strategies, including advance directives, wills, revocable living trusts, testamentary trusts and basics of tax planning.

Other topics include:

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Webcast

Guardian ad Litem: Managing Your Child-Client, Third Parties, and Opposing Counsel

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 12:00pm

This session will address several angles practicing as a Guardian ad Litem. We will discuss the responsibilities and how to manage parent's counsel. Practice tips will help you develop relationships with your child-client and managing third parties - DCS, CASA, and Psychologists. This session will also review the general rules of being a GAL in Juvenile vs. Circuit Cases.

Comments from attendees:

"Course was extremely relevant. The overview and distinction between the different types of GALs was very helpful."

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Webcast