CLE Programming

Onsite and live webcasts for Tennessee lawyers.

Mediation Advocacy

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 12:00pm

Mediation Advocacy - Understanding The Mediation Process; Preparation For The Mediation; and Essential Strategies In Working With The Mediator To Achieve Your Best Settlement.

Learn this and much more in this one-hour session.

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.

Criminal Voir Dire

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 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

Ethics Roadshow 2014 (Cookeville)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:30pm

In the practice of law, lawyers often act as storytellers. Painting pictures with words that portray their client's side of the story in the most flattering light. Sometimes this requires lawyers to shade the truth and venture into gray areas. Not every ethical question is gray though, and things are bound to become painful for lawyers when their own misconduct dominates the proceedings and becomes the story itself.

Ethics in Mediation: Angles and Best Practices

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 12:00pm

Ethics in mediation covers many angles including confidentiality, impartiality, competence and professionalism, duties to third parties and conflicts. This session will talk about the ethical dilemmas that are most commonly encountered. Best practices for mediators will also be included in this presentation.

Learn this and much more in this one-hour session.

Collaborative Law in Family Law Cases

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:00pm

This presentation will cover the basics and goals for collaborative law in divorce cases.

Discussion will include benefits to the clients and their children. Other topics include:

1) The Collaborative Team and Their Contribution
2) Ethics Issues in Collaborative Law
3) Status of Collaborative Law in Tennessee

Learn this and much more in this one-hour session.

Practical Tips for Mediating Family Law Cases

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 12:00pm

This session will cover the following topics to provide practical tips for mediating family law cases:

1. Effective use of joint meeting
2. Managing participants’ expectations (earning their trust)
3. Balance with letting litigants blow off steam while focusing on obtaining a settlement
4. Step parent/”significant others” involvement in post divorce mediations

Construction Law Forum 2015:

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 8:30am

Arbitration is fast becoming not an alternative to litigation, but as a required and recommended way to reach final resolution of disputes. This seminar is for lawyers who are new to this field, or who are experienced, and will cover all aspects of arbitration, from considerations in drafting arbitration clauses, choosing an arbitrator, what rules should apply, preparing for a hearing and the law of appeals.  

Continental Breakfast and lunch included.

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On Site

Commercial Lending From Title Insurance to Bank Borrowers

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 8:00am

This program will provide attendees with perspectives from each side of a commercial lending transaction-the lender, the borrower and the title insurer. The program includes presentations by lender's counsel and borrower's counsel as to the preparation and negotiation of the documentation and other requirements for closing the deal, followed by a panel discussion among a lender, lender's counsel and borrower's counsel.

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On Site

Best Practices For New Lawyers

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 8:30am

As a recently licensed attorney, sure you can quote hearsay exceptions, hammer out memos within 3 hours, and generally dazzle people with your extensive substantive legal knowledge. But can you manage clients and partners expectations, effectively communicate with opposing counsel, and ultimately avoid the kinds of mistakes that young lawyers can make that can expose them to disciplinary actions or even claims from their clients? Do you know how to properly begin and end the lawyer-client relationship?

CLE Blast: Last Minute CLE 2014 (Johnson City)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 9:00am

Need a few CLE hours fast? The TBA is offering programs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on December 1, 2014. The CLE Blast will offer 7 hours of dual CLE credit. Take as many or as few hours as you need. The registration desk will be open all day.

Payment will be determined at checkout depending on the number of hours you attend.

$50.00 per hour for TBA members • $75.00 per hour for non-members