CLE Programming

Onsite and live webcasts for Tennessee lawyers.

Environmental Law Forum 2017

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 12:00pm

Environmental law is a combination of treaties, statutes, regulations and common law that manages and controls the relationship between human activity and our natural environment. This year’s program will discuss environmental considerations in real estate, with a look at transactional liability and redevelopment issues. Also included will be an update in solar power and energy. The last session of the day will include a panel discussion on the evolving legal market and ethical considerations for environmental lawyers.

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2016 ATJ Committee CLE: Introduction to Pro Bono Opportunities & Common Legal Issues

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 2:00pm

This CLE is intended for individuals interested in volunteering at a pro bono clinic or in a related brief advice setting. The presenters will provide an overview of the types of pro bono opportunities that exist in Tennessee and an introduction to some of the most common issues raised by clients at these clinics. The CLE will also provide an updated introduction to the new Tennessee Free Legal Answers (formerly Online Tennessee Justice).

Topics Discussed Include:

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Mediation in Juvenile Court

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

This program will review the role of mediation in juvenile court matters. We will discuss the process including referrals, funding, forms, and filings as well as general case scenarios. From what type of juvenile court matters can be mediated to the responsibility and role of the mediator, mediation can be a useful tool for bringing parties to a resolution involving children that takes into account the needs of individuals when children are involved.

Approved for 1 hour general mediation or family law credit (CME) and 1 hour general credit (CLE). 

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Skills for New Lawyers: Keeping Time, Setting Rates, and Billing

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 12:00pm

Are you in your first few years of practicing law? This new series will teach you skills you can apply in your everyday practice. This presentation will discuss best practices in keeping time, setting rates and billing.

In our discussion we will cover Rule 1.5 of the Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct. Topics include: ethical consideration of fee agreements, reasonableness of fees and expenses and terms of payment.

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Skills for New Lawyers: Beginning and Ending the Client Relationship

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 12:00pm

Are you in your first few years of practicing law? This new series will teach you skills you can apply in your everyday practice. This presentation will focus on the best practices for beginning and ending client relationships.

Participants will see examples of draft communication and suggestions for different scenarios. Understanding the scope of representation between a client and lawyer is fundamental in the practice of law and applies to Rule 1.2 of the Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct.

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Skills for New Lawyers: Conflicts and Confidentiality

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 12:00pm

Are you in your first few years of practicing law? This new series will teach you skills you can apply in your everyday practice. This presentation will discuss ethical implications when dealing with conflicts and confidentiality issues.

Understanding confidentiality to include consent and disclosures is fundamental in representing clients ethically. To review conflicts our discussion will cover risks associated with representation, concurrent conflicts of interest and competency. Both are covered in Rule 1.6 and 1.7 of the Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct.

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Estate Planning & Probate Forum 2017

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 8:00am

Join estate planning and probate practitioners from across the state at TBA's annual forum. Speakers will address asset protection issues to include Tennessee Investment Services Trusts (TIST), international issues in estate planning, ethics and legislative updates. A panel will feature the Clerk and Master for Knox County, the Clerk and Master for Willimson County, and two practicing attorneys to answer questions and provide best practices. You will have the opportunity to visit with colleagues, learn from sponsors and share ideas during lunch.

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On Site

Juvenile Law Annual Forum 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 8:00am

Get access to a variety of juvenile law topics to help you build a successful practice. This year's program will focus on key areas of advocacy, law, representation, and ethics for juvenile law practitioners. Topics will cover the following:

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Construction Law Forum 2017

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 8:30am

Disputes over construction projects can birth many different causes of action. This seminar is for lawyers who are new to this field, but also those who are experienced, and will cover various causes of action, including basic elements, procedure, how courts rule, and the interplay between the differing causes of action. This informational, full-day program will provide 6 CLE hours, including 1 hour of ethics credit.

Breakfast & Lunch will also be provided.

Thank you to our breakfast sponsor 

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Business Entities and the Life Cycle of Capital Raising

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 12:00pm

This presentation will teach you how to choose the right business entity. We will review the various forms of corporations vs. LLCs, discuss where to form the entity and converting between entity forms and cover basic capitalization options.

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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