Calendar

November 2012

Date Event Title Event Type Event Summary
11/01/2012 - 8:00am How to Introduce Different Types of Evidence (Live Program) CLE Programming

This program will focus on how to introduce different types of evidence and include discussion on problem areas. A brief overview of the Rules of Evidence will help us kick start the program. Following, we will get into preserving evidence, laying a foundation and talk about the challenges of introducing photos, bank documents, and social media. Trial experts from across the state will provide...

11/02/2012 - 8:00am How to Read 84 Cases in a Day…Or Try To (Live Program) CLE Programming

Reading is an integral part in the practice of law. It is among the most used communication skills, but is often the most underdeveloped. Information from colleagues, staff, and clients is being transmitted at the speed of light, and lawyers are expected to absorb it just as fast. This program is designed to teach you the skills of speed-reading. Attendees will practice speed-...

11/06/2012 - 8:30am Transitional Legal Education Program 2012- Knoxville (Live Program) CLE Programming

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 client’s 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...

11/06/2012 - 10:30am Open House for New Attorneys Featured Event

Welcome to the Tennessee legal community! The Tennessee Bar Association hosts an Open House and Luncheon to celebrate the admission to the Tennessee bar for those who take part in the Admission Ceremonies conducted by the Tennessee Supreme Court. Contact TBA Membership Director Kelly Stosik for more information.

11/07/2012 - 8:30am Transitional Legal Education Program 2012- Nashville (Live Program) CLE Programming

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...

11/08/2012 - 8:30am Court Square Series 2012 - Columbia (Live Program) CLE Programming

This three-hour program held in Columbia is designed to provide attorneys with the latest developments in multiple areas of the law. Speakers in this year's program include:

Brandon Bass of Law Offices of John Day will cover the basics of negligence in tort cases. This session will help you be prepared when a call comes in from a potential client with an injury claim...

11/09/2012 - 8:00am Hot Topics In Real Estate 2012 (Live Program) CLE Programming

Professionals representing purchasers, sellers and lenders in real estate transactions will benefit from this full day program. Experts from across the country will help update your knowledge of the new developments in real estate law, recent court decisions and other topics of interest to real estate title professionals.

This year's hot topics will include:

  • Case...
11/12/2012 - 12:00pm Commonly Encountered Patent Law and Trade Secret Issues for Non-IP Lawyers (Online) CLE Programming

This program will cover the basics of patent law and trade secrets, including an introduction to patentable subject matter, what the non-IP practitioner needs to know about the patent procurement process, how to avoid common mistakes made by non-IP lawyers, and an overview of the costs, timeline and economic incentives associated with seeking either patent or trade secret protection. This...

11/13/2012 - 8:00am Avoid Malpractice - Knoxville Ethics CLE (Live Program) CLE Programming

Social media is unavoidable in today’s business world and legal profession. Its use by lawyers, clients, and adversaries presents opportunities but also legal ethics and malpractice risks. Maximizing the opportunities while avoiding the risks requires a unique understanding of the application of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Regardless of your firm’s current involvement in social media,...

11/14/2012 - 8:00am Avoid Malpractice - Nashville Ethics CLE (Live Program) CLE Programming

Social media is unavoidable in today’s business world and legal profession. Its use by lawyers, clients, and adversaries presents opportunities but also legal ethics and malpractice risks. Maximizing the opportunities while avoiding the risks requires a unique understanding of the application of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Regardless of your firm’s current involvement in social media,...

11/15/2012 - 8:00am Avoid Malpractice - Memphis Ethics CLE (Live Program) CLE Programming

Social media is unavoidable in today’s business world and legal profession. Its use by lawyers, clients, and adversaries presents opportunities but also legal ethics and malpractice risks. Maximizing the opportunities while avoiding the risks requires a unique understanding of the application of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Regardless of your firm’s current involvement in social media,...

11/15/2012 - 8:00am Family Law Forum 2012 (Live Program) CLE Programming

The centerpiece of the TBA Family Law Section’s annual Family Law Forum this year will be presentations on two issues of critical importance to Family Law attorneys.

Mark Sullivan, a nationally renowned Military Divorce and Family Law expert, and author of the American Bar Association’s practice treatise in this area, will be presenting three separate modules on the special...

11/16/2012 - 8:30am Getting the Arbitration Process You Want and Need (Live Program) CLE Programming

This CLE program is designed for attorneys who negotiate and draft contracts or who interpret and apply dispute resolution provisions. The fist part of the program will review the key elements of an arbitration clause, including covered disputes, arbitral rules and enforceability. Attendees will also learn about such optional provisions as “step” clauses, discovery limitations, venues, and...

11/16/2012 - 1:00pm Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act- More Small Business Capital in Tennessee? (Online) CLE Programming

In April 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups ("JOBS") Act, federal legislation designed "[t]o increase American job creation and economic growth by improving access to the public capital markets for emerging growth companies." The JOBS Act amends the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, in various...

11/28/2012 - 6:00pm Release of 2013 Mock Trial Problem Featured Event

Get details at the YLD's mock trial homepage

11/29/2012 - 12:00pm Challenging the DCS Indication Process (Online) CLE Programming

In Tennessee, the Department of Children’s Services maintains a confidential database containing the names of men and women whom the Department has found to be indicated for child abuse. If a person works or volunteers with children, an indication could have a terrible impact on their lives. This CLE will be focused on the processes involved in indications and how to defend these types of...

11/30/2012 - 12:30pm Navigating Through the Open Meetings Act (Live Program) CLE Programming

Whether a governing body has complied with the Open Meetings Act can be an area of inquiry and confusion for government and private attorneys alike. This program will explore: the various requirements for a governing body to conduct a meeting, including providing valid notice of a public meeting; legal issues facing government counsel in advising governing bodies and private counsel appearing...