Journal Online

“Should we have a rule banning lawyer discrimination and harassment?” President Lucian Pera asks and answers this in his column in the March Journal, urging lawyers to study the issue and comment to the court on proposed Supreme Court Rule 8.4(g) banning discrimination and harassment. This issue, the Special Issue on Evolving Legal Markets and Technology, is packed with information examining the present and future of technology and how it affects law practice. University of Tennessee College of Law Professor Ben Barton is the guest editor who collected these tales of new models of lawyering and business incorporating technologies, Blockchain, how to get more value from the same amount of time, artificial intelligence – and more in Online Extras. Columns include criminal law and history, and a throwback to a time when everything that pops into a person’s head did not have to be said.

Committees, Task Forces

The TBA Public Education Committee has updated The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors. The Handbook contains practical information on a wide range of topics, including issues such as applying for Social Security benefits, long-term care considerations and estate planning, as well as completely new sections addressing online security and new health care legislation. 

Sections, Divisions

Writing Contest

The 15th Edition Alimony Bench Book is now available. TBA Family Law Section members can download the book free from the section's resource page after logging in. Others can purchase a loose-leaf printed version of this publication for $40 per book ($50 in a 3-ring binder) from the online TBA Bookstore or by contacting the TBA at (615) 383-7421. The book, which includes published and unpublished cases from Aug. 8, 2003, through Dec. 31, 2016, is compiled by the section's Alimony Committee under direction of its chair, Amy Amundsen.



Open records, open meetings, Tennessee's Clean Water Act and ethics are on the agenda for this year's annual forum. We will also have a briefing of this year's legislative updates and best practices and rules for parliamentary procedures. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with practitioners and local government attorneys across the state.

The TBA Local...

Join tort and appellate lawyers from across the state to learn about the topics that will impact your practice. You will hear about the latest updates on the appellate court's new e-filing process, updates in tort law, a review of the claims evaluation process and practice pointers for insurance coverage and bad faith. Hon. Neil Thomas, Hon. Kyle Hendrick and Former Chief...

The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied the Attorney General’s request to schedule eight executions before June 1, when the availability of certain lethal injection drugs would likely become...
A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment against former Nashville Judge Casey Moreland adding five additional felony counts on top of his existing five counts of obstruction of...
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