YLD Brings Home 3 Awards from Boston

The TBA YLD took first place in three award categories at the ABA Meeting in Boston this weekend. The awards recognize outstanding accomplishments during the previous bar year. The TBA YLD won first place in the Service to Public category for its Library Education Project, which under the leadership of Immediate Past YLD President David McDowell, focused on educating librarians across the state about the free legal resources available for those who need legal information and advice. The project focused on three free resources: OnlineTNJustice, LIFT and aLEGALz and was made possible by a generous grant from the Chattanooga law firm of Gearhiser Peters Elliott & Cannon.

The group also took first place in the Minority Project category for its Diversity Leadership Institute, a six-month leadership program for Tennessee law students.

Finally, the group won first place in the Comprehensive category, which evaluates all activities and programs undertaken during the year.

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Toolkit Offered for Lawyers Ready to Go Solo

With each passing year, more and more Tennessee attorneys decide to "hang their own shingle" and begin a solo or small firm practice. To help these lawyers get a solid start, the TBA has launched the Solo in a Box Toolkit, a new resource offering advice on everything from how to choose an office space to managing client files.

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New Alimony Bench Book Available

The 12th Edition Alimony Bench Book has just been released by the TBA Family Law Section. Produced by the members of the section’s Alimony Committee, the book is available for purchase in a loose-leaf format for $40 or a three-ring binder for $50. To order the book, visit the TBA’s online bookstore or contact TBA at (615) 383-7421. Members of the Family Law Section can download the new edition at no charge by logging in to TBA.org and going to the Resources link on the Family Law Section's webpage.  The goal of the publication is to assist judges in the consistent awarding of alimony across the state and help lawyers present their cases in court.

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The 2014 Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors

Public education project provides information and resources for Tennesseans

The TBA Public Education Committee has updated The Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors for 2014. The updated 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. An updated list of resources relevant for Tennessee Seniors is also included.

Copies are available now for download. For more information about the project, to request a presentation in your area or to volunteer to help promote the Handbook,  contact TBA Access to Justice / Public Education Coordinator Liz Todaro

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Law Tech unConference 2014

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 9:00am

Open to all lawyers, the Law Tech Conference offers education on the latest technological advancements to help you in the practice of law. This year's program will continue to use an "unconference" approach similar to an open house format, providing a unique opportunity for lawyers to interact with speakers, attendees and sponsors. This year’s program will offer two tracks, one focused on Tech Topics and one focused on Law Practice Tips.

Advanced Analysis for Competency, Evaluations & Sex Crimes

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 8:00am

The TBA Criminal Justice Section brings you a program that offers practitioners an advanced analysis to the practice of criminal law. Going beyond the basics, topics will deal with evaluating juveniles and adults in connection with psychological evaluations and competency. Special consideration will be given for lawyers who deal with sex crimes. Evaluations relating to sex crimes will be reviewed and offer insight for advanced practitioners in this area. We will also discuss how to deal with a handwriting expert during trial.

Kickoff UT/Vandy Pre-Game CLE Program

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 1:00pm

Whether your blood runs orange or black and gold, start your preparations for this year's annual UT-Vandy football game in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mix and mingle with your colleagues from these two proud Tennessee schools the afternoon before the big game, while also learning about key legal topics affecting sports today. Tailgating attire is appropriate for this pre-game event. Come with your prediction for the game and enter for a chance to win a game-day prize.

Health Law Primer and Forum

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 1:00pm

The TBA Health Law Primer kicks off three days of Health Law programming. It is designed for attorneys new to health law or who represent health care clients on legal matters and need a refresher of the major areas of law regulating health care clients. On Thursday, the Health Law Forum takes center stage. Now in its 25th year, the forum is one of the premier such programs in the country, offering insights into key trends in the industry and updates on laws that affect health law professionals on a daily basis.

Open House for New Attorneys

Event Types: 
Featured Event
Date: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:30am

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.

Mahoney is New Information Officer for Courts

Casey Mahoney is the new public information officer (PIO) for the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts. The PIO is responsible for media relations, website management, social media as well as public record accessibility. Mahoney has nearly eight years of government communication experience under four different administrations in Florida and Tennessee. Most recently, she was the Assistant Director of Public Affairs at the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. Learn more about her from the AOC.

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