Ethical Issues & Steps in the Appellate Process: All You Need to Know About Federal Appellate Practice in One Hour

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:30pm

The fundamentals of appellate practice in federal court will be covered in this session. This session will address best practices for federal appellate practice, including compliance with the rules of appellate procedure and ethics. Lawyers who are new to this practice area or lawyers who need a re-fresher will benefit from this course.

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2014 Celebrate Pro Bono Month Now Underway

Celebrate Pro Bono Month 2014 is in full swing. Now in its sixth year, the initiative brings together bar associations, law schools, law firms, legal services providers and individual lawyers to offer free services to those unable to afford a lawyer. This year's celebration is expected to involve more than 300 volunteers – including lawyers, law students, paralegals and language interpreters – in dozens of events and activities across the state. Information about events will be updated and promoted throughout the month. Find an event near you.

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Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Gala Set for March 7

The TBA Access to Justice Committee, in partnership with the TBA Corporate Counsel Section and the Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, will host the Ninth Annual Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative Gala March 7 at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville. Law firms, corporations and individuals are invited to support the event by becoming sponsors or purchasing tickets. Presentation of the 2015 Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative (CCPBI) awards – which recognize the Tennessee law firm and corporate legal department that best exemplify a commitment to access to justice – also will take place at the event. Nominations for the awards are being accepted through Nov. 14. CCPBI engages corporate counsel and in-house lawyers in pro bono work. Since the inception of the program, more than $425,000 has been raised and distributed to organizations across the state that connect corporate lawyers to local pro bono projects.

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8th Annual Environmental Writing Competition Underway

The TBA Environmental Law Section has announced the eighth annual Jon E. Hastings Memorial Award writing competition for law students enrolled in a Tennessee law school in 2014 or 2015. The competition is held in memory of one of the section's most outstanding founding members and has a cash prize pool of $1,200. It is a juried competition for the best legal writing on a topic of Tennessee or federal environmental law. Entries are due May 1, 2015. The competition rules and announcement are available here in downloadable format.

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TBA Unveils Resources for Amendment 2

Tennessee voters will be asked to vote on four amendments to the state constitution on Nov. 4. Among them is Amendment 2, which would change the way appellate judges are appointed and retained in the state. The TBA has created an Amendment 2 Resource Page to help lawyers and members of the public understand the issues at stake. The page includes the text of the amendment, a frequently-asked-questions section that answers common questions about the amendment, the text of and rationale for the TBA’s resolution supporting the amendment and links to resources offered by the Yes on 2 Campaign.

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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. 

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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.