YLD Releases 2015 Mock Trial Case

The TBA YLD Mock Trial Committee has released the problem and rules for the 2015 Tennessee High School Mock Trial Competition. The list of district coordinators also is now available. This year’s problem involves charges of vehicular homicide and reckless endangerment against the driver of a car, who may have been texting when a motorcycle rider is hit and killed. The case comes down to discrepancies in eyewitness reports, physical evidence at the scene and the vehicle’s event data recorder. This year for the first time, TBA is using Twitter to communicate case and competition news. Feel free to follow along at @tnmocktrial or sign up to receive updates by email.

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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.

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.

CLE Blast: Last Minute CLE 2014

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 7:00am

For your last minute CLE needs the Tennessee Bar Association brings you 3 tracks of dual and general credit CLE programs. This 4-day program offers CLE from 7 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. on December 22 and 29-31, 2014. If you need 15 hours, you can get it all here and more. Take as many or as few hours as you need.

Payment will be determined at checkout depending on the number of hours you attend.

$50.00 per hour for TBA members • $75.00 per hour for non-members

Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Gala Happening 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, 2015, 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. 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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The New Business of Law: Attorney Outsourcing, Legal Service Companies & Commercial Litigation Funding

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:00pm

The business of law is undergoing the greatest changes it has seen in decades. Rapid technological, economic, and regulatory changes are rippling through the legal profession and moving from the pages of the legal press to offices of Tennessee clients and lawyers.

From litigation funding to contract lawyers to e-discovery suppliers to outsourced law departments, Tennessee lawyers and clients face an increasingly complex business environment.

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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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.