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TBA Holds Conservatorship Hearing in Memphis

The Tennessee Bar Association held a second public hearing on how current conservatorship law is working or could be improved. The event was held Oct. 23 in the Historic Courtroom at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humprheys School of Law. You can now watch video from this event or additional hearings held across the state.

Below are photos of some who offered their thoughts, opinions and experiences with the law. (Photos by Jenny Jones)

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Judge, Citizens Address Panel About Conservatorship Law

On Thursday, retired General Sessions Judge Haywood Barry told a Tennessee Bar Association panel that more monitoring is needed for those involved in conservatorships. Barry was speaking at the first of four scheduled public hearings across the state to provide an opportunity for lawyers, community leaders and citizens to discuss what works with the present conservatorship law and how practice and procedure could be improved. Songwriter Danny Tate and 82-year-old Jewell Tinnon -- both of whom have been in the news for their plights involving unwanted conservatorships -- also spoke to the group. The Tennessean has more

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Conservatorship Hearing Draws Substantial Interest

A public hearing to gather information about how current conservatorship law is working or could be improved drew about 70 people to the Tennessee Bar Center today, including more than a dozen who spoke of problems they or their family members have had with conservatorships. The hearing was the first of four scheduled across the state to provide an opportunity for lawyers, community leaders and citizens to discuss what works with the present conservatorship law and how practice and procedure could be improved. The Associated Press provided coverage to the Knoxnews.com and others. See photos from today's hearing or find out more about the upcoming hearings.

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Conservatorship Hearing Draws 70 in Nashville

A public hearing to gather information about how current conservatorship law is working or could be improved drew about 70 people to the Tennessee Bar Center today (Sept. 20), including more than a dozen who spoke of problems they or their family members have had with conservatorships.

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TBA Announces Conservatorship Hearings

Public hearings across the state are designed to gather information about how current law is working or could be improved

NASHVILLE, Sept. 10, 2012 -- The practice and procedure for protecting adults with diminished capacity, including frail elders, persons with developmental disabilities, individuals with physical disabilities, and persons with mental health or addiction issues, will be the subject of public hearings across the state this fall. The series begins with an event in Nashville Sept. 20.

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