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Ethics Programs Planned Across Tennessee

Live programs in The Business of Lawyering Series and other ethics credits programs are planned this month in Memphis, Chattanooga, Nashville and Knoxville. The programs offer three hours of dual credit. Sessions include managing yourself and your support staff, engaging clients, ending the client relationship ethically and using social media to advertise. Online courses are also available on accounting basics, the state Department of Revenue and popular financial issues.

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New CLE Faculty Guide

Presenting a CLE program is a rewarding experience and great way to grow your practice and professional reputation. The TBA CLE Committee recently created a list of resources and tools for faculty members that includes teaching styles, public speaking advice and tips for moderating and presenting on panels. Access to technology tools is also available. View the TBA CLE faculty page to view your favorite speaker’s upcoming presentations. 

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Licensing Issues for Tennessee Contractors and Owners

Construction lawyers from across the state will meet tomorrow at the TBA Bar Center for a program focused on Licensing Issues for Tennessee Contractors and Owners. The forum is sponsored by the TBA’s Construction Law Section. Topics include licensing for commercial and residential contractors, dealing with the board for licensing and the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act. The forum will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 1p.m., providing 6.25 CLE credits.

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Body Weight: From Malnutrition to Obesity, 1 Hour of CLE

Improving health is a popular New Years resolution, but knowing and understanding issues with changing body weight is important for attorneys and their clients. The Evolving Tipping Point of Body Weight: From Malnutrition to Obesity, an online CLE planned for Jan. 27 at noon, will provide useful information and insights on the etiology, risks and effects of changes in weight. The course is approved for one CLE credit.

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Panel Discusses State's New For-Profit Act, 3 Hours of CLE

This 3-hour online CLE program looks at Tennessee’s new For-Profit Benefit Corporation Act that went into effect Jan. 1. A panel of TBA members who drafted the legislation will talk about the Act and offer advice about the use of the Act in organizing Tennessee social enterprise businesses.

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CLE Blast Continues Through Dec. 31

Need last minute CLE credits? The Tennessee Bar Association is currently hosting the 2015 CLE Blast through Dec. 31 in Nashville. The program offers three tracks of dual and general credit CLE programs. You can create your own schedule and attend as many CLE programs as you need.

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Ethical Campaign Courses Online

Ethical campaign courses are now available online from the Tennessee Bar Association. The TBA CLE programs offer guidance for state and local lawmakers, judges, candidates for executive, judicial or legislative positions, and campaign chairs and their counsel. Topics include finance compliance, election law and ethics.

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Get Last Minute Credits at CLE Blast

The Tennessee Bar Association will offer three tracks of live dual and general credit CLE programs at the 2015 CLE Blast to help you meet your last-minute CLE needs. This four-day program at the Tennessee Bar Center will be Dec. 28-31 from 7 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. You can create your own schedule and attend as many CLE programs as you need.

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Ethics Roadshow CLE Now Online

The annual Ethics Roadshow CLE series is now available online. The program offers three hours of dual credit.

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Reminder: CLE Blast Planned for Dec. 28-31

The Tennessee Bar Association will offer three tracks of live dual and general credit CLE programs at the 2015 CLE Blast to help you meet your last-minute CLE needs. This four-day program at the Tennessee Bar Center will be held Dec. 28-31 from 7 a.m. – 6:45 p.m. You can create your own schedule and attend as many CLE programs as you need.

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Improving the Attorney-Client Relationship, 1 Hour of CLE

Improve business relationships with your clients with the Content, Clients and Counsel: Improving the Attorney-Client Relationship webcast. Topics include how to engage new clients, do’s and don’ts for engagement letters and navigating declination or termination of representation. The webcast is available now on-demand or on Dec. 30 from 3-4 p.m. CT. The course is approved for one CLE credit.

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U.S. Supreme Court Review, 4 Hours of CLE

Need 4 hours of CLE credit? The United State Supreme Court Review program will offer 4 hours of CLE on Dec. 28, 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Tennessee Bar Center. More CLE hours are available on the same day at the TBA’s CLE Blast.

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CLE Blast Planned for Dec. 28-31

The Tennessee Bar Association will offer three tracks of live dual and general credit CLE programs at the 2015 CLE Blast to help you meet your last-minute CLE needs. This four-day program at the Tennessee Bar Center will be held Dec. 28-31 from 7 a.m. – 6:45 p.m. You can create your own schedule and attend as many CLE programs as you need.

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The Ethical Campaign, 3 Hours of CLE

The Ethical Campaign on Dec. 15 at the Tennessee Bar Center is an advanced level program for state and local lawmakers, judges and candidates for executive, judicial or legislative positions. The program will include ethical issues involved in compliance with election law provisions required by the ethics rules, compliance with campaign finance practices and conformity with the “Comprehensive Governmental Ethics Reform Act.” The course, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. – noon, is approved for three CLE credits.

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Room Reservation Deadline Near for CLE Ski

The deadline to reserve TBA discounted rooms for the annual CLE Ski is Dec. 17. CLE Ski will be held from Jan. 17-22 at Vail Cascade Resort and Spa in Colorado. Join practitioners from across the state for 15 hours of CLE and ski time. Topics this year include commercial law and bankruptcy, labor law update and employment law update.

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Murfreesboro Paper Features Legacy of City Attorney

The Murfreesboro Post has a feature on city attorney Susan Emery McGannon as she prepares to retire from the post she has held for 14 years. McGannon, who attended law school only after her brother offered to pay for the entrance exam, has enjoyed a long and distinguished career. She helped form the Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (TLAW), was the only women at the time to be invited to join the Tennessee Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education, and has served on the Tennessee Bar Association Board of Governors. She will retire Nov. 1.

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Learn More About Domestic Trial Cases at Court Square Series

Circuit Court Judge Ross Hicks will offer practice tips on presenting domestic trial cases during the Court Square Series in Clarksville on Sept. 10. Other presenters at this program include Nashville attorneys Nathan Ridley and Greg Grisham. This three-hour program is designed to provide attorneys with the latest developments in multiple areas of the law. Visit TBA CLE for more information

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The Power of Video in Legal Branding

Learn about the new ways lawyers are using video to reach clients during this two-hour ethics CLE webcast available now on the TBA website.

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Court Square CLE Programs Coming to a City Near You

The annual Court Square CLE will be held in Columbia on Aug. 27. This year’s topics include an annual legislative update, best practices in labor law, and banking issues in probate law. Take advantage of this 3-hour CLE in Columbia or see details on our other Court Square CLE locations.

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Get Last Minute CLE At Summer Blast 2015

Need a few CLE hours fast? Join us for the Summer CLE Blast July 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for live programming with dual credit. No registration is needed.

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Get 15 Hours in 3 Cities during Annual TBA CLE

Knock out all your CLE requirements for the year at one time during the TBA’s Annual CLE program. Attend the full program in Nashville on August 13-15. The fast track programs will be held in Memphis on August 21 and Knoxville on August 28 for a live and online combo CLE with custom-learning options.

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Cell Phone Forensics for Lawyers and Parents

Tech Science: Cell Phone Forensics for Lawyers” is available now online at TBA CLE. Learn about the realities of cell phone forensics, the basics of how cell phones record and store data and what and when you can recover information from cell phones. This is a hot topic for lawyers and parents.

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Online Resources for IP Lawyers

If you missed the TBA's annual Intellectual Property Forum, sessions are now available online for replay. Programs cover music licensing, transformative fair use and ethics and culture issues from the General Motors case.

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You're Invited to the CLE Open Meeting

TBA’s CLE Committee is hosting an open meeting in Memphis for attorneys to share CLE proposals and ideas or to ask questions. The meeting will be in the Kentshire room of the Peabody from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday during the TBA Annual Convention.

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Learn New Approach to Parenting Plans

Presented by the TBA Family Law section, an upcoming TBA webcast will help you learn how to use research on parenting plan schedules to create the best possible options for the children of divorce. Janice Walden from “A Better Way Mediation” explores new ways to tackle this challenge during the webcast on June 24. Visit TBA CLE for more information.

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