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Annual Labor & Employment Forum, May 6

Debra Lawrence of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will speak on the Equal Pay Act at the 20th Annual Labor & Employment Forum on May 6 at the Bar Center in Nashville. Other topics include federal and Tennessee Law updates, hot topics in wage and hour law, and perspectives from the bench. The forum, approved for six CLE credits, is from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Register by May 1.

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Annual Bankruptcy Forum Kicks Off Later This Month

The 13th annual TBA Bankruptcy Forum is planned for April 29 – May 1 at the Buckberry Lodge in Gatlinburg. Speakers include four U.S. Bankruptcy judges and advanced practitioners, who will provide an in-depth look at bankruptcy case developments in the Sixth Circuit and around the country. Ten hours of CLE credit are available, including three hours of ethics.

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Nuremberg: International Justice and 3 Tennessee Lawyers

Nuremberg: International Justice and Three Tennessee Lawyers, planned for April 18 at the Tennessee Bar Center, explores the history of all the Nuremberg trials in Germany from 1945-1948. The CLE, approved for 3.25 credits, will highlight the involvement of three Tennessee lawyers and features a screening of the acclaimed 1948 documentary, "Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today.” The course is scheduled from 1-4:30 p.m. and lunch is included. 

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HIGHway Driving in Tennessee, 1 Hour of CLE

Statistics show Tennessee has four of the top five counties in the United States for most traffic fatalities by depressant drug-impaired drivers. Judge Thomas Wright and District Attorney General Thomas Kimball address drugged driving, non-prescription drugs and DUI investigations in HIGHway Driving in Tennessee. The webcast, available March 30 and also in archived video, is approved for one credit of CLE.

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Tort and Insurance Forum Planned for March 17

The Tort and Insurance Forum, a one-day seminar, is planned for March 17 at the Tennessee Bar Center in Nashville. Topics include best practices in federal trial prep, pre-trial advocacy tips and Medicare reimbursement. The forum, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., provides 6.5 CLE credits and lunch will be provided. Tort and Insurance Law Section members are eligible for a discounted price.

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New Case Added to Supreme Court Fantasy Challenge

Earn two CLE credits in the Tennessee Supreme Court Fantasy Challenge when you predict the outcome of State of Tennessee v. Kenneth McCormick, a case before the state Supreme Court. The defendant was indicted for driving under the influence of an intoxicant (first offense), a Class A misdemeanor. The defendant moved to suppress the evidence against him and the trial court denied the motion, resulting in the defendant being convicted after a jury trial. The audio of the oral argument in this game will be made available after March 11.

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New Case Added to Supreme Court Fantasy Challenge

Earn two CLE credits when you vote on the possible outcome of a torts and insurance case before the state Supreme Court in the TBA’s Supreme Court Fantasy Challenge. The case, Edward Martin v. Gregory Powers, Et Al., is an appeal in which the holder of an automobile liability insurance policy brought suit to recover for injuries sustained after being struck by a driver in a rental vehicle. The policy holder also sought coverage under the uninsured motorist coverage provision of his policy. Read the briefs, listen to oral arguments (available March 1) and then vote on how you think the court — or each individual justice — will rule.

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Digital Forensics, Drone Law and More at Friday's Tech UnConference

Learn about digital forensics, drone law and office productivity tools at the Law Tech UnConference tomorrow at the Tennessee Bar Center in Nashville. If you can't make it to the live event, tune in to the Bill and Phil Legal Technology Update webcast at 8:30 a.m. Participants in the live program can earn up to seven hours of dual CLE credits. The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. No pre-registration is required, but sign up today to be entered to win an Amazon Echo.

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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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