Open House for New Attorneys

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Featured Event
Date: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:30am

Welcome to the Tennessee legal community! The Tennessee Bar Association hosts an Open House and Luncheon to celebrate the admission to the Tennessee bar for those who take part in the Admission Ceremonies conducted by the Tennessee Supreme Court. Contact TBA Membership Director Kelly Stosik for more information.

Mahoney is New Information Officer for Courts

Casey Mahoney is the new public information officer (PIO) for the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts. The PIO is responsible for media relations, website management, social media as well as public record accessibility. Mahoney has nearly eight years of government communication experience under four different administrations in Florida and Tennessee. Most recently, she was the Assistant Director of Public Affairs at the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. Learn more about her from the AOC.

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Haslam, Harwell, Ramsey Unite on Judicial Selection Plan

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, House Speaker Beth Harwell and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey today proposed a constitutional amendment that would set in stone the state's merit selection system for appointing appellate judges. Haslam said the amendment is needed to settle once and for all the long dispute over how judges are named and elected. "The uncertainty surrounding the process, the differences on what the constitution means and the effect that these have on the judicial branch are all results that no one wants," Haslam said. "This is the best way to handle it." TBA Executive Director Allan Ramsaur has argued that such a constitutional amendment is unnecessary but said that if the General Assembly decides it is, the association will support it.

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GOP Plan Keeps Nashville District, Makes Big Changes in Shelby, Middle Tennessee

The Memphis metro area will be sliced up into different congressional districts under a redistricting plan released today, while Davidson County will remain the hub of the 5th Congressional District. The map drawn by Republican lawmakers doesn't break Nashville into several congressional seats, as some Democrats had feared, but does make other changes in Middle Tennessee, altering the 4th District significantly to extend it from Rutherford County near Nashville to Bradley County near Chattanooga.

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New Judicial Ethics Rules Praised as Model for Nation

The Tennessee Supreme Court's decision to strengthen the state's judicial recusal rules is being praised in editorials close to home and nationally. In a statement issued today, Justice at Stake Executive Director Bert Brandenburg said, "The Tennessee Supreme Court should be applauded for taking this important step forward.

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Read More, Recall More with Better Legal Reading Skills

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 8:00am

Reading is an integral part in the practice of law and among the most used communication skills, but is often the most underdeveloped. Information from our colleagues, staff, and clients is being transmitted to us at the speed of light, and lawyers are expected to absorb it just as fast.This program is designed to teach you the skills of speed-reading. Practicing speed-reading legal documents and applying comprehension techniques will help you build memory and recall to get through those banker boxes of cases. 

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State Government Attorneys' Forum 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 8:00am

The Tennessee Bar Association is the premier CLE provider in the state and is dedicated to providing Tennessee attorneys with the skills that they need in their day-to-day practice.

In this new CLE produced by the TBA, attendees will learn key updates for state government lawyers. Sessions will touch on procurement contracts, rules of procedure and evidence in administrative proceedings, legislative updates, negotiation skills, ethics and issues and challenges with public private partnership.

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Tennessee and Federal Tax Law Forum 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 8:30am

This year's annual tax program will provide you with the best practices and updates to protect your clients by focusing on significant developments in both federal and state tax laws. Sessions will include updates on the repeal of the Hall Income Tax, Section 1031 exchanges and an update on the Tennessee Tax Regulation Project. Presenters will also discuss estate planning and trusts, the variability of sales and use tax in the emerging technological realm and the new proposed regulations under § 385 and their impact on corporate inversions.

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Creditors Practice Annual Forum 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 12:30pm

The TBA's Creditors Practice Section offers current developments in this area of the law. The first portion of this program will focus on the current state of perfection and enforcement of liens for prime and remote contractors on residential and commercial property. The second portion of the program will give an overview of the current statutory procedures followed when conducting a non-judicial foreclosure. The third portion of the program will focus on the current state of rules and regulations promulgated by the CFPB, and the fallout for law firms and clients.

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LGBT Law Annual Forum 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 11:30am

This year's annual forum will discuss updates in legislation and case law affecting the LGBT community, as well as best practices in civil rights cases and religious freedom cases. Also included is a session on practice tips for representing transgender clients. In addition, we will have an ethics session on representing and communicating with clients in the LGBT community. Lunch will be provided, allowing for networking.

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