Open House for New Attorneys

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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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16 Teams Advance to State Mock Trial Competition

The stage is now set for the 2015 Tennessee State High School Mock Trial Competition. Sixteen teams that won just-completed regional competitions will convene at the Historic Davidson County Courthouse in downtown Nashville on March 27-28. District winners are: Bearden High School, Chattanooga Sooutheast Tennessee Home Education Association (CSTHEA), Clinton High School, Columbia Academy, Dyersburg High School, Jefferson County High School, Memphis University School, Montgomery Bell Academy, Ravenwood High School, St. Mary’s Episcopal School, Signal Mountain High School, Springfield High School, Unicoi County High School, University School of Nashville, White County High School and White Station High School. Learn more about this year's competition.

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TBA Board OKs 5 New Sections

TBA members will soon have five new sections to serve them and their practices. Responding to member interest, the TBA Board of Governors this month approved new sections for Communication Law, International Law & Practice, Animal Law, LGBT and Local Government Practice. All TBA sections are self supporting and led by volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a founding member of any of these sections or have an interest in helping lead the development of any of the new sections, you can learn more on TBA.org.

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Making the Most of Discovery: What You Don’t Know Can Come Back to Haunt You [Memphis]

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CLE Programming
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Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 8:00am

How much is too much? Is one of the many questions in the maze of discovery. This program covers many levels of written discovery and e-discovery. Presenters will cover best practices, using investigators to verify information, effective use of subpoenas, enforcement and dealing with difficult counsel. A session on social medial discovery will help you with Internet searches. Discussion on alternatives to written discovery will include site inspection, deposition by interrogatories, and physical exam versus independent medical exams.

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Litigation Forum 2015

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CLE Programming
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 8:00am

The Litigation Forum contains everything you need to know about litigation, from oral advocacy to effective case management from the clients perspective. This 7 hour CLE (6.0 General/1.0 Ethics) will cover taking effective depositions, using motion practice to your advantage, and setting up your case to obtain a favorable settlement for your client.  Judges will share their insights into what makes oral arguments effective, including Supreme Court Justice Holly Kirby who will provide the Forum’s keynote remarks.

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Disability Law Forum 2015

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CLE Programming
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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 8:30am

The TBA Disability Law Section’s CLE will present disability practitioners best practice guidance and insights from Administrative Law Judge Ronald Miller with the Social Security Administration about the disability hearing process. Michael Williamson will provide helpful pointers on success at the Appeals Council level and beyond.

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