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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TBA Annual Convention in Memphis

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Featured Event
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 12:00pm

Memphis is all about the Blues, and this year’s TBA Annual Convention takes you on a grand tour. You’ll sample Blues you can use, Blues that will make you a better lawyer and Blues you can listen to and feel. It all kicks off June 17 at The Peabody in Memphis.

Marriage Equality in Tennessee: Tanco v. Haslam

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CLE Programming
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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 11:30am

What was the outcome of the Tanco v. Haslam marriage recognition challenge? How will the Supreme Court's holding affect Tennessee? What did the Court say? — Learn more about the background, parties, issues, and answers these questions and more. Speakers will address the preliminary injunction, oral argument/opinion from the 6th Circuit, and the oral argument/opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court. How will the outcome be addressed and possibly implemented in Tennessee? Will the Court's decision affect Tennessee's Religious Freedom Restoration Act?

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Saturday Ethics Program 2015... Got Coffee?

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CLE Programming
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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 8:00am

Don't have time during the week to get your ethics hours? We have a solution for you! Grab a cup of coffee and join us at our ethics seminar on Saturday, August 15, 2015. This freshly brewed seminar provides you with 3 hours of ethics. Speakers will spill the beans on tips and processes to help you with your practice and make sure you meet all ethical obligations. Don't miss this rare Saturday program.

Continental Breakfast will be included.

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Summer CLE Blast 2015

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

Need a few CLE hours fast? The TBA is offering programs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 23, 2015. The Summer CLE Blast will offer 7 hours of dual CLE credit. Take as many or as few hours as you need. Registration desk will be open all day.

Payment will be determined at checkout depending on the number of hours you attend.

$50.00 per hour for TBA Members

$75.00 per hour for Nonmembers

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Tennessee Bar Association Annual CLE [15 Hours]

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CLE Programming
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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 8:00am

Register for this program that includes 15 CLE credits and meets all your Tennessee CLE requirements for the year, including ethics hours.

The Tennessee Bar Association's annual CLE is a 15-hour CLE offering best practices and updates in various areas of law. Don't miss this one-stop seminar.

Areas of practice discussed include:

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