Open House for New Attorneys

Event Types: 
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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YLD Ethics 2014: Nashville

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 8:30am

A Tour of Tennessee Attorney’s Trust Account Handbook

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 9:30am

Need guidance setting up or maintaining a trust account? A new publication from the Board of Professional Responsibility can help. This presentation will cover topics ranging from the basics of trust accounting rules, to the day-to-day chores of reconciliation and recordkeeping, to more complicated issues regarding the kinds of internal controls lawyers must have in place and how to spot and avoid increasingly-sophisticated scams targeting lawyers and their trust accounts. This resource will provide guidance for new lawyers and seasoned lawyers.

The Business of Lawyering: Professional Development for Today’s Attorney’s [Memphis]

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 8:30am

You know the law but don't let the business of law slow you down as you build your reputation and client base. This three-hour ethics seminar will focus on practical aspects of lawyering such as managing yourself and your support staff, using case managements systems, engaging clients, ending the client relationship ethically, and using social media to advertise.

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The Business of Lawyering: Professional Development for Today’s Attorney’s [Knoxville]

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 8:30am

You know the law but don't let the business of law slow you down as you build your reputation and client base. This three-hour ethics seminar will focus on practical aspects of lawyering such as managing yourself and your support staff, using case managements systems, engaging clients, ending the client relationship ethically, and using social media to advertise.

Topics Include:

  • Managing Yourself and Support Staff
  • Using Case Management Systems
  • Engaging Clients
  • The Use of Social Media to Advertise 

 

The Business of Lawyering: Professional Development for Today’s Attorney’s [Nashville]

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 8:30am

You know the law but don't let the business of law slow you down as you build your reputation and client base. This three-hour ethics seminar will focus on practical aspects of lawyering such as managing yourself and your support staff, using case managements systems, engaging clients, ending the client relationship ethically, and using social media to advertise.

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