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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Cannabis Revolution

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CLE Programming
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 8:30am

The cannabis revolution is alive in Tennessee. As the debate over marijuana and cannabis grows so does research, legislation, and opinions of law makers. Learn about upcoming legislation and insight on decriminalization, use of medical marijuana in Tennessee, hemp, and cannabis oils in this CLE program.

Lunch will be provided.

 

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TBA Academy and U.S. Supreme Court Admission Ceremony

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 9:00am

The Tennessee Bar Association Academy offers an exciting opportunity for Tennessee attorneys to be admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and network with some of the nation’s leading appellate practitioners. Find out more or register now.

Creditors Practice Forum 2015

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CLE Programming
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 12:30pm

TBA's Creditor's Practice Section offers current developments in this area of the law. The first portion of the program will be a discussion and update of recent Tennessee and Federal case law and the effects on legal collection practices. The second portion of the program will discuss garnishment issues regarding subcontractors and independent agents.

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TBA Annual Convention in Memphis

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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.

Tort and Insurance Advanced Practice Forum 2015

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CLE Programming
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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 11:30am

Sharpen your expertise in this advanced forum for Tort & Insurance practitioners. Advance your practice with sessions on trucking litigation with review of important cases, recent developments, and new risks. The product liability session will offer best practices in product liability case analysis. Speakers will also address workers’ compensation updates and accident reconstruction. Learn how animation, graphics, and video is used in forensic engineering in accident reconstruction.

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