Open House for New Attorneys

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Featured Event
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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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Adoption Law Forum 2018

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 11:30am

This new program presented by the Tennessee Bar Association's recently formed Adoption Law Section will focus on changes to adoption law including a session about modifications to Tennessee's Adoption Code and the First in Adoption Act sponsored by the TBA in this year’s General Assembly. Practice leaders will give a special session about effectuating legislative change with an emphasis on grass roots involvement. Lunch will be included with registration, and the forum will be followed by a social hour.

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#MeToo CLE

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 8:30am

Join us to participate in this discussion of how the #MeToo movement has impacted the legal world. We will hear about how employment and human resources issues are being reported and resolved, a panel discussion on the different perspectives arising from the social movement, and finally the ethical implications of the Supreme Court model rule change on discrimination. This program promises to be a lively conversation on the current social and legal issues impacting the legal community from the #MeToo movement.

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Family Law Forum 2018

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 8:00am

This year's annual forum is all about the kids. We will start with sessions on child support, a creative parenting plan and grandparent and stepparent visitation. An additional session will cover the guardian ad litem role and its limits. Mediations involving kids and the violation of parenting plans are also on the agenda. The day will conclude with a judge's panel featuring Judge Michael Binkley and Judge Sharon Guffee.

Lunch will be provided, allowing for networking.

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Criminal Law Basics

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 12:00pm

Attend this program and learn what to do when you get a new client. From opening a file to getting paid, this program will cover the life cycle of the attorney-client relationship. Additional topics include obtaining the charging instruments and filing requests, notices, and motions. Lunch will be provided.

An AOC Claims and Payment Tech Support Supervisor will be in attendance and available to register any attorneys who wish to register with the ACAP system on-site at the end of the program.

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Condo Law From Every Angle

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 12:00pm

Catch up on the popular type of housing for downtown living and mixed-housing suburbs with this program. Sessions will give you a full and complete review of Tennessee's Condo Law practice. Experts who have worked on the development and practice of Tennessee Condo Law will be presenting from multiple perspectives for buyers, lenders, owners, and developers. Sessions will review emerging issues, future concerns, and review of the applicable law and legal considerations.

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