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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Federal Practice Seminar 2017: Suing the Government

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:15am

This year's annual forum will focus on best practices when you find yourself suing the federal, state, or local government. You will hear from both plaintiff lawyers experienced in bringing suit and defense lawyers who represent and defend the government. The seminar will address the best practices in bringing lawsuit, common mistakes and misconceptions, and unique issues when settling a case. The seminar will also cover lawsuits brought under the Federal Torts Claims Act and Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act.

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Summer CLE Blast 2017

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:30am

If you still need your hours for 2016, the TBA is offering programs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 20. 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.

Online materials will be made available for this program.

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 non-members

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TBA 2017 Annual Review in Memphis (Fast Track 15 Hours)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 8:00am

Register and plan for 15 hours of CLE in one-day. Attend 7 hours on August 11th and 8 hours online -- at your convenience.

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TBA 2017 Annual Review in Knoxville (Fast Track 15 Hours)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 8:00am

Register and plan for 15 hours of CLE in one-day. Attend 7 hours on August 25th and 8 hours online -- at your convenience.

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TBA 2017 Summer Annual Review in Nashville (Fast Track 15 Hours)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 8:00am

Register and plan for 15 hours of CLE in one-day. Attend 7 hours on August 18th and 8 hours online -- at your convenience.

The Tennessee Bar Association's annual program is a 15-hour CLE offering best practices and updates in various areas of law. This program will provide you with 7 hours of live credit and 8 prepaid credits to complete 8 hours online -- anytime, at home or on your mobile device. This live/online combination allows you to customize your learning to your schedule and fulfills all your Tennessee CLE requirements for the year.

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Elder Law Forum 2017

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 8:00am

This full day forum offers essential and practical material for practicing Elder Law Attorneys and those interested in Elder Law. The program will start with a presentation on ABLE and Special Needs Trusts. Respected subject matter experts will share new and timely information related to Medicare benefits, estate planning, wills, and corresponding tax implications. Legislative updates will be provided to include information regarding nursing home law developments and regulations.

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