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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Unleashed: Hot Topics in Animal Law

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CLE Programming
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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 11:00am

This program is for the animal lover in you and will guide you through legal issues dealing in animal law. Learn what’s trending in the estates planning for pets session and stay on top of laws that protect people with disabilities who use service animals. Speakers will also address the "first bite rule" covering common liability questions for injuries caused by animals. Horses play a unique role in the law as they can be property, an athlete, or a vehicle. Learn about equine law and legal issues related to horse activities, industry, and business.

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Entertainment & Sports Forum 2015

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 12:00pm

The programs for this year's annual Entertainment and Sports Law Forum were all drawn from your requests and ideas for topics you wanted to hear about. With insights for practitioners of all levels, we'll cover a good bit of ground including:

- an inside perspective on negotiating publishing deals,
- the life cycle of a film project from development to financing to distribution,
- bringing foucs to the Blurred Lines Verdict, and

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Tennessee and Federal Tax Law Forum 2015: Protecting Your Clients

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 8:00am

This year's annual tax program will provide you with the best practices and updates to protect your clients. Topics will include significant developments in Federal and Tennessee's tax laws. Annual updates include nationwide tax trends, Tennessee tax laws, as well as discussion on the IRS appeals and collections process.

Expert attorneys will discuss the risks and benefits of captive insurance. Captive insurance allows companies to fund their own insurance coverage in a more cost effective manner. Speakers will discuss the unique tax advantages, and help you advise your clients.

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Today’s Professional Ethics and Legal Malpractice Risks for Tennessee Lawyers

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 8:30am

With the unprecedented rise in the severity of malpractice claims, it is no longer reasonable for Tennessee lawyers to approach malpractice prevention as merely a desirable way of practicing but to understand that it is a necessary ingredient for today's successful lawyer. As well as to realize that, in the constantly changing legal world of professionalism and malpractice avoidance, the only sure way to protect oneself is through recognition of this fact of life and adapt to these new realities.

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Real Estate Essentials 2015

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 8:30am

Attorneys will gain valuable knowledge regarding real estate issues. Topics include the title insurance, standards in purchase and sales agreements, and due diligence in real estate law.

The first session will discuss title insurance, which plays a mysterious role in real estate transactions. It is a required element of every deal and can be costly. This session will help you understand title insurance policies and review the precise protections they offer.

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