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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Criminal Law Forum 2017

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

Sentencing issues, case law statutory updates and a session about the indigent representation task force recommendations and the Supreme Court's response are on the agenda for this year's annual criminal law CLE. Other topics include post-conviction relief, voir dire and ethical considerations for criminal law attorneys. Don't miss this opportunity to receive 7 hours of CLE and network with practitioners from across the state.

Lunch will be provided.

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Wellness for Our Profession Ethics CLE

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 8:30am

For years, concerns have been raised about emotional distress, dissatisfaction, and unprofessional behavior in the legal profession. This program will focus on studies and findings about what does and does not influence well-being in the legal profession. Sessions will address:

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Juvenile Law Forum 2017

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 8:00am

Updates in case law and a session on ethics and professionalism are back on the agenda for this year's annual juvenile law CLE. New topics include a session on infant mental health issues and best practices for working with published and unpublished works. Don't miss this opportunity to receive 5.75 hours of CLE and network with practitioners from across the state.

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The Ethical Campaign: Maintaining Ethics and Professionalism in Elections

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 8:00am

This advanced level program for state and local lawmakers, judges, candidates for executive, judicial or legislative positions, campaign chairs and campaign treasurers and their counsel will include all aspects of the law and ethics of election for office in 2018.

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Special Needs Trusts

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 8:30am

Lawyers, in conjunction with financial advisors and other professionals, often need specialized guidance to assist in advising clients who are living with a disability. Clients may include people living with a physical, mental or intellectual disability. This program will navigate through the tax code to maximize advantages for Qualified Disability Trusts and discuss ethical considerations of using a trust to qualify for Medicaid. There are many duties and ethical considerations associated with serving as a trustee – learn about these issues in this specialized program.

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CLE Blast: Last Minute CLE 2017

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, December 29, 2017 - 7:00am

For your last minute CLE needs the Tennessee Bar Association brings you 3 tracks of dual and general credit CLE programs. This 4 day program offers CLE from 7a.m. to 6:45p.m. on December 18, 27-29. If you need 15 hours, you can get it all here and more. Take as many or as few hours as you need.

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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