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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TBA Leadership Conference and Public Service Luncheon

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Activity
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Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:00pm

The mid-year meeting of the Tennessee Bar Association is held in conjunction with the annual Public Service Luncheon, which honors the good works of Tennessee attorneys.

Corporate Counsel Forum 2017

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:30am

Obtain the most up-to-date information at this year's Corporate Counsel forum with topics ranging from technology's influence on the modern law practice to recent developments in employment law. Speakers will address cyber security and privacy, as well as productivity tools for the present-day corporate counsel. Another session covers the EEOC's new rules on what incentive employers may provide to employees who provide medical information as part of a wellness program under the Americans with Disabilities Act. A roundtable discussion will also be included.

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Tort and Insurance Forum 2017

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 8:00am

This full day forum offers essential and practical material for Tort and Insurance attorneys and those interested in Tort and Insurance Law. Three morning sessions will address the effects of recent West and Dedmon cases from the perspectives of both plaintiff and defense. Further sessions will cover the Claims Commission Act and the Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act. The program will also offer a special session on how millennial jurors make decisions.

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Local Government Forum 2017

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:00am

This year’s program will cover hot topics in local government practice, to include legislation, ex parte communication and social media. A social medial panel will answer questions and provide best practice tips. The program will also offer a training session on public speaking and interacting with the media. Learn from a Nashville PR expert what reporters are looking for when interviewing lawyers and role-play on how to handle media communication. Stay downtown after the program ends and attend a Predators game with other attendees! 

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Modern Law Practice Series: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 8:30am

Technology-fueled disruption has made its way into industries like healthcare, transportation, journalism and many more. At the forefront of this disruption is artificial intelligence ("AI"), which refers to a computer's ability to complete tasks that have traditionally required human intelligence.

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2017 International Law Annual Forum

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:30am

This program will address new changes in international law. Speakers will cover the evolving landscape of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the emerging realm of international data privacy. A special session will cover the technology-driven changes taking place in today’s legal landscape and the modern law practice.

Lunch included.

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Wedding CLE at The Cordelle

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:00am

Bells ring, friends and family gather, and when it's over the happy couple leaves married. But there are so many preparations to make before a wedding celebrating can take place! Experience this CLE at one of Nashville's premier wedding venues, The Cordelle, with all the cake, mimosas and darling wedding mints you could want. Sessions will touch on a variety of nuptial-related considerations, such as what to do pre-wedding, how to handle blended families -- and all the way through tax planning.

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