Open House for New Attorneys

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Featured Event
Date: 
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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Summer CLE Blast 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 8:30am

If you still need your hours for 2015, the TBA is offering programs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 20, 2016. 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.

Payment will be determined at checkout depending on the number of hours you attend.

$50 per hour for TBA Members

$75 per hour for Nonmembers

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The Legal Pitfalls of Operating a Vineyard, Distillery and Brewery in the 21st Century

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 8:00am

Help your clients understand how to start and operate a distillery, winery or brewery. Come listen to experienced insiders on the business side and legal side of manufacturing alcohol. As the alcohol industry grows in Tennessee, big changes are in store for its members, including significant changes to the laws. Also listen to guidance on associations, competition, intellectual property issues and the end game.

Executive lunch included with this program.

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Elder Law Forum 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 8:00am

This full-day forum offers essential and practical material for practicing Elder Law attorneys and those interested in Elder Law. Respected subject matter experts will share new and timely information related to perennial topics of Medicaid planning, Conservatorships and Special Needs Trusts in Tennessee. A Vanderbilt geriatrician will address the unique needs of older adults and how we can be better prepared to deal with the opportunities and challenges of working with elders and their families.

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Federal Practice Seminar 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 11:15am

This year's annual federal practice CLE will focus on federal pre-trial practice. The program will kick off with a discussion of pleadings, pre-answer motions and related strategies. A session on the amendments to the Federal Civil Rules that took effect on December 1, 2015, will follow. This session will explore the text of the Rules and amendments and the practical implications of the amendments for practitioners.

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Preparing and Defending Against Motions to Dismiss and Summary Judgment

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 12:00pm

This session will offer practical tips from two highly regarded federal court practitioners on drafting and presenting Rule 12 Motions to Dismiss and Rule 56 Motions for Summary Judgment, as well as defending Motions to Dismiss and Motions for Summary Judgment. Perspectives will be offered from both the defense and plaintiff side to provide a balanced presentation of best practices.

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Webcast