Open House for New Attorneys

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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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Family Law Forum 2016

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CLE Programming
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 11:30am

This year's annual program will focus on key issues for family law practitioners to advance their skills and knowledge. The seminar we will discuss electronic records and legislative updates. Topics include e-discovery, grandparent visitation, custodial interference, adoptions, evictions of domestic violence and other criminal law implications that occur in family law. Don't miss this opportunity to gather with attorneys who practice in this area.

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Criminal Law Update

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CLE Programming
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 11:45am

The constant change in criminal practice is what keeps criminal defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges on their toes. From a misdemeanor in General Sessions to a death penalty appeal before the Supreme Court, practitioners must stay on top of the latest changes in the law. This program will help you get up to speed on recent developments in criminal law.

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Nuremberg, International Justice and Three Tennessee Lawyers

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CLE Programming
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Monday, April 18, 2016 - 12:30pm

At the Tehran Conference in 1943, Joseph Stalin proposed liquidation of the German general staff by summarily executing 50,000 German military officers. Stalin's remark enraged Winston Churchill. Franklin Roosevelt tried to break the tension by jokingly offering up a "compromise" figure of 49,000; Churchill left the room. Stalin and Molotov pursued Churchill and persuaded him to return, but did not convince him Stalin's comment was not seriously intended. Churchill's vision (and the rule of law) mostly prevailed, though, following the end of hostilities in Europe in 1945.

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1st Annual Communication Law Forum 2016

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CLE Programming
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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 12:00pm

In 2015, the TBA created a Communication Law Section, which will provide attorneys a forum for discussion of media law and other communication law issues. This will be the Section's first annual seminar. Speakers will be Richard Hollow of Knoxville and Robb Harvey and David Hudson of Nashville. All three speakers are premier media law practitioners. Topics will include a defamation case law update, a review of recent Tennessee legislation and case law on open meetings and public records, as well as an hour of ethics.

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An Overview of Franchise Law

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CLE Programming
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Monday, April 11, 2016 - 12:00pm

In this overview of franchise law, we will start with a history of franchise regulation and the current rules and requirements of the Federal Trade Commission (as well as laws specific to Tennessee). Then, we will learn about practice tips for representing franchisees, including review of pre-sale disclosures (the Federal Disclosure Document) and other pre-sale issues, negotiation of franchise and lease agreements, and entity formation. Finally, we will discuss franchise litigation, including topics such as default and termination, pre-suit negotiation, injunctive relief and defenses.

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