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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Family Law Forum 2017

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 9:00am

This year's annual forum will take us through the life cycle of a divorce. We will start with the discovery process and have a panel presentation on social media that addresses both technology and evidentiary aspects. Speakers will then take us through the mediation process and how best to prepare clients. A judges' panel will feature Judge Sheila Calloway, Judge Michael W. Binkley, Judge James Martin and Judge Clara W. Byrd. Sessions will also provide legislative updates and preserving the record for appeal.

Lunch will be provided, allowing for networking.

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Real Estate Essentials: Handling Divorce Issues

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

Learn how to avoid pitfalls as we look at variety of issues that can go wrong in divorce cases. This year’s program will offer a panel presentation to cover real estate practices in complaints and family law. Speakers will address financial problems that can occur post-divorce relating to credit problems, foreclosures, bankruptcy, etc. We will also talk about types of deeds and how they are handled in divorce cases.

You may park in the Commerce Street Garage (corner of 3rd Avenue/Commerce St.). We will be validating parking tickets, so please make sure to bring your ticket!

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Communication Law Forum 2017

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 12:00pm

This annual program focuses on media law and other communication law issues. Topics will address open courts, protective orders in civil cases, and right of publicity. Speakers will also cover legislative updates, reviewing broadband legislation and pending issues before the court challenging One Touch/Make Ready ordinance passed by in Nashville last fall.

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Animal Law Forum 2017

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 8:00am

At this year's Animal Law Forum, sessions will focus on animal abuse resources as well as municipal ordinance enforcement. A special extended panel will address nonprofit management for both animal law specialists and general practitioners. New legislation and case law will be highlighted, as well as technology's influence on the modern law practice. The forum will be held at the MTSU Horse Science Center, and an optional tour led by Dr. Rhonda Hoffman will allow attendees to visit the facilities following the CLE.

Lunch will be included, allowing for networking.

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Spring CLE Blast 2017

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:00am

Need a few CLE hours fast? The TBA is offering programs from 7:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. on May 18, 2017. The CLE Blast will offer 11 hours of dual CLE credit. Take as many or as few hours as you need. Registration desk will be open all day.

Topics will address:

  • Technology
  • Risk management
  • Future practice of law
  • Cybersecurity
  • Solo practice
  • Legal markets
  • Social media

Online materials will be made available for this program.

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