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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Inventor Legal & Business Boot Camp

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:30am

This program is designed for those that create or own intellectual property (inventors, makers, artists, licensing organizations, etc.) and the attorneys that represent them.

Because intellectual property ("IP") owned by individuals and small businesses is a key component and contributor to the Tennessee and U.S. economy, the Tennessee Bar Association will conduct an Inventor Legal & Business Bootcamp to educate all attendees about the legal and business aspects of Intellectual Property and its role in starting a business. The Bootcamp will address:

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Inventor Legal & Business Boot Camp

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:30am

This program is designed for those that create or own intellectual property (inventors, makers, artists, licensing organizations, etc.) and the attorneys that represent them.

Because intellectual property ("IP") owned by individuals and small businesses is a key component and contributor to the Tennessee and U.S. economy, the Tennessee Bar Association will conduct an Inventor Legal & Business Bootcamp to educate all attendees about the legal and business aspects of Intellectual Property and its role in starting a business. The Bootcamp will address:

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Southeast Complex Litigation Forum

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:00pm

The seminar will discuss the latest developments in mass torts, class actions and multi-district litigation (MDLs).

Learn from national litigators about the latest in cutting-edge aggregate litigation, including emerging litigation involving opioids, medical devices, pharmaceutical drugs and consumer products. The discussions will also include litigation tips and best practices on how to approach discovery in the post-proportionality world.

This program will benefit plaintiffs' lawyers, defense lawyers and in-house counsel.

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Tennessee and Federal Tax Law Annual Forum 2017

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 8:30am

This year's tax forum will focus on both Tennessee and federal tax issues. We will have representatives from the Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service to provide in-person updates on current topics. Topics to be covered during the forum include an introduction to international tax issues, tax issues in hiring family members, lien subordination issues, and licensing and taxing issues in a multi-state practice.

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Elder Law Basics

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:30pm

This program is for attorneys who want to understand what elder law practice is all about or looking for a quick refresher course on the basics. Two sessions will focus on government benefits, this will include Medicaid and a review of VA benefits. Speakers will address best practices for Power of Attorneys and help you identify the client's needs and determining capacity.

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Federal Practice Seminar 2017: Suing the Government

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:15am

This year's annual forum will focus on best practices when you find yourself suing the federal, state, or local government. You will hear from both plaintiff lawyers experienced in bringing suit and defense lawyers who represent and defend the government. The seminar will address the best practices in bringing lawsuit, common mistakes and misconceptions, and unique issues when settling a case. The seminar will also cover lawsuits brought under the Federal Torts Claims Act and Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act.

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