An Overview of Franchise Law

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
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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On Site

Spanish for Lawyers: Basic Skills and Introductions

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 12:00pm

The Tennessee Bar Association and The Tennessee Foreign Language Institute are joining forces to provide a five-part series for lawyers who are interested in serving the Hispanic population in Tennessee.

A variety of topics will be covered to include: Spanish language skills to improve client communication, cultural tips, communication based on specific areas of practice, working with interpreters, and a brief review of resources for lawyers. Access all programs in this series here.

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Webcast

Tennessee Fashion Law: Protecting Brands

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 12:30pm

Tennessee fashion law is more than fashionable cowboy boots and trend-wear. Fashion law can encompass many areas of law that can range from intellectual property to employment law.

Learn about protecting fashion brands through copyright and trademark of fashion designs and review regulations that govern merchandize labeling and disclosers. Speakers will also address legal issues fighting counterfeiting and labor and employment issues unique to fashion law.

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Unleashed: Hot Topics in Animal Law 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 8:00am

This program is for the animal lover in you and will guide you through legal issues dealing in animal law. Learn what’s trending in the estate planning for pets and stay on top of dog bite laws, dog parks and banned breed legislation. Speakers will also address the animal abuse registry law and broken window law. Join us for a special panel including lawyers and veterinarians discussing ethical considerations.

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On Site

Business Law Forum 2016: Evolving Topics in Capital Raising

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 11:30am

This program covers recent trends, and related legal issues, in early-stage capital raising. In addition to addressing the different types of securities and other financial instruments being used by "young" firms to fund their operations in a transitory regulatory environment, the session provides commentary on the investment structures, business entity structures, intellectual property challenges and potential professional responsibility pitfalls associated with forming and funding young ventures.

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On Site

20th Annual Labor & Employment Forum

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 8:00am

The TBA's Labor and Employment Forum provides specialized and practical information on a range of timely labor and employment law topics. The Labor and Employment Section is excited about this year's Forum, which features a very impressive panel of speakers. Topics include important new federal cases, recent developments in Tennessee, perspectives from the bench, a primer on the Equal Pay Act, hot topics in wage and hour law from both sides of the bar, ethics and much more. Breakfast & Lunch will also be provided.

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On Site

Intellectual Property Spring Institute 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 8:00am

What is new, what's changing and what are this year's updates for practitioners will be the focus of this year's Intellectual Property Institute. We will review right of publicity and Fair Use. The Lanham Act updates will be addressed along with international issues. The ethics portion will cover the Tennessee pro bono program in connection with the Arts & Business Council.

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On Site

Immigration Law Seminar 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 12:00pm

This seminar is specifically designed for both lawyers who are experienced immigration lawyers and for lawyers who are just getting started in immigration law. The immigration government agencies that will be represented at the seminar are: U.S.

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Real Estate Essentials 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 8:30am

Learn how to avoid pitfalls at your real estate closing as we look at variety of issues that can go wrong in this year's program. Issues can stem from improperly drafted contracts to explaining to clients why the poor advice from friends and family can lead to additional problems. We will talk about title defects, missed closing dates and causes, inspections, unqualified buyers, improper disclosure of material facts or defects, and address specific issues with residential real estate.

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On Site

Making the Most of Discovery: What You Don’t Know Can Come Back to Haunt You [Knoxville]

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 8:00am

How much is too much? Is one of the many questions in the maze of discovery. This program covers many levels of written discovery and e-discovery. Presenters will cover best practices, using investigators to verify information, effective use of subpoenas, enforcement and dealing with difficult counsel. A session on social medial discovery will help you with Internet searches. Discussion on alternatives to written discovery will include site inspection, deposition by interrogatories, and physical exam versus independent medical exams.

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On Site