TBA House of Delegates Meeting

Event Types: 
Friday, March 23, 2012 - 10:00am

The House of Delegates considers, debates, and makes policy recommendations on matters of interest and concern to the legal profession. It acts on matters brought to it by the Board of Governors and can consider matters on its own initiative.

2012 Leadership Conference

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 8:00am
Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 8:00am

The Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Conference brings together the governing bodies of the association for policy and planning sessions. In addition, the legal community comes together to honor those attorneys who have made extraorinary contributions to their community at the Public Service Luncheon on Saturday.

Smart Sampling in e-Discovery

Reduce Document Review Costs Without Compromising Results

In the past few years, the volume of electronic content has increased dramatically. Email, word-processing files, spreadsheets and more are churned out and distributed at a rate few of us could have imagined when we started our professional careers. Back then, big cases involved a few thousand documents: most files could fit in your briefcase. Today, similar cases might easily require review of tens or hundreds of thousands of documents. Some involve collections running into the millions.

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Front Burner

Supreme Court Turns Up the Heat on Access to Justice; Lawyers and Advocates Respond

The Tennessee Supreme Court came right out and acknowledged the elephant in the room in August 2008 when then-Chief Justice Janice Holder admitted publicly that there was a problem — and that the court was going to put significant resources into fixing it. The problem — access to justice for all in our state — had been on the court's and other organizations' radar for years, but this time the court declared that access to justice was to be its number one strategic priority. They decided to put it on the front burner.

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Administrative Law Section Membership

Purchase a membership to the Administrative Law Section.

Price: $25.00

Does Your Agent Have the Power?

Extending the Power of Agents to Bind Principals to Arbitration

Practitioners in Tennessee have hotly debated the issues of pre-injury arbitration agreements in health care, particularly in nursing home admission contracts. In the recent Owens v. National Health Corp.[1] issued on Nov. 8, 2007, the Tennessee Supreme Court held that pre-dispute arbitration agreements in nursing home contracts are not per se invalid in Tennessee.

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License to Sing

  • May you copy the original work of another without committing copyright infringement? If so, may you copy the entire work or just a portion?
  • If you do infringe a copyright, how much can you be ordered to pay in damages?
  • Can you be required to pay more than you earned from your infringing activity?

Copying the original work of another is not always an infringement of the copyright. Certain uses are "fair use" and do not constitute infringement. If the copying does constitute an infringement, however, the damages awarded may be much greater than the infringer's profits.

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We Have Power to Effect Change

It does not seem as though a year has gone by already. Service as president of the Tennessee Bar Association has increased my deep appreciation for lawyers and judges, for our elected representatives and their importance in our society. This role has been a phenomenal learning experience and provided an excellent civic lesson for someone who has been practicing law for a number of years. My faith in our attorneys and pride in our profession have been heightened. My gratitude for the amazing volunteers across our state committed to our profession and to those they serve has deepened.

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