Pro Bono Gala Features Awards, Inspirational Remarks

Attorneys from the Memphis office of Wyatt Tarrant & Combs and medical technology company Medtronic were honored this past Saturday during the Ninth Annual Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative (CCPBI) Gala in Nashville. Judge Bernice Donald from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit gave an inspiring keynote address at the program, which also featured comments from Chief Justice Sharon Lee, CCPBI Co-Chairs Andy Branham and Jim Barry and TBA President Jonathan Steen. Over the past nine years, CCPBI has raised nearly $500,000 to support pro bono activities across the state. See photos from the event, read more about the award recipients or learn more about the Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative.

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TBA Board OKs 5 New Sections

TBA members will soon have five new sections to serve them and their practices. Responding to member interest, the TBA Board of Governors this month approved new sections for Communication Law, International Law & Practice, Animal Law, LGBT and Local Government Practice. All TBA sections are self supporting and led by volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a founding member of any of these sections or have an interest in helping lead the development of any of the new sections, you can learn more on TBA.org.

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

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CLE Programming
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Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 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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Litigation Forum 2015

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 8:00am

The Litigation Forum contains everything you need to know about litigation, from oral advocacy to effective case management from the clients perspective. This 7 hour CLE (6.0 General/1.0 Ethics) will cover taking effective depositions, using motion practice to your advantage, and setting up your case to obtain a favorable settlement for your client.  Judges will share their insights into what makes oral arguments effective, including Supreme Court Justice Holly Kirby who will provide the Forum’s keynote remarks.

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Disability Law Forum 2015

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 8:30am

The TBA Disability Law Section’s CLE will present disability practitioners best practice guidance and insights from Administrative Law Judge Ronald Miller with the Social Security Administration about the disability hearing process. Michael Williamson will provide helpful pointers on success at the Appeals Council level and beyond.

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Financial Literacy For Lawyers

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 11:30am

Accounting is the language of business and lawyers need to understand fundamental financial principles as they advise clients and manage their law practice. The principles of accounting and finance directly extend to contract issues, torts, business matters, taxation issues, partnership disputes, and gift and estate matters. This comprehensive program touches on several financial issues lawyers may encounter in the practice of law.

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Business Law Forum 2015: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Business Combination Transactions

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 8:00am

This program covers the various legal issues Tennessee business lawyers face through the life cycle of a business combination transaction, whether accomplished through a merger, an acquisition, a share exchange, or a combination of any of them. Panelists will provide a practical, nuts-and-bolts treatment of each phase of a business combination, covering determining whether and how to select a business broker, the drafting and executing letters of intent, conducting diligence, and negotiating the acquisition agreement.

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Intellectual Property Spring Institute 2015

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:00am

The Tennessee Bar Association's Intellectual Property Spring Institute offers sophisticated topics and provides practical takeaways to Tennessee lawyers who practice in this area. This entertaining and informative program will feature experts with advanced experience in this field. Don't miss this opportunity to network with other practitioners and speak with our panelists and speakers.

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Immigration Law Seminar 2015: Government Agencies' Perspective on Immigration Issues

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 8:00am

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 two federal immigration government agencies that will be represented at the seminar are: U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS); and Immigration Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations Enforcement. This seminar will highlight recent developments regarding the different, but interrelated, federal immigration government agencies.

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12th Annual Bankruptcy Forum

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 12:00pm

This high-quality program will begin with presentations on the model Chapter 13 plan, service of process issues, and recent bankruptcy case developments in the Sixth Circuit and around the country. Friday afternoon will conclude with a presentation on mediation in bankruptcy cases. On Saturday, attendees will be organized into small groups with a discussion leader drawn from a faculty of prominent bankruptcy judges. These small group discussions will focus on case problems that bring into focus recent developments in the law and real world problems that bankruptcy practitioners face.

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