Elder Law Forum 2017

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 8:00am

This full day forum offers essential and practical material for practicing Elder Law Attorneys and those interested in Elder Law. The program will start with a presentation on ABLE and Special Needs Trusts. Respected subject matter experts will share new and timely information related to Medicare bundled billing, estate planning and wills with corresponding tax implications. Legislative updates will be provided to include information regarding nursing home law developments and regulations.

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MindCraft: Creating and Building Better Legal Writing

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:00am

Don't worry. It's not a rehash of Legal Writing from law school. Rather, we'll take a look at some key "big picture" approaches to writing that many practitioners - whether litigators or transactional attorneys - may lose sight of. Similar to the ever-popular Minecraft videogame, we will create and build from the bottom up. You will learn the right building blocks and skills needed for writing persuasively, improving counterarguments, proofreading techniques and ways to avoid the ax. We also will talk about some specific techniques for improving your writing.

Topics include:

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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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A Year in Risk Management: The Road Map to a Better Practice

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 8:30am

Properly established and efficient practice management processes and procedures can pay big dividends in protecting against malpractice claims and ethics complaints. Bulletproofing your practice in these small ways allows you to concentrate on your clients rather than the day-to-day operation of your firm. And while every lawyer wants effective systems, too often, the hardest part is developing a strategy of review and implementation for the law office operation. This program is for every lawyer who wants better procedures but lacks a road map for reaching a better practice.

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Tennessee Criminal Law and DUI Cases

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 12:00pm

Attend this program and learn about the latest in Tennessee DUI law and best practices for handling criminal cases. This program will touch on the technical and legal aspects of criminal defense and provide tips on how to best advise clients. Topics will cover client communication, general guidelines for handling criminal cases, and field sobriety testing.

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Entertainment & Sports Forum 2017

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:00pm

Join a distinguished group of speakers for an afternoon discussion of some of the most cutting edge legal issues in the music and entertainment industry today. The panels for this year's annual Entertainment and Sports Law Forum have been carefully crafted to provide timely and practical information that will benefit practitioners of all levels, showcasing a wide swath of areas ranging from trademarks and copyrights to virtual reality.

Highlights include:

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