Family Law Forum 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 11:30am

This year's annual program will focus on key issues for family law practitioners to advance their skills and knowledge. The seminar we will discuss electronic records and legislative updates. Topics include e-discovery, grandparent visitation, custodial interference, adoptions, evictions of domestic violence and other criminal law implications that occur in family law. Don't miss this opportunity to gather with attorneys who practice in this area.

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Criminal Law Update

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 11:45am

The constant change in criminal practice is what keeps criminal defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges on their toes. From a misdemeanor in General Sessions to a death penalty appeal before the Supreme Court, practitioners must stay on top of the latest changes in the law. This program will help you get up to speed on recent developments in criminal law.

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Spring CLE Blast 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 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 25, 2016. 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.

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Preventing Legal Malpractice 2016: SAMPLE Fee Agreements Reviewed

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 8:30am

SAMPLE Fee Agreements ... they're everywhere! Legal research sites, bar associations, blogs, law firm websites, and yes, even malpractice insurance carriers, all have SAMPLE fee agreements a lawyer can download and start using.

The trouble is, many of those SAMPLES are WRONG! This program will help you identify the absolutely vital malpractice and ethics issues you must master in order to avoid problems with this standard tool of your practice.

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Nuremberg, International Justice and Three Tennessee Lawyers

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 12:30pm

At the Tehran Conference in 1943, Joseph Stalin proposed liquidation of the German general staff by summarily executing 50,000 German military officers. Stalin's remark enraged Winston Churchill. Franklin Roosevelt tried to break the tension by jokingly offering up a "compromise" figure of 49,000; Churchill left the room. Stalin and Molotov pursued Churchill and persuaded him to return, but did not convince him Stalin's comment was not seriously intended. Churchill's vision (and the rule of law) mostly prevailed, though, following the end of hostilities in Europe in 1945.

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1st Annual Communication Law Forum 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 12:00pm

In 2015, the TBA created a Communication Law Section, which will provide attorneys a forum for discussion of media law and other communication law issues. This will be the Section's first annual seminar. Speakers will be Richard Hollow of Knoxville and Robb Harvey and David Hudson of Nashville. All three speakers are premier media law practitioners. Topics will include a defamation case law update, a review of recent Tennessee legislation and case law on open meetings and public records, as well as an hour of ethics.

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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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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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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.

Topics Include:

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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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