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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Estate Planning & Probate Forum 2015

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 8:00am

Join the TBA's Estate Planning & Probate Section at its annual Estate Planning & Probate Forum, where you will be able to learn from some of Tennessee's top estate and trust attorneys about cutting-edge on estate planning techniques and probate considerations, as well as gain insight into the new legislation and case law rulings affecting these areas. This information-packed, full-day program will provide 6 CLE hours credit. Breakfast & Lunch will also be provided.

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A Tour of Tennessee Attorney’s Trust Account Handbook

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 9:30am

Need guidance setting up or maintaining a trust account? A new publication from the Board of Professional Responsibility can help. This presentation will cover topics ranging from the basics of trust accounting rules, to the day-to-day chores of reconciliation and recordkeeping, to more complicated issues regarding the kinds of internal controls lawyers must have in place and how to spot and avoid increasingly-sophisticated scams targeting lawyers and their trust accounts. This resource will provide guidance for new lawyers and seasoned lawyers.

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The Business of Lawyering: Professional Development for Today’s Attorneys [Knoxville]

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 8:30am

You know the law but don't let the business of law slow you down as you build your reputation and client base. This three-hour ethics seminar will focus on practical aspects of lawyering such as managing yourself and your support staff,  engaging clients, ending the client relationship ethically, and using social media to advertise.

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