TBA Announces 2015 Pro Bono Award Recipients

Two Nashville lawyers and a recent University of Memphis School of Law graduate will be honored with the state’s top pro bono and public service awards at a Nashville ceremony in January, the TBA has announced. Nashville lawyer Rebecca McKelvey Castañeda of Stites & Harbison will receive the Harris Gilbert Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award for handling a number of time-intensive pro bono cases this past year, as well as her service on the board of the Tennessee Justice Center. Michele Johnson, executive director of the Tennessee Justice Center, will receive the Ashley T. Wiltshire Public Service Attorney of the Year Award in recognition of nearly 20 years of service with the center, which she co-founded in 1996. And Jennifer Mayham, a 2014 graduate from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, will be recognized as the Law Student Volunteer of the Year for her work with the Memphis Area Legal Services. Read more about the honorees.

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Ethics Roadshow 2014 (Cookeville)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 12:30pm

In the practice of law, lawyers often act as storytellers. Painting pictures with words that portray their client's side of the story in the most flattering light. Sometimes this requires lawyers to shade the truth and venture into gray areas. Not every ethical question is gray though, and things are bound to become painful for lawyers when their own misconduct dominates the proceedings and becomes the story itself.

Collaborative Law in Family Law Cases

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 12:00pm

This presentation will cover the basics and goals for collaborative law in divorce cases.

Discussion will include benefits to the clients and their children. Other topics include:

1) The Collaborative Team and Their Contribution
2) Ethics Issues in Collaborative Law
3) Status of Collaborative Law in Tennessee

Learn this and much more in this one-hour session.

Practical Tips for Mediating Family Law Cases

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 12:00pm

This session will cover the following topics to provide practical tips for mediating family law cases:

1. Effective use of joint meeting
2. Managing participants’ expectations (earning their trust)
3. Balance with letting litigants blow off steam while focusing on obtaining a settlement
4. Step parent/”significant others” involvement in post divorce mediations

Construction Law Forum 2015:

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 8:30am

Arbitration is fast becoming not an alternative to litigation, but as a required and recommended way to reach final resolution of disputes. This seminar is for lawyers who are new to this field, or who are experienced, and will cover all aspects of arbitration, from considerations in drafting arbitration clauses, choosing an arbitrator, what rules should apply, preparing for a hearing and the law of appeals.  

Continental Breakfast and lunch included.

Fall 2014 Swearing In Ceremony - Nashville

Event Types: 
Activity
Date: 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 10:00am

New attorneys will be introduced to the Tennessee Supreme Court and take the oath of office. The court will hold two sessions in Nashville due to the number of admittees: one at 10 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. Also that day, new lawyers and their guests are invited to a luncheon and open house at the TBA from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Commercial Lending From Title Insurance to Bank Borrowers

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 8:00am

This program will provide attendees with perspectives from each side of a commercial lending transaction-the lender, the borrower and the title insurer. The program includes presentations by lender's counsel and borrower's counsel as to the preparation and negotiation of the documentation and other requirements for closing the deal, followed by a panel discussion among a lender, lender's counsel and borrower's counsel.

Juvenile Law Forum 2014: Proposed Changes to Tennessee Rules of Juvenile Procedure

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 8:30am

This year's annual Juvenile Forum will focus on a current case law updates and on the comprehensive proposed amendments to the Tennessee Rules of Juvenile Procedure. Participants will receive a copy of the proposed amendments and will be encouraged to provide feedback. Join the committee members who have rewritten the Rules to learn firsthand how and when the changes will affect your practice.

Ethics Roadshow 2014 (Johnson City)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 8:30am

In the practice of law, lawyers often act as storytellers. Painting pictures with words that portray their client's side of the story in the most flattering light. Sometimes this requires lawyers to shade the truth and venture into gray areas. Not every ethical question is gray though, and things are bound to become painful for lawyers when their own misconduct dominates the proceedings and becomes the story itself.

CLE SKI 2015

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 4:30pm

Join us January 18-23, 2015, for the Tennessee Bar Association's 30th Annual CLE Ski in Vail, Colorado!! This program offers a wide variety of CLE topics to benift lawyers from various practices. Earn 3 hours of CLE each day without missing anytime on the slopes.