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

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, February 6, 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, using case managements systems, engaging clients, ending the client relationship ethically, and using social media to advertise.

Topics Include:

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Law Tech UnConference 2015

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 8:00am

The Law Tech Conference is open to all practicing lawyers and will offer education on the latest technological advancements to help you in the practice of law. This year's program will continue to use an "unconference" approach similar to an open house format providing a unique opportunity for lawyers to interact with speakers, attendees, and sponsors. This year’s program will offer two tracks, one track focused on Tech Topics and one focused on Law Practice Tips.

Unconference Features Include:

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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.

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On Site

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.

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On Site

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.