Preventing Legal Malpractice 2016: SAMPLE Fee Agreements Reviewed

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CLE Programming
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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

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CLE Programming
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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

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CLE Programming
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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

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CLE Programming
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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

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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

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CLE Programming
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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.

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Unleashed: Hot Topics in Animal Law 2016

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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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Business Law Forum 2016: Evolving Topics in Capital Raising

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CLE Programming
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Friday, May 20, 2016 - 11:30am

This program covers recent trends, and related legal issues, in early-stage capital raising. In addition to addressing the different types of securities and other financial instruments being used by "young" firms to fund their operations in a transitory regulatory environment, the session provides commentary on the investment structures, business entity structures, intellectual property challenges and potential professional responsibility pitfalls associated with forming and funding young ventures.

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20th Annual Labor & Employment Forum

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 8:00am

The TBA's Labor and Employment Forum provides specialized and practical information on a range of timely labor and employment law topics. The Labor and Employment Section is excited about this year's Forum, which features a very impressive panel of speakers. Topics include important new federal cases, recent developments in Tennessee, perspectives from the bench, a primer on the Equal Pay Act, hot topics in wage and hour law from both sides of the bar, ethics and much more. Breakfast & Lunch will also be provided.

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Intellectual Property Spring Institute 2016

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 8:00am

What is new, what's changing and what are this year's updates for practitioners will be the focus of this year's Intellectual Property Institute. We will review right of publicity and Fair Use. The Lanham Act updates will be addressed along with international issues. The ethics portion will cover the Tennessee pro bono program in connection with the Arts & Business Council.

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