Court Upholds Suspension for Nashville Attorney

The Tennessee Supreme Court today unanimously affirmed a six-month suspension of Nashville attorney Paul J. Walwyn’s law license for failure to act diligently in his representation of clients. The Board of Professional Responsibility suspended Walwyn in 2012 for six months, with 30 days active suspension and five months’ probation, for violating certain Rules of Professional Conduct. Walwyn appealed to the Chancery Court for Davidson County and later to the state Supreme Court, claiming there had been multiple constitutional errors. Read the opinion authored by Justice Cornelia A. Clark and read the BPR release

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Tort and Insurance Forum 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 8:00am

This full day seminar will offer the latest updates in Tort and Insurance law for seasoned practitioners as well as those that are new to the area. Topics include best practices in federal trial prep, pre-trial advocacy tips, and Medicare reimbursement. Wrapping up the day is an hour of ethics for Tort and Insurance practitioners.

Join us for lunch sponsored by Overbrook Medical Legal Consultants, LLC

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2015 Amendments to the Federal Civil Rules (Effective December 1)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:30pm

On December 1, 2015, significant amendments to the Federal Civil Rules will take effect. The amendments include changing the definition of discoverable information in Rule 26 by eliminating the phrase “reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence” and incorporating an express requirement that the discovery sought be “proportional” to the needs of the case. The amendments also address sanctions for discovery abuses, handling of electronically stored information (ESI), and other issues that frequently arise in civil litigation.

Administrative Law Forum 2015

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 1:00pm

This year's program will address recent developments in Tennessee's "Sunshine Law" to include recent cases, public access, violations, and the laws requirements regarding meeting electronically. The ethics portion of the program will cover best practices when communicating with clients, counsel, and boards. Other topics include public records and summary suspensions.

Estate Planning & Probate Forum 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 8:00am

Join the TBA's Estate Planning and Probate Section at its annual Estate Planning & Probate Forum, where you will learn from some of Tennessee's top attorneys about cutting-edge estate planning techniques and probate considerations, as well as gain insight into the new legislation and case law rulings affecting these areas.

Topics include:
- Portability
- Decanting
- Same Sex Marriage Decision
- Legislative Update, and more...

Breakfast & Lunch will also be provided.

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Council Taking Applications for Shelby Court Seat

The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is accepting applications for the Circuit Court judge vacancy in the 30th Judicial District – Shelby County. The vacancy was created by the death earlier this year of the Hon. D’Army Bailey. Interested applicants must be licensed attorneys who are at least 30 years of age, a resident of the state for five years and a resident of the 30th Judicial District. Applications are due on Dec. 1 by noon CST.

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The Ethical Campaign

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 8:00am

This advanced level program for state and local lawmakers, judges, candidates for executive, judicial or legislative positions, campaign chairs and campaign treasurers and their counsel will include all aspects of the law and ethics of election for office in 2016.

Corporate Counsel Forum 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 8:00am

So much has happened in the past year with SCOTUS rulings, federal regulatory actions and new state laws, all of which affect your company's employees. Obtain the latest information on topics ranging from the ACA, to the new overtime rules, to the new ERISA rules for retirement plans. Then listen to our GC roundtable discuss challenges common to all corporate counsel. Learn the latest news on these topics and more at the annual Corporate Counsel Forum.

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Licensing Issues for Tennessee Contractors and Owners

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 8:00am

This full-day seminar will address issues of Tennessee's strict and often misunderstood and ignored contractor's licensing laws. The program will cover both residential and commercial licensing requirements; procedures for licensing, and pitfalls for the contractor who is not licensed. This is also vital to lawyers who represent developers, Owners and bankers. This jam packed, full-day program will provide 5.25 CLE hours, including 1 hour of ethics credit.

Continental Breakfast and lunch included.

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Hot Topics in International Law

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 11:30am

Join us for our annual seminar in International Law. This two-hour program is designed to provide attorneys with the latest developments in international law. Moderated by Brian Russell of the Verso Corporation, speakers in this year's program include:

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