Doing Business Online: How to Advise the Online Business Owner

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CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 11:30am

As the on-line business model develops and becomes more complicated, lawyers are increasingly being asked to advise on issues relating to technology, taxes, digital ownership, and intellectual property. This program will focus on these legal issues that impact businesses operating online.

You will learn how to spot legal issues, handle succession planning for online accounts, maintain online profiles and develop a basic understanding of how servers are managed and the development/management of websites. 

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Elder Law Forum 2015

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 8:00am

This full-day forum offers insights for both the new to elder law attorney and experienced practitioners. Certified elder law attorneys from across the state share their knowledge of basics needed for counseling senior clients with a focus on:
(1) A hospice doctors perspective on Dementia,
(2) Palliative care and advance directives and the Conversation Project,
(3) PAE Appeals,
(4) Planning for blended families,
(5) Medicare coverage, and hot topics in Medicaid including Ethics.

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Unleashed: Hot Topics in Animal Law

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 11:00am

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 estates planning for pets session and stay on top of laws that protect people with disabilities who use service animals. Speakers will also address the "first bite rule" covering common liability questions for injuries caused by animals. Horses play a unique role in the law as they can be property, an athlete, or a vehicle. Learn about equine law and legal issues related to horse activities, industry, and business.

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Entertainment & Sports Forum 2015

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 12:00pm

The programs for this year's annual Entertainment and Sports Law Forum were all drawn from your requests and ideas for topics you wanted to hear about. With insights for practitioners of all levels, we'll cover a good bit of ground including:

- an inside perspective on negotiating publishing deals,
- the life cycle of a film project from development to financing to distribution,
- bringing foucs to the Blurred Lines Verdict, and

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Tennessee and Federal Tax Law Forum 2015: Protecting Your Clients

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 8:00am

This year's annual tax program will provide you with the best practices and updates to protect your clients. Topics will include significant developments in Federal and Tennessee's tax laws. Annual updates include nationwide tax trends, Tennessee tax laws, as well as discussion on the IRS appeals and collections process.

Expert attorneys will discuss the risks and benefits of captive insurance. Captive insurance allows companies to fund their own insurance coverage in a more cost effective manner. Speakers will discuss the unique tax advantages, and help you advise your clients.

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Today’s Professional Ethics and Legal Malpractice Risks for Tennessee Lawyers

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 8:30am

With the unprecedented rise in the severity of malpractice claims, it is no longer reasonable for Tennessee lawyers to approach malpractice prevention as merely a desirable way of practicing but to understand that it is a necessary ingredient for today's successful lawyer. As well as to realize that, in the constantly changing legal world of professionalism and malpractice avoidance, the only sure way to protect oneself is through recognition of this fact of life and adapt to these new realities.

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Real Estate Essentials 2015

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 8:30am

Attorneys will gain valuable knowledge regarding real estate issues. Topics include the title insurance, standards in purchase and sales agreements, and due diligence in real estate law.

The first session will discuss title insurance, which plays a mysterious role in real estate transactions. It is a required element of every deal and can be costly. This session will help you understand title insurance policies and review the precise protections they offer.

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Pro Bono Gala Features Awards, Inspirational Remarks

Attorneys from the Memphis office of Wyatt Tarrant & Combs and medical technology company Medtronic were honored this past Saturday during the Ninth Annual Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative (CCPBI) Gala in Nashville. Judge Bernice Donald from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit gave an inspiring keynote address at the program, which also featured comments from Chief Justice Sharon Lee, CCPBI Co-Chairs Andy Branham and Jim Barry and TBA President Jonathan Steen. Over the past nine years, CCPBI has raised nearly $500,000 to support pro bono activities across the state. See photos from the event, read more about the award recipients or learn more about the Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative.

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Making the Most of Discovery: What You Don’t Know Can Come Back to Haunt You [Memphis]

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 8:00am

How much is too much? Is one of the many questions in the maze of discovery. This program covers many levels of written discovery and e-discovery. Presenters will cover best practices, using investigators to verify information, effective use of subpoenas, enforcement and dealing with difficult counsel. A session on social medial discovery will help you with Internet searches. Discussion on alternatives to written discovery will include site inspection, deposition by interrogatories, and physical exam versus independent medical exams.

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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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