20th Annual Labor & Employment Forum

Event Types: 
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

Event Types: 
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.

Topics Include:

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Immigration Law Seminar 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 12:00pm

This seminar is specifically designed for both lawyers who are experienced immigration lawyers and for lawyers who are just getting started in immigration law. The immigration government agencies that will be represented at the seminar are: U.S.

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Real Estate Essentials 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 8:30am

Learn how to avoid pitfalls at your real estate closing as we look at variety of issues that can go wrong in this year's program. Issues can stem from improperly drafted contracts to explaining to clients why the poor advice from friends and family can lead to additional problems. We will talk about title defects, missed closing dates and causes, inspections, unqualified buyers, improper disclosure of material facts or defects, and address specific issues with residential real estate.

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

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 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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Making the Most of Discovery: What You Don’t Know Can Come Back to Haunt You [Nashville]

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 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, effective use of subpoenas, enforcement and dealing with difficult counsel. A session on social media 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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Tennessee Local Government Forum 2016

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 8:30am

Government law is an ever-changing area of practice with its unique blend of constitutional law, statutory law, and case law. This year's program will cover general provisions of the Tennessee's Open Records Act and discuss common records requests and issues working with school boards. Learn about the recent changed in laws relative to whistle blower protection and retaliatory discharge. Speakers will also address construction in government contracts and ethical considerations for government lawyers.

Continental Breakfast included.

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On Site

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.