2013 TBA Annual Convention

Event Types: 
Featured Event
Date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 5:51pm

The largest annual gathering of the Tennessee legal community is now underway.  The Tennessee Bar Association is meeting June 12 - 15 in Nashville in conjunction with the Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women, the Tennessee Alliance for Black Lawyers and the Stonewall Bar Association. Expect dynamic speakers, compelling CLE programs and a whole lot of fun when you join your colleagues in Music City for the 132nd Annual TBA Convention.

Docket Call: Practicing Criminal Law In Tennessee (Live Program)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 11:45am

This program takes you through a typical criminal docket addressing the most common cases in General Sessions Court. There will also be a summary given on drugs and schedules. For lawyers who want to pick up criminal cases through appointments or referrals this program will touch key areas of practice. Each topic will cover the law, common pleas, and procedures. Most importantly each session will discuss how to manage client expectations and client communication.

Guide to Expert Witness Forum (Live Program)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 8:00am

This program will provide practical, applicable insight from both attorneys and experts regarding how to maximize the effectiveness of expert testimony in your cases. Procedural issues including Rule 26 disclosures, relevant Rules of Evidence, discovery, scope of testimony, and raising and defending challenges to qualifications will be addressed, along with the practical questions of how to identify and ultimately choose potential experts. The program will also feature experts of various fields with an opportunity for participants to ask questions during expert panel sessions.

Taking and Defending Effective Depositions 2013 (Live Program Memphis)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 8:00am

You can't win a trial at deposition, but you certainly can lose one. This CLE is designed to avoid that outcome by addressing basic and intermediate deposition techniques in general personal injury cases. Attendees will hear from experienced litigators – both from the plaintiff and defense perspective – who will discuss key components of the deposition process. Specifically, attendees will learn how to:

• Prepare yourself and your clients for a deposition
• Identify potential sources of information – including social media sources – to be used during a deposition

Intellectual Property Spring Institute (Live Program)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:00am

The entertaining and informative program will feature a speaker from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and will include presentations and panels relating to a variety of intellectual property topics, including: 

• Accelerated Case Resolution at the TTAB 
• TTAB Do’s & Don’ts
• America Invents Act Update
• Proving Damages in IP Cases
• Biotech and Software Patentability
• The new AIA Accelerates America’s March Toward Globalization of Patent Laws
• Recent Developments in Copyright Law

Best Interests

Two new laws went into effect in July that impact how family lawyers do their jobs. Siew-Ling Shea and Shaina Zakalik give you the details in the November issue. Josh McCreary explains regulatory takings claims, and two books are reviewed. The Journal introduces a new columnist, Russell Fowler, who in this month's "History's Verdict," reminds lawyers how Magna Carta influenced today's law. Columnist Wade Davies helps you understand diminished capacity. President Jonathan Steen and columnist Bill Haltom each write about being thankful and how it especially applies to lawyers.

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Litigation Forum 2013 (Live Program)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 8:00am

Practical Help for your Practice

Corporate Counsel Forum 2013: What's New? (Live Program)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 8:00am

Another year, another gaggle of laws to remember. It's difficult to find time to learn about new laws, such as the e-Verify requirements, while not losing sight of the existing laws that affect corporate compliance. This full day seminar is a mix of topics looking at new requirements and reviewing existing requirements that affect your role as in-house counsel or labor attorney.

Topics include:
- Labor & Employment Review
- e-Verify
- Social Media
- Tennessee Business Corporation Act
- Corporate Compliance Update

Tech Conference 2013 CLE and Open House

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 9:00am

The 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.

I ♥ My Practice (Live Program) Practice Management CLE

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 8:30am

Loving your law practice means accepting all its different sides. This program will help you tackle the challenges of practice management that should not be avoided. 

• Moving from one firm to another...how to protect yourself and your clients
• Retiring…what to do with your practice and your files and insurance to protect you
• Going in house… what do you do?
• Current technology…how to keep up 
• Signs and symptoms of an attorney going bad
• The fight for business…taking cases you should not