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

Stick to the Plan

In the December Journal, Jen Lacey and John Williams detail the Vested Property Rights Act of 2014 and how it has given more stability to developers. Bill Rutchow looks at employer protection of confidential business information and two books are reviewed. Columnists Eddy Smith reports the passing of Circular 230 Disclosures and Katie Edge explains the differences in the definition of "applicant." TBA President Jonathan Steen gives hope and suggestions for help to anyone whose holidays are not happy and Bill Haltom reveals why divorce lawyers love Christmas trees.

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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 

Encountering and Avoiding Ethical Traps 2013

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Friday, February 1, 2013 - 12:30pm

This three-hour seminar presented in Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville will provide a unique and entertaining look at a range of ethical issues that attorneys face. Attendees will watch a series of video presentations containing ethical situations and engage in interactive discussion to gain insights on recognizing and avoiding common ethical traps. All times are local.

CLE Blast: Last Minute CLE (Live Program 7am - 7pm)

Event Types: 
CLE Programming
Date: 
Monday, December 31, 2012 - 7:00am

For your last minute CLE needs the Tennessee Bar Association brings you 3 tracks of dual and general credit CLE programs. This year's blast also includes additional courses in distance learning and educational games while visiting the Tennessee Bar Center. This 4 day program offers CLE from 7a.m. to 7p.m. on December 26-28 & 31, 2012. If you need 15 hours, you can get it all here. Take as many or as few hours as you need.