2013 New Lawyer Program and TBA Annual Convention

June 12 – 15, 2013

Wednesday, June 12

Arrive at the Tennessee Bar Center

221 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee
1:15 – 1:30 p.m.        
Welcome to the Tennessee Bar Association

You’re a member of the largest Tennessee lawyer organization. Now what?
1:30 – 4:45 p.m.        
New Lawyer Training

Three hours of programming just for you.  Topics and materials will address issues you will face within your first year of practice.
4:45 – 5:00 p.m.        
Intro to the YLD

Hear from the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) about how you can get involved and how the YLD can help you in your career.
5:00 p.m.                    
Convention Registration

Sheraton Hotel, 623 Union Street, Nashville
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.        
Opening Reception

Begin building your reputation with the leaders and decision makers of the Tennessee legal community at this networking event at the Sheraton Hotel, your headquarters for the 2013 Convention.
7:00 p.m.                    
Dine Arounds

Rub elbows, engage and get noticed all while enjoying Nashville’s outstanding culinary treats. Though it is “Dutch Treat” you will get the opportunity to interact with a smaller group of colleagues in a more relaxed setting. That is priceless! Sign up for a restaurant location at the TBA Convention registration desk.

Thursday, June 13

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.   
Alumni Breakfasts
(optional at additional cost)
Join your law school friends and alumni for a networking breakfast. Each Tennessee law school and several regional schools will be represented.
8:30 – 11:45 a.m.      
Bench/Bar CLE

Take advantage of this unique opportunity with judges (“the bench”) and lawyers (“the bar”) to get first-hand insights into the future of your profession from industry experts.
War Memorial Auditorium
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.      
Bench Bar Luncheon with Mayor Karl Dean

Continue with the bench bar experience at War Memorial Auditorium for a special lunch where Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will give a keynote address to Convention attendees.
1:30 – 6:00 p.m.        
Exhibits and Resources

Visit our exhibitors and learn what products and services are keeping today’s attorneys at the top of their game.
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.        
Better Next Year

Prepare for the hustle and bustle of a busy law practice by attending several mini presentation on how to cope with stress while meeting the challenges of engaging in your practice and balancing your personal life.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.        
New Approaches in Law Practice Succession

Start your practice off on the right foot by attending this continuing legal education program on how to protect your future clients’ interests as well as your own.
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.        
TBA/TLAW/TABL/Stonewall Networking Reception

Mingle at this networking reception with Tennessee lawyers, judges, and members from the Tennessee Bar Association, Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women, the Tennessee Alliance for Black Lawyers and the Stonewall Bar Association.
6:30 p.m.                    
Country Music Hall of Fame Event

Join fellow lawyers and judges at the Country Music Hall of Fame for dinner and the opportunity to tour this iconic facility.
9:30 p.m.                    
Robert’s Western World After Party

Come to the after party at Robert’s Western World in the heart of Nashville’s Lower Broad entertainment district. Don’t forget to bring your drink ticket, which will be distributed at the Hall of Fame.

Friday, June 14

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.            
Exhibits and Resources

Visit with exhibitors…get free stuff!
8:30 – 11:45 a.m.      
How to Thrive as a Lawyer

Learn how to thrive as a lawyer at this continuing legal education program. The session will look at how lawyers think, feel and act and will focus on activities that can help build resilience, improve sleep, fight depression and improve relationships.

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.      
Glass Ceiling Report

Want to hear about the latest developments in best practices for hiring, developing and retaining diverse talent? Then this program is for you. The session will offer insights on issues such as balanced hours, mentoring and leadership.
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.    
Growing Your Practice

Learn tips from legal experts on how to manage your time and build your practice. Topics include tips on client development and practice management.
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.      
Lawyers Luncheon

Eat and mingle with leaders of the legal profession. Hear about the good work attorneys are doing across the state and what TBA’s next president has on tap for her year in office.
2:00 – 5:15 p.m.        
New Laws for Your Practice

Hear from key legislative representatives on the new laws that will impact the practice of law. Topics to be covered include changes to tort law, the workers’ compensation system, conservatorship procedures and other hot button issue for lawyers.
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.        
YLD Annual Meeting

As a brand new member of the YLD come meet colleagues and hear from the new YLD President about his initiatives for the year.
9:30 p.m.                    
TBALL/YLD Dance Party

Come party with members of the Tennessee Bar Association, this year’s Leadership Law (TBALL) class and young lawyers.

Saturday, June 15

6:30 a.m.                    
Race Gestae
(optional at an additional cost)
Join the race and your colleagues to run or walk the annual 5K Race Gestae.