Appellate Practice Section

This is TBA’s newest section and was created by TBA leadership to provide members the opportunity to come together for the purposes of exchanging information and to provide CLE on appellate practice issues.

Miller & Martin PLLC
832 Georgia Ave Ste 1000
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Immediate Past Chair
Hagan & Farrar, PLLC
106 North Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Panel OKs TBA Fixes to Business Organization Laws

The TBA bill (SB144/HB 620) to make housekeeping changes to last year’s Nonprofit Corporation Act and the Business Corporation Law moved out of the state Senate Commerce Committee today by a vote of 9 to 0. The bill is sponsored in the Senate by Jack Johnson, R-Franklin, and in the House by Rep. Andrew Farmer, R-Sevierville.

The Senate Judiciary Committee also met today and recommended passage of amendments to the Rules of Appellate Procedure (SR13) and Rules of Criminal Procedure (SR12), which previously were adopted by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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Court: Post-Trial Communication With Jurors Allowed

The Tennessee Supreme Court today adopted an amended Comment to Supreme Court Rule 8, RPC 3.5(c), to clarify that attorneys are permitted to communicate with jurors or prospective jurors after the jury has been discharged "unless the communication is prohibited by law or a court order entered in the case or by a federal court rule ..." The petition proposing the amended comment was filed by the Tennessee Bar Association last July. Read the order and new comment.

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