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.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell...
165 Madison Ave Suite 2000
Memphis, TN 38103
Immediate Past Chair
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
1600 Division Street, Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37203
United States Department of...
1110 Market Street; Suite 515
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Reception for Litigation and Appellate Attorneys

The TBA Appellate and Litigation sections will hold a cocktail reception immediately following their collaborative forum on Thursday. Section members and practitioners are invited to attend (attendance to the CLE is not required but recommended). The reception will begin at 4:15 p.m. at Tennessee Bar Center's 5th Floor Terrace Room.
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TSC Clarifies When a Ruling Issued After Trial Should Be Applied Retroactively

In State vs. Minor, the Tennessee Supreme Court clarified when a new legal ruling issued after a criminal trial should be applied to a case retroactively and what standards an appellate court should apply to decide whether the new rule affords a defendant relief. The court concluded the law had changed between the time of Minor’s trial and appeal, so the law at the time of his appeal controlled. The majority opinion was written by Justice Cornelia A. Clark, with a separate concurring opinion written by Justice Sharon G. Lee.

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