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

Miller & Martin Adds Crisis Management Practice

Miller & Martin last week announced the formation of a crisis management practice at the firm to serve the needs of businesses and organizations throughout all of its markets, the Hamilton County Herald reports. The new practice will involve 13 Miller & Martin attorneys, and will focus on crisis management from preventative planning to management of actual crises. In creating this new practice, Miller & Martin is including Atlanta-based Jackson Spalding, a marketing communications firm with a specialty in crisis management, to add public relations and media relations resources for its clients’ crisis management needs.

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Study: Judges with Daughters Rule More Liberally

Having at least one daughter affects how liberal a judge rules on gender issues, says a Harvard/Emory study. To see how children affect judicial rulings, researchers examined about 1,000 U.S. Court of Appeals cases from 1996 to 2002. The cases were gender-based and dealt with employment discrimination, reproductive rights and Title IX. Then they dug up personal data on the 224 ruling judges to find out about their families. The researchers determined that having at least one girl influenced the male judges and most of the shift was seen among the conservative ones. Knoxnews has more.

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