Disability Law Section

The section serves as a resource for Tennessee lawyers practicing in the area of disability rights or who have an interest in building a disability rights practice. The section offers continuing legal education and a forum for advancing disability rights.

West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.
210 West Main Street
Jackson, TN 38302
Immediate Past Chair
Law Office of Donna Simpson
PO Box 2327
Cookeville, TN 38502
Twitter: @dslaw
Facebook: dsimpsonlaw/
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Share Your Thoughts on Proposed Amendments to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 6

The Supreme Court recently requested comment on proposed amendments to TSC Rule 6 that would require new attorneys to complete a Tennessee Law Course within one year of admission to the Tennessee bar. The Tennessee Bar Association has a working group on this issue and will be drafting comments in response to the court's Order for Comment. To ensure this comment best reflects members’ views and positions, the groups is looking for your feedback. Share your thoughts about the proposed amendments through this form by June 8.
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    Court Orders Aetna to Reinstate Long Term Disability Benefits

    In a recent blog, disability lawyers Dell & Schaefer discussed Marie West v. Aetna Life Insurance Company, in which Marie West sued Aetna Life Insurance Company over a denied claim for long term disability after two spinal infusions. The court concluded that “the evidence in the record clearly demonstrates that West is entitled to benefits.” It ordered Aetna “to pay back-due benefits plus interest and to reinstate her benefits.” The court also determined West was entitled to “reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.” Learn more about this case here.

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