Dispute Resolution Section

This section provides members the opportunity to exchange information with other practitioners regarding alternate dispute resolution, including an annual CLE seminar and co-sponsored CLE programs with other sections that use mediation in their practice.

Frantz McConnell & Seymour LLP
PO Box 39
Knoxville, TN 37901
LinkedIn: debrafulton/
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Court Seeks Comments on Changes to Rule 31

The Tennessee Supreme Court is soliciting comments on proposed changes to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 and Appendix A of Rule 31. The request comes in response to a petition filed by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission on March 9. Written comments from judges, lawyers, bar associations, members of the public, and any other interested parties must be submitted by June 12. Written comments may be e-mailed to appellatecourtclerk@tncourts.gov or mailed to James M. Hivner, Clerk, Tennessee Appellate Courts, 100 Supreme Court Building, 401 7th Avenue North Nashville, 37219.

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TBA Gears Up for 2018 Mock Trial Tournament

The Tennessee Bar Association will host the upcoming Tennessee High School Mock Trial Tournament on March 23 and 24 in Nashville. The Mock Trial is a two-day, single-elimination bracket-style competition where 16 high schools face-off against each other in the Davidson County Courthouse. Each team is scored on their trial preparation and skills. 

We need TBA volunteers to help be bailiffs and jurors (scorers) for the event. After signing up, we will send you a Volunteer Memo with all the information you need for competition including; parking, hotel, downtown map, courthouse rules, and reimbursement information. Come be a part of the Young Lawyers Divisions’ March Madness! Feel free to contact YLD Director Stephanie Vonnahme with any questions.

To volunteer for this event, click here.

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