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

Greetings from the Section Chair

As the new chair of the TBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, I’m taking this opportunity to introduce myself. 
I am Debbie Fulton, and I practice with Frantz, McConnell & Seymour in Knoxville. During my 36-year career I have primarily been a litigator. (Stop doing the math on how old that makes me.). Yes, Grasshopper, there  was a time in the distant past when lawyers actually tried lawsuits. I have been a mediator since 1997. In 2015, I became interested in the field of ADR in health care and have been trained by the American Health Lawyers Association in both mediation and arbitration of health law disputes. This led me into another interest, cybersecurity and data breach.
I look forward to the coming year, and I need your help to develop a more robust membership on the TBA Executive Council for the ADR section.  Are you willing to serve? As an Executive Council member, you may be called on to assist with brainstorming CLE ideas, write an article about a mediation topic you found interesting for the Connect, share updates from your jurisdiction or find ways to serve our section.
Please give me a call or e-mail me with your ideas, and remember that I am a facilitator for what the section wants, not its dictator.
Debbie Fulton 
TBA Dispute Resolution Section, Chair
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Item of Interest

Below is an article that was published in the the Disability Section Connect. We thought it had information that would be of interest to those of you in this section as well.  

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