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.

Immediate Past Chair
Frantz McConnell & Seymour LLP
PO Box 39
Knoxville, TN 37901
LinkedIn: debrafulton/
Jackson, Shields, Yeiser & Holt
262 German Oak Dr
Memphis, TN 38018
Law Office of Cindy Cole Ettingoff
6380 Swan Nest Cr
Memphis, TN 38120-3212
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Franklin Educator Selected in Federal Program to Teach Conflict Resolution

Centennial High School’s Cassie Bates was one of only four educators selected to participate in the Peace Teacher Program through the U.S. Institute for Peace, The Tennessean reports. This congressionally funded program provides resources and professional development in order to bring themes of global peace and conflict resolution into the selected educator’s classrooms and communities. Bates will be leading Centennial High’s participation in the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21. Additionally, she will undertake the challenge of sharing international peacemaking principals and conflict resolution skills with other Tennessee educators and the community.

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Section Seeks Your Opinions on Upcoming Law Office Technology Forum

To help build programming for its upcoming Law Tech Forum, the TBA Law Office Technology and Management Executive Council is asking your opinions. Completing this brief web form will assist in ensuring the forum remains timely, relevant and on the cutting edge. Comments can be related to subject matter, length and location of the event. Please respond by Sept. 7. 

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