General-Solo-Small Firm Practitioners Section

This section provides its members with programs designed to further the professionalism, prestige and effectiveness of the practitioner. Members receive notice of legislation and other issues affecting them through the section’s newsletter.

Chair
Romer, Lane & Howard PLLC
P O Box 797
Jamestown, TN 38556
(931)879-8144
Immediate Past Chair
Wilson Worley, PC
PO Box 88
Kingsport, TN 37662
(423)723-0400
Vice-Chair
The Powers Law Firm
79 N. Main Street
Crossville, TN 38555
(931)484-3579

Traffic Ticket App Startup Sues Florida Bar for Antitrust Violations

A Florida startup that matches lawyers to drivers who’ve received traffic tickets is suing the Florida Bar and a law firm for allegedly launching a “coordinated attack” to kill its business, the ABA Journal reports. Mobile app developer TIKD Services filed suit in federal court against the Florida Bar and a competitor called The Ticket Clinic. The Florida Bar began investigating TIKD 10 months ago, probing into whether the company was engaged in the unauthorized practice of law, and issued an informal opinion about it. Additionally The Ticket Clinic filed ethics complaints against attorneys who worked with TIKD customers, according to the lawsuit.
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Reminder: TBA Fall Annual Review Set for Nashville

The TBA Fall Annual Review is just around the corner on Nov. 3. This annual program remains the preeminent opportunity for Tennessee general, solo and small firm practitioners to network with other lawyers sharing their legal focus while obtaining necessary CLE requirements. As with other CLE programs, section members receive a discounted rate to attend.
 
This year’s review will feature 30 tips in 60 minutes from TBA General-Solo Section Chair Jim Romer, who holds degrees from St. Bernard's College, Catholic University of America and the University of Tennessee. Some of the topics that will be addressed in this presentation include:
 
When the TBI Comes Calling, Proving an Act Of God
They Held Title to The House as Married, But They Weren’t. Then He Died. Fix It
How Mother Gave Away the Family Farm. Sometimes Where There’s a Will There’s Not a Way
Small Town Access to Justice - Pro Bono Heavy #1 - A Child’s Transplant Trust Story
Small Town Access to Justice - Pro Bono Heavy #2 - They Bought the Trailer. Now Clean Up the Title”
So You Want to Own Your Own Law Business and Be Your Own Boss - A Guide for Filing, Reporting, Paying and Other Dreaded Things
Real Estate - The Best Idea I Ever Had and Resources for Deed Writing and Title Work
 
When: Nov. 3, registration begins at 8, CDT
 
Where: Tennessee Bar Center, 2nd Floor, 221 4th Ave N., Nashville, TN 37219
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