Litigation Section

This section provides the trial attorney with information on the most recent trends in trial techniques through annual seminars and its newsletter. The section currently produces a quarterly case update to the members of the section.

Chair
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak...
401 Commerce Street, Ste. 1200
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)932-6642
Vice-Chair
Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC
130 N. Court Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
(901)524-5000

Justice Kirby to Speak at Annual Litigation CLE

Supreme Court Justice Holly Kirby will provide the keynote remarks at this year’s annual Litigation CLE. The seven-hour program on April 17 will address tort reform and effective oral advocacy for litigators. Visit TBA CLE for more information.

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Court Deletes Unpublished Opinion Rule

For many years, Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 4(H) required attorneys to furnish to the court and to opposing counsel copies of all unpublished opinions cited in motions and briefs. Effective immediately, the Tennessee Supreme Court has deleted this requirement. The change means that in both trial courts and on appeal, attorneys are no longer required to file copies of unpublished opinions. The TBA commented on the proposed rule, supporting the change but also encouraging recognition of a broad list of sources for such opinions. Though the order is dated March 4, it was distributed only today by the court clerk. Read the court’s order here.

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