Local Government Practice Section

This section provides a forum for topics such as land use, planning and permitting, municipal finance, contracting, and other local government functions.

Immediate Past Chair
Memphis Light, Gas & Water...
220 So Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103-3917
(901)528-4721
Chair
City of Brentwood
5211 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615)371-0060
Vice-Chair
Balthrop Perry & Noe
P.O. Box 82
Ashland City, TN 37015
(615)792-5635
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Federal Team to Meet with Nashville, Memphis Officials on Body Cameras

Academics, district attorneys, training experts and policy advisers sponsored by a component of the U.S. Department of Justice are expected in Nashville next week to determine the best way to move forward with implementing body-worn cameras in the city’s police force. Mayor John Cooper announced the visit from the Bureau of Justice Assistance team, which helps provide expert consultation as part of its efforts to support cities exploring body camera programs. Body camera rollout in Nashville has been on the table for years but has been stymied by budget concerns. The team also will visit Memphis to analyze the implementation of body cameras there, the Tennessean reports.

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Local Government Forum 2020 Set for March 5

Government law is an ever-changing practice area with a unique blend of constitutional, statutory and case law. This year’s Local Government Forum, set for March 5, will address intangible aspects of this practice area, along with topics such as legislative updates, open records, small cells, Robert’s Rules of Order, and legal ethics in a government setting. A total of six credit hours (two dual, four general) are available. A networking event will follow the program.

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