TBA offering CLE programs on Dec. 29, 30 and 31

The year-end CLE compliance deadline is fast approaching. If your busy schedule will not allow you to complete your educational requirements sooner rather than later, you can always get them the last week of the year. The TBA's TennBarU is again offering an educational and informative selection of showcase CLE programs on Dec. 29, 30 and 31. View videos of this year's best CLEs daily from 7 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Tennessee Bar Center, 221 Fourth Avenue North in Nashville. Moderators will be present, so this will be considered live programming.

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TBA closes for holiday
The Tennessee Bar Association will close at noon today and reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 29. TBA Today will resume publication on Monday. The TBA wishes you a wonderful holiday with friends and family.

Courts closed for the rest of the week
All state courts and government offices are closed today, tomorrow and Friday in observance of the Christmas holiday. No appellate court opinions will be released until next week.

Paper: No better alternative to Tenn. Plan
In an editorial today the Memphis Commercial Appeal concludes that the alternative to the Tennessee Plan -- direct election of judges in expensive statewide campaigns that raise money from those who have or will have business before the court -- is a "nightmare." It calls on legislators to give the plan a chance to reform itself, arguing there is no better alternative.
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