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Starting this month you can place legal bets in Tennessee, thanks to the new Sports Gaming Act. Read the ramifications of that in this new issue of the Tennessee Bar Journal. Also, those questions you must have about what goes into an insanity defense will be answered in this fascinating guide. Newly installed TBA President Sarah Y. Sheppeard outlines many of the association's terrific benefits, including a sneak peek at its revamped website, out later this summer. Columns this month cover prosecution of health care professionals, three women who took on the Hollywood studio system, a book review, and a look at the growing number of women in leadership positions in Tennessee's legal community — including the top spots of our own TBA.


Keep up with the achievements and moves of your colleagues across the state and beyond with the TBA's new online Success! feature. The print edition of this service will continue in the Tennessee Bar Journal, however, the legal community and general public will now be able to find the same information online and search by Success type as well as the recognition by name and location. Attorneys and firm representatives also may now submit items for Success! through a new online submission form.

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The17th Edition of the Alimony Bench Book is now available. Developed and produced by the TBA’s Family Law Section, the new edition includes information on how alimony is affected by the new tax law, how to argue alimony before the court, what traps you need to avoid and how to enforce your alimony awards. The new book is available to Family Law Section members as a free download. Others can purchase a copy of it through the TBA’s online bookstore. Not a member of the Family Law Section? You can join online now.



If you still need your hours for 2018 or 2019, the TBA is offering programs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 17. The Summer CLE Blast will offer 7 hours of dual CLE credit. Take as many or as few hours as you need. Registration desk will be open all day.

Online materials will be made available for this program.

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Join the TBA Federal Practice Section for their annual CLE program on July 18. This program features presentations that are tailored to both experienced federal court practitioners and those who are new to federal practice. We'll kick the day off with a panel of judges discussing practice tips and trends in cases and filings. Next, hear from a panel on working with federal...

Don't miss this opportunity to register and plan for 15 hours of CLE in one day.
This annual staple offers tips and updates in diverse areas of law, designed to be relevant to a wide range of practice areas. The program will provide you with 7 hours of live general credit and 8 prepaid credits to complete online...

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