TBA Benefits

The Tennessee Bar Association and TBA Member Insurance Solutions have combined to bring TBA members an affordable and quality association group health insurance plan. The plan provides guaranteed issue coverage, with no health questions and no pre-existing condition exclusions. Rates could be as much as 30% below what members are paying today. Open enrollment begins Oct. 1 and ends Dec. 1. Find out more now.

Journal Online

"We are human beings in a difficult job," TBA President Sarah Y. Sheppeard writes in her November Tennessee Bar Journal column. She recounts a time early in her career when an older colleague took his own life — and she now urges lawyers to seek help through the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program or elsewhere. Also in this issue, you don't want to fall into probate potholes, so read the cover article and you'll learn how to avoid them. We also look at the Music Modernization Act and how it has addressed and incorporated new technology and industry trends into antiquated copyright laws. Columns this month cover Crime, as well as a trailblazing lawyer, Eunice Carter. We also talk to Chief Justice Jeff Bivins about that new language in the oath new lawyers now take.

Sections, Divisions

Alimony Bench Bar Book

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.

Events

Calendar

Administrative law attorneys across the state have already marked their calendars for this annual forum presented by the TBA Administrative Law Section. This year's program will include a panel discussion of the agency deference doctrine, a session delving into the implications of policymaking and rulemaking and will end with an ethics session that not only provides an...

The Elder Law Basics program is designed for attorneys new to the practice, or those looking to brush up on their knowledge in this area, allowing you to stay on top of developments and changes in the field. This year's program will focus on the ins and outs of public benefits as pertaining to seniors, special needs trusts, veteran's benefits, general practice tips and more...

The TBA's Immigration Law Fall Forum includes some of the most relevant topics in today's constantly changing immigration landscape. Presented by experienced leaders and judges in the field, the CLE sessions will focus on how to get information from the government, how to litigate in immigration court, and how to litigate immigration issues in federal court.

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A lawsuit filed by the parents of Sandy Hook Elementary School victims is moving forward at the state level after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block it,...

Vanderbilt University is honoring Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos by naming one of its new residential colleges in his honor. Plans for the the Nicholas S. Zeppos College, slated to open in...

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