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Deliver that perfect closing pitch — on the diamond if you must, but we’re talking about in the courtroom! Read this Step-by-Step Guide to Delivering the Perfect Closing Pitch,” in our February issue. Also, take an inside look from two medical examiners about how a suicide determination is made. TBA President Jason Pannu addresses respecting judicial independence and the Rule of Law, and a new elder law column is introduced – “Older & Wiser,” with Kelly and Matt Frere. We also look at the Public Employee Political Freedom Act, parental leave, and Bill Haltom and Amanda Swanson’s book, “Full Court Press,” is reviewed.


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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The TBA Young Lawyers Division is now accepting applications for appointed board positions for the 2019-2020 bar year, serving under future TBA YLD President Troy Weston. To be eligible to submit an application, you must be 36 or younger on June 14, 2019, or be in the first five years of your practice. Attorneys appointed to positions will be required to attend all mandatory meetings. Submissions are due by Feb. 28. Read more and view the full application here.

The 15th Edition Alimony Bench Book is now available. TBA Family Law Section members can download the book free from the section's resource page after logging in. Others can purchase a loose-leaf printed version of this publication for $40 per book ($50 in a 3-ring binder) from the online TBA Bookstore or by contacting the TBA at (615) 383-7421. The book, which includes published and unpublished cases from Aug. 8, 2003, through Dec. 31, 2016, is compiled by the section's Alimony Committee under direction of its chair, Amy Amundsen.



This event provides six hours of CLE, including an hour of dual credit and will be focused on timely, relevant topics to help you stay on top of trends affecting this area of law. Legislative updates and the ever-popular Clerk and Masters Panel will ensure that you leave with the knowledge necessary to advance your practice. Do not miss this opportunity to fulfill CLE...

This program presented by the International Law Section is applicable to a wide variety of practice areas, including business law, corporate counsel, employment law, law tech and immigration. Three international business panels make up this afternoon program and include a stacked line-up of speakers. Topics to be discussed include Government & Private International...

Looking for CLE and fast? The TBA is hosting its annual Winter CLE Blast, offering programs from 7 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. on February 27. Earn up to 11 hours of Dual CLE. You can create your own schedule; take as many or as few hours as you need. We will provide the coffee, too!

The registration desk will be open all day so you can come and go when convenient for you!

The Chattanooga Bar Association recently held its 121st annual meeting at Read House, where a number of awards were bestowed, the...
The Tennessee Supreme Court has given Shelby County General Sessions Clerk Ed Stanton Jr. 30 days to submit policies and procedures on how his office handles expungement filings after his staff...
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