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Posted by: Mindy Thomas on Feb 16, 2012

Admission to all of these programs is included with your convention registration.

Thursday Morning Programming (8:30 - 11:45 a.m., 3 hours Dual CLE credit)

Between a Rock and Hard Place

TBA convention attendees are invited to join the Bench Bar Committee of the Tennessee Judicial Conference for this thought-provoking and informative look at two current hot topic issues: 1) the handling of matters involving pro se litigants; and 2) our ever-growing sets of local rules of court. The program will consider ethical and practical dilemmas faced by the bench and the bar on each of these topics.

You will not want to miss the opening session of the program featuring a provocative and entertaining mock trial with a cast of star members of our bench and bar. Following the mock trial, a distinguished panel of guests, including members of our state appellate and trial court benches, as well as practicing lawyers from around the state, will answer your questions and provide guidance and analysis on issues raised during the trial.

Thursday Bench/Bar Luncheon  (noon)

Keynote address by Bill Courtney

Hear the inspirational story of Manassas High School's football team from the coach who lead the turnaround and was featured in the Academy Award winning documentary "Undefeated."

Thursday Afternoon Programming (2 - 4:15 p.m., 2 hours Dual CLE credit)

15 Practical Tools for Growing Your Law Practice

In an environment long on theory and short on practicality, 15 Practical Tools for Growing Your Law Practice provides a refreshingly constructive look at how to develop a successful and enjoyable practice. Speaker, Chris W. Kirby, JD has focused on assisting attorneys and other professionals in all aspects of professional and personal success. Everyone will leave with tools that they can put to immediate use regardless of their personality or perceived strengths or weaknesses.  This is a presentation that can change the trajectory of your business development efforts for the rest of your career. 


Friday Morning Programming (9:00 - 11:15 a.m., 2 hours Dual CLE credit)

Code of Judicial Conduct: What Judges and Lawyers Need to Know

New Judicial Conduct rules have been adopted by the Tennessee Supreme Court. To be effective, lawyers and judges need to be familiar both with the Code of Professional Responsibility and the newly adopted Code of Judicial Conduct. Important aspects of each will be discussed by a panel of lawyers and judges, including Hon. Alan E. Glen, Hon. Jerri S. Bryant, Hon. Joe G. Riley, Lucian T. Pera and George "Buck" T. Lewis III.  

Friday Afternoon Programming (2 - 4:15 p.m., 2 hours General CLE credit)

Legislative Changes Affecting Business and Economic Development

This program will provide recent updates on legislative changes that will affect business transactions for every type of business, discuss the recent amendments to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and to the Tennessee Business Corporation Act, and give an overview on the state of business development in Tennessee from the Department of Economic and Community Development.  Speakers include: Riney Green, Laurel Williams, Jackie Prester, Mary Aronov, and Paul Fasbender. 





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