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Posted by: Mindy Thomas on Sep 13, 2012

Goal 1

As we discussed in our first meeting, we have three big goals we are tackling this year: new programs in the fall, helping sections increase participation and training for new speakers. 

Court Square Series update:

Thanks to all who provided speaker recommendations for this year’s Court Square Series.  We have nine of the ten cities produced with new speakers and topics.  The first program started this week in Dyersburg on September 12. See all the details here

New programs produced by our committee:

Business Development and Career Growth CLE Idea

This program offers two networking opportunities for attendees.  Sessions will cover business development, developing your expertise, maximizing your online profile and time management. This program is scheduled for October 26.

Law Practice Succession CLE Idea

This program was held today at TBA's Bar Center. Sessions focused on succession planning, organizational management and estate planning for law practices. 

Introducing Different Types of Evidence CLE Idea

Skills and techniques for introducing evidence such as photos, social media and bank documents will be discussed at this program on November 1.

In The Works:

We are still working on several other programs we discussed during our last meeting.  These include a new program on legal writing, the Affordable Healthcare Act, setting up a new practice and several others.

Bonus Program

In the process of planning all these new programs focusing on skills and practice management we were presented with an opportunity to offer a Speed Reading course through the Evelyn Woods Speed Reading Program.  This program has limited seating and offers dual CLE credit for attorneys wanting to increase their reading and comprehension skills.  This program is scheduled for November 2.