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Posted by: Lynn Pointer on Apr 15, 2013


As we welcome Spring, we want to update you on the important developments of our Section since we last wrote. 

We are pleased with the continued growth of the Section.  As you have heard recently, 2012 was a busy year for us, capped with another well-attended annual CLE program on the Open Meetings Act featuring a cast of notable members of the Bar.  Judging from the spirited discussion, the program was a great success.  We are proud to say that although we are one of the smallest Sections, we consistently produce CLEs with very high attendance, and that is thanks in large part to you.  We hope 2013 brings other opportunities for us to host our fellow members of the Bar.  As you all well know, Administrative Law touches every lawyer in one way or another, regardless of one’s primary area of practice.  We also hope to reach out to even more members of the Bar through our one-hour webcasts on topics of interest to our members. 

Along those lines, you recently received a survey asking about your interests for upcoming CLE programs produced by the Section.  You responded with a wide range of topics, including summary judgments in administrative hearings, practice and procedure before professional regulatory boards, rulemaking, the process for protesting a state procurement, assisting pro se litigants in administrative hearings and many other interesting practical and ethical topics.  A few of you even volunteered to speak on one or more of these topics at a future CLE.  We are grateful your input and will certainly explore these terrific suggestions for upcoming programs. 

One of our goals remains providing you with timely, relevant information.  We are always looking for relevant content for the resources section of our website.  You may view the resources listed at:  TBA Administrative Law Section Resources

We welcome your ideas for additions to the site, as we strive to be a one-stop-shop resource for any attorney in administrative law practice, from the newly minted practitioner to the seasoned professional. 

We also hope to make better use of the newsletter by providing you with regular updates of news affecting our membership.  If you are interested in writing an article (of the length of your choosing —no pressure for a long creative writing exercise!), please don’t hesitate. 

We continue to look for opportunities for engaging our members. We hope to launch a public service project and will look forward to everyone’s participation. 

We are always reminded that we are here to serve you, our members, and toward that end encourage and value your feedback. 

Looking forward to an exciting year ahead,

Tom Stovall, Tom.Stovall@tn.gov
Christy Allen, Christy.Allen@tn.gov