TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Christy Gibson on Feb 25, 2013

Privatizing Justice - Ethical Considerations

A review of significant ethical issues involving the trend toward privatizing justice.

Stephen L. Shields, Jackson, Shields, Yeiser & Holt


Legal Update

Discussion of key case law developments in arbitration law.

Marnie Huff, Margaret Huff Mediation


Administered and Non-Administered Arbitration

The process, cost, and ultimate enforceability of an arbitration agreement can be affected by the procedural rules controlling the arbitration.  This segment will discuss those procedures administered by an agency (e.g. AAA) versus non-administered agreements.

Patricia Vital


Drafting An Enforceable Arbitration Agreement

This segment will review the key elements of an arbitration clause, including covered disputes, arbitral rules and enforceability.  Attendees will also learn about such optional provisions as “step clauses,” discovery, venue and appeals.  Also, attendees will leave with examples of specific clauses and practice tips.

John Blankenship, Blankenship & Blankenship


Initiating Arbitration

How is arbitration initiated?  Pursuant to a pre-dispute agreement?  Pursuant to an agreement to submit an existing dispute to arbitration?  By filing a demand with the forum administrator?  By agreement of the parties to exchange pleadings and hire an arbitrator or panel?  The answer is, “any of the above,” depending.  But how, exactly, does one go about it?  Find out.

Robert Arrington, Wilson Worley


Effective Advocacy Before The Arbitrator/Panel

This session will explore how to most effectively and efficiently present your client’s position at the discovery and hearing stage of an arbitration proceeding.

Barbara Moss, Norris & Norris


Post-Review of an Arbitrator’s Decision

This session will deal with post-arbitration award remedies and proceedings to challenge or confirm arbitration awards under the Tennessee Uniform Arbitration Act and the Federal Arbitration Act.

Wearen Hughes and Ryan Baker, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC