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Posted by: Lynn Pointer on Oct 1, 2013

Please make plans to join the TBA Appellate Practice Section at their October 15, 2013 CLE - Tennessee Court of Appeals Boot Camp. This exciting 5.5-hour CLE will be presented at the Tennessee Bar Center in Nashville.

The Tennessee Court of Appeals is unfamiliar territory for most lawyers. Opportunities to practice in this court are few and success requires skills of oral and written advocacy. A persuasive performance in both areas is important to success; a poor performance in either can lead to defeat. Accordingly, lawyers need the information and insight required to develop and perfect their oral arguments and legal writing. Indeed, this is true at all levels of legal practice, and the lessons learned during this seminar will be generally applicable to practice in trial courts.

At the Tennessee Court of Appeals Boot Camp, lawyers will learn from a distinguished faculty and through observation of oral arguments. This seminar will cover the best practices for oral argument, common mistakes made, and standards of review.

On October 15th attendees will register at the Tennessee Bar Center and walk over to the Tennessee Supreme Court Building for observation of oral arguments before the Court of Appeals. Afterwards, we will return to the Tennessee Bar Center for an executive lunch and then end the day with topics related to appellate practice.

You may register online at:  http://www.tnbaru.com/CLE/catalog_course_details.php?course=7684
or you may register by contacting TBA at 615-383-7421.

Don't forget that you can save money when you register for this program by using your three hours of prepaid CLE credits that come with your TBA Complete Membership!

We hope to see you there!