TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Jenny Jones on May 12, 2014

Plan now to join us in the Smoky Mountains when the Tennessee Bar Association meets for the 133rd time on June 11-14 in Gatlinburg at the newly renovated Park Vista Doubletree.

PROGRAMMING starts with the Bench Bar Program on June 12 when author and political insider Keel Hunt and journalist John Seigenthaler take you behind the scenes to bring to life the dramatic transition of power from Gov. Ray Blanton to Gov. Lamar Alexander, and continues through Friday with 12 hours of CLE programming that is included in your registration. Among the programs will be Oliver Diaz’s account of his time under fire as a Mississippi Supreme Court justice, Brian Faughnan’s lively look at ethics issues facing lawyers, an examination of how new laws are changing the “wine and shine” industries, and a return of the popular Better Next Year program.

SOCIAL EVENTS include meeting with your colleagues at the Bench Bar and Lawyers Luncheons, a welcome reception on Wednesday, and an exciting journey through the Titanic Museum, where you will experience what it was like to walk the hallways, parlors and cabins of the Titanic while surrounded by more than 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers. Your journey ends with a reception, dinner and dance.

CONVENTION CENTRAL, the newly renovated Park Vista Doubletree Hotel provides unparalleled views of the Great Smoky Mountains, and a convenient location near an endless supply of shopping, adventure and outdoor recreation. Make your reservations now to get the special TBA room rate of $117 per night. The deadline to reserve you room is May 23, so either visit www.parkvista.com or call 800-421-7275 today.  The Tennessee Bar Association also has arranged specially priced pacakges at two other nearby hotels. These are on or near Gatlinburg's main street, about five minutes from the Park Vista by shuttle or car.

Clarion Inn?
1100 Parkway?
Gatlinburg, TN 37738?
865-436-5656?
Cut off is May 26?Rate is $115 per night

Old Creek Lodge
?
680 River Road ?
Gatlinburg, TN 37738?
865-430-7200?
Cut off is June 2?Rate is $108 per night

FAMILY FRIENDLY GATLINBURG offers a wealth of activities for visitors of all ages. As gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park — the most visited national park in the United States — Gatlinburg is a perfect starting place for exploring the natural wonder and breathing sights that await. You can also explore Appalachian Art at the Great Smoky Mountains Arts and Crafts Community. Just three miles from downtown, it hosts the largest group of independent artisans in North America. There are plenty more attractions and shopping venues throughout the downtown area, including Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, the Dollywood theme park, and the Gatlinburg Aerial Tram.

For more information or to register for the 2014 TBA Annual Convention

Sign up online at:  www.tba.org/info/2014-tba-annual-convention