TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Jenny Jones on Aug 19, 2015


I look forward to serving as Chair of the TBA’s Appellate Practice Section this year.  We have an exciting year of appellate-related projects and programming.  On October 1, 2015, we will host a Tennessee Supreme Court Academy in Nashville.  Attendees will observe Supreme Court arguments in the morning, and then enjoy presentations from an accomplished group of speakers on a variety of issues relating to Supreme Court and appellate practice.  In the spring, we will sponsor another CLE program in Memphis devoted to practicing in the Tennessee Court of Appeals.  We hope you will come and enjoy these informative sessions.

The Section is also involved in several projects aimed at improving  appellate practice in our state.  For example, we are working with the Court of Appeals to expand our appointed pro bono program, which gives practitioners the opportunity to get appellate practice experience while also assisting the court in analyzing and deciding cases.  We are also involved in the effort to implement electronic filing in Tennessee appellate courts, and look forward to assisting in that effort.  And we intend to improve our Section website and newsletter this year to provide members with current appellate-related news.

Our Section will continue to share new ideas and develop projects this year to develop Tennessee appellate practice.  We invite you to become a part of it.  Please let me know if you have any suggestions for ways to improve the Section.

Edmund S. Sauer