TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Apr 1, 2016

The Tennessee Bar Journal this month delves into the inner workings of a Momon hearing — who is the best person to ask the questions of the defendant? Jason R. Smith explains. Staff writer Amelia Ferrell Knisely explores the new Davidson County Human Trafficking Intervention Court. It offers an alternative to jail for women arrested for prostitution in an effort to address sex trafficking, which is a growing problem. Sometimes, this court recognizes, the defendant herself is also a victim. Also in this issue, President Bill Harbison writes about the positive and negative effects of competition. Other columns this month cover estate planning by Eddy R. Smith, reverse mortgages by Kathryn Reed Edge -- and Bill Haltom takes a look at the difference between the presidential debates of today versus those in years gone by.  Read the entire April issue.