TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jan 12, 2021

"Not the year anyone planned," is how TBA President Michelle Greenway Sellers describes the last year, as she reflects on the work of the TBA and Tennessee attorneys in 2020. In her January/February Tennessee Bar Journal column, she points out that this year of twists and turns provided an opportunity to demonstrate attorneys’ resilience. Also in this issue, Nashville lawyer Nate Lykins describes the difference between "and" and "or," and how that affected the interpretation of new statutory grounds for terminating parental rights. An article by Laura Revolinski and Gordon Bonnyman argues that making the civil justice system accessible to pro se litigants must include updating archaic court forms "frozen in language prescribed by antebellum statutes." The Journal is available online and in print.