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Posted by: Kate Prince on Mar 23, 2021

The reviews are in for the TBA Group Health Insurance Plan. “The TBA Health Insurance Plan is easily the best benefit of the Tennessee Bar Association from my perspective,” says Jonathan Taylor of the Knoxville law firm Taylor & Knight. “Our small law firm saved more than $30,000 moving our employees to Humana with a plan that offered vastly superior coverage than we previously had with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.” Open enrollment for spring is now available and ends on June 1 for a July 1 effective date and a Jan. 1, 2022, renewal.

Posted by: Kate Prince on Mar 22, 2021

Gallatin law firm, Mason & Associates, has announced the opening of a Nashville office. The firm, formerly known as Heritage Law Group PLLC, focuses on elder law and estate planning. The Nashville branch may now be reached at 615-619-2791 or by email at info@planyourlegacy.com.

Posted by: Mindy Thomas & Kate Prince on Jan 26, 2021

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Posted by: Kate Prince on Sep 15, 2020

Lincoln Memorial University Law Review is inviting all attorneys who are writing and speaking on topics relevant to the Appalachian region of the United States to submit an article to its publication. LMU’s Law Review was established in 2010 and is an online publication with a print version available on-demand. To submit an article, contact lmulawreview@lmunet.edu.

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Aug 11, 2020

Read two articles that ran exclusively in last week's TBJ Select, about ways to implement remote signing under Executive Order 52, and why our laws should be capable of adapting to emergencies like the current pandemic before they emerge. In the first, Charles Key offers some tips and tools of one way to use these executive orders. To share your experiences and insights, please fill out this form. Results will be reported in next week's TBJ Select. In the second article, Trey Woodall and Macayla Heath explain why the Tennessee General Assembly should pass legislation recognizing electronic wills and the remote execution of them by electronic presence of the testator and witnesses.

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Apr 14, 2020

The Tennessee Bar Association’s online renewal for 2020-2021 is now open! During these difficult times it is important to remain connected with your colleagues and your profession. Your TBA membership provides that. Renew your membership to continue having easy access to pandemic and other CLE programming with three pre-paid credits, free online legal research through Fastcase and timely information through TBA Today, TBA Podcasts and the Tennessee Bar Journal. Also now available is access to the TBA’s new Group Health Insurance Plan. Renewal emails are being sent now with a direct link to quickly renew your membership, or you can login and access renewal information through your MyTBA dashboard.

Posted by: Kate Prince on Jan 2, 2020

Ahead of a special report on the legal industry being published tomorrow, the Nashville Business Journal spoke with local lawyers, asking them, “What employee perk sets your firm apart?” The list ranged from ghosts to extra days off. DarKenya Waller of Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlands, for example, applauds LAS’ parental leave policy, while Charles Robert Bone talks up Bone McAllester Norton’s “Summer Fun Days.” Check out the NBJ slideshow with responses from 14 attorneys. 

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Sep 5, 2019

"I often reflect back on those brutal moments and wonder why I am still here," lawyer Brian Cuban writes. "People did not mind their own business at the right moment for intervention to occur before I completed the act of suicide." Cuban recounts his years with depression, addiction and near-suicide, crediting family and friends who did not "mind their own business." Originally published by the Texas Bar Journal, this article in Above the Law has explains that even if you don't want to get involved if you suspect someone needs help, you should. Cuban points out that lawyers are 3.6 times as likely as non-lawyers to suffer from depression, have the highest problem drinking rate, and are in fourth place in dying by suicide. Read Cuban's account and "pledge to ask someone how he or she is doing."

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Sep 5, 2019

DarKenya Waller was highlighted in a recent issue of NFocus Magazine in the feature "Model Behavior." Waller is executive director of Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. The article features her volunteer work with the YWCA, serving on its board and providing pro bono legal help to women and children escaping domestic violence who are in the YWCA’s shelters. The series features "volunteers from behind the scenes and place them in the spotlight to honor their tireless devotion to local nonprofits."

Posted by: Barry Kolar on May 16, 2019

Bullying and sexual harassment are not uncommon in the legal profession, according to a recently released global survey of nearly 7,000 lawyers in 135 countries. One in three female lawyers have been sexually harassed in a work context, while one in two women have experienced bullying in the workplace. In its coverage of the survey, the ABA Journal notes that the numbers were somewhat lower for male lawyers. One in 14 men reported sexual harassment in the work context, while one in three have experienced bullying in a legal workplace.

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