Included on this page are CLE handouts and other resources you might find helpful while attending TBA Convention programming.
This session will provide an overview of Compassion Fatigue and solutions, and the importance of mental health awareness in the legal profession, with an eye toward early education and intervention to avoid getting that deep into the weeds in the first place. Participants will learn how to recognize symptoms in themselves and others for early intervention and best outcomes.
Buddy Stockwell, Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program
Holly Wade, Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program
PART TWO: NEURODIVERSITY IN THE COURTROOM: SUPPORTING THE DIFFERENTLY WIRED BRAIN
The legal system has a well-earned and longstanding reputation as a slow adopter of change. As Neurodiverse people (i.e. Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Dyslexia, PTSD) continue to participate in the courtroom setting, it is incumbent upon the judges and advocates themselves to recognize that great minds don’t always think alike. In order to accommodate different ways that we process information, courts and the lawyers that practice before them must appreciate and understand these differences and prepare cases that play to all strengths.
Suzanne Hartness, Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin (Moderator)
John Bowers, Patterson Intellectual Property Law (Moderator)
Elizabeth Kelley, Elizabeth Kelley Law
Haley Moss, Attorney at Law
John Coke, Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts
Tim Vogus, Vanderbilt University
PART THREE: SENTENCING AND IMPLICIT BIAS
The media recently highlighted instances of bias in the criminal justice system. Lawyers and jurists are now focusing their inquiry on the effect of individual bias on the sentencing process. This panel discussion documents some of the specific instances of bias in the sentencing phase along with some practical suggestions on how to limit the effect of individual biases.
Hon. Bernice B. Donald, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Demetria Frank, University of Memphis School of Law
Sherley Cruz, University of Tennessee College of Law
BETTER RIGHT NOW
PART ONE: LEGISLATIVE SESSION REVIEW
Join Tennessee lawmakers as they discuss the most recent legislative session including effects of the pandemic on the current and future work of the General Assembly.
Brad Lampley, Adams and Reese
Rep. William Lamberth, Tennessee House of Representatives, Majority Leader
Rep. Johnny Garrett, Tennessee House of Representatives, 45th District
Rep. Michael Curcio, Tennessee House of Representatives, 69th District
Sen. John Stevens, Tennessee Senate, 24th District
Sen. Raumesh Akbari, Tennessee Senate, 29th District
Sen. Sara Kyle, Tennessee Senate, 30th District
PART TWO: UPDATE ON LEGISLATION
This session will provide a thorough update on legislation affecting lawyers from the most recent session of the TN General Assembly.
Berkley Schwarz, Tennessee Bar Association
Brad Lampley, Adams and Reese