Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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'21 Different Rules Concerning Eggs' and Agency Deference

"From TDOT regulations to child support guidelines to the Department of Agriculture’s 21 different rules concerning eggs," Duncan Bryant writes in the current Tennessee Bar Journal, "Tennessee’s administrative agencies are pervasive and, much like their federal counterparts, 'pok[e] into every nook and cranny of daily life.'” Yet when these agencies wind up on the other side of the “v.,” attorneys face an uphill battle from the first pleading. This is because Tennessee courts practice Chevron deference. What is that? Find out in this issue.

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Learn How to Run for TBA Office

During 2021, officers, governors and delegates of the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) will be elected as set forth in the association’s bylaws. Your deadline to turn in your petition is Feb. 21, 2021. Learn what positions are available and how to run, in this issue of the Journal.

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Pro Bono: Representing on Death Row

This TV-reporter-turned-lawyer writes about two encounters on Tennessee's Death Row — first as a media witness to Sedley Alley’s execution in 2006 and in 2019 as Steve West’s lawyer. Read what Amy Mohan accomplished, learned and how that felt.

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Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege: When They Want to Bring a Friend

Our columnist Wade Davies writes about when criminal defense lawyers meet with clients and potential clients who want to bring a friend or family member for support. "It makes sense that people want to bring someone they trust to the attorney-client meeting. … Especially when a client is young, family members want to come so they can understand the situation." However, he writes, "We know that the attorney-client privilege does not protect conversations when a third party is present." So what is a lawyer to do?

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Check out Cyber Monday CLE Packages

The TBA is offering special Cyber Monday CLE packages. These packages will help you save more than $160 on your year-end CLE needs. The Legal Essentials Package and the Navigating the Pandemic Package together will provide you the 15 hours of CLE you need before the Dec. 31 deadline. Act now — this offer is only available for a short time.

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