Tennessee Bar Journal Editorial Board

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Fiction Writing Group Starts at Belmont Law

Belmont University College of Law will soon add a new opportunity for a select group of students when Professor Kristi Wilcox Arth begins a spring semester legal fiction writing workshop. An extracurricular activity, the group of up to eight students will work on short stories with legal themes throughout the semester with the goal of submitting final versions to the American Bar Association's legal fiction competition in June. Along the way, students will attend an opening lecture on the short story form, engage in peer review, and turn in a draft for faculty review. Arth was the winner of the Tennessee Bar Journal's Fiction Contest in 2017. She teaches Legal Information and Communication I & II at Belmont. Before she joined the school's faculty, she was a partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.

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TBJ: The Year Just Started and It's Already Time for Hindsight

"It turns out that we actually have an ethical duty to be reasonably prepared for the worst," TBA President Sarah Y. Sheppeard writes in her January Tennessee Bar Journal column. She helps you think through and plan for any disasters that may befall you or your practice, with information about where to get help. Also read about a new law about employee classification that went into effect yesterday. Sandra S. Benson and Dr. Timothy R. Koski give you details you'll need. You'll also find a preview to the TBA's upcoming, newly refreshed website, which will be filled with more features to make your practice go even more smoothly. And have you already given thought to the new year and its built-in hindsight? That's right, it's 20/20! Read more in this month's Spark! column -- and read the whole issue here.

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