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If you are concerned about how to keep your law practice relevant in today’s evolving legal market, the May Tennessee Bar Journal is for you. In it you'll learn about how the digital age is impacting the practice of law. Using Tennessee and national statistics, our cover article points out what you need to do to keep up, including procedures you are likely already following. Also, there are more updates to adoption law, including the new enforceable post-adoption contract agreements. President Jason Pannu writes about a new look and branding for the TBA, the YLD’s State High School Mock Trial is covered, and columns include family law, torts and a book review.


Keep up with the achievements and moves of your colleagues across the state and beyond with the TBA's new online Success! feature. The print edition of this service will continue in the Tennessee Bar Journal, however, the legal community and general public will now be able to find the same information online and search by Success type as well as the recognition by name and location. Attorneys and firm representatives also may now submit items for Success! through a new online submission form.

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The17th Edition of the Alimony Bench Book is now available. Developed and produced by the TBA’s Family Law Section, the new edition includes information on how alimony is affected by the new tax law, how to argue alimony before the court, what traps you need to avoid and how to enforce your alimony awards. The new book is available to Family Law Section members as a free download. Others can purchase a copy of it through the TBA’s online bookstore. Not a member of the Family Law Section? You can join online now.



Make plans to join us June 13-16, 2019 in Nashville for the 138th Annual TBA Convention!

This annual favorite features the intangibles for criminal law practitioners, including timely updates on both a state and federal level. We will cover appellate issues, attorney well-being and ethics, ending the day with a guided tour of the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, presented by Warden Tony Mays and attorney David Raybin who will discuss representing a death...

This annual favorite focuses on the intangibles every dirt lawyer should add to their practice. This year's topics will include: drafting a deed with consideration to will and probate issues, general probate considerations, irregular transactions and more. Don't sleep on this opportunity to learn from top players in the field with attorneys of a common focus.


In accordance with Article 47 of the TBA Bylaws, an open position will be filled by the Tennessee Board of Governors at its meeting on June 15. The current holder of the Second District Governor...
At 7:37 p.m. last night Donnie Edward Johnson became the fourth Tennessee inmate put to death since the state resumed executions in August, the...
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