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Join us in celebrating Tennessee lawyers who have given their time to help others, our "Pro Bono Heroes." The January issue focuses on Access to Justice with updates on the Tennessee Supreme Court initiatives, profiles of those honored by the TBA with Public Service Awards, and a personal account of an encounter at a pro bono clinic that changed lives, plus how technology can help. The issue also covers comparative fault and the "get out of jail free" cards available to certain special interest groups. Columns include ethics in family law mediation, a book review and an interview with a former TBA president who reveals some racy details about a porn magazine selling out at the convention.


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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The TBA Young Lawyers Division is now accepting applications for appointed board positions for the 2019-2020 bar year, serving under future TBA YLD President Troy Weston. To be eligible to submit an application, you must be 36 or younger on June 14, 2019, or be in the first five years of your practice. Attorneys appointed to positions will be required to attend all mandatory meetings. Submissions are due by Feb. 28. Read more and view the full application here.

The 15th Edition Alimony Bench Book is now available. TBA Family Law Section members can download the book free from the section's resource page after logging in. Others can purchase a loose-leaf printed version of this publication for $40 per book ($50 in a 3-ring binder) from the online TBA Bookstore or by contacting the TBA at (615) 383-7421. The book, which includes published and unpublished cases from Aug. 8, 2003, through Dec. 31, 2016, is compiled by the section's Alimony Committee under direction of its chair, Amy Amundsen.



A majority of legal disputes involve just two parties. And while construction disputes may start out as a disagreement between only two parties, they often proliferate into multiple party litigation. The parties in a commercial construction case often include: the owner(s), lender, surety, general contractor(s), subcontractors and suppliers. Though the interest of these...

The Environmental Law Section's annual forum will present timely updates on legal issues involving brownfields, Tennessee Water Rule amendments and emerging contaminants. Government, in-house and private practice attorneys will discuss new regulations affecting these topics. Do not miss this opportunity to learn from seasoned practitioners while networking with top players...

Discover the newest technology for your law practice and law office at this year's Law Tech Blast on Feb. 15! This is a free program available to all practicing lawyers. The flexible open house format allows you to create your own schedule. You can attend CLE sessions, enter to win prizes, network with...

Gov. Bill Haslam yesterday appointed Patricia Head Moskal to a Davidson County Chancery Court vacancy,...
The TBA’s Winter Leadership Conference kicked off today in Nashville, and will include the annual Public Service Luncheon tomorrow at the DoubleTree Hotel. The luncheon will recognize the...
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