Dispute Resolution Section

This section provides members the opportunity to exchange information with other practitioners regarding alternate dispute resolution, including an annual CLE seminar and co-sponsored CLE programs with other sections that use mediation in their practice.

Chair
Jackson, Shields, Yeiser & Holt
262 German Oak Dr
Memphis, TN 38018
(901)754-8001
Vice-Chair
Law Office of Cindy Cole Ettingoff
6380 Swan Nest Cr
Memphis, TN 38120-3212
(901)378-3161
Immediate Past Chair
Frantz McConnell & Seymour LLP
PO Box 39
Knoxville, TN 37901
LinkedIn: debrafulton/
(865)546-9321
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Governor Agrees to Provide Additional Funds for Tom Lee Park Redesign

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee recently announced plans to provide an additional $10 million to the redesign of Tom Lee Park in Memphis, the Daily Memphian reports. However, Memphis River Parks Partnership and Memphis in May organizers continue mediation talks to resolve a dispute over the design of the park. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland requested the additional money and hopes it will hasten a resolution between the two parties. The park’s redesign is estimated to cost $60 million, with nearly $40 million coming from the state.  

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Senate Version of School Vouchers Bill Could Apply to Only Shelby, Davidson Counties

Gov. Bill Lee's signature education savings account proposal could be pared back to just Davidson and Shelby counties when it goes back before the Senate this week, The Tennessean reports. Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, said that the controversial measure — which would provide money for parents to take their children out of public schools and allow them to spend the funds on private school or other education-related expenses — could be headed to a conference committee. Lawmakers use conference committees to settle disagreements between the House and Senate. The same version of each bill must be approved by both chambers before a measure can head to Lee's desk. 
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