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.

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

TBA to Introduce Legal Document Generation

The TBA will soon launch a new subscription-based product for Tennessee lawyers — automated legal forms. The initiative will use HotDocs, a custom documentation generator that creates form templates and speeds up the preparation process based on client and case data. In order to provide this valuable resource to our members, we hope to obtain your comments and ideas on forms you deem beneficial for replication. With across-the-board participation, we can comprise a substantive, comprehensive database where subscribers will have access to forms submitted by all TBA sections. Please send suggestions and comments to TBA Membership Director Mindy Fulks.

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Reuters: Jay-Z Wins Fight for African-American Arbitrators in Trademark Case

Rapper Jay-Z agreed on Wednesday to proceed with a private arbitration regarding a trademark and contract dispute with Iconic Brand Group Inc, Reuters reports. At the end of November, lawyers for Jay-Z asked a judge to halt the arbitration because of the lack of available African-American arbitrators, which constituted racial discrimination under New York law. Jay-Z’s lawyer revealed this week that the American Arbitration Association has agreed to a three-arbitrator panel instead of a single arbitrator to hear the dispute and has offered five African-American candidates. The association also agreed to review Jay-Z’s list of 11 African-American candidates to handle big arbitrations.

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