Family Law Section

One of the goals of the Family Law Section is to bring practitioners together who share a common interest in family law. The section newsletter keeps practitioners abreast of changes in the law, as does the section’s annual CLE program.

Immediate Past Chair
Marks, Shell & Maness
233A Dunbar Cave Rd
Clarksville, TN 37043
(931)552-6000
Chair
Susan Mackenzie, Attorney at Law
2157 Madison Ave. #104
Memphis, TN 38104
(901)272-2729
Vice-Chair
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
PO Box 391
Cleveland, TN 34364
(423)402-4754

Church Sues State Over New Law Barring Online Marriage Officiants

The Universal Life Church Monastery is suing Tennessee and four county clerks in an effort to block a new state law that, beginning on July 1, bars any minister who receives an online ordination from solemnizing marriage ceremonies, the Times Free Press reports. The suit asserts that certain provisions of the new law are in direct violation of the First and Fourteenth amendments to the U.S. Constitution in addition to Article 1, Section 3 of the Tennessee Constitution. The lawsuit names Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery and four county clerks whose offices issue marriage licenses, in their official capacities.
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Full Upgrade to Fastcase 7 Coming July 22

The TBA will be upgrading to Fastcase 7 — the latest in legal research technology — on July 22. Start the transition by reviewing the helpful resource page to learn new and advanced research tools and view training videos and reference guides. Did you know that as a member benefit Fastcase also offers research assistance? Use the LiveChat feature located on the Fastcase website, email support@fastcase.com or call 866-773-2782, Option 2, to speak with a research attorney. 
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