Federal Practice Section

This section was formed in 2005 to serve the needs of Tennessee attorneys whose primary practice is in the federal courts. Its purpose is to further the knowledge of its members and to act as an advocate for those attorneys.

Immediate Past Chair
Ford Harrison LLP
1715 Aaron Brenner Ste 200
Memphis, TN 38120
(901)291-1529
Chair
U.S. Attorneys Office MDTN
110 9th Avenue South, Suite A-961
Nashville, TN 37205
(615)736-2143
Vice-Chair
Tennessee Attorney General's...
P. O. Box 20207
Nashville, TN 37202
(615)741-6474
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

ABA Offers Free CLE to Attorneys Affected by Government Shutdown

As the government shutdown continues and federal employees face the first Friday without a paycheck, the American Bar Association is offering five free CLE courses to any lawyer affected by the partial government shutdown, The ABA Journal reports. “The ABA, as the largest representative of the legal profession, looked at how we could quickly mobilize to help lawyers affected by the government shutdown,” ABA Executive Director Jack Rives said. Interested attorneys can register throughout the month of February and have six months to complete the courses.
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Justice Ginsburg Cleared to Return to Bench

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will return to work and needs no further medical treatment, NBC News reports. Ginsburg missed court arguments for the first time in her 25 years in the Supreme Court this past week as she recuperates from cancer surgery. Doctors removed a portion of her lung on Dec. 21 after cancerous nodules were detected.
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