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Local Government Section to Host Reception at Tennessee State Museum

The TBA Local Government Section will host a reception at the newly opened Tennessee State Museum following its annual forum on March 28. Attendees of the reception will meet with museum curators and receive a staff-guided tour of the brand-new facility. This event is open to all Local Government Section members and TBA House of Delegates members; forum attendance is not required. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn Tennessee history while engaging with TBA leadership. You can RSVP for this event here.
 
When: Thursday, March 28, 5 p.m., CST
Where: Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa Parks Blvd., Nashville
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Health Law Forum 2018

The Tennessee Bar Association’s Health Law Section recently held its annual Health Law Forum, packing the house at the Embassy Suites in Franklin. Attendees enjoyed top-notch programming regarding hot topics in the industry while sharing concerns with colleagues and attorneys sharing a focus.

The TBA would like to thank the program’s producer, Health Law Section Chair Mark Cunningham and the executive council for their hard work in putting this program together. Stay tuned for more quality events from this section.

2017–18 Health Law Section Leadership:

Section Chair: Mark Cunningham — Chambliss Bahner & Stophel (East Tennessee)
Section Vice-Chair: Monica Wharton — Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (West Tennessee)
Immediate Past Chair: Brian Roark — Bass Berry & Sims PLC (Middle Tennessee)

Eastern Delegates

  • Amanda Busby — Anderson Busby PLLC
  • Christie Burbank — Rainey Kizer Reviere & Bell
  • Ian Hennessey — London & Amburn PC
  • Tim Beslisle — Ballad Health

Middle Delegates

  • Bill Young — Harris, Shelton
  • David Steed — Cornelius & Collins LLP
  • Ellen Bowden McIntyre — Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • Gabe Roberts — Healthcare Finance & Administration
  • J.D. Thomas — Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP
  • Jesse Neil — Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP
  • Judd Taback — Tennessee Division of Health Care Finance & Administration
  • Julia Morris — Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Kim Looney — Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP
  • Mark Ison — Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison
  • Scott Richardson — LifePoint Health
  • Travis Lloyd — Bradley Arrant Boult & Cummings
  • Yarnell Beatty — Tennessee Medical Association

Western Delegates

  • Amy Campbell — Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • Denise Burke — Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP
  • Robyn Diaz — St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Walt Schuler — The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • William Bomar — Glankler Brown PLLC

    

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This Week: Criminal Law Forum 2018

This year’s half-day Criminal Law Forum will feature a specialized format, allowing state and federal prosecutors, defenders and judges to take a deep dive into DNA evidence and analysis led by professionals at the forefront of the field. We will also examine the interaction between immigration and criminal law, identifying the often-overlooked collateral consequences that come into play. Rounding out the day will be an ethics presentation from a former judge who will share well-being tips for lawyers to incorporate into their life and practice. A networking lunch will be provided following the program. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and tie-in with attorneys of a shared focus. Here are the key details:

When: Dec. 7, 8 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., CST
Where: The Tennessee Car Center, 221 Fourth Ave N., Nashville
 
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30th Annual Health Law Forum Calendar of Events

This year’s 30th Annual TBA Health Law Forum will feature several chances to meet with the section members and leadership of TBA’s Health Law Section. Most events are open to all section members; you do not have to be registered for the forum to attend. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet and network with professionals of a similar focus. Here are the details for each:
 
• TBA Health Law Section Executive Council Dinner
(Open to Health Law Executive Council Members and speakers.)
When: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m., CDT
Where: Sperry’s Cool Springs, 650 Frazier Dr., Franklin
 
 
• Health Law and Honky Tonks
(Open to all Health Law Section Members.)
When: Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., CDT
Where: Tin Roof Broadway, 316 Broadway, Nashville
 
 
• Luncheon Business Meeting and Election of Officers
(Open to all Health Law Section Members.)
When: Friday, Oct. 12, noon, CDT
Where: Embassy Suites, 2820 Crescent Centre Dr., Franklin
 
Please RSVP with Section Coordinator Jarod Word to attend any or all events.
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Health Law Forum Events

In addition to the top-notch programming at this year’s 30th Annual TBA Health Law Forum, we will feature two opportunities to meet with the section members and leadership that make this staple for health law attorneys possible. Both events are open to all section members; you do not have to be registered for the forum to attend.
 
New this year will be a get-together on Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., CDT at Tin Roof Broadway in Nashville. Take advantage of this opportunity to hang out with section members for fun, live music, cold beer and the full Music City experience! Appetizers and drinks will be provided. We will validate parking for those that attend this event.
 
The TBA Health Law Section’s annual lunch business meeting and election of officers will be held on Friday, Oct. 12 at 12 p.m., CDT at the Embassy Suites Franklin. Lunch will only be provided for TBA Health Law Section Members who respond that they will attend this event.
 
Please note that you do not have to be registered for the Health Law Forum to attend these events. 
 
Please RSVP with Section Coordinator Jarod Word if you would like to attend either or both events.
 
Health Law and Honky Tonks
When: Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., CDT
Where: Tin Roof Broadway, 316 Broadway, Nashville
 
Lunch Business Meeting and Election of Officers
When: Friday, Oct. 12, 12 p.m., CDT
Where: Embassy Suites Franklin, 2820 Crescent Centre Drive, Franklin
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2018 Health Law Primer and Forum

Tennessee remains at the forefront of the health care industry, so it’s only fitting that we host the nation’s preeminent health law forum. This must-see, must-do event for Tennessee health law lawyers features timely programming designed to up your game and keep you on top of trends in the field. Topics for this year include new issues in health care as related to transgender and immigrant patients, the opioid crisis, fraud and abuse developments/enforcement, legislative updates and much much more. This year’s keynote speaker Chief Counsel to the Inspector General Gregory Demske will also detail priorities and enforcement efforts for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General. Don’t sleep on this opportunity to learn from seasoned practitioners while networking with top players in the field. Here are the key details:
 
Health Law Primer (introductory program)
When: Wednesday, Oct. 10
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel, 820 Crescent Centre Drive, Franklin
 
Health Law Forum
When:  Thursday, Oct. 11 – Friday, Oct. 12
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel, 820 Crescent Centre Drive, Franklin
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This Week: Elder Law Forum 2018

The 2018 TBA Elder Law Forum will return to the illustrious ‘batman’ building in downtown Nashville on Friday. This venerated forum offers top-notch programming, with essential information for both seasoned practitioners and attorneys interested in adding elder law to their practices. With topics such as succession planning, conservatorships, benefits and emerging trends in healthcare, this forum guarantees to be the must-see, must-do event for Tennessee attorneys who share this focus. Section members receive a discount to attend the program. Here are the key details:
 
• When: Friday, July 13, registration begins at 8 a.m., CDT
• Where: AT&T Building – Auditorium, 333 Commerce St., Nashville 
• CLE Credit: 4 General, 2 Dual
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Next Week: Animal Law Forum 2018

The 2018 Animal Law Forum is just a short week away! This year’s forum will be held in beautiful Montgomery Bell State Park, which offers an array of activities such as biking, boating, fishing, golfing and hiking. Don’t miss this opportunity to fulfill necessary CLE obligations while networking with colleagues in the scenic spring backdrop. Here’s the key info:
 
• When: Friday, May 11, Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., CDT
• Where: Montgomery Bell State Park, 1000 Hotel Avenue, Burns, TN 37029
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2018 Local Government Forum a Huge Success!

The TBA Local Government Section recently presented its most successful annual forum to date, nearly doubling the attendance of the previous year! Attendees were treated to top-notch programming, with section members gathering afterward to attend a Nashville Predators game, with a pre-game reception at Bridgestone Arena.
 
Through the dedication of the section and strong leadership, this event has become a staple for local government practitioners throughout Tennessee. Thanks to the TBA Local Government Section Executive Council for their time and assistance with another remarkable forum. Stay tuned for more exciting events to come from this section.
 
OFFICERS
Shauna Billingsley, Chair, City of Franklin, Law Department
Charlotte Knight-Griffin, Vice-Chair, Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division
Shelly Wilson, Immediate Past Chair, Owings, Wilson & Coleman
 
EAST TENNESSEE DELEGATES
Daniel Street, County Attorney, Sullivan County
Joseph Jarrett, Attorney & Mediator, Knoxville
Rebecca Ketchie, Wilson Worley PC, Kingsport
 
MIDDLE TENNESSEE DELEGATES
Kristen Corn, City of Brentwood, Brentwood
Jennifer Noe, Balthrop Perry Noe & Newcomb, Ashland City
 
WEST TENNESSEE DELEGATE
Carter Gray, County Attorney, Shelby County
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TBA Intellectual Property Section to Host Lunch at Annual Forum on April 27

The TBA Intellectual Property Section will host a networking lunch at its annual forum in Nashville on April 27. All Intellectual Property Section members can attend the networking lunch; forum attendance is not required. Please contact Jarod Word with any questions and to register for this event. We hope to see you there!

When: 11:45 p.m. – 12:15 p.m., CDT

Where: Tennessee Bar Center, 221 Fourth Ave N., Nashville, TN 37219

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