Online CLE tackles ethics issues for criminal defense

Knowing what information is confidential and when it loses its confidential protection can be crucial to serving your clients. A new interactive online CLE from Knoxville lawyer and former U.S. Attorney W. Thomas Dillard will teach you when confidential information must be disclosed, when it may be disclosed, and when it must not be disclosed. Sign up now for Dillard's "Ethical Concerns from the Criminal Defense Perspective" to learn about these topics and more.

https://www.tnbaru.com/CLE/catalog_course_details.php?course=54

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Second Scruggs pleads guilty in bribery case
Zach Scruggs, the son and law partner of famed Mississippi plaintiff's attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in a judicial bribery case that also brought down his father.
Read more in the online ABA Journal
Gibson Guitar sues retailers over sale of 'Guitar Hero' game
Nashville-based Gibson Guitar is suing Wal-Mart Stores, Target, Kmart, Amazon.com, GameStop and Toys R Us for selling the popular video game Guitar Hero, saying it violates the company's 1999 patent for creating a "simulated musical concert experience."
Read more in The Tennessean
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Sen. Ford expected to return to work
State Sen. Ophelia Ford -- absent from the Tennessee General Assembly since the session started in January -- is expected to return to her office in Nashville next week. The 57-year-old Ford has been in and out of the hospital with unspecified health issues for more than a year.
The Commercial Appeal has more
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The case for practice management systems
While case management software systems have been around for years, they have often not lived up to their promise. As the fourth generation of these systems now appears on the market is it time to make a purchase?
A Law Technology News article on Law.com breaks it down
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The TBA World Points Rewards MasterCard from Bank of America places a new world of rewards, privileges, and service at your command -- with no annual fee.
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