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Criminal Law Basics 2019:

This annual favorite features the intangibles for criminal law practitioners, including timely updates on both a state and federal level. We will cover appellate issues, attorney well-being and ethics, ending the day with a guided tour of the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, presented by Warden Tony Mays and attorney David Raybin who will discuss representing a death row inmate through execution. Don’t miss out on this unique, enriching CLE opportunity.

Alimony Bench Book Live Webcast: 2019 Updates:

The 17th Edition of the Alimony Bench Book is now available! At our members' request we are broadcasting this first Alimony Bench Book CLE across the state. The course is brought to you by the authors and experts behind the publication.

Siew-Ling Shea and Kurt Myers cover how alimony is affected by the new tax law, how to argue alimony before the court, what traps you need to watch for, and how to enforce your alimony awards. Don't miss this first time CLE event, given by two of the authors of the 17th edition of the Alimony Bench Book.

TBA Family Law Section Members: Download the book for free. Not a member of the Section? Join here

Others can purchase a copy of it through the TBA’s online bookstore.

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Faculty Spotlight: Daniel Werly

Daniel Werly is a Founding Partner of Sievert Werly. As chair of the firm's Professional Sports Law practice, he represents professional sports teams and sports businesses on a wide variety of matters with a focus on contract drafting/negotiation. He is the co-chair of the American Bar Association's Sports Division and a nationally recognized sports legal expert that has been quoted in ESPN, Fox Business, USA Today, The New York Post, Bleacher Report, MSNBC, and others.

In addition to working with clients in the sports industry, Dan represents all size businesses in all aspects of their operations including drafting and negotiating complex contracts, employment issues, e-commerce and marketing issues, and dispute resolution.

Prior to founding Sievert Werly, Daniel worked at two Am Law 100 law firms in Chicago, most recently as a member of the sports industry team at Foley & Lardner LLP. In that capacity, he represented a wide variety of corporate clients including professional sports teams, leagues, and athletes.

Daniel is a frequent speaker and writer on legal issues that impact the sports industry and the practice of law. He is the Founder and Managing Editor of the Sports Law website, the only sports-related legal blog named to the American Bar Association's 2016 list of top 100 legal blogs. The site was also named by Forbes as a "Top 50 Must Follow Sports Business Twitter Account" of 2016 and 2017. He is also the co-host of the sports legal podcast "Conduct Detrimental."

Daniel received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2009 and B.S. from Miami (Ohio) University in 2006. While in law school, Daniel served as a Senior Editor for the Georgetown Journal of International Law, worked for a NBA agent, and interned for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

Join Daniel at the Entertainment and Sports Law Forum, May 15 at Belmont School of Law.