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Program Spotlight

Litigation Law Forum 2020: The Litigation Law Section will host their annual forum virtually on September 17, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Live Virtual Session: 3 General Hour:

  • Federal Courtroom Practice and Procedure
  • State Procedure and Application
  • Pre-suit Investigation Techniques and Ethics

Additional Content and Online Videos to view on your own: 1 General, 1 Dual Hour: 
  • Knowing Your Court: Key Differences Between Federal and State Appellate Practice
  • Pre-suit Investigation Techniques and Ethics-Dual

Not an Litigation Law Section member? Join the section for additional savings and benefits.

Labor & Employment 2020: Judicial Panel: Best Practices in the Tennessee Appellate Courts:

Although the 24th Annual Labor & Employment Forum was not held this Spring, the Executive Council has planned a week-long lunchtime webcast series in order to offer high-quality programming to practitioners. Join us at noon CT / 1 p.m. ET each day beginning on Monday, Sept. 14 and concluding on Friday, Sept. 18. Registration is per webcast, so you can register to attend one, two or all five! Register today! 


Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Holly Kirby, Tennessee Appellate Court Judges Arnold Goldin (Western Section) and John McClarty (Eastern Section) will present in panel format this session focusing on best presentation practices in appeal briefs and in oral argument. The presentation will conclude with an open question and answer portion.


Monday, Sept. 14: "Case Law Update" by Stan Graham (Live on Zoom)
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Tuesday, Sept. 15: "Navigating the Legal Landscape of Workplace Privacy" by Greg Grisham and Maureen Holland
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Wednesday, Sept. 16: "Hot Wage & Hour Developments from the Plaintiffs’ and Employers’ Perspectives" by J. Russ Bryant, Bradford Harvey and Gordon Jackson
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Thursday, Sept. 17: "Things Your Arbitrator Wants You to Know" by Charles Dorsey, John Roach, Aaron Schmidt and Michael Russell
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Faculty Spotlight: Siew-Ling Shea

Attorney Siew-Ling Shea has been working in family law since May 2001 -- first as a paralegal and then as an attorney at Rogers, Kamm & Shea. Shea attended high school in Singapore and came to the United States for her undergraduate studies at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, as a scholarship student. Later, she transferred to and graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Sociology. Shea attended an accelerated paralegal program at Southeastern Paralegal Institute in Nashville, Tennessee (ABA approved), graduating with honors. Her Juris Doctor degree is from the Nashville School of Law. 

Join Siew-Ling for the upcoming program, Family Law 2020: Practicing Family Law During a Pandemic, September 11. Register here!