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Federal Practice Forum 2024: This year's Federal Practice Forum will offer essential and useful material for attorneys. Over the course of three sessions, speakers will cover a range of topics, including ADR in Federal District Court, ramifications of the Chevron decision, and untangling jurisdiction in national parks and other federally regulated areas.

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What Emojis Teach About Lawyer Legal Ethics: There are all kinds of emojis with all kinds of meanings. But they’re not just for fun anymore — a recent court case confirmed the substantive, legal impact of emojis. You know what that means, right? There are ethical implications as well. Join the CLE Performer, Stuart Teicher, as he explains what lawyers need to know about emojis to stay out of trouble…and he’ll also use the fun ones to teach about some rules.

Topics include:

Can emojis be communication? Rule 1.4
New emojis and ethical change - Rule 1.1, Comment [8]
The mandatory duty to advise, through emojis? Rule 2.1
Giving direction and Rule 5.3

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Faculty Spotlight: Amy Bryant

Join Amy for the Elder Law Forum, taking place in Nashville on July 19.

A consummate professional, attorney Amy Willoughby Bryant has a heart for public service and leadership. Amy’s work has been a reflection of her professionalism and passion during her many years of legal practice. Amy is excited to serve Metro Davidson County and Nashville’s community of individuals with a disability as the Office of Conservatorship Management Director. She views this as a tremendous opportunity to combine her professional expertise with her passion for protecting Nashville’s vulnerable adults.

Prior to this position, Amy served as Senior Attorney for the Division of TennCare, as a second level manager and she was responsible for creating training materials, giving presentations and helping to develop a resource bank for the administrative appeals unit. Prior to working for the state, Amy worked in private practice on a variety of legal matters, including family law, real estate and contracted matters.

Amy demonstrates her passion for her community through her service as a leader, instructor and volunteer. Amy serves as an adjunct professor at Belmont University College of Law in Elder Law. She has served as a member or leader for numerous organizations including: Past President of Napier Looby Bar Association, Nashville Bar Foundation Trustee and Fellow, Nashville Business Journal 40 Under 40, Conservatorship Association of Tennessee Board, National Guardianship Association Board, Nashville Children’s Theatre Board, 4:13 Strong Board Trustee, Bike Fun Board, Global Education Center Board, L’Evate 2022 Class, Nashville Chamber of Commerce Leadership Public Education 20220Class; Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law, Nashville Emerging Leaders, Young Leaders Council, Lawyer’s Association for Women, Tennessee Bar Association Public Education Committee Chair and Board of Governors, Tennessee Bar Foundation Grant Funding Committee Member, National Bar Association Regional Secretary, Napier Looby Bar Foundation Board, W.O. Smith School of Music volunteer instructor, Latin Dance Instructor for Metro Parks, Walk Bike Nashville volunteer, Napier Looby Bar Association, serving as Historian and Secretary, the National Association for Women Judges Conference Committee Member, and advisor for TSU Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity.

This Memphis native is a Tennessee State University alum with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Economics and Finance. Amy continued her education by obtaining her Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law.

Amy is married to Julian Bryant and mother of four. She lives by the motto that everything in life happens for a reason, embraces life as it comes, and meets every day with optimism!