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Program Spotlight

Local Government Forum 2018:

Open records, open meetings, Tennessee's Clean Water Act and ethics are on the agenda for this year's annual forum. We will also have a briefing of this year's legislative updates and best practices and rules for parliamentary procedures. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with practitioners and local government attorneys across the state.

The TBA Local Government Section will host a pre-game warm-up party with the Nashville Predators following the forum on March 22. See details here.

Succession Planning for Your Law Firm or Practice Workshop:

Succession planning for your law firm or law practice should be at the forefront of all stages of your career. This includes opening your practice, transitioning to another firm, scaling back your practice due to disability or health, retiring, or closing your practice. This workshop will help you plan and manage your practice. We will also discuss law practice management, best practices, client communication, and life planning. Attendees will learn how to develop their own plan using a planning toolkit for lawyers.

Manage your CLE

The TBA now offers more tools for you to keep track of what courses you have completed or plan to take in coming weeks and months.

Join the Faculty

If you are interest in speaking at a CLE program, writing an online program or just have a program idea you would like to share, email CLE Director Mindy Thomas Fulks.


Tuition Assistance

Request a tuition assistance grant application from the TBA Tuition Assistance Program (available to TBA Members with a self-declared law-related income level of $50,000 or less).

Help Your Colleagues

Log in to your account to donate unused Prepaid Credits to the TBA Tuition Assistance Program.

Faculty Spotlight: John Owings

John Owings has been practicing law in Knoxville and Knox County for well over a quarter century. As a partner with Owings, Wilson & Coleman, John provides reliable traditional legal services and maintains practice concentrations in business and corporate law, employment and labor law, personal injury, municipal, governmental and public utilities law, mediation and civil litigation, including defending individual police officers, officials, cities and counties in civil rights actions. John is the current Secretary-Treasurer of the Tennessee County Attorney’s Association.

John graduated cum laude from Roane State Community College with an A.S. degree in Pre-Law in 1983. He graduated with High Honors from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a B.A. degree in 1985 and from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1988. For two years while in law school, John was employed as an investigator for the Tennessee Human Rights Commission investigating and analyzing complaints, making findings, and writing formal opinions for the Commission related to all forms of employment discrimination.