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Estate Planning 2016: Portability:

Sessions from our annual Estate Planning Forum are now available online.

Estate Planning: Portability

Estate Planning: Decanting

Estate Planning: Ethics Bowl

Estate Planning: Legislative Update

Estate Planning: Same Sex Marriage Decision


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Lead Law Part 1: Lead Yourself: The Lead Law series covers the challenges of leadership in today’s law practice. Topics include: what it means to lead lawyers in times of uncertainty, effective leadership of a practice group or client project, applied leadership to law firms, and what it means for a lawyer to be a servant to society.

Lead Law Part 1: Lead Yourself

Lead Law Part 2: Lead Your Clients

Lead Law Part 3: Lead Your Firm

Lead Law Part 4: Lead Your Profession

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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 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: Thomas Santel Jr.

Tommy Santel is a managing attorney for the law firm PARKERSON | SANTEL PLLC in Murfreesboro. He has an extensive background in criminal law. Tommy previously served as an Assistant District Attorney General for the Sixteenth Judicial District, Rutherford County and Cannon County, Tennessee. As an Assistant District Attorney, Tommy was active in courtroom trial practice, where he was involved in the prosecution of all types of criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to major drug and felony offenses.

In addition to his criminal practice, Tommy handles a wide variety of civil cases ranging from personal injury, insurance defense, governmental law, civil rights litigation, contract disputes, and other matters. Tommy practices in both state and federal courts throughout Tennessee. He practices in both trial and appellate courts. Based on his experience in civil and criminal law, he has had the privilege of speaking to community groups, professional organizations, university students, high school students, bar associations, law enforcement agencies, and other groups on various legal topics and topics for professional development.