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Program Spotlight

Disability Law Forum 2020: The Disability Law Forum has gone virtual for 2020! Held on Aug. 21, this online program will offer attendees 3 dual and 2 general hours of CLE credit. It will cover a variety of topics applicable to disability law practitioners, including ethical issues, legal technology and law office management tips. Additionally, vocational consultant Michelle McBroom Weiss will present a session on effective cross examination, transferrable skills analysis and more. Judge H. Scott Williams's session will provide a closer look at the social security disability hearing process.

Not an Disability 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: Rhynette Hurd

Judge Rhynette Hurd is a Circuit Court Judge in Shelby Co. Prior to becoming a judge, she served as a Law Clerk to Judge Bailey Brown - U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; was an Associate with Armstrong, Allen, Gentry, et al.; Chief Counsel at International Paper Company; Assistant General Counsel at Accredo Health, Inc.; Vice President, Corporate Counsel at Sedgwick Claims Management Service, Inc.; and is a Founder/Mediator of Blair Ridder Hurd PLLC. Judge Hurd holds degrees from Mount Holyoke College, B.A; Harvard Graduate School of Education, M.A.T.; George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Ph.D. and Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D.

Join Judge Hurd for the FastTrack Memphis CLE, now a virtual event, August 7.