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Essential Presentation Skills for Attorneys: Virtual, Hybrid and In-Person: Public speaking is a core leadership skill and in today’s business environment, attorneys are expected to be comfortable with everything from moderating a panel discussion to leading a virtual meeting. Mimi Bliss of Bliss Communications has updated her highly-rated 2022 CLE on virtual presentations to cover a range of professional situations, from virtual courtrooms to professional conferences, panel discussions, and informal communications.

In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to sharpen your message; engage your audience; master the virtual presentation, including technology tools, lighting and set-up; and use voice, gestures and eye contact to speak effectively. Attorneys who participated in last year’s workshop said the speaking tips were actionable and relevant to lawyers.

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Privacy Laws 2022: This program is co-sponsored by TBAs Communication and International Law sections. It will explore privacy law through both an international and domestic lens. Attorney Lee Matheson will give an overview of the privacy law landscape from an international perspective, including various international health information privacy aspects. Attorney Justin Joy will provide an overview of domestic privacy-related laws with a focus on those laws directly relevant to communication law practitioners (e.g., privacy-related limitations on public record access, expectations of privacy, etc.), accompanied by an overview of health information privacy in the US, specifically, post-Roe v. Wade privacy-related considerations following the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision in 2022.

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Faculty Spotlight: Brian Faughnan

Join Brian in person for the Ethics Roadshow coming to Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis! 

I am a sole practitioner and owner of Faughnan Law, PLLC, located in Memphis.  Prior to founding my firm, I practiced law for twenty-three years in large and mid-sized full-service law firms.  In addition to handling business litigation and appellate litigation, my practice focuses heavily on solving problems for lawyers. Over the years, I have represented hundreds of lawyers and law firms.  This has included representing lawyers in disciplinary matters, law firms and lawyers in litigation matters, and lawyers and law firms by consulting on other matters involving professional liability. I have also served as an expert witness in a variety matters in federal and state courts in Tennessee.

I have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Appellate Law since 2009, for Litigation – First Amendment since 2011, and for Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law since 2019.  I am listed as a “Super Lawyer” by Mid-South Super Lawyers, and have an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell.  I was named the Best Lawyers 2017 Appellate Practice “Lawyer of the Year” in Memphis.  I served as the Chair of the TBA’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility for thirteen years, stepping down in 2022, and am a past member of the TBA’s Board of Governors.

I am also the Immediate Past President of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.