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Program Spotlight

14th Annual Bankruptcy Forum:

The 14th Annual Tennessee Bar Association Bankruptcy Forum will take place April 28-30, 2017, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Please make plans now to join us in this wonderful and relaxing setting for an informative and unique presentation of current issues of interest to a wide variety of bankruptcy attorneys. Ten hours of CLE credit are available for this program, including three hours of ethics.

Obtaining Medical Records: A Necessary Evil: Medical records are a necessary evil for many tort litigators. Obtaining records, and even the process of requesting records can be time consuming, expensive and often lead to duplicative or missing records. Get a crash course on tips for effectively requesting records (including the who and the where) and how to follow up when those records do not come in. Also, learn the basics of the various portals available for receiving electronic records and the benefits of utilizing those portals.

Writing Techniques for Appellate Briefs and Other Pleadings
This presentation will focus on persuasive legal writing from a former law clerk to Judge Frank Clement on the Tennessee Court of Appeals. The program will cover writing techniques for appellate briefs and other pleadings. Topics will include structuring your brief in an effective manner, proper citation forms, and the best ways to quote authority to make the most of your argument.

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Faculty Spotlight: Stacie Caraway

Stacie Caraway is a Member of Miller & Martin in Chattanooga, TN.  Stacie is an employment law strategist, litigator and trainer advising national, regional and local employers on general employment law matters focusing on FMLA, ADA, pregnancy accommodation, hiring, discipline and termination issues. She develops, reviews and updates human resource policies and supporting agreements, and represents employers in local, state and federal legal proceedings including the DOL, EEOC and state human rights commission investigations, mediations and lawsuits throughout the United States.

Experienced serving as legal counsel to clients across several industries, Stacie has expanded her area of practice, focusing on church law, advising churches and other religious organizations throughout the Southeast. Although these organizations have some similarities to other nonprofit entities, it is important to recognize the subtle differences in the legal requirements for churches and other religious groups. As someone of faith and sensitivity to the special needs relating to the significant moral concerns these institutions face, she is able to bring insight and knowledge to proactively navigate their unique issues concerning government regulations.