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Program Spotlight

Estate Planning & Probate Forum 2019:

This event provides six hours of CLE, including an hour of dual credit and will be focused on timely, relevant topics to help you stay on top of trends affecting this area of law. Legislative updates and the ever-popular Clerk and Masters Panel will ensure that you leave with the knowledge necessary to advance your practice. Do not miss this opportunity to fulfill CLE requirements while networking with attorneys who share your focus and cultivating relationships with fellow practitioners. Section members receive a discounted rate for the program.

Attendees of the forum who wish to stay at the hotel will receive a discounted TBA rate. You can reserve your room at the TBA rate by using this link, or by calling 1-800-EMBASSY and referencing the group code EPF.

Ethics Roadshow 2018: Part 1:

This year’s Roadshow offers an opportunity to get “back-to-basics” and look at significant developments during 2018 in the world of lawyering. This presentation will focus on the five “Cs” that make up a recipe for ethical lawyering no matter what kind of law practice you have: the ethical duties of Competence, Confidentiality, (Avoiding) Conflicts, Communication, and Candor.

The program will also feature presentations from Brian Faughnan of Lewis Thomason. His Ethics blog was recently named to the ABA's ‘Best-Of’ List for "Best Law Blogs" of the year.

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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 Jennifer Vossler.

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).

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

Faculty Spotlight: Douglas Dimond

DOUGLAS EARL DIMOND, J.D., is General Counsel for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. He began his professional life in 1980 as a small businessman operating a gourmet foods business in New England. Returning to his education over a decade later, he graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University in 1992 and then earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University in 1996. Upon graduation from law school, he joined the Tennessee Attorney General's Office, where for the next fifteen years he represented the Department of Children’s Services and several other state agencies in all levels of state and federal courts. As lead counsel in Brian A., a federal civil rights class action brought on behalf of Tennessee's foster children, he was instrumental in negotiating the original settlement and representing the Department in subsequent efforts aimed at improving services to thousands of foster children statewide. He also handled scores of appeals in the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals.

In 2005, he received the Attorney General’s Office’s highest recognition, the William M. Leech, Jr. Award. Mr. Dimond has served as General Counsel at the Department of Children’s Services since April 2011, leading over a hundred attorneys and staff across the state in providing the highest possible level of legal work to clients involved in every phase of the Department’s work.

Join Douglas at the Adoption Law Forum on March 6 at the Tennessee Bar Center.