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Program Spotlight

Communication Law Forum 2017:

This annual program focuses on media law and other communication law issues. Topics will address open courts, protective orders in civil cases, and writing and publicity. Speakers will also cover legislative updates, reviewing broadband legislation and pending issues before the court challenging One Touch/Make Ready ordinance passed by in Nashville last fall.


Modern Law Practice Series: Consumer-Facing Service and the Impact on Law Practice [Webcast]:

This program, hosted by the TBA Special Committee on the Evolving Legal Market, will examine the ways in which consumer-facing companies like Avvo and LegalZoom have capitalized on tailoring services to the needs of the modern legal client. 

Other CLEs in this series include:

Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law
A basic overview of AI in the legal profession and give specific examples of how it’s already being applied.

Online Dispute Resolution’s Influence on the Practice of Law
This program take a closer look at ODR practices at home and abroad, consider the pros and cons of this innovation and look at the ways in which Tennessee lawyers could benefit.

Legal Services Management Companies Changing Law Practice
This program will examine the increasing number of ways in which existing companies working in this space are expanding and new participants are joining the marketplace.

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Faculty Spotlight: Susan Hinsley

Susan Hinsley received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1990 and her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree in 1999 from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis. Susan has over 10 years of experience in the practice of Family Law, including such areas as, divorce and separation, child custody, child support, adoptions, child abuse and neglect, juvenile court practice, paternity, dependency and neglect, and post-divorce modifications of parenting schedules, child support, alimony, Conservatorships and name changes. Susan is a certified Rule 31 Mediator focusing primarily on assisting people resolve family law disputes, both divorce and post-divorce as well as other family law related disputes. Susan is also trained in collaborative family law.

Susan has earned a BV* rating by Martindale-Hubble for her ethical standards and legal ability. Susan’s rating indicates an exemplary reputation and well-established practice, and reflects her peers rating her legal ability and ethical standards as “high to very high.” She is a member of the Memphis Bar Association and served on the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Division in 2000 and 2001. She is also a member of the Family Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association. She was a member of the Leo Bearman Sr. Chapter of American Inns of Court from 2001 through 2003.