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Mid-Winter CLE Blast 2017:

Need a few CLE hours fast?

The TBA is offering programs from 7 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Feb. 21, 2017, giving you the possibility of completing up to 11 hours of Dual CLE credit. You can create your own schedule and take as many or as few hours as you need. The registration desk will be open all day, so you can come and go for the hours you need when it is convenient for you.

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.

Manage your CLE

The TBA now offers more tools for you to keep track of what courses you have completed or plan to take in coming weeks and months.

Join the Faculty

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 Mindy Thomas Fulks.

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).

Help Your Colleagues

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

Faculty Spotlight: James Mackler

James E. Mackler advises clients across the country and in a variety of industries on the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). He has been quoted by politico, the National Defense Journal, the Nashville Scene, and numerous other media outlets on UAS issues.  He also has over 15 years of experience in federal criminal defense, regulatory compliance and civil litigation.  James joined Frost Brown Todd in August, 2015 to continue to build a UAS focused practice.

James served eight years of active duty service in the U.S. Army, returning to private practice in 2011.  After spending seven years developing a successful private legal practice in Colorado, James was inspired by the events of September 11, 2001 to join the military. He spent three years as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot with the 101st Airborne Division, including a one-year deployment to Iraq. After returning from Iraq, James transferred to the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, where he served as a legal adviser to high-level commanders and as a supervising criminal prosecutor.