Professional Development, Ethics

Best Practices For New Lawyers


As a recently licensed attorney, sure you can quote hearsay exceptions, hammer out memos within 3 hours, and generally dazzle people with your extensive substantive legal knowledge. But can you manage clients and partners expectations, effectively communicate with opposing counsel, and ultimately avoid the kinds of mistakes that young lawyers can make that can expose them to disciplinary actions or even claims from their clients? Do you know how to properly begin and end the lawyer-client relationship? Are you familiar with the myriad of resources and services available to Tennessee attorneys? If not, don't despair because you are not alone and help is on the way.

Topics include:

  • Keeping clients happy
  • Staying out of trouble
  • Beginning client relationships
  • Ending client relationships
  • Civility
  • Professionalism
  • Resources for new lawyers and services

This transitional legal education program will feature presentations from well-respected attorneys, talking about the things they wish they had known on their first day as a practicing attorney.

CAN'T MAKE IT IN PERSON: This course is also being presented as a live webcast. Learn more or sign up now.

SAVE MONEY: Use the prepaid CLE credits that come with your TBA Complete Membership and take this course for free. Not a TBA member, join now to start saving.

You may park in the Commerce Street Garage (corner of 3rd Avenue/Commerce St.). We will be validating parking tickets, so please make sure to bring your ticket!


This course is no longer available for purchase.

Course Information November 13, 2014
  • Registration: 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Schedule: 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Nashville, TN
Tennessee Bar Center, 2nd Floor
  • 3 Ethics credits
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Premium coffee
  • See details on parking validation
Course Credits Dual Credits: 3.00
General Credits: 0.00
Total Credits: 3

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please contact TBA for Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama credit.

Course Agenda

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