Litigation, Family Law, Appellate Practice

Tennessee Supreme Court Academy


The Tennessee Supreme Court is unfamiliar territory for most lawyers. Opportunities to practice in this court are few and success requires skills of oral and written advocacy. A persuasive performance in both areas is important to success; a poor performance in either can lead to defeat. Accordingly, lawyers need the information and insight required to develop and perfect their oral arguments and legal writing. Indeed, this is true at all levels of legal practice, and the lessons learned during this seminar will be generally applicable to practice in trial courts.

Lawyers will learn from a distinguished faculty and through observation of oral arguments. This seminar will cover the best practices for oral argument, common mistakes made, and standards of review.

On October 1st attendees will register at the Tennessee Bar Center and walk over to the Tennessee Supreme Court Building for observation of oral arguments. Afterwards, we will return to the Tennessee Bar Center for an executive lunch and then end the day with topics related to appellate practice.

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Course Information October 01, 2015
  • Registration: 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
  • Schedule: 9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Location: Nashville, TN
Tennessee Bar Center, 2nd Floor
  • Lunch Included
  • Ethics Credit
  • Parking Validation
  • Discount for Appellate Practice Section Members
  • Oral Argument Observation
Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.00
General Credits: 4.50
Total Credits: 5.5

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

Course Agenda

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