Family Law, Skills, Local Government Practice

Drafting Legislation for the General Assembly: A Pathway to Excellence


This program provides a unique opportunity for lawyers to learn more about how legislation is prepared, drafted, and reviewed. Attendees will take away templates and samples of legislation, form and style guidelines used by the Tennessee General Assembly, and a very helpful drafter’s checklist. If you have ever wanted to develop your ability to help your firm or a client with a legislative issue or if you need an in-depth refresher, this program is for you.

Items to be covered:

• The Role of the Office of Legal Services
• The Role of the Tennessee Code Commission
• Necessary Steps to Follow When Drafting A Bill and An Amendment
• Common Pitfalls Made by Drafters and How to Avoid Them
• Form and Style Guidelines Used by the Tennessee General Assembly

SAVE MONEY: Use the prepaid CLE credits that come with your TBA Complete Membership and save on this course. 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 October 26, 2017
  • Registration: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Schedule: 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Location: Nashville, TN
Tennessee Bar Center, 2nd Floor
  • Parking Validation
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Use membership credits to save on this course
  • Skills Training
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 3.00
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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