Ethics, Diversity, Equity Inclusion, Attorney Wellness

Better Right Now 2021

Convention 2021

This popular program is back with a strong lineup of topics, speakers and strategies to help you be the best lawyer that you can be and maintain attorney well being. 

Part 1: Bias and Its Consequences: What Does It Look Like? This session will discuss the psychological and other deleterious effects of stereotyping, discrimination, marginalization, microaggressions and other racial injustices, as well as therapeutic approaches to helping those who have survived this trauma. The panel of experts features Luther Wright, Jr., Ogletree Deakins (moderator) Carmen Foster, University of Tennessee and Jamila Walker, University of Tennessee.

Part 2: Personal Experiences: Who Does It Hurt? Join an esteemed panel of diverse lawyers discussing experiences and how past actions has affected them. Moderated by Joycelyn Stevenson of the Tennessee Bar Association, the panel will feature A.C. Wharton, The A C Wharton Group; Joe Kwon, Joe Kwon Law; Psonya Hackett, Hackett Law Firm; Ruby Wharton, The Wharton Law Firm; and Willie Santana, Office of the Third Judicial District Public Defender.

Part 3: Raising the Bar: What Can We Do? This session will feature an interactive discussion among attendees and the panelists, firm and bar association leaders, during which everyone can share their experiences, efforts and initiatives in addressing this important issue. Moderated by Terrence Reed, FedEx Express the panel will feature David Jones, Fisher & Phillips; Mary Beard, HCA Healthcare; and Shayla Purifoy, Shelby County Government. 

SAVE MONEY: Use the prepaid CLE credits that come with your TBA Complete Membership. Not a TBA member? Join now to start saving!


Course Pricing
  • Member: 135.00
  • Non-Member: 225.00
If you are not a TBA Member, you can join now to receive CLE discount prices and three prepaid credits.

TBA members who are judges, lawmakers and law students can take TBA CLE onsite courses at no charge for the programming. There may be a separate charge if meals, special materials or other premium features are involved.
Course InformationHighlights
  • Approved Distance Learning for 2021
  • Ethics Credit Available
  • Convenient CLE from your home or office
  • Viewable on your laptop or mobile device
Course Credits Dual Credits: 3.00
General Credits: 0.00
Total Credits: 3

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.