Ethical Implications of Judicial Selection Processes in Tennessee

at The Standard at The Smith House on December 12
Description: Join us at The Standard at The Smith House for 1 hour of CLE and a free lunch! Lunch will be served from 12:00 to 12:30pm and the program will begin at 12:30pm. This program is jointly sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association and the Nashville Lawyer Chapter of the Federalist Society.

Tennessee's Judicial Selection Process (known as "The Tennessee Plan") is sun-setting in July of 2008 at the Tennessee General Assembly will be debating which process is the best means of selecting members of the intermediate appellate courts and the Supreme Court. Whether direct election of judges or merit selection with retention elections or the Federal model for selecting judges, any selection process raises issues of ethics.

Is the current process consistent with the Tennessee Constitution?

Which process of selecting judges is most consistent with the ethical ideals of our legal system?

This forum will provide a variety of perspectives on the issue and help those in the legal community weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the various alternatives.

This course is no longer available for purchase.

Course Information December 12, 2007
  • Registration: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Schedule: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.00
General Credits: 0.00
Total Credits: 1

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