Adoption Law

Adoption Law Forum 2023


2023 was a banner year for adoption legislation in Tennessee. TBA’s Adoption Law Section presents this year’s annual forum with two full hours on legislative updates, plus an hour for case law updates. Additional topics include the basics of adoption law for newer practitioners, as well as a dual hour on secondary trauma. You won’t want to miss this informative program!


9:30-10am CT: Registration
10-11am CT: Adoption Law Basics and Practical Pointers - Lisa Collins, Jennifer Williams
11am-12pm: Case Law Review 2023 - Doug Dimond, Amy McLaughlin
12-12:30pm: Lunch
12:30-1:30pm: 2023 Legislative Update: Voluntary Termination of Parental Rights & Dependency and Neglect Law - Meredith Brasfield, Dawn Coppock
1:30-1:45pm: Break
1:45-2:45pm: 2023 Legislative Update: Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption - Meredith Brasfield, Dawn Coppock
2:45-3:45pm: Recognizing Secondary Trauma - S. Chris Troutt (DUAL)

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. Not an Adoption Law section member? Join the section to receive additional savings.


Course Pricing
  • Member: 255.00
  • Non-Member: 430.00 (Includes TBA Complete Membership)
  • Section: 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 Information September 25, 2023
  • Registration: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Schedule: 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Location: Nashville, TN
Tennessee Bankers Association
  • Discount for Adoption Law Section members
  • Ethics (Dual) Credit Available
  • Networking opportunity
  • Quality continuing legal education sessions
Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.00
General Credits: 4.00
Total Credits: 5

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