As part of our Year End Virtual CLE Blast, TBA CLE has created a package of CLE programs presented at TBA's Annual Convention. Enjoy a variety of essential and entertaining legal topics including law practice management and legal technology, a celebration of women's suffrage on its 100th anniversary, the latest in access to justice, legislative updates and more!
Please note; the Legislative Update has since been updated in October 2020.
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As a part of the Court Square Virtual Series, join Government Affairs Director, Berkley Schwarz, as she discusses the latest updates on legislation affecting lawyers from the most recent session of the TN General Assembly.
Bill and Phil look at the state of technology heading into the decade of the 20’s. So much has been promised with the booming technological revolution. Many promises have been kept; but others have proven to be elusive. The presenters showcase the latest technology trends for law firms that have proven to be revolutionary and practical. They examine the role of the Cloud and mobility in the ongoing transformation of the legal tech space; and how the utility of the Cloud has evolved over the past decade. Also, Bill and Phil will unveil some of the latest gadgets and innovations that every legal professional will want.
In August 1920, the nation’s attention was on Tennessee. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote, had passed at the federal level a year earlier, and was making its way through state legislatures for ratification. It needed 36 states to approve it. It was stalled at 35. Tennessee presented the best hope for ratification and it delivered. The final vote for ratification came on Aug. 18, 1920.
This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of that ratification — a historic moment that provides us a unique opportunity to celebrate a milestone in our democracy. The TBA is recognizing the anniversary with a presentation by award-winning journalist and writer Elaine Weiss, (https://elaineweiss.com/) whose most recent book, “The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote,” chronicles the economic, racial and political opposition suffragists faced in the months leading up to the final victory in Tennessee.
Presented at TBA's Annual Convention, join Elaine Weiss as she takes you through the story of Tennessee and its monumental role in the ratification of the 19th amendment during the centennial anniversary. Honor the key players and celebrate this moment in history and its impact on the legal profession.
This session discusses a lawyer’s ethical obligation to provide pro bono services and advises lawyers on ethical considerations to providing pro bono services online. Presenters will address the ethical obligation for pro bono services and the ethical landscape for these services. Attendees will review ethical developments regarding limited scope advice online through ABA Free Legal Answers and learn how to maintain competence, protect confidentiality, and avoid conflicts.
A tutorial on Boolean Keyword searching, from the basics of the connectors through complicated multi factor searching. This program will teach you how to streamline and focus your search to teach you to locate what you are looking for intentionally and quickly.
Free for TBA members.
An introduction to data analytics and legal AI in the field of legal research. This program covers the technology, caselaw, and interpretation of data analytics, algorithmic bias, and legal research AI.
Free for TBA members.
An introduction to the basics of legal research on Fastcase 7, a member benefit of the Tennessee Bar Association. This program will take you through running a basic search, reviewing the status of a case, downloading a case, and viewing resources in outline mode.
Free for TBA members.
Parents with children with disabilities have an enormous responsibility. Once the child reaches the age of majority, many of the children will require a conservatorship to enable their parents to continue making decisions for the adult child. This CLE is a complete training for lawyers to learn how to provide representation in simple conservatorship actions. This training is an overview of the types of cases taken in this pro bono conservatorship process, the law, the steps to file the petition and court proceeding.
Templates are also provided in the training materials. The Public Education Committee partnered with Nelson Mullins, the Legal Aid Society of Middle TN and the Cumberlands and the Association of Corporate Counsels to provide this training in February 2020.