As part of our Year End Virtual Blast, take all of your CLE online in 1-Click with our 15 Hour CLE Package! Complete with a mix of our popular Ethics, Wellness and Law Practice Management videos as well as 15.75 total CLE hours (15 dual, 0.75 general) to complete your requirements for the year.
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Join us for Ethics Road Homeshow 2020 and experience TBA CLE's popular Ethics tradition with Brian Faughnan of Lewis Thomason. Earn your 3 Hours of Dual (Ethics) CLE Credit before December 31.
The now virtual program will examine ethics lessons from the current pandemic and provide a comprehensive "ethics year in review" of what happened during 2020 as modern lawyers were challenged to navigate a year, that seemed to be a combination of the years 1918 and 1968, all wrapped into one.
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.
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. There are five pillars to a strong EQ — self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills — that when combined can lead to a healthier professional and personal life.
In this video, Mental Health Clinician with the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program Lindsey O'Connell will discuss ways to how to build your personal EQ.
“In times like this, our nation has looked to lawyers for guidance and leadership.” - Dean William C. Koch, Jr., Nashville School of Law
Sponsored by the Tennessee Bar Association and the Tennessee American Inns of Court, this program brings influential lawyers and leaders from across the state together to share their experiences and to examine the role of leadership in the legal profession. Speakers and Panelists discussed the importance of leading by example to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and professionalism in everyday practice - offering insights and guidance into how lawyers can advance and succeed in this mission.
Opening and Welcome: Dean William C. Koch, Jr.
The Role of Lawyers as Leaders: Senator Lamar Alexander
Diversity and Implicit Bias: Hon. Bernice B. Donald
Mark Baugh, Shareholder and Chair of Diversity Committee (Baker Donelson)
Mary Beard, HCA and TBA’s Chief Diversity Officer
Hon. Brandon Gibson, Chief Operating Officer (State of Tennessee)
Maria Gillen, Sr. Manager, Litigation (Tennessee Valley Authority)
Jeana Littrell, VP, Legal and Chair of FedEx Express US Diversity Council (FedEx)
Moderator: Joycelyn Stevenson, Executive Director (Tennessee Bar Association)
As remote work and virtual communications continue into 2021, our ability to communicate in a virtual environment is an important professional skill for attorneys. We want to deliver a clear and concise message, whether we’re leading a meeting, speaking in a virtual courtroom, or presenting at a conference.
Led by Mimi Bliss of Bliss Communications, an experienced TV reporter and executive presentation skills coach, this interactive virtual workshop will focus on the core skills needed for effective virtual meetings and presentations. We’ll cover how to:
Speak On Camera. Techniques for lighting, background, gestures, eye contact and voice.
Sharpen Your Message. Attention spans are shorter in virtual meetings. We’ll focus on how to connect with your audience with your first sentence, reduce filler words, and communicate more information in less time.
Engage Your Audience. “Block” your information, be an active facilitator, and use tech tools like White Board, Polling and Breakout Rooms to improve interaction in virtual meetings.
You can watch Mimi’s tips for virtual meetings and public speaking at mimibliss.com/blog or check out a sneak peek below!
Join the Board of Professional Responsibility's Laura Chastain as she reviews the latest Ethics Updates for 2020.
Expanding access to justice is a key goal of courts and bar organizations. Do our current ethics rules hinder this effort? How does lawyer well-being relate to access? This presentation explores access initiatives, the increased emphasis on wellness for lawyers and law students, and the role of legal ethics in working toward these important objectives.
Negotiation in the world of the law is about one thing. Power. But how does one wield that power? Join the CLE Performer, Stuart Teicher, Esq., as he reveals his 3-step process for becoming a powerful legal negotiator.
Lucy Jewel, Professor of Law and Director of Legal Writing at the University of Tennessee College of Law, will explain how to apply classical principles of rhetoric to craft compelling briefs.
This session will offer advice from three legal technology professionals on tips and trends in new apps, programs, and processes that lawyers can employ to make remote practice more manageable and effective.
Did the drafters of our ethics code believe that lawyers are superheroes? It seems so. In this unique program, Stuart Teicher, Esq. (the CLE Performer) weaves together talk of superpowers, superheroes, and other fun stuff to explain important ethics rules and explore both the breadth and limitations on a lawyer's power. Topics Include: The allocation of decision making authority between lawyer and client (Rule 1.2); The rule about withdrawing from representation (Rule 1.16); Our duties as an advisor (Rule 2.1).