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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!
“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)
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.
Join the Board of Professional Responsibility's Laura Chastain as she reviews the latest Ethics Updates for 2020.