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Suing Tennessee Cities and Counties: Ins and Outs of the Governmental Tort Liability Act

Wednesday, November 30

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Earn CLE as you learn crucial applications, exceptions, and defenses under the Governmental Tort Liability Act.


Jury Selection: The Art of Asking the Right Questions

Thursday, December 7

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Earn CLE as you learn the essential questions to ask when conducting voir dire.


Legal Ethics Update: Cloud Computing, Mobile Technology, and Other Law Practice Changes

Wednesday, December 13

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Earn CLE as you learn how to acquire and use ESI and social media evidence at trial.


Attorney ESI Update: How to Uncover and Use Social Media Evidence for Maximum Case Benefit

Wednesday, December 13

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Haslam Appoints Gass Special Judge for Circuit Court in 4th Judicial District

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed James L. Gass of Dandridge as special judge for Circuit Court in the 4th Judicial District. Gass’s appointment fills the temporary vacancy due to the recent illness of Circuit Court Judge Richard R. Vance. The 4th Judicial District serves Jefferson, Grainger, Cocke and Sevier counties.

Doug Overbey confirmed by Senate Judiciary Committee as U.S. Attorney

Nearly three months after he was nominated, State Sen. Doug Overbey, R-Maryville, was confirmed to serve as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee on October 19th by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Overbey still has to be confirmed by the entire Senate.

Sen. Lee Harris proposes Tennessee ban on bump stocks, acknowledges difficulty of passage

State Sen. Lee Harris introduced a bill in the Tennessee legislature on October 18th that would ban the possession of bump stocks or similar devices that speed up the firing rate of semi-automatic weapons.

Reynolds to preside over new Dickson court

Dickson Mayor Don L. Weiss Jr. named attorney Stan Reynolds to preside over the recently re-created Dickson Municipal Court. The Dickson City Council unanimously approved the mayor’s recommendation at an adjourned session on October 16th. A native of Dickson County, Reynolds has been practicing law since 1978. He started his own practice in Dickson in 1980, which has since become Reynolds, Potter, Ragan and Vandivort PLC.

Eight-State Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative Receives $1 Million Federal Grant

A first-of-its-kind regional judicial effort by states to combat the opioid epidemic is receiving a $1 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative (RJOI) was formed a year ago to explore ways that state leaders within a region devastated by opioid abuse could work more effectively and collaboratively across disciplines to confront this problem.  The goal of the initiative — now recognized a model — seeks to speed up responses by state courts, children’s services and criminal justice and treatment systems within Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

DCS fights subpoena from Brentwood Academy seeking records on assault allegation

The Tennessee Department of Children's Services is fighting a legal maneuver from Brentwood Academy to obtain all records related to the state investigation into allegations a 12-year-old boy was raped and assaulted by fellow students during the 2014-15 school year at the private Williamson County school.

East TN prosecutors slap Big Pharma with 2nd lawsuit over opioid epidemic

Even as a fight that could lead to a quick end to a new push to sue pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic in Tennessee is brewing, more state prosecutors are jumping into the legal fray. The top prosecutors for five judicial districts encompassing 15 East Tennessee counties are joining their counterparts in three Upper East Tennessee districts in trying to use the legal system to hold the makers of opiate-based prescription drugs financially responsible for the state’s opioid addiction problem.