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Jury Selection: The Art of Asking the Right Questions

Thursday, December 7

2:00 p.m. Central /3:00 p.m. Eastern

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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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60 Minute Webinar

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

2:00 p.m. Central /3:00 p.m. Eastern

60 Minute Webinar

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


Ethics Update from the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility

Thurssday, December 14

10:00 a.m. Central /11:00 a.m. Eastern

60 Minute Webinar

Earn DUAL CLE as you learn about Board developments from one of the Board’s Disciplinary Counsel


Cyber-Theft and Data Breaches: What to Do When Your Tennessee Client is Hacked

Thursday, December 14

2:00 p.m. Central /3:00 p.m. Eastern

60 Minute Webinar

Earn CLE as you learn how to counsel clients facing a data breach or cyber attack.


Tips for Investigating Trying Trucking Accident Cases in Tennessee

Tuesday, December 19

2:00 p.m. Central /3:00 p.m. Eastern

60 Minute Webinar

Earn CLE as you learn best practices when representing plaintiffs or defendants in truck accident cases.

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Haslam Appoints Dalton Criminal Court Judge in 20th Judicial District

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appointed Angelita Blackshear Dalton of Nashville as Criminal Court Judge for the 20th Judicial District on November 20, replacing retiring Judge J. Randall Wyatt.

Haslam Appoints Tidwell Circuit Court Judge in 16th Judicial District

On November 21, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appointed Barry Ross Tidwell of Murfreesboro as Circuit Court Judge in the 16th Judicial District, which includes Rutherford and Cannon counties.

Haslam Appoints Townsend Special Judge in Polk County

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appointed Brooklynn M. Townsend as special judge for the General Sessions Court of Polk County on November 14. Townsend’s appointment fills a temporary vacancy due to the disability of Judge Billy D. Baliles.

Gangs, insufficient staffing plague troubled Tennessee private prison, state audit finds

Staffing and vacancy data at the largest private prison in Tennessee cannot be trusted, according to a scathing state audit that raises new questions about oversight of a quarter-billion dollar contract.

Judge who declared medical leave due to cancer asks to return to the bench

A Hamilton County judge who declared medical disability earlier this year wants to return to the bench. "I am happy to inform you that I successfully underwent cancer surgery on July 25," David Bales wrote Oct. 27 in a letter to Gov. Bill Haslam. "After treatments and rehab, I have completely recovered and no longer suffer a disability that would prevent me from serving my duties." Bales attached letters from two doctors who treated him and said he planned to return on November 6th to his judgeship in General Sessions Court. But Haslam replied that he cannot reinstate Bales.

'Awesome responsibility': Doug Overbey confirmed as U.S. Attorney

The U.S. Senate confirmed State Sen. Doug Overbey as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee on November 9th. Overbey, R-Maryville, was away from home so he watched the proceedings on his iPad. The appointment makes Overbey the chief federal law enforcement officer in East Tennessee. He will have to leave his law practice and resign his seat in the state legislature in order to serve, something he’s previously agreed to do.

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.