Seminars by Justice Programs

Former Justice Penny White, former Judge Joe Riley and I are holding our civil trial practice seminars again this Fall.

We started Justice Programs three years ago with the idea that, with increasing specialization in the Bar, a large number of people would prefer to attend an "annual review" program that was focused on the law of interest to civil trial lawyers.  Attendance at the seminars have exceeded our expectations and have grown by leaps and bounds each year.  We believe that this year’s program will be even better than the one we offered last year and registrations are already flowing into our headquarters in Ripley.

Here is our schedule for 2006:

Chattanooga:  November 9 and 10

Knoxville:  November 16 and 17

Nashville:  November 20 and December 1

Memphis:  December 7 and 8

Here is the schedule courses for each day of the two day session:

Thursday

8:00 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 10:15 Tort Law / Comparative Fault
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:45 Evidence – Nuts & Bolts
11:45 – 12:15 U.S. Supreme Court Review
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch on your own
1:15 – 2:30 Tort Law / Comparative Fault (cont’d)
2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 4:15 Witnesses – A to Z
4:15 – 4:30 Break
4:30 – 5:45 Cutting Edge – National Tort Trends And How They Affect Tennessee

Friday

8:00 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 10:15 Significant Recent Cases / Legislation
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:30 Civil Procedure Update
11:30 – 12:15 Appellate Procedure / Criminal Law
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch on your own
1:15 – 2:45 Ethics / Professionalism
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 4:30 Ethics / Professionalism
4:30 – 4:45 Break
4:45 – 5:45 Ethics/Professionalism

The seminar offers a total of 15 hours of CLE credit and is approved by the TCLES.

You can register on-line. 

The registration fee is $350 for lawyers admitted to practice for 5 years or less and $450 for all other lawyers.  There are also opportunites to attend various portions of the program at a lower price.

Past attendees have told us that the program serves their needs as civil trial lawyers – it keeps them up to date on the law they need to do.  We hope you will join us for one of these programs this fall.