Some of you will recall that a couple of years ago former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Penny White, former Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Joe Riley and I started "Justice Programs." For the third consecutive year Justice Programs is offering a 15 hour seminar program in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville that is designed for civil trial practitioners.
I will be speaking for three hours on tort and comparative fault issues, and hour and fifteen minutes about developments in tort law around the nation, and one hour about developments in the law of civil procedure. Penny and Joe will bring attendees up to date on USSC cases, evidence, and other significant cases outside the field of torts, civil procedure and evidence. There will be a one and one-half hour discussion entitled "Witnesses – A to Z" and Penny and Joe will offer three hours of ethics and professional credit. (The E & P hours will be offered continuously on Friday afternoon for those who want to attend only that portion of the program.)
Here is our schedule:
Chattanooga November 9 and 10 , 2006
Knoxville November 16 and 17, 2006
Nashville November 30 and December 1, 2006
Memphis December 7 and 8, 2006
Last year we were gratified to see attendance double from the previous year and we expect significant growth again this year. Each year we tweak the program in response to comments from our attendees and therefore are confident that this year’s program will deliver even more of what lawyers want in continuing legal education.
Here are some comments from last year’s attendees:
“If you are a Tort Litigator, this seminar is a must. In depth review and analysis of current cases on evidence, procedure and substantive law. The ethics presentation will make you stop and think. Not just lectures, but rather a thought provoking format that holds your attention.”
H. Dennis Jarvis, Jr., Attorney, Knoxville
“Just five minutes into the Ethics seminar I realized that this seminar is unlike any I have ever attended. No clock-watching that day. . . . It was interesting, creative, informative and best of all, enjoyable. Really enjoyable. When’s the last time you said that about a CLE program?”
Judith Fain, Johnson City
“It’s a good thing for Jay Leno that the Penny, Joe, and John Show does not go head to head with him every night. Their seminar is crafted in such a way as to make the learning aspect easy but also humorous.”
David Caywood, Memphis
"Ethical Dilemmas Confronting the Tennessee Lawyer was both stimulating and informative. The Program afforded everyone the opportunity to examine ethical issues . . . in an atmosphere which was both refreshing and thought provoking. Lawyers are frequently confronted with ethical issues in the hectic pace of day to day practice . . . . The ability to successfully navigate through those ethical dilemmas is greatly enhanced by having attended this program."
Rick Bearfield, Johnson City
You can register over the web by going to our website.