Programs 2016-2017

PROGRAMS 2016-2017

AUGUST 16, 2016
ORIENTATION AND INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS

 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
TEEN VIOLENCE AND THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE
(responsible for May Toast) CLE Program 000000 (1.5 hours general credit)

agenda-bios
articles-a
articles-b
nyv-summit-report
powerpoint
Dawn Deaner, Co-Captain Tiffany Burba Jennifer Lankford
Gregg Ramos, Co-Captain John Ray Clemmons Laurence Pendleton
Zach Wiley, reporter Chris Fowler Russell Perkins
Bernadette Welch, liaison Skip Gant Meghan Blackwell
Vidhi Joshi

 

OCTOBER 18, 2016
THE MANY FACES OF ARBITRATION
(responsible for April Toast) CLE Program 000000 (1.5 hours credit)

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2-arnold-v-morgan-keegan-and-co-inc
3-pughs-lawn-landscape-co-inc-v-jaycon-development-corp
4-morgan-keegan-co-v-smythe_-401-s-w-3d-595
5-21-williston-obligations-and-rights-of-persons-who-are-not-parties-to-arbitration-agree
6-jlw-class-action-waivers-powerpoint-4828-8424-7609-v-1
7a-morris-v-ernst-young_-llp_-2016-u-s-app-lexis-15638
7b-lewis-v-epic-sys-corp-_-823-f-3d-1147
8-d-r-horton_-inc-v-nlrb_-737-f-3d-344
9-whisenant-v-bill-heard-chevrolet_-inc-_-2005-tenn-app
10-d-and-e-const-co-inc-v-robert-j-denley-co-inc
11-lasco-inc-v-inman-construction-corp
12-how-not-to-draft-arbitration-clauses-by-david-coale
13-drafting-arbitration-clauses-the-seven-deadly-sins
14-how-to-write-a-bad-arbitration-clause
15-sample-arbitration-clauses-with-comments
materials-for-arbitration-presentation-00402190xaa7b8
Donna Roberts, Co-Captain Thomas Christian Barbara Holmes
Winston Evans, Co-Captain Philip Clark Tony Orlandi
Erin Polly, reporter Jon Dowell Joe Watson
Matt Sweeney, liaison Elizabeth Foy Angela Williams
Raquel Bellamy Elise Heuberger

  

NOVEMBER 15, 2016

A LAWYER’S ETHICAL DUTIES REGARDING ELECTRONICALLY STORED INFORMATION

(responsible for March Toast) CLE Program 000000 (1.5 hours dual credit)

a-lawyers-ethical-duties-regarding-electronically-stored-information
ca-ethics-opinion
inn-of-court-nov-15th-program-top-10-electronic-usage-tips
law-firm-electronic-survey-results
tn-ethics-opinion-re-storing-information-in-the-cloud
Sandy Garrett, Co-Captain Laura Baker Nora Machuga
Brigid Carpenter, Co-Captain Eddie Davidson Jeremy Oliver
Lyndsay Smith Hyde, reporter Tom Haroldson Andrea Sinclair
Bill Koch, liaison Chris Javillonar Eric Winters
Tracy Alcock

  

DECEMBER 6, 2015

MEMBER/GUEST HOLIDAY RECEPTION

  

JANUARY 17, 2017

THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT AND ITS UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

(responsible for February Toast) CLE Program 000000 (1.5 hours general credit)

1 – Sherbert v Verner
2 – Wisconsin v Yoder
3 – City of Boerne v Flores
4 – 2000bb Congressional findings and declaration of purposes
42 U.S.C.A. § 2000c et seq 1994 WL 266290
A New Era of Inequality (Articla)
Employment Div Dept of Human Resources of Oregon v Smith
Hearing HR 2797
Hearing HR 5377
Hearing S 2969
Hobby Lobby ~8335531
HR REP 103-88
Perez v Paragon Contractors Corp
Petitioner’s Opp’n to Mot. Sustain
Remarks on Signing
RFRA ARTICLE
RFRA MEMO
RFRA, as amended
S REP 103-111
Washington Post Article
Tennessee RFRA Materials
Anne Martin, Co-Captain Steve Anderson Taber Hunt
Jason Gichner, Co-Captain Beau Creson Mike Passino
Erin Merrick, reporter Eileen Forsythe Andrew Ross
Andrée Blumstein, liaison Charles Grant Jane Stranch
Samar Ali  Alysse Gregory  

  

FEBRUARY 21, 2017

JUDICIAL DISCRETION: WHAT IS IT AND HOW IS IT REVIEWED?

(responsible for January Toast) CLE Program 000000 (1.5 hours general credit)

A Assessing the Exercise of Closely Confined Discretion
B Assessing the Exercise of Broad or Undefined Discretion
C Application of the Abuse of Discretion Standard of Review in the Post- Booker
February Inn of Court Case Summaries
Inn of Court Feb. 21 2017 – Written Materials Tennessee Standards of Review and for Appeal
Kathryn Barnett, Co-Captain John Belcher Andrea Smith
Alistair Newbern, Co-Captain Jeff Bivins Alexis Soler
Liz Sitgreaves, reporter Ashonti Davis Dwight Tarwater
Bill Koch, liaison Tyler Ricker Drew Warth
John Ballard

  

MARCH 21, 2017

THE ROLE OF GUARDIANS AD LITEM IN JUVENILE AND ADULT PROCEEDINGS

(responsible for November Toast) CLE Program 000000 (1.5 hours general credit)

Alix Cross, Co-Captain Will Hicky Maria Salas
Ed Yarbrough, Co-Captain Randy Kennedy Daniel Simonds
Tyler Yarbro, reporter Richard Leiderman Emily Warth
Jackie Dixon, liaison Marian Mikhail Luke Willoughby
Alex Fisher   Anne Passino

  

APRIL 18, 2017

WEED: REGULATION AND ENFORCEMENT UP IN SMOKE?

(responsible for October Toast) CLE Program 000000 (1.5 hours general credit)

Marajuana Script
IOC April
Updated IOC April
Jimmie Lynn Ramsaur, Co-Captain Richard Dinkins Andrew Nutt
Hank Hildebrand, Co-Captain Kimberly Faye Shannon Walker
Seannalyn Brandmeir, reporter William Johnson Luther Wright
Bill Ramsey, liaison Rob McGuire Bill Young
Alex Dickerson


May 16, 2017

THE STRATEGY AND SETTLEMENT OF IN RE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYERS CONCUSSION INJURY LITIGATION

(responsible for September Toast) CLE Program 000000 (1.5 hours general credit)

C.J. Gideon, Co-Captain Waverly Crenshaw Scott Pilkinton
Randy Kinnard, Co-Captain Tricia Herzfeld Chris Sabis
Matt Barry, reporter Billy Leslie Jessica Schultz
Sue Kay, liaison Sean Lyons John Spragens
Cindy Chappell

Programs 2015-2016

PROGRAMS 2015-2016

AUGUST 18, 2015
Orientation and Introduction of New Members
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
THE SAME SEX MARRIAGE CASES
OBERGEFELL V. HODGES, TANCO V. HASLAM, & DEBOER V. SNYDER
(responsible for May Toast) CLE Program 000000 (1.5 hours general credit)

The Same Sex Marriage Cases PowerPoint Presentation
The Same Sex Marriage Cases Comparative Law Analysis

Anne Martin, Co-Captain James Alexander Anne Passino
Gregg Ramos, Co-Captain Steve Anderson Russell Perkins
Liz Sitgreaves, reporter Allison Cooley Matt Pietsch
Bernadette Welch, liaison Jeremy Oliver  Vivien Wang

 

OCTOBER 20, 2015
THE DEVELOPMENT AND EXECUTION OF THE STRATEGY TO REVERSE PLESSY V. FERGUSON
(responsible for April Toast) CLE Program 000000 (1.5 hours credit)

A History of Black-White Residential Segregation
Building Inequality – The Spatial Organization of Schooling in Nashville, Tennesse
BrownErickson-247-70

Measuring Racial Residential Segregation
Program & Materials Overview
The Contemp Syst of RRS
Alistair Newbern, Co-Captain Jimmy Balser Randy Kinnard
Mike Passino, Co-Captain Robb Bigelow Brent Lankford
Chasity Goodner, reporter Seannalyn Brandmeir John Manson
Bill Koch, liaison Kimberly Faye Aleta Trauger

  

NOVEMBER 17, 2015

THE TRIAL OF WILLIAM PENN AND WILLIAM MEADE IN 1670

(responsible for March Toast) CLE Program 000000 (1.5 hours dual credit)

BR_2007_who_owns_your_body
BR_Fresh_Air_For_Justice_022011
BR_YYYY_true_or_false
Inn of Court_ Jury Nullification PowerPoint_28538362_1
United States v. Datcher_ 830 F. Supp. 411
United States v. Walli_ 785 F.3d 1080
Richard Dinkins, Co-Captain John Belcher Alix Cross
Dawn Deaner, Co-Captain Antonio Carroll Ashonti Davis
Erin Polly, reporter Cindy Chappell Drew Warth
Matt Sweeney, liaison Evan Clark Angela Williams

  

DECEMBER 8, 2015

MEMBER/GUEST HOLIDAY RECEPTION

  

JANUARY 19, 2016

HE MCMARTIN PRESCHOOL ABUSE TRIAL

(responsible for February Toast) CLE Program 000000 (1.5 hours general credit)

Inn of Court – Background materials
Inn of Court – Handout
TEMP – Inn of Court McMartin letter
Jon Dowell, Co-CaptainLarry Crane-MoscowitzRichard Leiderman
Barbara Holmes, Co-CaptainSandy GarrettSean Lyons
Tyler Yarbro, reporterWill HickyJohn Spragens
Jackie Dixon, liaisonTom LawlessShannon Walker
Samar Ali

  

FEBRUARY 16, 2016

THE TRIALS OF THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS 1931-1937

(responsible for January Toast) CLE Program 000000 (1.5 hours general credit)

Johnson v. State (CCA 2011)
N. Olatushani Bio
Ndume Olatushani (Nashville Scene 05-23-2013)
Norris Powell
Scottsboro Boys Powerpoint Presentation (01342746)
T. Maroney Bio
Bob Mendes, Co-CaptainRob McGuireAlexis Soler
Luther Wright, Co-CaptainJimmie Lynn RamsaurClayton Wiggins
Sara Reynolds, reporterAshley RomaniasSusan Neal Williams
Charles Grant, liaisonJustin SeamonBill Young

  

MARCH 15, 2016

THE 1911 TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FACTORY TRIAL

PDF of Triangle Shirtwaist Keynote Presentation

 

(responsible for January Toast) CLE Program 000000 (1.5 hours general credit)

Brigid Carpenter, Co-Captain Roland Baggott Sarah Jones
C.J. Gideon, Co-Captain Ben Bush Fred Rudesheim
Anton Jackson, reporter Eddie Davidson Jane Stranch
Sue Kay, liaison Chris Fowler Emily Warth
Blind Akrawi

  

APRIL 19, 2016

THE JAPANESE INTERNMENT CASES

1504
1621
1638
1821
1900
1933
2044
12215
12348
13037
Infamy – Inns of Court Program 3

(responsible for October Toast) CLE Program 000000 (1.5 hours general credit)

Jeff Bivins, Co-Captain Jim Edwards James Mackler
Hank Hildebrand, Co-Captain Winston Evans Mike Sandler
Lynne Ingram, reporter Tricia Herzfeld Dwight Tarwater
Andrée Blumstein, liaison Lyndsay Smith Hyde Gray Waldron


May 17, 2016

STATE V. WILLIAM POWELL

CLE.Clemmons
DEFENSE STATEMENT
Inn of court- police perspective (word).pages
inn of court.memo
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newsbreaks 1 2 and 3
NORMAN,JackSr
Powell Gourley

Thomas Jackson Jr Testimony – Optimized

(responsible for September Toast) CLE Program 000000 (1.5 hours general credit)

Randy Kennedy, Co-CaptainLaura BakerMartesha Johnson
Ed Yarbrough, Co-CaptainJohn Ray ClemmonsHerbert Slatery
Jason Gichner, reporterElizabeth GoetzRyan Stringfellow
Bill Ramsey, liaisonMike JamesonZach Wiley

Programs 2014-2015

PROGRAMS 2014-2015 – Program Summaries

SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
BURWELL V. HOBBY LOBBY: CORPORATIONS’ FIRST AMENDMENT FREEDOMS
(responsible for May Toast) CLE Program (1.5 hours credit)

Alistair Newbern, Co-Captain Alandis Brassel John Manson
Mike Passino, Co-Captain Brigid Carpenter Gray Waldron
Laura Baker, reporter Paul Grassmann Drew Warth
Andrée Blumstein, liaison Gigi Grayer  John Belcher
Brent Lankford   

 

 

OCTOBER 21, 2014
AMENDING CONSTITUTIONS
(responsible for April Toast) CLE Program (1.5 hours credit)

Overview Of Amendments
Lottery resolution (3011196 1)
Times Free Press- Amend. 1 article (3071909 1)
Times Free Press- Amend. 3 article (3071897 1)
Times Free Press- Amend. 4 article (3071906 1)  

 

Herbert Slatery, Co-Captain Lauren Curry Jimmie Lynn Ramsaur
Ed Yarbrough, Co-Captain Jon Graves Audrey Seamon
Robb Bigelow, reporter James Mackler Monte Watkins
Jackie Dixon, liaison Peter Malanchuk Bill Young
Cyle Catlett Andie McKellar   

 

  

NOVEMBER 19, 2014

Dispute Resolution Involving the Self-Represented Litigant

(responsible for March Toast) CLE Program (1.5 hours credit)

Inn of Court written materials 11-12-2014

 

Richard Dinkins, Co-Captain Steve Anderson Eddie Davidson
Sandy Garrett, Co-Captain Allison Cooley Jon Dowell
Blind Akrawi, reporter Tricia Herzfeld Martesha Johnson
Matt Sweeney, liaison Jeremiah Pierce  Tim Roberto
Yijie Song Jude White  

  

DECEMBER 9, 2014

MEMBER/GUEST HOLIDAY RECEPTION

  

JANUARY 20, 2015

(responsible for February Toast) CLE Program (1.5 hours credit)

Brennan Center for Justice – Voting Laws 2014 Round-up
Felony Disenfranchisement Laws in the US
Felony Disenfranchisement Primer
Shelby County Ala v Holder
VOTING RIGHTS LAW AND POLICY IN TRANSITION
VRA Congressional Research

 

Russell Perkins, Co-CaptainGregg Ramos, Co-CaptainMatt Pietsch, reporter
Sue Kay, liaisonSamar AliMark Donnell
James HaltomMarian HarrisonTom Lawless
Joe McKinneySara ReynoldsVidhi Sanghavi
Caitlin Snelson

  

FEBRUARY 17, 2015

MAGNA CARTA: THE PALLADIUM OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LIBERTIES

(responsible for January Toast) CLE Program (1.5 hours credit)

Magna Carta Compared

Jeff Bivins, Co-CaptainAleta Trauger, Co-CaptainChad White, reporter
 Bill Koch, liaisonSeanna BrandmeirDixie Cooper
Tanner Gibson Chasity GoodnerMatt Grosland
Barbara HolmesRandy Kinnard Jason Piland
 Mike Sandler Luther Wright  

  

MARCH 17, 2015

BLACKLISTING IN AMERICA 1947-1968: WHERE WAS THE LEGAL SYSTEM?

(responsible for November Toast) CLE Program (1.5 hours credit)

C.J. Gideon, Co-Captain Mandy Floyd Justin Seamon
Bob Mendes, Co-Captain Anton Jackson Tyler Yarbro
Lyndsay Smith Hyde, reporter Kendra Key John Burns
Matt Sweeney, liaison Anne Martin Austin Payne
Winston Evans

  

APRIL 21, 2015

JUVENILE JUSTICE: IS REFORM NEEDED IN TENNESSEE?

(responsible for October Toast) CLE Program (1.5 hours credit)
Baggett Speech
Davidson County Juvenile Justice Statistics
DOJ Press Release Re. Shelby County MOA
DOJ Shelby County
Juvenile Justice Internet Articles
Policy Brief on TN Juvenile Justice Reform
Shelby County Juvenile Justice Statistics
Statement of Interest (GA Court)

32 Teens Escape Detention Center; 7 Still At Large – Video

Kids for Cash Scandal – 2020 – 2009 – Video

Teen Injured in Attempted Woodland Hills Escape Plans to Sue – Video

 

Dawn Deaner, Co-Captain Cindy Chappell Patrick Tricker
Phil Smith, Co-Captain Charles Grant Vivien Wang
Drew Warth, reporter Lynne Ingram Susan Neal Williams
Bernadette Welch, liaison Betsy Shirley Roland Baggott
Ryan Stringfellow

May 19, 2015

THE 1893 TRIAL OF LIZZIE BORDEN: LIZZIE BORDEN GOT AN AXE . . .

(responsible for September Toast) CLE Program (1.5 hours credit)

Hank Hildebrand, Co-CaptainEvan ClarkRich McGee
Randy Kennedy, Co-CaptainKen JonesErin Polly
Jason Gichner, reporterSarah JonesJohn Rader
Sue Kay, liaisonRhonda KinslowJimmy White
Kathryn BarnettBill Leader

Programs 2012-2013

PROGRAMS 2012-2013


SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
THE FUTURE OF THE PRACTICE OF LAW

September 18, 2012 team contact information

(responsible for May Toast) CLE Program   (1.5 hours credit)

 

Sue Kay, Co-Captain John Burns John Manson
Bob Mendes, Co-Captain Andrew Free Alistair Newbern
Bill Ramsey, liaison Marian Harrison Jared Plunk
Blind Akrawi Wells Johnson  Ashley Stefan
Mark Bell Jenney Keaty  

 

 

OCTOBER 16, 2012
ELDER LAW FOR NON-ELDER LAWYERS  

October 16, 2012 team contact information

AGENCY PROFILE

12 Inns of Court

Conservatorship Top 10

BIO FOR CHANCELLOR BROWN

(responsible for April Toast) CLE Program  (1.5 hours credit)

 

Randy Kennedy, Co-Captain Tucker Herndon Matt Pietsch
Bill Harbison, Co-Captain Barbara Holmes Gregg Ramos
Jackie Dixon, liaison Anne Martin Jimmie Lynn Ramsaur
Bahar Azhdari Andie McKellar Jude White
Matt Grosland  

 

NOVEMBER 20, 2012
DEPOSITIONS  

November 20, 2012 team contact information

(responsible for March Toast) CLE Program  (1.5 hours credit)

 

John Bryant, Co-Captain Laura Baker Lauren Philipps
C.J. Gideon, Co-Captain Chasity Goodner Heather Piper
Jackie Dixon, liaison Lauren Kilgore Aleta Trauger
John Kitch, liaison Randy Kinnard Sean Wlodarczyk
Daniel Berexa Bill Leader Luther Wright

 

DECEMBER 11, 2012
MEMBER/GUEST HOLIDAY RECEPTION

 

JANUARY 15, 2013
THE NEW JIM CROW  

January 15, 2013 team contact information

New Jim Crow Materials I

New Jim Crow Materials 2

New Jim Crow Materials 3

(responsible for February Toast) CLE Program  (1.5 hours credit)

 

Russell Perkins, Co-Captain Scott Friedman Matt Pietsch
Dawn Deaner, Co-Captain Ken Jones Gregg Ramos
Bernadette Welch, liaison Jennifer Milam Jimmie Lynn Ramsaur
Roland Baggott Adeola Oyelola Jude White
Josh Burgener Nicole Paulk  

 

FEBRUARY 19, 2013
TENNESSEE CONSTITUTION  

February 19, 2013 team contact information

TN Constitution History

Article 2, Section 17 and State v Hayes

The Tennessee Constitution

Attorney   General Selection and Judicial Election v. 2

(responsible for January Toast) CLE Program  (1.5 hours credit)

 

Patsy Cottrell, Co-Captain Deanna Foster April Watkins
Bill Young, Co-Captain Rhonda Kinslow Chad White
Andrée Blumstein, liaison Sara Reynolds Kyle Young
Blake Carter Herbert Slatery Jeff Zager
Winston Evans

 

MARCH 19, 2013
RELIGIOUS LAW IN AMERICAN COURTS  

March 19, 2013 team contact information

March materials Stay of Civil Trial Memo 1

March materials Stay of Civil Trial Memo 2

(responsible for November Toast) CLE Program  (1.5 hours credit)

 

Philip Smith, Co-Captain John Coke Brad MacLean
Mike Passino, Co-Captain Gigi Grayer Mary Frances Parker
Matt Sweeney, liaison Curtis Harrington Chris Regan
Robb Bigelow Will Hicky Sheree Wright
Mackenzie Carter

 

APRIL 16, 2013
SEPARATION OF POWERS  

April 16, 2013 team contact information

IOC Seperation of Powers Presentation Historical Portion (1)

 

(responsible for October Toast) CLE Program  (1.5 hours credit)

 

Richard Dinkins, Co-Captain David Green Alex McVeagh
Kathryn Barnett, Co-Captain Trey Harwell Billy Ostermann
Charles Grant, liaison Cornell Kennedy Donna Roberts
Rob Clark Tom Lawless Meg Sutton
Dixie Cooper Steve Lund

 

MAY 21, 2013
STATE V. COOPER: MURDER OF EDWARD CARMACK  

May 21, 2013 team contact information

Carmack Script Carmack

Cooper Trial Script

Cooper v State

Inn of Court – Brady materials

Inns of Court Script

Pardons in Tennessee

(responsible for September Toast) CLE Program  (1.5 hours credit)

 

Hank Hildebrand, Co-Captain Mark Chalos Justin Seamon
Rich McGee, Co-Captain Chaucey Fuller Monte Watkins
Bill Koch, liaison Cynthia Greene-Campbell Ed Yarbrough
Kenny Byrd Lisa Helton
Matt Potempa

The American Inns of Court Foundation

THE AMERICAN INNS OF COURT FOUNDATION

The American Inns of Court Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt organization. It was created in May 1985 by and for the individual American Inns of Court. By becoming an active member of a local American Inn of Court, individuals automatically become members of the American Inns of Court Foundation. The objectives of the Foundation include: to charter Inns nationwide; to serve and foster communication among Inns; and to encourage membership in American Inns of Court. Our Inn pays annual dues to the Foundation.

The Foundation carries a national general liability policy and umbrella policy for bodily injury and property damage that covers all chartered Inns throughout the country. In addition, each Inn may be blanketed under the Foundation’s IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, thereby eliminating the need to file an annual tax return as long as its average annual gross receipts do not exceed $25,000.

The Foundation also provides benefits to individual Inn members. These benefits include: (1) a subscription to The Bencher, a bimonthly newsletter providing information on American Inns of Court events at a regional and national level, as well as local events involving other Inns, and columns and articles dealing with timely issues of legal ethics; (2) a listing in the National Membership Directory published each year with the assistance of the WestGroup; and (3) a reciprocal visitation agreement with the four English Inns of Court which enables individual Inn members to visit and dine in the English Inns. American Inns of Court members are required to obtain a letter of introduction from the Foundation before visiting one of the English Inns.

Periodically, the Foundation hosts a national conference that is traditionally held in May and is rotated among cities throughout the country. In addition to the annual conference, the Foundation holds annual regional workshops that focus on the real nuts and bolts of running an effective Inn. In October of each year, the Foundation hosts an annual leadership dinner at the United States Supreme Court for the purpose of honoring local, regional, and national leaders and to present the A. Sherman Christensen Award, the Lewis F. Powell Award for Professionalism and Ethics, and the Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service.

The Foundation may be contacted at:

American Inns of Court Foundation
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 770
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Telephone: (703) 684-3590
Fax: (703) 684-3607

Web site: www.innsofcourt.org

GOALS OF THE AMERICAN INNS OF COURT FOUNDATION

  1. To promote, establish and charter American Inns of Court throughout the United States.
  2. To help ensure the vitality and continuity of local Inns.
  3. To facilitate the exchange of ideas, experiences and ongoing education among members of the American Inns of Court, thereby maintaining an institutional forum where judges, lawyers, academicians and students of law, working together, pursue the highest goals of the legal profession.
  4. To shape a culture of excellence in American jurisprudence by promoting a commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and legal skills in the practice of law, and transmitting these values from one generation of lawyers to the next.
  5. To ensure the viability and long-term stability of the American Inns of Court Foundation.

The Inns Web Site

THE INN’S WEB SITE

All the information found in this handbook can also be found at the Inn’s web site — www.harryphillipsaic.com. The web site also contains downloadable copies of the program attendance sheet that must be completed to obtain CLE credit and the suggested form for the Program Report Form that must be submitted to the Foundation, as well as links to other sites of interest to Inn members.

The American Inns of Court Foundation’s website can be found at www.innsofcourt.org.

Local Contact

LOCAL CONTACT

If you wish to be excused from an Inn meeting or if you desire other information concerning the Harry Phillips AIC or the American Inns of Court Foundation, please contact:

Hon. Anne C. Martin
Davidson County Chancery Court
1 Public Square, Suite 406
Nashville, Tennessee 37201

Telephone: 615-862-5700
Email: annemartin@jisnashville.gov

Programs

PROGRAMS

The eight programs offered during the year are at the heart of the Inn’s monthly meetings. They focus on practical legal skills with an emphasis on ethics, civility, and professionalism in lawyering. They generally involve a demonstration or presentation of principles, skills, techniques, and relationships involved in trial and appellate court proceedings or alternative dispute resolution proceedings and in activities preliminary to courtroom appearances. These programs also incorporate opportunities for critique and discussion.

Each team presenting a program must:

  • Select a program format that will present the assigned topic in an interesting and informative manner.
  • Prepare written materials that satisfy the requirements of Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 21, §§ 4.03 & 5.01(e). These materials are either posted on the Inn’s website or are handed out at the meeting.
  • Prepare an American Inns of Court Program Report Form to be included in the Foundation’s national Programming Manual. A copy of the form for this report can be found here. This task is the responsibility of the team’s reporter.

The Inn will also underwrite the meal costs for persons who are not Inn members but who have been invited by a team to be part of a program. With prior approval, the Inn will provide up to $100 to each team to help defray the costs of its program.

Harry Phillips American Inn of Court

The Harry Phillips AIC was founded in 1990 in Nashville. It was the 120th American Inn of Court in the United States. The charter application included the names of John P. Branham, Chancellor C. Allen High, Judge William C. Koch, Jr., Dean Joe C. Loser, Jr., Charles H. Warfield, and Judge Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr. From 1990 to 2023, over 400 lawyers, judges, law professors, and law students living and working in Middle Tennessee have been members of the Harry Phillips AIC.

American Inns of Court are permitted to have a specialized focus, and the original focus of the Harry Phillips AIC was on civil litigation. In recent years, the executive committee has expanded the Inn’s focus to include litigation trial techniques, professionalism and ethics issues, and other substantive legal topics.

As one of its first official acts, the Inn adopted the name Harry Phillips American Inn of Court in honor of the late Judge Harry Phillips, Chief Judge Emeritus of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Judge Phillips was born in 1909 in Watertown, Tennessee. After obtaining his Bachelor’s and law degrees at Cumberland University, he was admitted to the practice of law in 1933. He served in the Tennessee House of Representatives for four years and as an assistant state attorney general from 1937-1950.
He practiced law in Nashville with Louis Farrell, Jr., B.B. Gullett, and former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Weldon White until President John F. Kennedy, at Senator Albert Gore’s urging, nominated him to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Judge Phillips joined the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in July 1963. He served as chief judge from 1969 until 1979 when he took senior status. During his judicial career, Judge Phillips wrote over 500 majority opinions and numerous law review articles. He also wrote several books including a history of the Phillips family, “The History of the Sixth Circuit,” and the third and fourth editions of Pritchard on Wills and Estates.

Judge Phillips had many other professional accomplishments, but above all these, he was known as a person of humanity and humility. Judge George Edwards, Judge Phillips’ successor as chief judge, summed up these qualities best in 1981 at the formal presentation of Judge Phillips’ portrait when he said:

His industry and perseverance are well known among his friends and associates. No one works harder to achieve what he believes in. His legal scholarship is acknowledged far and near. His loyalty to the institutions in which he believes is legendary. This is not a blind loyalty, but one born of a deep understanding of the fundamental precepts of these institutions – his church, his family, this Nation and this Court. His humanity translates an abiding belief that we all are God’s children into a deep concern for the welfare of every person who touches his life. His courage enables him to take unpopular positions without hesitation when he furthers the cause of equal justice by doing so. All of these traits are undergirded by absolute integrity and a sense of fair play which is reflected in his life as well as his judicial decisions.

Judge Phillips died in England in 1985 from injuries received when he was struck while crossing a busy London street. In 1986, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit named its Nashville satellite library after Judge Phillips in recognition of his lifelong commitment to legal scholarship. Four years later, Nashville’s first American Inn of Court named itself after Judge Phillips, recognizing that he epitomized the qualities of competence, collegiality, and commitment to justice that are at the heart of the Inn’s mission.

Programs 2011-2012

PROGRAMS 2011-2012


August 16, 2011Orientation and Introduction of New Members

 


September 20, 2011

Impaired Lawyers: Knowing the Signs, Intervention Techniques, and the Role of TLAP and the Board of Professional Responsibility [Dixon]

View Materials (.pdf)

(responsible for May Toast) CLE Program #109749

(1.5 hour – general credit)

Joe Binkley, Co-CaptainDixie CooperSteve Lund
Winston Evans, Co-CaptainShomari DaileyPhillis Rambsy
Jackie Dixon, liaisonJamie FormontJude White
John ArceciMichael Harmon 
Alan BeanRenard Hirsch 

 

 

October 18, 2011

Tort Reform School

View Materials (.pdf)

(responsible for April Toast) CLE Program #109750

(1.5 hours – general credit)

C.J. Gideon, Co-CaptainTarsila CrawfordGary Kellar
Bill Leader, Co-CaptainJames DunnAnn Martin
Bill Ramsey, liaisonRebecca DunnanScott Sims
Laura BishopDavid GreenBill Young
John BryantLisa Helton 

 

 

November 15, 2011

The Freedom Riders

Bergman v. United States (.pdf)

Dresner v. City of Tallahassee (.pdf)

Pierson v. Ray (.pdf)

(responsible for March Toast) CLE Program #109752

(1.5 hours – general credit)

Sue Kay, Co-CaptainJeff GibsonRachel Ross
Luther Wright, Co-CaptainAlexandria GlispieDonna Roberts
Charles Grant, liaisonLin HouScarlett Singleton
Margarett BehmJason Murrie 
Sheila CallowayMike Pasino 
Richard Dinkins  

 

 

December 6, 2011

Holiday Reception at the Blumsteins

 

 

January 17, 2012

The Lost Art of Negotiation

Negotiation Skills Self Assessment Questionnaire (.pdf)

Focus on Why Rather than What (.pdf)

How to Succeed When Working with Tactical Negotiations (.pdf)

Negotiate like The Gambler (.pdf)

Negotiation, Gender Triggers, and Female Lawyers (.pdf)

Rules for Good Listening (.pdf)

Ten Tips for Successful Negotiating (.pdf)

The J.D. Handicap, Logic Over Training (.pdf)

Unethical Negotiating Gambits (.pdf)

What Negotiators Can Learn from Improv Comedy (.pdf)

Art of Negotiation Articles and Resources (.pdf)

(responsible for February Toast) CLE Program #109753

(1.5 hours – general credit)

Cheryl Mason, Co-CaptainTracy KaneBrant Phillips
Ann Russell, Co-CaptainRhonda KinslowMariah Samost
Bernadette Welch, liaisonBob MendesAlex Scarbrough
David CallahanMary Frances ParkerTracy Shaw
Cynthia Greene-CampbellRussell Perkins 

 

 

February 21, 2012

A Refresher Course on the Right Against Self-Incrimination

Historical and International Self-Incrimination (.pdf)

Memo of Law Insupport (.pdf)

Raybin SPEECHsInne of Court (.pdf)

(responsible for January Toast) CLE Program #109754

(1.5 hours – general credit)

David Raybin, Co-CaptainChris FowlerJenny McMillen
Monte Watkins, Co-CaptainChaucey FullerMatt Potempa
Bill Koch, liaisonTrey HarwellJimmie Lynn Ramsaur
Jodie BellBarbara HolmesBrian Winfrey
Mark ChalosRyan Knight 

 

 

March 20, 2012

How to Educate Your Client About the Importance of Professionalism and Reputation

Critique of the Civility Movement (.pdf)

The Professionalism Crisis (.pdf)

Trial Advocacy & Civility (.pdf)

(responsible for November Toast) CLE Program #109751

(1.5 hours – dual credit)

Kathryn Barnett, Co-CaptainAndie McKellarScott Tift
Brad MacLean, Co-CaptainMatt MeltzerJess Uitto
Andeée Blumstein, liaisonGregg RamosChad White
Tucker HerndonPhil SmithSheree Wright

 

 

April 17, 2012

New Judicial Recusal Rules and Their Ramifications

2012 Materials (.pdf)

(responsible for October Toast) CLE Program #109756

(1.5 hours – dual credit)

Dawn Deaner, Co-CaptainWill HickyTaylor Sitzler
Randy Kennedy, Co-CaptainKen JonesApril Watkins
Jackie Dixon, liaisonJudy LojekJonathan Williams
Dan BerexaNicole PaulkEd Yarbrough
John Burns  

 

 

May 15, 2012

[Joint Meeting]

The Andersonville War Crimes Trial

(responsible for the September Toast) CLE Program #109756

(1.5 hours – general credit)

Bill Harbison, Co-CaptainMarian HarrisonAlistair Newbern
Hank Hildebrand, Co-CaptainLora MansonJustin Seamon
Matt Sweeney, liaisonRich McGeeRachel Thomas
Kenny ByrdRobin MooreCharlotte Wolfe
Patsy Cottrell