Programs 2019-2020

PROGRAMS FOR 2019-2020

August 20, 2019
ORIENTATION AND INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands: Looking Back Over the First Fifty Years
(responsible for May Toast) CLE Program (1.5 dual hours)

The Preamble to Tennessee’s Rules of Professional Conduct prompts lawyers to “seek improvement of . . . access to justice” and to “be mindful . . . of the fact that the poor, and sometimes persons who are not poor, cannot afford adequate legal assistance.” Accordingly, Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 8, RPC 6.1 requests lawyers to “aspire to render at least 50 hours of pro bono publico service per year,” and to “voluntarily contribute financial support to organizations that provide legal services to persons of limited means.” The purposes of this program are (1) to review how the Legal Aid Society has provided lawyers with an opportunity to fulfill these ethical obligations for the past 50 years and (2) discuss the ways that lawyers can currently fulfill their obligations to serve the public good and to promote access to justice.

Barbara Holmes, Co-Captain

Skip Gant, Co-Captain

Alex Dickerson, reporter

Sue Kay, liaison

Ryan Davis

Mandy Strickland Floyd

Rachel Harris

Lisa Helton

Liz Leiserson

Scott Pilkinton

Andrew Ross

Rachel Sodee

Joycelyn Stevenson

OCTOBER 15, 2019
Social Media and the First Amendment
(responsible for April Toast) CLE Program (1.5 general hours)

The First Amendment protects individuals from censorship by the government. However, because social media platforms are private companies, they can censor content posted by persons using their platform as they see fit. Because of the growing role of social media in public discourse, important issues have arisen regarding the role these platforms should play in the “marketplace of ideas.” The purposes of this program are (1) to explain how various social media platforms censor content, (2) to compare these policies with the protections of the First Amendment, (3) to discuss the extent to which social media should be held responsible for curtailing misinformation and lies, and (4) to ask whether First Amendment protections should be extended to persons who post on social media.

Neal McBrayer, Co-Captain

Erin Polly, Co-Captain

Ashonti Davis, reporter

Bill Ramsey, liaison

Jingwei Fan

Chip Frensley

Seth Granda

Candi Henry

Chris Javillonar

Ed Lanquist

Judy Lojek

Paul McAdoo

I’Ashea Myles-Dihigo

NOVEMBER 19, 2019
Give It a Shot: Vaccines and the Law
(responsible for March Toast) CLE Program (1.5 general hours)

The Centers of Disease Control recommends 9 vaccines for children between birth and 6 years old. While federal law does not currently require vaccinations, all 50 states make certain vaccines a prerequisite for children who attend public schools. All but 3 states permit exemptions from vaccinations for various medical, religious, and philosophical reasons. While the medical support for vaccinations is uniform, a significant number of parents question the safety and efficacy of vaccines for children. This program is designed (1) to examine the competing rights and interests at stake in the current debate about compulsory vaccination of children and (2) to highlight the legal precedents that inform the debate.

Anne Martin, Co-Captain

Tom Haroldson, Co-Captain

James Haltom, reporter

Andrée Blumstein, liaison

Alan Bean

Seanna Brandmeir

Sherie Edwards

Katharine Fischman

Alison Grippo

Phyllis Hildreth

Martesha Johnson

Elizabeth Spurbeck

Tyler Valeska

DECEMBER 10, 2019
MEMBER/GUEST HOLIDAY RECEPTION

JANUARY 21, 2020
Profiles in Courage: Tennessee Lawyers Taking a Stand
(responsible for February Toast) CLE Program (1.5 dual hours)

It is commonplace to hear about attorneys behaving badly. From crass lawyer jokes, to mass media portrayals of scheming litigators, to stories about real life lawyers who create ethical quagmires for themselves and others, accounts of the legal profession can be demoralizing. In the face of these perceptions, it is important to remember that the Preamble to Tennessee’s Code of Professional Conduct sets high standards. It emphasizes that lawyers are expected “to promote justice and the public good” and to “further the public’s understanding of and confidence in the rule of law and the justice system because legal institutions in a constitutional democracy depend on popular participation and support to maintain their authority.”

By its very nature, the practice of law can be difficult. Recognizing this reality, the Preamble points out that “many difficult issues of professional discretion can arise” and advises that “[s]uch issues must be resolved through the exercise of sensitive professional and moral judgment guided by the basic principles underlying the Rules.” The goal of this program is to profile lawyers whose conduct under difficult circumstances exemplifies the Preamble’s aspirational expectations. By focusing on lawyers who represented unpopular clients, advocated for unpopular causes, challenged the powerful, or advocated the rights of minorities, this program will encourage other lawyers to follow in their footsteps.

Richard Dinkins, Co-Captain

Maria Salas, Co-Captain

Stephanie Williams, reporter

Chris Sabis, liaison

Heather Curliss

Ronald Dowdy

Jim Edwards

Jason Gichner

Nick Leonardo

Danielle Nellis

Nathan Rogers

Liz Sitgreaves

Callie Tran

FEBRUARY 18, 2020
Lyft, Uber and AirBNB: Legal Issues from the “Sharing Economy”
(responsible for January Toast) CLE Program (1.5 general hours)

The sharing economy, a relatively new way of distributing goods and services, is one of the fastest growing business trends in history. Merriam-Webster defines “sharing economy” as “economic activity that involves individuals buying or selling usually temporary access to goods or services especially as arranged through an online company or organization.” Although the sharing economy offers numerous opportunities to those who participate as both providers and consumers, it has grown so rapidly that safety and legal concerns are still being worked out. Consequently, businesses like Lyft, Uber, and AirBNB have operated in a legal gray area as the law learns how such business work, and governments enact regulatory laws. The purpose of this program is to review the legal issues confronted by the parties involved in various types of sharing economy transactions, including employment classification, taxation, premises liability, local regulation, property use restrictions, and insurance coverage and liability.

Alistair Newbern, Co-Captain

Tony Orlandi, Co-Captain

Emily Mack, reporter

Bernadette Welch, liaison

Tayo Atanda

Larry Bridgesmith

Cole Browndorf

Elizabeth Foy

Tanner Gibson

Michele Hodges

Callie Jennings

Lauren Kilgore

Luther Wright

MARCH 17,  2019
How Much Judicial Deference Is Too Much?
(responsible for November Toast) CLE Program (1.5 general hours)

In Chevron, U.S.A. v. National Resources Defense Council, 467 U.S. 837 (1984) and Auer v. Robbins, 519 U.S. 452 (1997), the United States Supreme Court articulated the standards to be used by federal courts to review administrative agencys’ interpretation of the statutes they administer and their own regulations. The judicial deference to these agency interpretations mandated by Chevron and Auer has entered a period of uncertainty. This program provides an opportunity (1) to explore the reasoning, criticisms, and practical impact of Chevron and Auer and the role the courts should play in reviewing agency decisions, (2) the growth of the administrative state and Congress’s delegation to rule- making authority to administrative agencies, and (3) the extent that the Chevron and Auer doctrines have been adopted by Tennessee and other state courts.

Eli Richardson, Co-Captain

Sarah Campbell, Co-Captain

Rachelle Gallimore-Scruggs, reporter

Bill Koch, liaison

Rascoe Dean

Jackie Dixon

Pat Moskal

Russell Perkins

Bart Pickett

John Romero

Edmund Sauer

Marie Scott

Latonya Todd

APRIL 21, 2020
European Union 101: Is This Really a Happy Union?
(responsible for October Toast) CLE Program (1.5 general hours)

The European Union is a unified trade and monetary body of 28 member countries. It eliminates all border controls between members. That allows the free flow of goods and people, except for random spot checks for crime and drugs. The EU transmits state-of-the- art technologies to its members. The areas that benefit are environmental protection, research and development, and energy. Its purpose is to enable Europe to be more competitive in the global marketplace. At the same time, it must balance the needs of its independent fiscal and political members. Three bodies run the EU. The EU Council represents national governments. The Parliament is elected by the people. The European Commission is the EU staff. They make sure all members act consistently in regional, agricultural, and social policies. Contributions of 120 billion euros a year from member states fund the EU.

The purposes of this program are (1) to review the EU’s historical background, particularly the role WWII played in its formation, (2) the purpose, structure, and governance of the EU, (3) the current legal disputes between the EU and member states arising from conflicts based on national sovereignty, conflicting laws, and nationalism, (4) the potential impact of Brexit on the EU, and (5) the future of the EU.

Waverly Crenshaw, Co-Captain

Kathryn Barnett, Co-Captain

Jennifer Lankford, reporter

Chasity Goodner, liaison

Angie Dalton

Ben Harrison

Laura Heiman

Brittani Kendrick

Byron Pugh

Mike Sandler

Dustin Skilbred

John Spragens

Mary Stoner

MAY 19, 2020
State of Tennessee v. Duncan Cooper and Robin Cooper
(responsible for September Toast) CLE Program (1.5 general hours)

On November 9, 1908, Edward Carmack, a prominent attorney, newspaperman, and political figure was killed in a shootout with Colonel Duncan Cooper, a journalist, publisher, and leading figure in the Democratic Party, and his son Robin Cooper. This incident was the culmination of a bitter dispute between the two men. Colonel Cooper and his son were tried for first degree murder. Notwithstanding Governor Malcolm Patterson testimony on Colonel Cooper’s behalf, both defendants were convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to twenty years in prison. While the case was pending before the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Democratic Executive Committee, controlled by Governor Patterson, attempted to influence the outcome of the appeal by giving the governor more control over the selection of Supreme Court nominees for the upcoming judicial elections. Despite these efforts, the Tennessee Supreme Court, in a split decision, upheld Colonel Cooper’s conviction and remanded Robin Cooper’s case for a new trial. Soon after the Court announced its decision, Governor Patterson pardoned Colonel Cooper.

The purposes of this program are (1) to explore the background of the dispute between Colonel Cooper and Mr. Carmack and the conduct of the trial, (2) to discuss the impact of Governor Patterson’s efforts to manipulate the judicial selection process while the case was pending and their impact on the independence of the judiciary, and (3) to examine the results of the 1910 judicial elections and the long-term effects on the judiciary in Tennessee.

Hank Hildebrand, Co-Captain

Dawn Deaner, Co-Captain

Raquel Bellamy, reporter

Matt Sweeney, reporter

Christen Blackburn

Rebecca Castañeda

Benjamin Glover

Charles Grant

Callie Hinson

Valerie Moore

Maggie Reidy

Melissa Van Pelt

Ed Yarbrough

Programs 2018-2019

PROGRAMS FOR 2018-2019

AUGUST 21, 2018
ORIENTATION AND INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
DISCOVERY DISPUTES:
WHAT CAN TRIAL JUDGES DO AND WHEN SHOULD THEY DO IT?
(responsible for May Toast) CLE Program (1.5 general hours)

2018 Inn Problem (01771308)
Draft Inns of Court RFPs
Inn of Court 30.02(6) cbh redline (002)
Inn of Court 30B6 (01796203)

Richard Dinkins, Co-Captain

Anne Martin, Co-Captain

Alan Bean, reporter

Jackie Dixon, liaison

Sarah Anderson-Daniels

Joy Baxter

Josh Cantrell

Elizabeth Foy

Ben Harrison

Valerie Moore

I’Ashea Myles-Dihigo

Scott Pilkinton

Andrew Ross

Charles Grant, Co-Captain

Candi Henry, Co-Captain

Bart Pickett, reporter

Bill Ramsey, liaison

Blake Bernard

Larry Bridgesmith

Chandler Farmer

Rachelle Gallimore-Scruggs

Mitchell Galloway

Melissa Grimes

Laura Heiman

Emily Mack

Eli Richardson

NOVEMBER 20, 2018
THE CONCEPT OF CORPORATE PERSONHOOD:
CITIZENS UNITED AND HOBBY LOBBY
(responsible for March Toast) CLE Program (1.5 general hours)

Alix Cross, Co-Captain

Tom Haroldson, Co-Captain

Emily Warth, reporter

Andrée Blumstein, liaison

Jessica Dragonetti

Sherie Edwards

Ned Hildebrand

Chris Javillonar

Jimmy Maners

Tony Orlandi

Christina Read

Mike Sandler

Melissa Van Pelt

DECEMBER 11, 2018
MEMBER/GUEST HOLIDAY RECEPTION

JANUARY 15, 2019
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM IN APPELLATE PRACTICE
(responsible for February Toast) CLE Program (1.5 dual hours)

Waverly Crenshaw, Co-Captain

Kathryn Barnett, Co-Captain

Liz Sitgreaves, reporter

Bill Koch, liaison

Sarah Campbell

Mackenzie Hayes

Lauren Kilgore

Neal McBrayer

Amy Mohan

Chris Rubino

Tyler Valeska

Bill Young

FEBRUARY 19, 2019
PROPOSITION: THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO TENN. SUP. CT. R. 8, RPC 8.4 VIOLATES THE FIRST AMENDMENT
AND TENN. CONST. ART. I § 19
(responsible for January Toast) CLE Program (1.5 general hours)

Barbara Holmes, Co-Captain

Jason Gichner, Co-Captain

Raquel Bellamy, reporter

Bill Koch, liaison

Will Ayers

Adam Barber

Rebecca Castañeda

Madison Crooks

Connor Crum

Erin Polly

Joycelyn Stevenson

Russell Taber

Callie Tran

MARCH 19,  2019
CAMPUS FREE SPEECH FROM MARIO SAVIO TO MILO YIANNOPOULOS
(responsible for November Toast) CLE Program (1.5 general hours)

Alistair Newbern, Co-Captain

Luther Wright, Co-Captain

Alex Dickerson, reporter

Matt Sweeney, liaison

Hannah Bernard

Skip Gant

Will Hicky

Brittani Kendrick

Byron Pugh

Maria Salas

Dalton Thompson

Stephanie Williams

APRIL 16, 2019
INVASION, RESISTENCE, AND MODERN INDIAN TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY
(responsible for October Toast) CLE Program (1.5 general hours)

Dawn Deaner, Co-Captain

Hank Hildebrand, Co-Captain

Ashonti Davis, reporter

Matt Sweeney, liaison

Tayo Atanda

Sonia Boss

Marcus Floyd

Chasity Goodner

Seth Granda

Martesha Johnson

Jennifer Lankford

Donna Roberts

Chris Sabis

MAY 21, 2019
KELLEY V. METRO. COUNTY BD. OF EDUCATION:
NASHVILLE’S DESEGREGATION CASE
(responsible for September Toast) CLE Program (1.5 general hours) 

Russell Perkins, Co-Captain

Ed Yarbrough, Co-Captain

Christen Blackburn, reporter

Sue Kay, reporter

John Ray Clemmons

Jim Edwards

Chip Frensley

James Haltom

Phyllis Hildreth

Callie Jennings

Rob McGuire

Anne Passino

John Wilks

Programs 2013-2014

PROGRAMS 2013-2014

SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
CIVILITY MATTERS: WHY CIVILITY AND WHY NOW?
(responsible for May Toast) CLE Program (1.5 hours credit)

Civility

C.J. Gideon, Co-Captain Bahar Azhdari Rich McGee
Randy Kinnard, Co-Captain Jacques Cabell Meg Sutton
Chad White, reporter Richard Dinkins Drew Warth
Andrée Blumstein, liaison Sandy Garrett  Luther Wright
Blind Akrawi Lauren Kilgore  

 

 

OCTOBER 15, 2013
A REFRESHER COURSE IN HEARSAY
(responsible for April Toast) CLE Program (1.5 hours credit)

Crawford v Washington
Davis v Washington
Rule 801 Definitions That Apply to This Article
Rule 801 Definitions
Rule 803 Exceptions to the Rule Against Hearsay
Rule 803 Hearsay Exceptions

 

Kathryn Barnett, Co-Captain Brigid Carpenter John Manson
Kevin Sharp, Co-Captain Blake Carter Daniel Satterfield
Dixie Cooper, reporter Jason Gichner J.P. Urban
Sue Kay, liaison Lynne Ingram Ed Yarbrough
Emma Bellamy Wells Johnson  

 

 

NOVEMBER 19, 2013
NFIB V. SEBELIUS AND THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
(responsible for March Toast) CLE Program (1.5 hours credit)

ACA 4.13
BECKER BIO August 2013
Bill’s Power Point Presentation – Slides 1-10
Blumstein bio 4-06-12
Haowei Claire Tong
Inns of Court – State Challenges to the ACA (The Expanded Medicaid Mandate) [11-19-13]
John Graves Bio
Mandates
Medicaid Expansion 2
Medicaid Expansion Outline
Power Point Presentation – Slides 1-10
THE HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE SLIDES
Tony Hullender Brief Bio 082012

 

Randy Kennedy, Co-Captain Andrew Free Mark Peckham
Herbert Slatery, Co-Captain Chasity Goodner Heather Piper
Alistair Newbern, reporter Gigi Grayer Audrey Seamon
Bill Ramsey, liaison Jenney Keaty  Bill Young
Matt Buchbinder Bob Mendes  

 

 

DECEMBER 3, 2013
MEMBER/GUEST HOLIDAY RECEPTION

 

 

JANUARY 21, 2014
EYEWITNESS IDENTIFICATION
(responsible for February Toast) CLE Program (1.5 hours credit)

Jeff Bivins, Co-Captain John Belcher Mark Murray
Dawn Deaner, Co-Captain Lauren Curry Jimmie Lynn Ramsaur
Matt Grosland, reporter Marian Harrison Scarlett Singleton
Bernadette Welch, liaison Ken Jones
Monier Abusaft Joe McKinney  

 

 

FEBRUARY 18, 2014
MILITARY TRIBUNALS AND COURTS MARTIAL
(responsible for January Toast) CLE Program (1.5 hours credit)

Written Materials for 2-14-2014

 

Winston Evans, Co-Captain Mandy Floydr Mike Passino
Monte Watkins, Co-Captain James Haltom Matt Pietsch
Kenny Byrd, reporter Tricia Herzfeld Sara Reynolds
Charles Grant, liaison April Knox Linda Yang
Mark Donnell Bill Leader  

 

 

MARCH 18, 2014
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: THEN AND NOW
(responsible for October Toast) CLE Program (1.5 hours credit)

2013 Workers Comp Reform Act Presentation
TN Bar Journal Article- June 2013
WORKERS COMPENSATION PROCEDURE- prior to 7.1.14

 

Russell Perkins, Co-Captain Dusty Brandon Lyndsay Smith Hyde
Gregg Ramos, Co-Captain Josh Burgener Jennifer Lankford
Andie McKellar, reporter Cindy Chappell Peter Malanchuk
Jackie Dixon, liaison Curtis Harrington Mike Sandler
Roland Baggott Barbara Holmes
Robb Bigelow

 

 

APRIL 15, 2014
TITLE IX: GENDER EQUALITY IN EDUCATION
(responsible for November Toast) CLE Program (1.5 hours credit)

Anne Martin, Co-Captain John Burns Brooke McLeod
Sheree Wright, Co-Captain Eddie Davidson Tim Roberto
John Coke, reporter Beth Fleming Jude White
Sue Kay, liaison Anton Jackson Sean Wlodarczyk
Mark Bell Rhonda Kinslow  

 

 

MAY 20, 2014
THE TRIAL OF SUSAN B. ANTHONY
(responsible for the September Toast) CLE Program (1.5 hours credit)

Title IX At Forty –  An Introduction and Historical Review of Forty Legal Developments
Title IX Myths and Facts
Title IX Turns 40
How Title IX Sneakily Revolutionized Womens Sports
It Was Just a Pair of Shoes
Long Fights for Sports Equity, Even with a Law

 

Hank Hildebrand, Co-Captain Bill Harbison Phil Smith
Aleta Trauger, Co-Captain Lisa Helton Shannon Walker
Nicole Paulk, reporter Cornell Kennedy Kyle Young
Matt Sweeney, liaison Tom Lawless
Samar Ali  Austin Payne  

Programs 2017-2018

PROGRAMS FOR 2017-2018

AUGUST 15, 2017
ORIENTATION AND INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
EXPUNGEMENT: WHAT IT MEANS AND HOW IT WORKS
(responsible for May Toast) CLE Program 209284 (1.5 general hours)

This program will address the history and purpose of expungement and will discuss the requirements and procedures for expungement under state and federal law. It will provide a step-by-step explanation of an expungement proceeding from client intake to the entry of an expungement order. It will also address the common misconceptions about expungement.

Ed Yarbrough, Co-Captain

Rob McGuire, Co-Captain

Liz Sitgreaves, reporter

Jackie Dixon, liaison

Kathryn Barnett

Sonia Boss

Jacob Clabo

Marcus Floyd

Will Hicky

Alexis Hoag

Alistair Newbern

Andrea Sinclair

Rachel Wright

OCTOBER 17, 2017
SIGNIFICANT UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT CASES FROM TENNESSEE
(responsible for April Toast) CLE Program 209282 (1.5 general hours)

The main thrust of this program is to introduce the attendees to the most significant civil and criminal cases from Tennessee that have been decided by the United States Supreme Court. In addition to presenting these cases, the program will address (1) the Court’s criteria for deciding to hear a case, (2) how lawyers prepare to argue before the Court, and (3) the pros and cons of the recent trend of using a small group of elite counsel to argue cases before the Court.

Jane Stranch, Co-Captain

Chris Javillonar, Co-Captain

Tyler Yarbro, reporter

Sue Kay, liaison

Tracy Alcock

Evan Baddour

Blake Bernard

Sarah Campbell

John Ray Clemmons

Nicole Keefe

Lauren Kilgore

Tony Orlandi

Donna Roberts

NOVEMBER 21, 2017
EXECUTIVE ACTIONS: THE POWER OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PEN
(responsible for March Toast) CLE Program 209285 (1.5 general hours)

This program focuses on legal issues relating to “Presidential Actions” such as executive orders, presidential memoranda, presidential proclamations, and presidential directives. It will explain the legal basis for these actions and the differences between them. Using examples, the program will discuss the legal and policy issues triggered by the use of these actions and will also discuss the use of similar actions and statements at the state level.

Winston Evans, Co-Captain

Dwight Tarwater, Co-Captain

Chasity Goodner, reporter

Bernadette Welch, liaison

Laura Baker

Waverly Crenshaw

Beau Creson

Ned Hildebrand

Jennifer Lankford

Karolyn Perry

Scott Pilkinton

Chris Sabis

Mike Tackeff

Joe Watson

DECEMBER 12, 2017
MEMBER/GUEST HOLIDAY RECEPTION

JANUARY 16, 2018
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE . . . ARTIFICIAL LAWYERS
(responsible for February Toast) CLE Program 209287 (1.5 dual hours)

This program focuses on the ethical implications of the legal profession’s incorporation of artificial intelligence legal proceedings and in the practice of law in general. While artificial intelligence holds the promise of greater accuracy and cost savings, it will prompt complicated questions regarding unauthorized practice of law, a lawyer’s duty of supervise both lawyers and non-lawyers, and a lawyer’s duty of competence, including staying up to date on “the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.” Accordingly, this program will describe the current and potential uses of artificial intelligence in the practice of law and will identify and discuss the ethical implications of these applications.

Jimmie Lynn Ramsaur, Co-Captain

Tom Haroldson, Co-Captain

Ashonti Davis, reporter

Bill Ramsey, liaison

John Ballard

Tony Cain

Alix Cross

Elizabeth Foy

Chip Frensley

Ben Harrison

Candi Henry

Amy Mohan

Ashley Wilson

FEBRUARY 20, 2018
PRETRIAL RELEASE AND BAIL: NO “GET OUT OF JAIL FREE” CARD
(responsible for January Toast) CLE Program 209289 (1.5 general hours)

This program will focus on issues relating to pretrial release and bail, particularly the role that commercial bail bonds currently play in the state and federal criminal justice system. The program will identify the current requirements and procedures for making pretrial release decisions in state and federal courts. It will also discuss the difficulties with current pretrial release procedures and suggest solutions to these problems.

Bill Koch, Co-Captain

Dawn Deaner, Co-Captain

Alex Dickerson, reporter

Bill Ramsey, liaison

Adam Barber

Christen Blackburn

Wayne Edwards

Alex Fisher

Phyllis Hildreth

Russell Perkins

Andrew Ross

Russell Taber

Paulson Varghese

MARCH 20,  2018
S
OVEREIGN CITIZENS: DOES THE POSSE RIDE AGAIN?
(responsible for November Toast) CLE Program 209286 (1.5 general hours)

This program will focus on the impact of the Sovereign Citizen movement, a group of litigants, commentators, and protesters who insist that the courts have no jurisdiction over them and that they have a right to decide which laws to obey and which laws to ignore. They are having an impact on civil and criminal judicial proceedings because they are (1) clogging up the courts with indecipherable filings, (2) ignoring court decorum and rules, (3) attempting to intimidate judges and other officials by filing suits against them or attempting to encumber their property, and (4) threatening violence. The FBI now characterizes the Sovereign Citizens as a growing domestic threat to law enforcement. This program will illustrate the ways Sovereign Citizens operate and will discuss the appropriate responses.

Hank Hildebrand, Co-Captain

Bill Young, Co-Captain

Nicole Paulk, reporter

Andrée Blumstein, liaison

Matt Barry

Raquel Bellamy

Philip Clark

Chris Rubino

Maria Salas

Joycelyn Stevenson

Mary Stoner

Paul Tennison

Stephanie Williams

Luther Wright

APRIL 17, 2018
THE COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS IN TENNESSEE
(responsible for October Toast) CLE Program 209283 (1.5 general hours)

This program will address the potential collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, including but not limited to (1) the loss of the right to vote, to serve on a jury, or to hold public office, (2) limitations on the ability to pursue certain occupations, and the eligibility to participate in government programs such as public housing, student loans, and food stamps. It will explain the long-standing public policy reasons for these consequences and explore whether these reasons continue to be valid. It will also provide examples of how persons have overcome these consequences.

Skip Gant, Co-Captain

Jason Gichner, Co-Captain

Anne Passino, reporter

Charles Grant, liaison

Hannah Bernard

Jon Dowell

Eileen Forsythe

Rachelle Gallimore-Scruggs

Barbara Holmes

Laurence Pendleton

Emily Warth

John Wilks

Beth Woodard

Adam Jefferson

MAY 15, 2018
LAWYERS WITHOUT RIGHTS: JEWISH LAWYERS IN GERMANY UNDER THE THIRD REICH
(responsible for September Toast) CLE Program 209288 (1.5 dual hours) 

This program will describe the treatment of Jewish lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich. It will focus on the actions and inactions of lawyers and judges in the face of the repressive laws that were passed and the actions that were taken that restricted political freedoms, civil rights, and the guarantees of property and security. The program will address the ethical obligations of the bench and bar to act and the appropriate ways action could have been taken. It will also address the ethical reasons for not acting. It will describe the fate of the lawyers and judges who opposed the Third Reich. Finally, the program will address the lessons that American lawyers and judges should learn from the treatment of Jewish lawyers by the Third Reich and will ask whether similar events have occurred in this country and whether it could happen here again.

Charles Grant, Co-Captain

Anne Martin, Co-Captain

Erin Polly, reporter

Samar Ali

Steve Anderson

Richard Dinkins

Jessica Dragonetti

Chandler Farmer

Emily Mack

Erin Merrick

David Oldham

Bart Pickett

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)

1-arbitration-101-privilege-pdf-01455260
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
newsbreak 4
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

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  

Programs 2001-2002

 PROGRAMS 2001-2002

  View the materials from our program: “Contempt of Court: The Trials of Edward Johnson”   September 18, 2001

Orientation and Dinner

 

 

October 16, 2001

Comparative Fault: Questions in Search of Answers

View the Materials (.pdf)

(Responsible for June Toast)  

Patsy Cottrell, Co-Captain
Donald Capparella
Darrell Townsend
Jim Doran, Co-Captain
Jennifer Hedge
Nancy Vincent
Beth Boone
Brian Keith Jackson
Chuck Walker
Mary Brewer
Mary Schaffner
Matt Sweeney, Liaison

 

 

November 20, 2001

Personal Privacy: What’s Left?

View the Materials (.pdf)

(Responsible for May Toast)

Juliet Griffin, Co-Captain
Julie Jones
Mark Seitz
Katie Edge, Co-Captain
Kaz Kikkawa
Jan Simmons
Melissa Blackburn
Christie Laird
Andrée Blumstein, Liaison
Ursula Holmes
Patrick Ruth
 

 

 

January 15, 2002

The Jurors’ Verdict on Lawyers and the Courts

View the Materials (.pdf)

(Responsible for April Toast)

Tom Brothers, Co-Captain
Charles Grant
Lyn Robbins
John Branham, Co-Captain
Edward Hadley
Lucinda Smith
Meera Ballal
Russ Miller
Bob Watson
James Crumlin
Barbara Moss
Leslie Bridges, Liaison

 

 

February 19, 2002

The Death Penalty: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going

View the Materials (.pdf)

(Responsible for March Toast)

Jerry Smith, Co-captain
John Farringer
Neda Sawyers
Don Hall, Co-Captain
Paula Flowers
Ginger Townzen
Cheryl Blackburn
Jim McNamara
Bill Ramsey, Liaison
Bill Farmer
Maria Salas

 

 

March 19, 2002

What is Law? An Interdisciplinary Perspective

View the Materials (.pdf)

(Responsible for February Toast)

Leon Ruben, Co-Captain
Jonathan Farmer
Ellen Pollack
John Nolan, Co-Captain
Robert Greene
Amy Smith
Will Cheek
Malcolm McCune
Andrée Blumstein, Liaison
Julie-Karel Elkin
Mary Ann Miranda
 

 

 

April 16, 2002

Legal Issues Involving Family Relationships: Beyond Divorce

View the Materials (.pdf)

(Responsible for January Toast)

Marietta Shipley, Co-Captain
Betty Adams Green
Frank Scanlon
Marlene Moses, Co-Captain
T.J. Jones
Dave Williams
Gordon Aulgur
George Nolan
Leslie Bridges, Liaison
Mary Beth Fortugno
Josh Perry
 

 

 

May 21, 2002

Intellectual Property: What Little You Know Might Hurt You

View the Materials (.pdf)

(Responsible for November Toast)

Ben Cantrell, Co-Captain
Julie Burnstein
Janna Smith
Jim Harris, Co-Captain
Jackie Dixon
Kent Syverud
Jerry Anderton
Steve Hurd
Luther Wright
Mike Berger
Mary LaGrone
Bill Ramsey, Liaison

 

 

June 18, 2002

Expert Witnesses: How Lawyers Treat Experts and How Experts Treat Lawyers

View the Materials (.pdf)

(Responsible for October Toast)

Carol McCoy, Co-Captain
Mark Baugh
Kathryn Phillips
Zan Blue, Co-Captain
Gary Blackburn
Libbi Snider
Amy Adams
Tom Carlton
Matt Sweeney, Liaison
Clisby Barrow
Alix Cross