Posted on: Mar 29, 2019
EAST TENNESSEE LAW FIRMS TO PARTICIPATE IN LAW PRACTICE TODAY EXPO
KNOXVILLE – March 29, 2019 - The Knoxville Bar Association anticipates a substantial increase in participation from attorneys and law office staff in the Annual Law Practice Today Expo. This cutting edge Conference focuses on connecting law firms to the tools they need, and will be held at the U.T. Conference Center in Knoxville on April 11 and 12.
Now in its fourteenth year, this landmark event promises to be the largest, most interactive Expo to date, providing a rare opportunity to network with others and witness the latest and greatest products and services available to the legal community today. This perennial favorite has been referred to as "the one yearly event where the entire legal community congregates, shares ideas and gains the knowledge necessary to run a large firm or a small/solo practice".
“Registration is very strong,” said Marsha S. Watson, Executive Director of the Knoxville Bar Association. “Tracks have been specifically designed for litigators, transactional lawyers, and those who want to understand law firm marketing. Seasoned practitioners and legal industry experts will offer practical tips on managing a law practice regardless of size or type of practice. Sessions have been designed to help lawyers improve their professional skills through quality continuing legal education and the opportunity to hear from high caliber speakers.”
The focus of the Expo has evolved to encompass law office management and technology within the business of law. There will be twenty-two different educational sessions available on Thursday afternoon and throughout the day on Friday. The Expo will bring together more than three hundred lawyers, law students, IT staff, legal administrators, paralegals and other support staff to learn about staying competitive and how to secure client data.
Industry experts and longtime ABA TECHSHOW faculty will be on hand to discuss what the future holds for the legal profession. There will be panel discussions that will offer candid discussions about practice management and business development topics and seasoned pros will discuss technology and research options. The agenda is based on input and suggestions from past participants and the planning committee has ensured the presentations, panel discussions and idea exchanges will provide education and networking to lawyers and law firm staff from large, midsize and small firms.
The theme for the 2019 KBA Law Practice Today Expo is “Technology & Management Best Practices for a Modern Law Office”. Program content will be delivered in an energetic and engaging environment and educational sessions will be offered Thursday from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
More than twenty-five of our local, state, and federal court judges will be participating in the judicial roundtable luncheon, and this year the keynote speaker is Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs who will share lessons learned and highlights of his personal and professional successes.
A FREE pass to the Exhibit Hall is available to any member of a local law firm or anyone affiliated with the Knoxville legal community, but registration in advance is required for anyone interested in a box lunch compliments of The Trust Company. The Exhibit Hall will feature 35+ legal service providers who share in the goal of helping local law firms face the future with a renewed vision, a sharper, more focused strategy, and improved performance.
To learn more about the Knoxville Bar Association Law Practice Expo, visit https://www.knoxbar.org/index.cfm?pg=Expo or call the KBA at 865-522-6522.
Posted on: Mar 28, 2019
Spring Cleaning? Make room in your closet and help others at the same time! Barristers Hunger & Poverty Relief Committee is collecting Professional clothes through April 8-22. Items needed are slacks & skirts, suits, blouses & shirts, dresses, ties, dress shoes. Multiple donation locations will be available including Gay Street, Main Street, law schools, and West Knoxville. Please do not donate clothes with holes, stains or rips. Please refrain from donating undergarments, swimsuits, or other intimate apparel. Women's clothing will be donated to the YWCA, Connect Ministries Career Closet and LMU Law Career Services, Career Closet. Men's Clothing will be donated to Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) and LMU Law Career Services, Career Closet. Click here to download the flyer. For more information please contact Jason Collver and Meagan Collver.
First Tennessee Plaza (lobby)
BB&T Building (lobby)
City County Building (3rd & 6th Floors)
United States Federal Courthouse
Bank of America Building (lobby)
LMU Duncan School of Law
U.T. College of Law
Baker Donelson Office
(265 Brookview Centre Way, #600)
Citizens First Bank
1298 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Posted on: Mar 26, 2019
U.S. District Judge Pamela L. Reeves will become the chief judge of the Eastern District
Of Tennessee on April 1, succeeding U.S. District Judge Thomas A. Varian, who has held the chief judgeship for the past seven years.
Judge Reeves is the first woman to hold a district judgeship in the Eastern District of Tennessee and becomes the first woman to hold the district's chief judge position in the court's 222-year history. She was nominated to her judgeship in 2013 by President Barack Obama and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate in 2014. She was sworn in by Chief Judge Varian on March 10, 2014, and he will administer the oath of office for chief judge to her on Monday, April 1 at 9:30 a.m., at the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Federal Courthouse.
See the full press release.
Posted on: Mar 21, 2019
There’s no shortage of construction activity underway in Knox County right now. Apartments, commercial buildings, retail spaces, and other projects continue to pop up. To make information about these projects readily available, Knoxville-Knox County Planning has launched a new web application, called Groundbreakers, that provides a mapped inventory of major developments throughout the county.
Posted on: Feb 21, 2019
ADM2019-00332 – The Court's order soliciting comments to proposed adoption of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 46A, filed February 20, 2019 under ADM2019-00332. The Court solicits written comments on the proposal from judges, lawyers, bar associations, members of the public, and any other interested parties. The deadline for submitting written comments is March 22, 2019.
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