WEBINAR: COVID-19's Lasting Impact on the Practice of Law and the Courts
Tue, May 19, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
The CLE Program "COVID-19's Lasting Impact on the Practice of Law and the Courts" will be presented as a Webinar presentation on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from 4 - 5 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).
What will the courts and law firms look like once we get through social distancing and the economic disruption caused by COVID-19? This live webinar will be moderated by KBA President Hanson Tipton and will allow you to hear from Hon. Kristi Davis, John Winemiller, Robyn Askew, and Stephen Ross Johnson. Hear our panel's predictions on how the work of the courts and lawyers will change, and what emergency measures will become accepted practices. Although no one can predict with certainty what the path of the current pandemic will be, you should attend this program to hear some ideas on how to successfully guide your practice in this uncertain period.
Moderator: KBA President Hanson Tipton, Watson, Roach, Batson & Lauderback, P.L.C.
Robyn Jarvis Askew, Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.
Hon. Kristi M. Davis, Knox County Circuit Court, Division I
Stephen Ross Johnson, Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson, P.C.
John T. Winemiller, Merchant & Gould P.C.
This CLE Webinar is pending approval for one hour of Dual "Distance Learning" CLE Credt.
Bio: Hanson R. Tipton is a member of Watson, Roach, Batson & Lauderback. Mr. Tipton is a member of the bars of the state of Tennessee, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Mr. Tipton is a member of the American Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association and the Knoxville Bar Association. With the Tennessee Bar Association, he served on the Continuing Legal Education Committee and was the chairman of the Young Lawyers Division Publications Committee. Mr. Tipton also served as Editor of the Young Lawyers Division E-Dict monthly electronic newsletter. He previously served as Editor of the Young Lawyers Division's Tennessee Young Lawyer publication. Mr. Tipton is a graduate of the Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law Class of 2008. Mr. Tipton currently serves as the President of the Knoxville Bar Association. He won the 2014 KBA President's Award in recognition of outstanding performance and dedicated service on behalf of the Knoxville Bar Association. He has also served on the Nominating Committee for the KBA Governor's Award. Mr. Tipton previously served as law clerk for Senior Judge John K. Byers of the Tennessee Supreme Court. He earned his bachelor's degree from Florida State University, where he studied psychology and communications. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2002.
Bio: Robyn Jarvis Askew is a shareholder at Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop. Her practice centers on commercial law with an emphasis on commercial real estate, finance and business transactions. In addition, Ms. Askew represents physicians, nurses and other medical professionals before state licensing boards. Ms. Askew worked as a real estate developer for more than ten years and has extensive experience with national retailers. Her developed properties include Walgreen's retail facilities in Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. Ms. Askew served on the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, and chaired THDA's Grants Committee. She also chaired the Knoxville's Central Business Improvement District. She is immediate past chair of the board of the Knoxville Chamber. She is a past member and chair of the City of Knoxville's Police Advisory Review Committee, and has served on numerous other boards including the Alzheimer's Association and the Episcopal School of Knoxville.
Bio: Hon. Kristi M. Davis was elected Knox County Circuit Court Judge, Division 1, in August of 2014. Judge Davis grew up in Knox County and graduated from Karns High School. She majored in Communications at the University of Tennessee and went on to graduate with honors from the UT College of Law. While in law school, Judge Davis was a member of the Tennessee Law Review, the Jerome Prince Evidence Moot Court Team, and received awards of excellence for oral advocacy and brief writing. Judge Davis served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Joseph M. Tipton, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, from 1998-2000, after which she joined the law firm of Hodges, Doughty & Carson, PLLC. Judge Davis became a partner in 2007 and was the only female partner for four years. Her practice was devoted to civil litigation and appeals.
Bio: Stephen Ross Johnson practices with Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson, PC. He is a trial and appellate attorney whose practice is focused on the defense of white-collar crimes, major felonies, and other criminal matters in federal and state courts. He serves on the board of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is past-president of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is an adjunct professor with the UT College of Law, where he directs the Innocence Clinic. He was previously Assoc. General Counsel for the TBA and chaired the TBA Criminal Justice Section. He serves on KBA's Board of Governors and co-chairs the KBA Law Office Technology Committee. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the area of white collar criminal defense.
Bio: John T. Winemiller is the managing partner of the Knoxville office of Merchant & Gould, an intellectual property boutique. His practice centers on patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright litigation, but also includes IP licensing issues and trademark, patent, and copyright counseling and prosecution. He has represented clients in a broad range of industries, from electrical switches and electronic pet products, to hosiery manufacturers and home builders. He has secured favorable trial and pre-trial results and significant settlement wins in disputes in federal courts around the country. He also has extensive experience with commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and appeals in state and federal courts. Away from the office, John serves on several civic and nonprofit boards, including Knoxville's Community Development Corporation, the Big Ears Festival, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, and the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra. He frequently teaches at the University of Tennessee College of Law and is a member of Leadership Knoxville Class of 2019 (best class ever!).
*A online reservation is required in advance of the program. Registrants will receive a confirmation e-mail the day before the event which will contain a link to join the meeting via Zoom and links for the Handout Material and CLE Attendance Form.
**Regular registration is available until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 18. Late registration will be accepted from 5:01 p.m. on Monday, May 18 until 1 hour before the webinar (3:00 p.m.). An additional fee of $5 will apply when paying during late registration.
1. You can join this meeting with almost any device. For mobile devices, find the Zoom Meetings on the App Store or Google Play Store and pre-install. For a desktop or laptop computer, the link to pre-install is: https://zoom.us/download. You can then leave the meeting and then re-join again at the appointed meeting time. Absent a computer or mobile device, you can just join with a telephone call (audio only), but the best meeting experience by far is to use a computer or iPad, so you can see others and what is being presented.
2. For computer/mobile device connection: If you don’t already have the Meetings app installed, you will be prompted to do a quick installation when you click the meeting link. Once installed, you don’t need to “sign in” or “create an account”, you just need to join the meeting. Only the host of a meeting has to have an account. Once you join with your computer, you will be asked if you want to use the computer audio or dial in by telephone for your audio. You can use computer audio if you have a headset or are on a mobile device or laptop with camera/mic – webcams are encouraged; otherwise, dial in via telephone for your audio, following the on-screen instructions.
3. If you encounter any technical difficulties at all during the meeting, and it is persistent, sometimes it is best just to leave the meeting and then rejoin it. If you encounter any difficulties or have questions as a result of the test above, just contact the KBA Office well before the meeting so that we can resolve.
An online reservation is required in advance of the program. Registrants will receive a confirmation e-mail the day before the event which will contain a link to join the meeting via Zoom and links for the Handout Material and CLE Attendance Form.
Reservations canceled less than 48 hours before the program are subject to the penalty of the entire amount. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another individual.
Tue, May 19, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
Director of CLE & Section Programming