Calendar of Events
Programs & events sponsored by the Knoxville Bar Association.
KBA Master Calendar
Welcome to Knoxville Bar Association’s Event Calendar. This calendar serves members of the local legal community by including events of interest to the bar, including activities sponsored by outside organizations. Submit listings for the Event Calendar to Melanie Connatser at firstname.lastname@example.org. CLE courses that are sponsored by providers other than the Knoxville Bar Association will not be included.
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 11:30 am
Duration: 3 Hours
The CLE Committee is proud to present a seminar entitled "Federal Court Practice - Bench Bar Conference" on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the U.T. Conference Center.
Join all of our Federal Court District Judges & Magistrate Judges for an update on local rules, recent trends, and practice tips that will help you successfully litigate in Federal Court.
Appearing in the Federal Court poses unique challenges. The rules of the game are different. Having a clear understanding of the rules and procedure is critical to your clients’ success and this is your opportunity to learn from the judges and magistrates. This seminar is designed to acquaint the practitioner with some of the nuts and bolts of federal practice with an emphasis on practice in the Eastern District of Tennessee.
This is an invaluable, information packed seminar that will teach you the court’s perspective on what works and what doesn’t work, mistakes to avoid, and important issues to which you should pay attention. Federal District Court judges and Magistrate judges will teach you about motions, procedures, best practices, discovery, and pre/post trial issues. In this seminar you will learn exactly what is expected of you, what you can expect from the court, and how to ensure you best represent your clients.
Including a tribute to Judge Tom Phillips
The program luncheon will include a special recognition of Hon. Thomas W. Phillips, Jr. presented by Chief District Judge, Hon. Thomas A. Varlan.
Attendees will have an opportunity to personally show their respect and admiration for Judge Phillips during the meet and greet reception scheduled prior to the luncheon.
We are honored to have all of the judges of the U.S. District Court - Eastern Division participating in this conference:
Hon. Thomas A. Varlan, Chief District Judge
11:30 - 12:00 noon
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 - 1:10 p.m.
1:10 - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
U.S. Magistrate Judges’ Panel Discussion (Pretrial Practice I & II)
Hon. Dennis H. Inman, Chief United States Magistrate Judge
3:00 - 3:10 p.m.
3:10 - 3:55 p.m.
Criminal Sentencing -
U.S. District Judges’ Panel Discussion
Hon. Curtis L. Collier, United States District Judge
Hon. J. Ronnie Greer, United States District Judge
Hon. Harry S. Mattice, Jr., United States District Judge
Session Modertor: Wade V. Davies, Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson, P.C.
(When processing your credit card, please indicate your session choice in the "special instrucitons" section)
3:55 - 4:05 p.m.
4:05 - 5:00 p.m.
Hon. Thomas A. Varlan, Chief United States District Judge
$ 95 KBA Members
$ 130 Non-KBA Member (attorney)
$ 95 Staff of KBA Member
$ 50.00 KBA Law Student Members
The registration fee pays for admission to all sessions, handout materials and lunch. Approved for 1.5 hours of general and 2 hours of Dual CLE credit.
Although you are permitted to make a reservation by phone or fax, if you fail to pay the fee to the KBA before the day of the program, you are responsible for paying the $ 5.00 additional fee at the door.
To pay with a check, download a registration form.