Tennessee Defense

Lawyers Association

TDLA Virtual Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation

  • 03 Sep 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Webinar


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Please join us for an afternoon of Tennessee CLE in our first Virtual Annual Meeting! TDLA will hold our Annual Meeting virtually on Thursday Sept 3, 2020. Conference chair for this meeting is Rachel D. Bishop with Stites & Harbison in Nashville.

For only $25 registration fee, TDLA will apply for 4 hours of TN CLE which includes one hour of Ethics. Link will be sent to registrants prior to the virtual meeting.

Topics include:

  • "Technology Competency Requirements in Tennessee and Nationwide" presented by Baxter Drennon, DRI Board of Directors; Partner at Wright, Lindsey & Jennings, Little Rock, AR - This presentation will focus on technology competency requirements. In the past few years, the Model Rules of Professional Conduct were amended to require attorneys to competent with regard to technology. Tennessee adopted that same requirement. The question in Tennessee and nationally is what does it mean for an attorney to be competent with regard to technology.

  • "COVID-19 and Valuation" presented by Brent McDade of Elliott Davis – Economic and industry conditions are important concerns in business valuation, and the impact of COVID-19 has been felt very differently across industries. Mr. McDade will discuss current economic conditions and the impact of the pandemic on private company business valuations.

  • "Eyewitness News: How Science Can Help You Understand and Reduce Bias in Eyewitness Testimony" Presented by Caroline Crump and Genevieve Nauhaus of Exponent - Car accidents, explosions, and trip-and-falls are just a few contexts where a judge or jury’s decision making may rely heavily on the reliability of one or more witness observations. In situations where witness testimony becomes important, it is critical to understand the scientific interplay among witness accounts, the physical evidence, and known factors influencing witness perception and memory. This webinar will provide an overview of how these elements can combine and contribute in the investigation of individual incidents, including: The science of how we form, store, and retrieve memories; Environmental, individual, and situational factors that affect these processes; Tips for minimizing bias when questioning witnesses

  • "Tennessee Law Updates"- Law updates from our sections in Workers’ Comp, Tort, and Labor and Employment. This session will include recent changes in legislation and case law in these areas. Hot topics will include trending issues arising from the COVID 19 pandemic.

AGENDA: Click Here

We will conclude the virtual meeting with our Annual Business Meeting where we will discuss the State of TDLA, propose by-law changes and announce recipients of the TDLA “Defense Lawyer of the Year” and “Rising Star” awards.

TDLA is now taking nominations for the “Defense Lawyer of the Year” and “Rising Star” awards. Nominations are due by Monday August 17, 2020. To nominate Click Here.

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