Tennessee Defense

Lawyers Association

Calendar of Events

Upcoming events

    • 17 Jun 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • 19 Jun 2021
    • 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

    TDLA/ ADLA Joint Summer Meeting is set for June 17-19, 2021 (Father's Day Weekend) at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, FL.  Our TDLA conference chair is Adrienne Fazio with Manier & Herod in Nashville. 

    The conference theme is "Mentoring." Brittany Wagner will be the keynote speaker and is a nationally respected athletic academic counselor and motivational speaker best known for her role as the breakout star of the hit Netflix documentary series, Last Chance U.  Brittany’s inadvertent stardom led to feature interviews with ABC’s Nightline, The Dan Patrick Show, GQ, The New York Times, The LA Times and Sports Illustrated — to name just a few.  Read more about Brittany here.

       Brittany Wagner

    TDLA will apply for 6 hours of TN CLE (which includes one hour of Ethics). At this time, the meeting is planned to be an in-person event. 

    Agenda: CLICK HERE

    Registration Link: CLICK HERE
    **Please make checks payable to Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

    Room Block: Room block closes May 14, 2021
    Discounted Room Rates Begin at $331 Based Upon Availability
    Download Accommodations Rate Sheet
    Group Reservations: 1-800-320-8115; Group Code: 24O6AQ

    **Room note: The Grand SanDestin buildings are currently going through an exterior renovation. This includes Bahia/ Lasata/ Pilot House. We understand it is not a loud renovation but there will be workers on scaffolding. Please let the reservationist know if you would like to stay away from the renovations during your stay.

    **Parking note: For those staying off property, the convention center no longer has an adjacent parking lot. The overflow parking grass lot is a 20 minute walk to convention center, or you may park at the front of the resort and ride the tram.

    **ADLA note: The Alabama Defense Lawyers Association contracts with the hotel three years in advance to bring attendees and their families discounts on room rates, as well as reduced costs for conference food and beverage. Without these discounts, the quality of the Sandestin events would not be possible. Although alternate housing choices are available, ADLA strongly encourages all attendees to book inside the room block so the association avoids contractual monetary penalties and future conference registration fees can remain at a minimum.

    • 29 Jun 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar sponsored by J.S. Held

    Our next TDLA FREE webinar will be presented by Patron Sponsor J.S. Held, entitled "Premises Liability and the Building Code" on Tuesday June 29th at 1pm EST/ Noon CST, and last one hour. The speaker will be Mike Rimoldi, MPA, CBO, CFM with J.S. Held.

    When a victim claims to suffer an injury, lawyers often attempt to cite a building code violation as the duty breached. We found there were over 52M results when we Googled the term premises liability and the building code. Did you know that building codes were established to set minimum safety standards? This course will teach attendees:

    • The basics of interpreting building code
    • Some key events that have led to new safety standards
    • How and why they were established
    • Lastly, the session will discuss two big claimed caused of premises liability claims: stairs and poor lighting

    Attendees will learn how the building code applies to:

    • Negligence per se claims
    • Constructive notice claims
    • Reasonable standards
    • Failure to maintain claims
    • Grandfathering

    About Mike Rimoldi -
    Michael’s over thirty years of experience has been gained on both sides of the permitting counter. His experience includes several years spent in the local government sector with the Hillsborough County, Florida Development Services Division in the Building Department. He worked as a plans examiner and then was subsequently promoted to the position of General Manager of Building Code Compliance and Contractor Licensing and eventually became the Building Official for Hillsborough County; a jurisdiction of over 1 000 square miles and a population of 1.2 million.

    This is a Free TDLA webinar sponsored by J.S. Held. TDLA will apply for one hour of general TN CLE. This will be a zoom meeting.

    • 13 Jul 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar

    TDLA member Rachel Bishop with Stites & Harbison will present "Returning to the Workplace:  What Employers Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine and Other Considerations" on Tuesday July 13th at Noon CST/ 1pm EST.

    The program will focus on COVID-19 vaccine considerations in the workplace such as, current vaccine administration priorities, what employers can or cannot mandate, employer-sponsored vaccine incentives, wage and hour issues, OSHA and workplace safety considerations, workers compensation implications, and more.  

    This is a FREE webinar for TDLA members. The webinar will be a zoom meeting and TDLA will apply for one hour of general TN CLE credit. 

    • 01 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 03 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Nashville, TN

    Save the date and join us in Nashville for an amazing networking, educational and fun event at our TDLA Annual Meeting at the Doubletree downtown on September 1-3, 2021! More information on the meeting is coming soon!

    • 24 Mar 2022
    • (EDT)
    • Atlanta, GA


    We have rescheduled the inaugural SE Women Litigators Conference for Thursday, March 24, 2022, at the Atlanta Zoo. Our keynote speakers have been confirmed, so the program remains the same.

    We will still have an opening reception and dine-arounds at The Ellis hotel the evening before; we’re working on another room block there.

    We will open registration for those who did not register in 2020 in Fall 2021. Stay tuned and thank you!


    Women litigators in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee are teaming up to support, educate and advance women civil defense litigators in the first Southeastern Women Litigators Conference to be held at a future date. 

    This one-day seminar will combine speakers and panelists who will discuss developing leadership and career building skills. The presentations will also explore challenges, risks and rewards on the path to having a fulfilling and productive career for women lawyers. 

    Keynote speaker is Cindy McGovern, CEO of Orange Leaf Consulting, a Wall Street bestselling author and international speaker. She helps companies and individuals grow their businesses. Her best selling book "Every Job is a Sales Job - How to Use the Art of Selling to Win at Work" may be bought at a reduced price to registrants.

    SEWL Agenda: Click Here

    Registration Fee:  $395

    Conference Refunds/Cancellations Policy:  Substitutions may be made in the event of an individual cancellation.

    Hotel Room Block Information: Ellis Hotel, 176 Peachtree Street NW Atlanta, Georgia 30303.   More on 2022 hotel block is forthcoming.

    Law firm sponsorships are appreciated to help offset the cost of the event.  If your firm is interested in sponsoring the inaugural women’s conference, please contact Mary Gadd at office@tdla.net for more information or view our sponsorship package by clicking here.

    Thank you to our 2022 SEWL Sponsors:


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