Tennessee Defense

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Upcoming events

    • 21 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 23 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Webinar

    Get Back to Business at DRI's Virtual Annual Meeting, October 21-23, 2020. Featuring outstanding speakers including Rod Rosenstein, Paul Begala and Michael Murphy. Earn up to 9 CLE credits!

    The registration rate is $99 per DRI member and $199 per non-member.

    To Register, visit the DRI website or click here.

    • 29 Oct 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar

    Avalon Health Economics is proudly sponsoring and presenting TDLA's next FREE CLE webinar on Thursday October 29 at Noon CST/ 1pm EST entitled "Calculating Reasonable Value of Medical Losses in Turbulent Times".

    “Nobody pays retail” when it comes to medical care. The field of health economics has developed tools that we routinely use to assess the reasonable value of medical services and technology, yet these tools are underutilized in litigation. We will provide an in-depth discussion of: (1) why should we worry more about medical losses?; (2) the problem of the abyss between medical charges/bills and reasonable value; (3) how courts typically distinguish between billed charges and reasonable value (in general and in TN); and (4) what we can do about it—how to use simple methods from economics and health economics to calculate reasonable value of life care plans and past medical billing.

    This will be a zoom presentation. One hour of TN General CLE will be applied for. Webinar link will be provided to registrants prior to the webinar. Times shown are EST.

    Webinar Sponsored by:

    • 06 Nov 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Webinar

    Join TDLA member and co-chair of TDLA Professional Negligence & Healthcare section Chris Vrettos for a TDLA FREE CLE webinar on Friday November 6th at noon CST/ 1pm EST. 

    The non-economic damage cap is constitutional.  The ex parte statute is constitutional—sort of.  “Substantial compliance” with pre-suit notice means provision of fully compliant HIPAA authorization.  And what exactly does notice-back mean?  Join Professional Negligence and Health Care Section Co-Chair Chris Vrettos for a discussion of recent updates in health care liability.

    TDLA will apply for one hour of General TN CLE. Registrants will receive webinar link prior to the webinar.

    • 10 Dec 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    • Webinar

    Join the TDLA Young Lawyer Section for a Virtual Holiday Happy Hour on Thursday December 10, 2020 at 5:30pm EST/ 4:30pm CST. This free networking event will take place in a casual zoom setting. We will encourage ugly Christmas sweaters and sharing your special holiday dish or drink recipe.

    Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to event. Plan to join us for this fun networking holiday event!

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    • 25 Mar 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Atlanta, GA


    We have rescheduled the inaugural SE Women Litigators Conference for Thursday, March 25, 2021, 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 this fall. 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: No refunds after Friday, March 13th.  Substitutions may be made in the event of an individual cancellation.

    Hotel Room Block Information: Ellis Hotel, 176 Peachtree Street NW Atlanta, Georgia 30303.   The discounted room rate is $169.  Due to the Final Four the following week, the rate will increase after the conference date.  Use the Hotel Info link below to book directly online.  Deadline to book hotel room is February 25, 2020. There is no onsite parking at the hotel, valet is available for an extra charge. Ellis Hotel reservation link: click here

    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 2020 SEWL Sponsors:


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