Tennessee Defense

Lawyers Association

Calendar of Events

Upcoming events

    • 05 Jan 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    It’s a new year, and you want to expand your firm, practice, client base, and expertise. Attorney Frank Ramos with Clarke Silverglate in Miami, FL. will discuss how you and your firm can engage in strategic planning to grow your practices and better serve your clients.  

    Why have a strategic plan? A strategic plan forces an organization to think about its future and how it plans to embrace and tackle that future. A strategic plan puts a mirror up to the organization so it can see what’s working, what’s not, what challenges it faces, and what opportunities are available. And a strategic plan helps an organization innovate, dream evolve and grow to identify and meet the needs of its members.

    Join us for this FREE one hour CLE webinar on Thursday January 5 at Noon EST/ 11am CST.

    Webinar zoom link will be emailed prior to the webinar. One hour of general TN CLE is approved.

    About the Speaker

    Frank Ramos, Jr., is the administrative partner of the Miami litigation boutique firm of Clarke Silverglate, P.A., where he practices in the areas of personal injury defense, product liability, employment and commercial litigation. He served on the board of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), where he served as co-chair of the Deposition Boot Camp and serves as co-chair of the Art of Marketing Seminar. He is a Past President of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and Past Chair of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Historical Society. He has served on the boards of the Miami-Dade County Defense Bar Association, FIU Honors’ Alumni Association, FIU Alumni Association, Parent to Parent of Miami, Miami Legal Services and Florida Christian School. He may be reached at framos@cspalaw.com

    • 27 Jan 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 28 Jan 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Nashville, TN

    Young Lawyers: Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to refine your litigation skills! Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association Trial School will give young lawyers the opportunity to learn from an outstanding faculty consisting of seasoned TDLA members with significant trial experience. The Trial School is set for January 27-28, 2023.

    The TDLA Trial School will include classroom instruction as well as an opportunity for participants to conduct a trial from a NITA problem, including voir dire, opening statements, direct and cross examination of witnesses, introducing exhibits (including use of technology in the courtroom), and closing arguments.

    Prior to the Trial School, participants will be assigned a mentor and attend a "pre-trial conference" approximately two weeks prior to the school.

    The Trial School will take place at the Doubletree downtown and the Davidson County Courthouse.

    Participants will receive feedback regarding their trial presentations from judges and coaches and will get actual jury verdicts at the end of their trials.

    Registration Fee will be $495/ pp. **LIMITED to twelve (12) Participants.**


    Friday January 27 - Class
    Doubletree Downtown Nashville

    9:30am Registration
    9:45am-11am How to Act in Court and Voir Dire
    11:00-noon Opening Statements
    12:00-1pm Lunch
    1:00-2:00pm Cross Examinations
    2:00- 3:00pm Closing Argument

    Afternoon- meet with your assigned group

    6pm - Reception with participants, mentors and Judges will be invited.

    Saturday January 28 - Trials
    Davidson County Courthouse

    7:30am-8:00am Continental Breakfast at courthouse
    8:00-8:30am Courtroom set up/ Pre-trial Conference
    8:30am-9:00am Jury Reports/ Voir Dire
    9:00am-9:30am Opening Statements
    9:30-9:45am BREAK
    9:45am-noon Plaintiff first, second and third witnesses
    12:00-1:00pm LUNCH
    1:00pm-3:15 Defense first, second and third witnesses
    3:15-3:30pm BREAK
    3:30pm-3:45pm Closing arguments
    3:45-4:15pm Jury deliberations, participant discussions, out of jury presence, etc.
    4:30pm Verdict/ Adjourn


    DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Downtown Nashville

    Room rate is $209/ night

    Room Block Cutoff deadline is January 5, 2023.

    Hotel Reservation Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/bnadudt-tdl-9ae5d05e-4534-4a0d-8bd4-1473f28bb295/

    • 22 Mar 2023
    • 23 Mar 2023
    • Hilton Head, SC

    SAVE THE DATE and join women litigators in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee who are teaming up to support, educate and advance women civil defense litigators in the second Southeastern Women Litigators Conference. It will be held March 22-23, 2023 in Hilton Head, SC at the Sonesta Resort.

    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. 

    Save the date and plan to join us! More information coming soon!

    • 15 Jun 2023
    • 18 Jun 2023
    • Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

    TDLA/ ADLA Joint Summer Meeting is set for June 15-18, 2023 (Father's Day Weekend) at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, FL.  

    TDLA usually applies for 6 hours of TN CLE (which includes one hour of Ethics). More info and agenda to come!

    • 13 Sep 2023
    • 15 Sep 2023
    • Fall Creek Falls State Park, Spencer, TN

    Please save the date and join us at the newly renovated, and most visited state park in Tennessee this fall, for an excellent networking and educational event. September 13-15, 2023 at Fall Creek Falls State Park is located in beautiful Spencer, TN and offers many family-friendly outdoor activities. See park brochure here.

    The general format of the meeting will be to arrive Wednesday September 13 with a past presidents reception and networking activity Wednesday night. Thursday will be a half day of classes ending at noon, young lawyers boot camp Thursday afternoon and awards dinner Thursday night. Friday we will have a half day of classes with the meeting ending at noon on Friday.

    Agenda and registration to come.

    Conference registration rates will be $450 for Regular Members and $175 for Young Lawyers.

    Hotel Rates: Rooms start at $145 + tax/ night.

    Steps to reserve rooms within the TDLA room block

    1. Steps to reserve rooms, click link below: 
    2. Enter in preferred dates and then click on ‘special rates.’ Type in 1371 as the group code.   
    3. It will pull up what is available for you to reserve online. 

    Steps to reserve the rooms via telephone: 

    1. Please call our Call Center at (888) 678-2757 and give them group code 1371. 
    2. Or please call the Lodge Front Desk at (423) 881-5241 and give them group code 1371.  

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