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NOV 15, 2013 Registration 12:15p.m. | Seminar 12:45 - 4:15p.m. 3.0 CLE Hours Register


12:45 p.m.            WELCOME and INTRODUCTION OF FIRST SESSION

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS WHEN USING SOCIAL MEDIA

OVERVIEW:   Session presenters will explore both the opportunities that social media provides to government agencies, and the potential pitfalls that should be considered. The panelists will discuss policies that government agencies can use to steer clear of ethical quandaries while taking advantage of benefits of social media. 

YOU WILL BENEFIT LEARNING ABOUT:

  1.          1. How government agencies can address negative postings online;
  2.          2. Privacy considerations to keep in mind when using social media;
    1.          3. Maintaining the separation of your personal use of social media and your professional
          1.              reputation;
  3.          4. Accidental discovery issues and how to avoid knowing something you wish you didn’t; and
  4.          5. How to use (and not to use!) social media in discovery.                      

FACULTY:  CASSANDRA MAHONEY
                    Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation                           
                    DEAN FLENOR
                    Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

PRODUCER:  CAITLIN DOTY
                         Office of the Attorney General and Reporter
 
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.   
KEY ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM ISSUES FACING STATE GOVERNMENT ATTORNEYS

OVERVIEW:  Beginning on January 1, 2014, changes to Supreme Court Rule 9 (Disciplinary Enforcement) will be in effect.  Find out how these changes other key ethics and professionalism issues can impact state government lawyers.

YOU WILL BENEFIT LEARNING ABOUT:

  1.          1. New Section 26 of Rule 9 – suspension of attorneys for failure to pay the Professional
                  Privilege Tax
  2.          2. New Section 27 of Rule 9 – incapacitated attorneys
  3.          3. New Section 29 of Rule 9 – appointment of receivers for attorneys unable to continue
                  practicing law
  4.          4. New Section 37 – suspension of attorneys for defaulting on student loans
  5.          5. RPCs 1.11 – special conflicts of interest for former and current governmental employees
                  and 1.13 – organizational clients
  6.          6. RPCs 4.2 – communication with a person represented by counsel and 5.4(c) – lawyer allowing               non-lawyer who employs them to direct the lawyer’s professional judgment
  7.          7. Comment (3) to RPC 8.4 – lawyer, in course of representing a client, should avoid knowingly               manifesting bias or prejudice based on race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual               orientation or socio-economic status

 

FACULTY:   JAMES VICK
                     Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel – Investigation, Ethics Counsel
                     Board of Professional Responsibility                               

PRODUCER:    JESSE D. JOSEPH
                           Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.        BREAK

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. MEETING THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES TO LAWYER THRIVING

OVERVIEW:  The practice of law presents five unique challenges to lawyer thriving, and right now the challenges are overwhelming many lawyers. Depression, for example, has repeatedly been measured at two to four times the average found in the non-lawyer population, and attorneys were the most depressed profession out of 104 included in a Johns Hopkins study. Lawyers also rack up startlingly high ratings for anxiety, cynicism, and aggression. Alcohol and other dependencies are far too common. Marriages, families, and communities sometimes feel the effects of low thriving in lawyers and often miss receiving the best that a lawyer's knowledge and skills could produce.

But, it doesn’t have to be this way. Through the application of thriving techniques, you can meet the unique challenges of law practice in ways that will enable you to make a significant contribution to society and be happier, more productive and more successful. 

YOU WILL BENEFIT LEARNING ABOUT:

  1.          1. Law’s 5 challenges to thriving
  2.          2. 3 Adaptive responses to the 5 challenges
    1.                   a. Right spotting
    2.                   b. Using your strengths
    3.                   c. Active constructive responding

FACULTY:    DAVID SHEARON, JD, MAAP
                      Thriving Lawyers
                      Former Executive Director of the Tennessee Commission on CLE and Specialization                              

PRODUCERS:    SUSAN BLAIR
                              Nashville Bar Association
                              JESSE D. JOSEPH
                              Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
                              CAROLYN SMITH
                              Office of the Attorney General and Reporter

           ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------            STATE GOVERNMENT ATTORNEYS PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
            By special arrangement with the Department of Human Resources, Strategic Learning                              Solutions Division, this seminar is offered at a special rate to attorneys in State government             agencies. Government attorneys are to register* by following the agency standard approval             process for in-service training. Also, forward a copy of your registration form to: SHARON             BUWALDA, TN Department of Human Resources, James K. Polk Building, 1st Floor, 505                           Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37243-0635. Phone: 615-741-4157 or Fax: 615-532-0728;  
            
Email: Sharon.Buwalda@tn.gov. *Registration deadlines printed by the Department of
            
Human Resources for the special rate are strictly applied.
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Received before or on NOV 13:
$138 NBA member; $189 non-member

Received after NOV 13:
$148 NBA member; $199 non-member
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Registration must be received before or on NOVEMBER 13 to guarantee written materials at the program. No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline; however, a substitute may attend for a registered participant.

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NOVEMBER 15 GOVERNMENT PRACTICE SEMINAR PLANNING COMMITTEE

SUSAN W. BLAIR, Nashville Bar Association
ANN BUTTERWORTH, State Comptroller of the Treasury’s Office
BRIAN CARROLL, Dept. of Transportation, Co-Chair of State Government Attorneys Committee
CATHERINE CASTER, Esquire, Co-Chair of the State Government Attorneys Committee
THERESA DENTON, Department of Agriculture
CAITLIN DOTY, Office of the Attorney General and Reporter
SAM EDWARDS, Greater Nashville Regional Council
MARY FOUST, Office of the Attorney General and Reporter
JESSE D. JOSEPH, Department of Commerce and Insurance
CAROLYN SMITH, Office of the Attorney General and Reporter
BRIGITTE TUBBS-JONES, Department of Human Resources

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NASHVILLE BAR ASSOCIATION
STATE GOVERNMENT ATTORNEYS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

CHRISTY ALLEN, Tennessee Department of the Treasury
SUSAN W. BLAIR, Nashville Bar Association
SHANNON BARNHILL, Bureau of TennCare
SHIVA BOZARTH, Tennessee Regulatory Authority
ANN BUTTERWORTH, State Comptroller of the Treasury’s Office
BRIAN CARROLL, Department of Transportation, Co-Chair of Committee
CATHERINE CASTER, Esquire, Co-Chair of Committee
MARTHA DAVIS, Office of the Attorney General and Reporter
THERESA DENTON, Department of Agriculture
CAITLIN DOTY, Office of the Attorney General and Reporter
SAM EDWARDS, Greater Nashville Regional Council
MAX FLEISCHER, Department of Environment and Conservation
MARY FOUST, Office of the Attorney General and Reporter
TONY GREER, Department of Commerce and Insurance
JESSE D. JOSEPH, Department of Commerce and Insurance
ABIGAIL LIPSHIE, Department of General Services
RACHEL NEWTON, State Comptroller of the Treasury’s Office
AARON ROCHELLE, Department of Commerce and Insurance
ROBYN RYAN, Department of Commerce and Insurance
AMINAH PEAY SAUNDERS, Department of Commerce and Insurance
CAROLYN SMITH, Office of the Attorney General and Reporter
BRIGITTE TUBBS-JONES, Department of Human Resources
HON. MARION P. WALL, Administrative Procedures Division, Department of State     
THAD WATKINS, Department of General Services

In 2013, The Nashville Bar Association’s State Government Attorneys Committee will develop eleven hours of continuing legal education.  The Committee members are representative of various agencies, boards, commissions, and entities within the three branches of state government. 

In addition to the CLE programs, the committee functions as a meeting place for attorneys from various governmental entities to discuss and resolve commonly shared issues in state government.  If you are interested in joining the Committee, please contact the Committee Co-chairs:

Brian Carroll:            brian.carroll@tn.gov
Catherine Caster:      cathycaster615@gmail.com




 

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REGISTRATION:
12:15 P.M.
SEMINAR:
12:45 P.M. - 4:15 P.M.
-------------------------------------------------------------- CREDIT: 3.0 CLE HOURS - DUAL

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LOCATION:
DOUBLETREE HOTEL

315 4th Avenue, North
Nashville, TN 37219
Click Here for Directions

NOTE:  Ballroom temperatures are generally set at a cool temperature.  Ladies and Gentlemen, please bring a sweater or jacket to enhance your comfort.

ROOM RESERVATIONS:  A courtesy block of rooms are available at the special base rate of $132 (not including applicable state and local taxes). Reservations must be made by Thursday, October 24, 2013.  When you reserve your room, request the Nashville Bar Association November 15, 2013 seminar rate.

PARKING: Parking fees are not included in registration fee
NOTE:  The Hotel offers limited valet parking for overnight and day use attendees.  The cost for Hotel overnight parking is $25.00 per vehicle, per night, per day.  These fees do not include applicable state and local taxes.  Parking is limited at the Hotel. Local attendees are advised to park across the street at the “Hotel Court Event and Self Park” (formerly Public Square Parking Garage) located at the corner of Deaderick and 4th Avenues, across the street from the Hotel.  Pricing is based on number of hours parked and is currently $18.00 for the day.
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PRODUCERS:
BRIAN CARROLL
Tennessee Dept of Transportation
Co-Chair, NBA State Government Attorneys Committee
CATHERINE CASTER, Esq.            
Co-Chair, NBA State Government Attorneys Committee
SUSAN BLAIR
CLE Director, Nashville Bar Association

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TN CLE Requirements: 
Fifteen hours per year, including three hours of Ethics & Professionalism. Must be reported by December 31.

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