Nashville School of Law is proud to offer a series of continuing legal education sessions designed to assist attorneys in sharpening the tools in their legal toolbox. These classes are led by experts in their area of law that practice in the communities and courts that many of you practice in. These classes are open to all attorneys and their staff members, with a discount offered to NSL alums. Current students may also attend as space permits.
Evening Classes, usually Tuesday or Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
1.5 hours of CLE credit
$50 for NSL alums/$65 for all other when paid in advance
Location: Nashville School of Law; 4013 Armory Oaks Drive, Nashville 37204
August 21 – Filing and Defending Legal Malpractice Claims with David Smith & Winston Evans
What do you need to know when you are involved in a legal malpractice case? This course will delve into details such as standing, statute of limitations, standard of care, causation, experts, comparative fault, and damages when prosecuting and defending legal malpractice cases. The course also will cover ethical issues, including releases and waivers.
September 18 – Lessons I’ve Learned from Nashville’s Best Lawyers with Hal Hardin
Lawyers consciously or otherwise tend to have their careers influenced by the lawyers with whom they interact. Much can be learned by studying the ethics, habits, beliefs, and professionalism of prominent attorneys. This program will attempt to identify and explain the common traits and practices these attorneys exemplified.
October 16 – Legal Writing from a Songwriter’s Perspective with Ryder Lee
November 20 – View from the Bench: Top 10 Rules of Evidence with Judge Steve Dozier
This CLE covering rules of Evidence will discuss and deal with the practical application of TREs and FREs in a courtroom setting. Case law updates will be discussed on rules dealing with hearsay, relevancy, character and impeachment– refresh your memory (TRE 613) in the top 10 areas of Evidence rules to make you a better trial attorney for the judge and jury.
December 18 – Ethical Duty to Protect Confidential Information in the Digital Age with Matt Sweeney, Bill Ramsey, and Jordan McQuown (dual CLE)
This CLE will cover attorney competence and client confidentiality. It will discuss the attorney’s duty, evolving threats, developing technology, and available safeguards.
YOU WILL BENEFIT KNOWING:
- The attorney duty of technological competence under Tennessee RPC 1.1
- Your duty to safeguarding electronic communications (and whether encryption is required)
- Potential cybersecurity threats and responses – The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook
- Inadvertent disclosure and waiver in e-discovery – Will a clawback agreement protect your client and you.
- What’s reasonable protection of remotely stored data and the consequences of inadvertent disclosure, including waiver
- The risks of practice from a virtual law office (VLO)
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While advance registration is preferred, walk-ins are welcome.
Previous Class Offerings:
April 25 – Scoring Points on Cross-Examination with Rich McGee and Kevin McGee
May 15 – The Two Sides of Post-Conviction Petitions with Paul Bruno
June 19 – Immigration Consequences of Criminal Conduct with Mary-Kathryn Harcombe
Even minor criminal charges can have disastrous consequences for non-citizens. Criminal defense attorneys have an obligation to inform their clients about potential immigration ramifications of a case, but this is no easy task. This CLE will give you the basic vocabulary necessary to understand the basic immigration issues and the resources to help you resolve the case to reduce immigration consequences.
July 17 – How to Accept or Fire a Client with Patrick Frogge & Kathryn Barnett
The course will explore the ethical and practical considerations involved in the attorney-client relationship, particularly focusing on accepting and terminating employment in both criminal and civil contexts.