The on demand courses in our Tennessee bundles have been approved by the Tennessee CLE Commission through varying dates. Please note that while most courses are resubmitted to the TN CLE Commission each year. Please note that some of these classes may not be renewed, as some courses may be phased out. We will not phase any course out before the expiration date that is on the website though. When purchasing bundles, make sure you are able to complete the courses before their expiration date. If you accidentally miss taking one before the expiration date, please contact our office and as long as your bundle hasn't expired (they are good for 1 year from date of purchase), we will be happy to trade the expired course for a course that is approved at that time.
After being explained the facts of a real case, the attorney will be presented with a deal. Should the attorney take the deal … or take his or her chance at trial? We will cover inappropriate contact with jurors, fist fighting judges, lying attorneys, inappropriate romantic interludes with clients, substance abuse, and much more.
Everyone loves a good story, including courts! This class, for all attorneys but especially for those communicating with courts, explores how the art of storytelling can be accomplished in your complaints, pleadings and memos. You won’t ever rush through a statement of facts section again after taking this class! The goal? To make your legal writing into a real page turner that the court won’t be able to set down.
This class is for all attorneys, including constitutional attorneys, and focuses on the recent landmark cases coming from the Supreme Court, including the use race as a factor in college admissions, same sex marriage, the Affordable Care Act and the right to bear arms.
It's every litigator's worst nightmare. Worse than appearing before a court sans-trousers. Being on the receiving end of a harsh rebuke from a judge does not end up on too many lawyer's "Top 10 Fondest Memories" list. That being said, there is a lot to learn about oral argument from bench slaps. We look at some of the worst bench slaps, analyze why the slap occurred, and most importantly, how you can avoid it happening to you!
Just like war, cross-examination is an art. And when one sees a beautiful cross examination, it is a treasured moment indeed! This class looks at the ten rules for beautiful, yet deadly, cross examinations, and then gives a practical step by step guide on how to do an effective cross examination. This class is for all attorneys.
Your mother always told you – you can learn things the easy way … or the hard way! This class allows you to learn legal ethics – the easy way. By reviewing the mistakes other lawyers have made, from advising clients to put a sign up in their yard announcing illegal activity was going on inside the house, to lawyers getting opposing counsel drunk just to score some points with the jury, this class hands out the Darwinian Awards. Charles Darwin had a theory that only the fittest survive. Well … you can be among the fittest by adjusting your behavior to not match these lawyers.
Every litigator has witnessed it – the attorney who insists on abusing every ethical rule in depositions. This class looks at the best, and the worst practices for depositions. After this class, you will know how to spot unethical attorney conduct during a deposition, what to do about it, and also what you should be doing during your depositions.
This class is for constitutional attorneys, litigators, criminal attorneys, and any attorney interested in vindicating a person’s constitutional rights, or defending a government policy from a constitutional challenge. Constitutional litigation is a rewarding practice. Constitutional rights are some of the most cherished and valued rights people possess. And when those rights have been denied, people often feel like the system is crashing in around them. This class will walk you through the steps of successfully bringing a constitutional claim.