Tennessee Defense

Lawyers Association

Calendar of Events

Upcoming events

    • 22 Jan 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar

    Our first FREE CLE webinar of 2019 will be presented by co-chair of the TDLA Tort section, attorney Sean Martin of Carr Allison. Mr. Martin will discuss the recent Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Lindenburg v. Jackson National Life Insurance Co.

    On December 21, 2018, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Lindenberg v. Jackson National Life Insurance Company that the caps on punitive damages codified at TCA 29-39-104 are unconstitutional.  The webinar will discuss the case, the Court reasoning, the dissenting opinion, and the implication on this issue going forward as well as the impact on the caps on non-economic damages codified at TCA 29-39-102. 

    This webinar will take place on Tuesday January 22, 2019 at Noon CST/ 1pm EST and will last a half hour. We will be submitting for half hour credit of TN general CLE. The webinar link will be emailed to registrants prior to the webinar.

    • 25 Jan 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Nashville, TN
    Registration is closed

    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 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.

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

    **TDLA Trial School will be limited to 12 registrants. Any registrations over this number will be placed on a waiting list for the 2020 Trial School.**

    Registration Fee will be $495/ pp.

    10.5 hours of Tennessee CLE credit will be applied for.

    Trial School Agenda: click here

    Hotel Information:
    TDLA has a room block reserved under the rate of $189/ night for Friday night only. Click here to go the TDLA reservation page.

    Doubletree Downtown Nashville
    315 4th Avenue North
    Nashville, Tennessee 37219-1693

    • 13 Jun 2019
    • 16 Jun 2019
    • Sandestin, Florida

    Save-the-Date and join TDLA this summer at the beach for a wonderful networking and CLE event with Alabama Defense Lawyers Association! The dates will be June 13-16, 2019 at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in beautiful Sandestin, Florida.

    The general format of the conference will be a reception Thursday night and educational sessions Friday & Saturday mornings until noon. There will also be receptions (also kid friendly events) Friday and Saturday evenings of the conference.

    More information on educational sessions will be coming soon!

    Hotel Information (cut off date for reservations under room block is May 11, 2019)
    Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

    9300 Emerald Coast Parkway
    Miramar Beach, FL 32550
    Housing block rate & reservation form: click here

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