Tennessee Defense

Lawyers Association

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Upcoming events

    • 25 Mar 2020
    • 26 Mar 2020
    • Atlanta, GA

    Women litigators in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee are teaming up to support, educate and advance women civil defense litigators in the first Southeastern Women Litigators Conference to be held on March 26, 2020 at the Atlanta Zoo. An early arrivals reception and Dine-Arounds will be held on March 25th. 

    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. 

    Keynote speaker is Cindy McGovern, CEO of Orange Leaf Consulting, a Wall Street bestselling author and international speaker. She helps companies and individuals grow their businesses. Her best selling book "Every Job is a Sales Job - How to Use the Art of Selling to Win at Work" may be bought at a reduced price to registrants.

    SEWL Agenda: Click Here

    Early Registration:  $295
    Late Registration after March 5, 2020:  $395

    Conference Refunds/Cancellations Policy: No refunds after Friday, March 13th.  Substitutions may be made in the event of an individual cancellation.

    Hotel Room Block Information: Ellis Hotel, 176 Peachtree Street NW Atlanta, Georgia 30303.   The discounted room rate is $169.  Due to the Final Four the following week, the rate will increase after the conference date.  Use the Hotel Info link below to book directly online.  Deadline to book hotel room is February 25, 2020. There is no onsite parking at the hotel, valet is available for an extra charge. Ellis Hotel reservation link: click here

    Law firm sponsorships are appreciated to help offset the cost of the event.  If your firm is interested in sponsoring the inaugural women’s conference, please contact Mary Gadd at office@tdla.net for more information or view our sponsorship package by clicking here.

    Thank you to our 2020 SEWL Sponsors:


    • 18 Jun 2020
    • 21 Jun 2020
    • Sandestin, Florida

    Join TDLA this summer at the beach for a wonderful networking and CLE event with Alabama Defense Lawyers Association! The dates will be June 18-21, 2020 at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in beautiful Miramar Beach, 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.

    Agenda: coming soon!

    Registration Fees: 
    $525 Individual Attendee
    $675 Attendee plus spouse/ guest
    $150 Additional Attendees over age of 18
    $150 Golf - Golf will be played at the Raven; includes boxed lunch

    Registration Link: Click here

    Hotel Information (cut off date for reservations under room block is May 18, 2020)

    Room block is now open!
    Book your reservations online by clicking on the room block reservation link below or call the resort directly.  Discounted room block rates begin at $189.  Please support ADLA/ TDLA’s contracted room block requirement by using the designated group code.  Room block cut off date is May 18, 2020, based upon availability.

    Room block reservation link: click here

    View SGBR Room Rates
    Group Code: 23V0EG
    Sandestin Group Reservations
    Discounted group rate available three days pre and post official meeting dates.

    Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

    9300 Emerald Coast Parkway
    Miramar Beach, FL 32550

    • 02 Sep 2020
    • 04 Sep 2020
    • Doubletree Hotel downtown; Nashville, TN

    The TDLA Annual Meeting will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Nashville on September 2-4, 2020. 

    The meeting will be submitted for 6 hours general TN CLE includes 1 hour of Ethics. Young Lawyers can earn up to 9 hours of CLE and an hour of Ethics. Plan to join us in Music City for a wonderful networking and educational event!

    Agenda: coming soon!

    Hotel Reservations: Please click on the link and enter the dates of our room block Sept 2-4, 2020. Deadline for Room Block is Tuesday August 11th, 2020. Rates are $199/ night.

    Hotel Booking Link: coming soon!

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