TALS Now Accepting EJU 2019 CLE Session Proposals

The conference design committee for TALS' 2019 Equal Justice University conference invites you to submit CLE session proposals for this year's conference.


The deadline to submit a proposal is April 19.


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TALS is now accepting submissions for session proposals for this year's Equal Justice University conference. In addition to the requested topics below, all submissions are welcome, especially high-quality ethics and professional development CLE sessions. TALS' partners requested specific training in the following areas:


In Employment Law, requested topics include:

  • Trends in employment discrimination cases
  • Wrongful termination
  • Employment barriers to re-entry, including driver's license revocation

Immigration, requested topics include:

  • Immigration pitfalls for non-immigration practitioners
  • Intersection of immigration and domestic violence issues
  • Immigration and public benefits
  • State and local laws affecting immigration

Family Law, requested topics include:

  • Parenting plans, techniques and suggestions
  • New relocation statute
  • Changes in child support law and the worksheet
  • Divorce Practice: Tips and tricks for common issues (e.g., service of process, situations when spouse cannot be located or is imprisoned, tax issues)  
  • Legal issues for grandparents raising grandchildren

Health/Benefits, requested topics include:

  • Overview of Tenn Care Eligibility Termination System (TEDS)
  • CHOICES: Eligibility, including when your client doesn't fit the typical profile
  • SSI eligibility and special needs trust
  • Identifying and securing benefits for clients who start in other practice areas. (Would cover MSPs, TennCare, disability referrals, SNAP)

Housing and Consumer, requested topics include:

  • Detainer actions in URLTA and non-URLTA counties
  • Habitability: Concept/definition/legal requirements
  • Land sale contracts and equitable mortgages: What are they and how do you defend them?
  • Bankruptcy: Types of relief offered and alternatives to filing

Special Education/Juvenile Justice, requested topics include:

  • Implicit bias regarding students with disabilities
  • Systematic strategies in special education/section 504
  • Functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention plans for students with disabilities
  • Criminal justice reform/addressing school to prison pipeline

Elder Law, requested topics include:

  • Basic overview of nursing home regulations
  • The differences between Medicare/TennCare and eligibility for TennCare/Medicaid
  • Conservatorships: Both sides of the fence, obtaining and terminating
  • Capacity: Determining capacity and other ethical issues 

New this year! Paralegal Track. Requested topics include:

  • Best practices for intake: Legal needs assessment and strategies for dealing with difficult clients
  • Maximize your productivity: Time management and technology skills (MS Office 365, SharePoint, etc.)
  • Preparation of frequently used documents: Orders of Protection, Power of Attorney, basic will
  • Unauthorized practice of law
Posted: March 25, 2019