Upcoming CLE Trainings

TALS provides continuing legal education (CLE) training sessions throughout the year to help meet our mission of educating advocates about civil legal issues.


Housing/Consumer Task Force CLE

July 19, 2019


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Lunch is included and parking at TALS is free. All posted times are central standard time. If you have any questions, please contact Jacquie Telfer at jacquie@stewartclifton.com


9:00 am - 10:00 am: Legislative Update of Housing and Consumer Bills 

Presenter: Stewart Clifton


10:00 am - 11:30 am: Equitable Mortgages 

History in common law:  the elements, applications, and remedies.  When and why an equitable mortgage is rescindable under Truth in Lending Act, to include the procedure and protocol of statutory rescission and remedies.  Presenter: David Tarpley    


11:30 am - 11:45 am: Task Group Business


14:45 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch from Calypso Cafe


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Introduction to the Fair Credit Reporting Act & Housing Issues

Consumers are regularly turned down for housing based on inaccurate information contained in a consumer report. This session will introduce attendees to FCRA terminology and consumers’ rights and remedies under the Act. The session will also cover how to issue spot for FCRA cases and recent public record class actions that may impact your clients.  Presenter: Micah Adkins


1:30 pm - 1:45 pm:  Break


1:45 pm - 3:15 pm: URLTA + Non-URLTA

Landlord-Tenant Law: Hopefully Not a Soliloquy:  The law regarding the rights and duties of landlords and tenants varies throughout Tennessee based on the size of the county. Because of this, both sides of a landlord-tenant battle, and even their advocates, can find it difficult to know what law applies to the specific situation. During this session, attendees will learn from attorneys who have represented tenants in counties from across the state explaining the law and their experiences. At the end of the session, attendees will have a basic knowledge of landlord-tenant law in Tennessee and be equipped with the 1) Ability to identify whether or not the Uniform Landlord Tenant Act applies, 2) Knowledge of relevant common law that can be used to further their efforts, even when statutory law is unavailable, 3) Capability to effectively advise and represent tenants in court in counties in Tennessee, regardless of the applicable law, 4) Use of forms and sample briefs successfully adopted in the past by tenant advocates.  Presenters: Zac Oswald and Jeff Armstrong



CLE Faculty Guide

The Tennessee Bar Association provides several resources for those providing CLE training. Visit the CLE Faculty Guide to see these useful resources.

About TALS' Training Sessions

A primary service offered by TALS includes training opportunities for attorneys, paralegals, and advocates within the legal services arena. Each year the organization holds multiple CLE trainings on various issues of substantive law, advocacy strategy, and administrative issues. The topics are chosen by the TALS task forces, representing the following areas:

  • Employment Law

  • Family Law

  • Immigration Law

  • Special Education/Juvenile Justice Law

  • Health / Benefits / DCS Law

  • Housing/Consumer Law

These trainings are generally a partial or full day in duration, and are often available through our online training software for viewing after the event. Some events are also simulcast on the Internet for viewing during the training. For additional information about upcoming or previous trainings, please contact TALS' Executive Director Ann Pruitt.

All trainings are at TALS' office (50 Vantage Way, Suite 250, Nashville, TN 37228) unless otherwise indiciated. Lunches are provided with training fees, as applicable. Parking at TALS is free in all lots touching the 50 Vantage Way parking lot. All posted times are central standard time.


Posted: June 27, 2018