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.

ImmigrationTask Force: Hot Topics and Emerging Issues in Immigration

July 29, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CT

Click here to register. 1.0 GEN CLE

An overview of recent efforts to limit immigration through presidential executive orders, legal opinions issued by the Attorneys General, changes to regulations and agency policies, and increased scrutiny of applications for relief. Participants will learn how those changes impact individuals seeking asylum and other forms of humanitarian relief.

Presented by: Stephanie Henry (Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands and Bethany Jackson (TN Justice for Our Neighbors)

Free: Civil Legal Assistance Staff (LSC and non-LSC);  $25.00: Private Non-affiliated Lawyers


Special Education Task Force: Special Education in the COVID-19 Era: How compensatory education requirements and The Cares Act funding impact students with disabilities

August 5, 2020 - 2:00 pm to  3:30 pm CT

Click here to register. 1.5 DUAL CLE

Unfortunately, it has been found that children are not immune from the COVID-19 disease. Some school systems have adopted such measures as staggered start times at schools and use of PPE’s, but particularly for elementary school aged kids, this may still fail to prevent all close contact. Children with disabilities may present a unique challenge because they may be less able to understand social distancing measures. Nevertheless, the IDEA still requires that they receive an education, which includes compensatory education for lost time in the spring of 2020. In this training we will discuss select provisions of the new CARES Act and other laws and guidelines that directly affect children with special needs in the public school setting as well as how to negotiate high-quality educational compensation and other supports for returning students.

Presented by: Craig Barnes, Memphis Area Legal Services and Sherry Wilds, Disability Rights Tennessee

Free: Civil Legal Assistance Staff (LSC and non-LSC);  $25.00: Private Non-affiliated Lawyers

CLE Faculty Guide

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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