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Description: This program provides a unique opportunity for lawyers to learn more about how legislation is prepared, drafted, and reviewed. Attendees will take away templates and samples of legislation, form and style guidelines used by the Tennessee General Assembly, and a very helpful drafter’s checklist. If you have ever wanted to develop your ability to help your firm or a client with a legislative issue, but did not know where to start, or if you need an in-depth refresher, then this program is for you.

Items to be covered:

• The Role of the Office of Legal Services

• The Role of the Tennessee Code Commission

• Necessary Steps to Follow When Drafting A Bill and An Amendment

• Common Pitfalls Made by Drafters and How to Avoid Them

• Form and Style Guidelines Used by the Tennessee General Assembly

SAVE MONEY: Use the prepaid CLE credits that come with your TBA Complete Membership and take this course for free. Not a TBA member, join now to start saving.
  The Basics:
Credit Hours: EP: 0.00  Dual: 0.00  General: 3.00
Speaker(s): Joseph Barnes, Anastasia Campbell, Jamie Clariday, Megan Moore, Paige Annette Seals
Format: On site
Location: Legislative Plaza- LP 12 301 6th Ave N. Nashville TN 37243 - Nashville   [map]
Registration: October 22, 2013 | 8:30 AM | 9:00 AM |
Course Schedule: October 22, 2013 | 9:00 AM | 12:15 PM |
Agenda: Drafting Legislation Agenda.pdf
  The Costs:
$125.00 TBA member price
$250.00 non-member price (Includes TBA Complete Membership)
TBA members who are judges, lawmakers and law students can take TennBarU onsite courses at no charge for the programming. There may be a separate charge if meals, special materials or other premium features are involved.

If you register for this course within 5 days of the course start date, you may be charged a late fee.