Nashville School of Law is proud to offer a series of continuing legal education sessions designed to assist attorneys in sharpening the tools in their legal toolbox. These classes are led by experts in their area of law that practice in the communities and courts that many of you practice in.



Third Wednesday of every month.

6:30-8:00 p.m.

1.5 hours of CLE credit

$50 for NSL alums/$65 for all other when paid in advance

Location: Nashville School of Law; 4013 Armory Oaks Drive, Nashville 37204

Fall Class Offerings

September 20 - Basic Tips for Navigating your Desktop Software

Instructor: Michele Wojciechowski, Esq. - Director of Communications  & Engagement, Nashville School of Law

Learn tips and tricks to streamline your law office work. From basic shortcuts to organization hacks to automation, learn how to get the most out of the software you likely use every day.
Word processing, spreadsheets, email, and presentations are all potential subjects - tailored specifically to tasks lawyers perform most often. A survey will be sent to all pre-registered participants so that topics of the most interest will be covered.

October 18 – Motions to Suppress Evidence

Instructors: District Attorney (Retired) Tom Thurman, Rich McGee, Esq., and Judge Cheryl Blackburn

This CLE will be a panel discussion of procedure, tactics, and the impact of recent caselaw as it relates to suppression of evidence. Learn how to hone your skills and gain valuable insights by hearing from several different perspectives - a D.A., a defense attorney, and a judge.

November 15 – Administrative Law from the Bench

Instructors: Judge Lynn England Alexander and the Honorable Joyce Grimes Safley

An overview of Tennessee Administrative Law presented in an open discussion forum. Topics to include: 1. The practices and pitfalls for both government and non-government attorneys when trying Due Process cases and 2. The differences between holding a hearing before a governmental agency alone or before Tennessee’s Central Panel of Administrative Judges. Also, Tennessee’s civil asset forfeiture law underwent significant procedural changes in 2017. This CLE will make sure you are up-to-date on these changes.

Judge Alexander and the Honorable Safley, both former Tennessee Administrative Judges, will provide valuable insight into this somewhat unique process.

December 20, 2017 - Respect In a Divided America

Instructor: Randall L. Kinnard, Esq.

This CLE will focus on civility and professionalism in the practice of law - a very timely
discussion. An open and frank conversation about the effectiveness of respect for opposing counsel, support staff, clerks, and judges will demonstrate the advantages of civility and our responsibility to our communities to promote and live up to this standard. This course is approved for 1.5 hours of dual credit CLE.


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