Tomorrow kicks off the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s 22nd Annual Educational Conference at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro. This year’s event will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Law.
For our part, the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims will once again offer two sessions on legal ethics.
First, back by popular demand, on Thursday morning, several judges will present a videotaped skit that humorously portrays attorneys’ ethics issues for discussion among a panel and the audience. The skit, entitled “Decorum in the Court Act II: The Employee Strikes Back,” will touch on topics such as attorney advertising and coaching inaccurate lay witness testimony, among others.
The second part of the Court’s CLE presentation takes place on Thursday afternoon and is called “People Say the Darndest Things about Legal Ethics: What Lawyers and Judges Can Learn about Legal Ethics from Nonlawyers.” This session will ask a panel of non-lawyers about whether lawyers or judges can engage in specific conduct. Subjects to be discussed include the use of false information during settlement negotiations, representing two clients in the same litigation, and many more.