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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tennessee Adopts Uniform Bar Exam

On April 18th, 2018, the Tennessee Supreme Court adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) as the testing component for bar admission in Tennessee. The UBE is a nationwide test that has been adopted by 31 other jurisdictions. The bar exam is administered twice each year first in February and then again in July. Tennessee is expected to first utilize the UBE in February of 2019.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Second House Committee in Tennessee

A bill that would allow some Tennessee residents to use medical marijuana recently passed the House Criminal Justice Committee with a 9-2 vote. The bill would provide a legal defense to the crime of possessing marijuana to individuals who suffer from certain specifically designated illnesses and medical conditions with a doctor’s note prescribing cannabis.

The proposed bill does not legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The Senate version of the bill has not yet been taken up in committee. 

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Breaking News

Tennessee Court of Appeals for the Middle District of Tennessee has just issued a ruling that calls into question the admissibility of all TBI DUI alcohol and drug testing in DUI prosecutions. If you have a pending DUI, Vehicular Assault, or Vehicular Homicide case where a lab test was taken, you may be able to use this new law in your defense!

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Parental Relocation in Tennessee

Once a custody schedule has been established by a court order, if a parent who has joint custody of a child wants to relocate to a different state or move more than 50 miles from the other parent within the state, the relocating parent must comply with specific notice requirements before moving.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

New laws taking effect in TN Jan. 1, 2018

Here’s a quick look at a few of the new laws taking effect in Tennessee on January 1, 2018:

Cell phone use in active school zones

It is now unlawful to talk on a handheld cellular device in a school zone while the warning lights are flashing.

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