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Resources: Meeting Information

See also below: Current Meeting Schedule | Previous Meetings | Online CLE Rebroadcast

Online CLE Rebroadcasts of our most recent meetings: (Requires Logon to SMPA Members Area)

Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association (SMPA) monthly meetings are open to the public, so everyone is invited to attend. Meetings consist of a one hour presentation from a Speaker of Interest unless otherwise noted on the meeting schedule below.

While our meetings are open to the public, please note that only Active SMPA members may vote in elections or on issues presented before the membership.

For meeting dates, times, and CLE details, please refer to our Current Meeting Schedule below.

Current Meeting Schedule

July 10, 2014 - Issues in Family Law - Presenter: Vanessa Samano, Esquire of The English Law Firm

Aug. 14, 2014 - The relationship between Rehab Centers and the Court System - Presenter: George Massengill from the Serenity House

Previous Meetings from 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006

January 9, 2014 - Legal Aid of East Tennessee - Presenter: Ms. Terry Woods, Esquire of Legal Aid of East Tennessee

February 13, 2014 - Workers' Compensation - Presenter: John Willis, Esquire of Fox & Farley

March 13, 2014 - Family Law - Presenter: Greg McMillan, Esquire of Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop

April 10, 2014 - Common Insurance Coverage Issues - Presenter: Hannah S. Lowe, Esquire of Trammell, Adkins & Ward, P.C.

May 8, 2014 - The Legal and Ethical Challenges of Resolving Conflicts in the Workplace - Presenter: Joe Jarret, Esquire

June 12, 2014 - Practice Tips and Ethical Pitfalls of Lawyer Marketing - Presenter: Sarah C. Easter, Esquire of The McKellar Law Firm, PLLC

Previous Meetings from 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006

January 15, 2013 (Changed to 3rd Tuesday) - CASA of East Tennessee - Presenter: Erin Favier, CASA of East TN

February 14, 2013 - Cupid In The Cubicle - Presenter: Chris McCarty, Esquire of Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop

March 07, 2013 - Handling an Insurance Defense Claim - Presenter: Connie Sledzinski of Nationwide Insurance

April 09, 2013 - Family Law:  Prenuptual & Postnuptual Agreements - Presenter: Cindy Wyrick, Esquire of Ogle, Gass & Richardson

May 9, 2013 - Knox County Health – Utilizing Data and Navigating the Systems - Presenter: Leslie Muse, Esquire of Butler, Vines & Babb

June 13, 2013 - Relationship Between Knox County and Knox County Schools - Presenter: Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett

July 11, 2013 - Court Procedures - Presenter: Catherine Quist, Clerk Knox County Circuit Court

August 08, 2013 - Private Investigation - Presenter: Stephanie Johnson, CP, LPI, Law firm of Marcos Garza

September 12, 2013 - Ethics - Presenter: Alex Long, Esquire of UTK Law School

October 10, 2013 - Federal Criminal Practice - Presenter: Beth Ford, Esquire of the Public Defender's Office

November 14, 2013 - Crime Victims' Rights - Presenter: Susie DeLozier, CP, Victim Witness Coordinator U.S. Attorney's Office

Previous Meetings from 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006

January 12, 2012 - Mobile Home Foreclosures / Bankruptcy - Rachel Houston, CP, Sr. Legal Coordinator of 21st Mortgage

February 09, 2012 - Estate Law: Inheritance Taxes and Returns - Vistoria Tilman, Esquire of Law Office of Anne McKinney, PC

March 08, 2012 - Corporate Law: Contracts - Kristin K. Seabrook, Esquire General Counsel of Pilot Flying J

April 12, 2012 - Defending a Legal Malpractice - Brad A. Fraser, Esquire of Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC.

May 10, 2012 - Probate and Estate Administration - Sharon Potter, Esquire of Frantz, McConnel & Seymour, LLP

June 14, 2012 - Family Law - Greg McMillian of Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop

July 12, 2012 - Legal Aid - Terry Woods of East Tennessee Legal Aid

August 09, 2012 - Ethics - Judy Cornett of the University of Tennessee

September 12, 2012 - The Law in High Heels - Examination of laws made and inspired by women - Ursula Bailey, Esquire of the Law Office of Ursula Bailey

October 11, 2012 - Products Liability - Joshua A. Wolfe, Esquire of Leitner, Williams, Dooley and Napolitan, PLLC.

November 08, 2012 - Medical Records - Beverly Nelms, Esquire of Frantz, McConnell & Seymour, LLP

Previous Meetings from 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006

January 13, 2011 - Locating Experts - Fred Grello, M.D. of Butler Vines and Babb

February 10, 2011 - Hospital Law - Bruce A. Anderson, Esquire, Vice President for Legal Services and General Counsel of East TN Children's Hospital

March 10, 2011 - Social Security - Timothy L. Baldridge, Esquire of Bill Hotz & Associates

April 14, 2011 - Effective Handling of Exhibits for Deposition Summaries - Ken R. Gibson, RPR of Gibson Court Reporting

May 12, 2011 - Environmental Law - James C. Wright, Esquire of Bulter, Vines & Babb.

June 09, 2011 - Ethics - Justice Sharon Lee of the Tennessee Supreme Court

July 14, 2011 - Bailment - Bryan L. Capps, Esquire of the Adams Law Firm

August 11, 2011 - Adoption Law - Andrew S. Roskind, Esquire of Herston Roskind, PLC.

September 08, 2011 - Paralegal Certification - Jill I. Francisco, ACP, of the National Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals

October 13, 2011 - Dram Shop Law - David A. Chapman, Esquire and Dana C. Holloway, Esquire of Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan

November 10, 2011 -Medicare Subrogation presented by Tracie Livesay, ACP, Paralegal with Costner & Greene

December 08, 2011 (Members Only Meeting) - Annual Meeting and Social

Previous Meetings from 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006

January 14, 2010 - Legal Research - Lida Hoskins Burke, Esquire of LexisNexis

February 18, 2010 - Workers' Compensation - Link A. Gibbons, Esquire of Lewis King Krieg & Waldrop

March 11, 2010 - Discovery: No Where To Hide (e-discovery) - Bill Dean of Forensic Discoveries

April 8, 2010 - Ethics - Paula Schaefer, Esquire, Associate Professor of Law at The University of Tennessee.

May 13, 2010 - Prevention / Crisis Management In Food Borne Illness Litigation - Martin Ellis, Esquire of Butler Vines & Babb

June 17, 2010 - Sports Law - Jared B. Karnes, Esquire

July 08, 2010 - Social Networking - Jo Anne Neary, Leitner Williams Dooley & Napolitan

August 12, 2010 - Litigation - Tracie L. Livesay, ACP of Costner & Greene

September 09, 2010 - Time Management - Cathy S. Hulsey, ACP of Lewis King Kreig & Waldrop

October 14, 2010 - Employer's Non-discrimination Act (ENDA) - Janet Strevel Hayes, Esquire of Lewis King Krieg & Waldrop

November 11, 2010 - Personal Injury - Brian Trammel, Esquire of Trammel, Adkins & Ward

December 09, 2010 - Annual Meeting of Membership & Social

Previous Meetings from 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006

January 9, 2009 - New Medical Malpractice Statute (TCA 29-26-121) - Donna R. Davis, Attorney of Butler Vines & Babb

February 12, 2009 - Commitment: The Paralegal's Most Valuable Asset - Janie M. Shelton, CP

March 12, 2009 - Labor Law - Negotiating with the Union - Gary W. Wright, Esq. of Wimberly Lawson Seale Wright & Daves

April 9, 2009 - Subrogation - When & Why - Link A. Gibbons, Esq. of Lewis King Krieg & Waldrop

May 14, 2009 - Handling Corporate Real Estate Closings - Jamie L. Fuller, Paralegal to Gentry Tipton & McLemore

June 11, 2009 - Ethics - Judy Cornett, Attorney and Associate Professor of University of Tennessee College of Law

July 9, 2009 - How to Prepare a Power Point Presentation - Joe McLemore, Paralegal Lewis King Krieg & Waldrop

August 13, 2009 - Warranty Litigation - Summer Stevens, Attorney with London & Amburn

September 10, 2009 - Issuing Out-of-State Subpoenas - Helen Byrd, ACP of Butler Vines & Babb

October 7, 2009 (Wednesday) - Defending Capital Punishment Cases - W. Thomas Dillard, Esq. of Ritchie Dillard & Daves

November 12, 2009 Internet Privacy / Internet Law - W. Chris McCarty, Esq. of Lewis King Krieg & Waldrop

December 10, 2009 Annual Meeting of Membership & Social

Previous Meetings from 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006

January 10, 2008 - Social Security Law - Melissa K. Moss, CLA presented

February 14, 2008 - Preparation and Presentation of Evidence in Arbitration - Monty Walton, Esquire. President of The Advantage Group, Inc.

March 13, 2008 - Ethics - Link Gibbons, Esquire and Chris McCarty, Esquire of Lewis King Krieg & Waldrop, PC.

April 10, 2008 - Construction Law - R. Loy Waldrop, Esquire of Lewis King Kreig and Waldrop, PC.

May 8, 2008 - Legal Research - Judy M. Cornett, JD, Associate Professor University of Tennessee College of Law

June 12, 2008 - Estate Planning - Darsi Sirknen of Woolf McClane Bright Allen & Carpenter

July 10, 2008 - Criminal Court Process - Hon. Ken Irvine of the Knox County Criminal Court

August 14, 2008 - Juvenile Court Procedure - Barbara Miller, Legal Assistant to Judge Tim Irwin of the Knox County Juvenile Court

September 16, 2008 - Bankruptcy - David Roberts, Esquire

October 9, 2008 - Legal Malpractice - David Benner, Esquire of Lewis King Krieg & Waldrop, PC.

November 13, 2008 - Effective Communication - Kelly Perry of Lewis King Krieg & Waldrop, PC.

December 11, 2008 Annual Meeting and Social

Previous Meetings from 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006

January 11, 2007 David Eldridge, Esquire of Eldridge & Blakney, P.C. presented Criminal Defense.

February 8, 2007 Chris McCarty, Esquire of Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, PC. presented Employment Law - Discrimination

March 8, 2007 Otis Stevens, Esquire of the UT College of Law presented Constitutional Law

April 12, 2007 Charles Torres, Esquire presented Immigration Law

May 10, 2007 Diane Steffy, RN, MS, CRC, CDMS, CCM presented Medicare Setasides and Life Care Plans

June 14, 2007 Charles E. Young, Jr., Esquire of Kramer Rayson presented Internet Law

July 12, 2007 Janet L. Hogan, Esquire of Hogan & Hogan presented Advanced Insurance Law

August 9, 2007 Sidney Gilreath, Esquire of Gilreath & Associates presented Toxic Tort Litigation

September 13, 2007 Linda Mowles, Esquire of Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C. presented Copyright Law

October 2007 Linda Glasgow, PHR, from Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop presented Confidentiality and Conflict Screening.

November 8, 2007 Dawn Coppock, Esquire, Sole Practitioner presented Adoption Law

Previous Meetings from 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006

January 11, 2006 Olivia "Libby" Roleson, CLAS, NALA's Region-3 Affiliated Associations Director, addressed the membership regarding NALA and professional associations.

February 9, 2006 John B. Dupree, Esq. presented Trial Preparation - The Paralegal's Role.

March 9, 2006 Franklin Handly, Lewis King Krieg & Waldrop's IT Department presented Pump it up with PowerPoint..

April 13, 2006 Glenda "Susie" DeLozier, CP of the United States Attorneys Office presented Victim Witness Coordination.

May 11, 2006 Summer H. Stevens, Esquire of Lewis King Krieg & Waldrop, presented "I Object!" a review of discovery objections and discussion on how and when to use them.

June 8, 2006 Honorable Wheeler A. Rosenbalm, Knox County Circuit Court Judge, presented "Reading the Jury".

July 13, 2006 Lisa A. Knott, Esquire of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development presented "Workers' Compensation Updates" an introduction to the recent changes to the Workers Compensation law and the processes of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

August 10, 2006 Verlan Thomas Andrew Long, Esquire of Costner & Greene Attorneys presented "You're Busted" a discussion of criminal law procedure.

September 14, 2006 Harry P. Ogden, Esquire of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. presented "Nursing Home Litigation".

October 12, 2006 Steve Daves, Esquire of O’Neil, Parker & Williamson presented "Medical Malpractice".

November 9, 2006 Tara L. Dalton, Esquire of Lewis King Krieg & Waldrop, PC. Ms. Dalton spoke with the group on "Legal Writing".

December 14, 2006 Smoky Mountain Paralegal Assiciation held its Christmas Social