Local Government Practice Section

This section provides a forum for topics such as land use, planning and permitting, municipal finance, contracting, and other local government functions. To learn more about this new section, contact Jenny Jones at jjones@tnbar.org.

Robertson Overbey
900 S GAY ST ,Suite 800 Riverview Tower
Knoxville, TN 37902-1823
Immediate Past Chair
P.O. Box 608
Powell, TN 37849
City of Franklin, Law Department
109 3rd Avenue South
Franklin, TN 37065

Join Us for the 2017 Local Government Forum

This year’s annual TBA Local Government Program take place on March 23 in Nashville and will cover topics including legislation, ex parte communication, public speaking and social media. Learn from a public relations expert what reporters are looking for when interviewing lawyers and role-play on how to handle media communication. Following the program those attending are welcome to join the TBA for a Nashville Predators game. Find out more and reigster at the TBA website.
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City of Erin Faces Lawsuit in Free Speech Case

A man who was arrested for writing a taunt to the Erin police chief on his truck is suing the city in retaliation, the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reports. Joe Southard was charged with criminal harassment last year because of the statement, but the charges were dropped in December. Southard is seeking $850,000 in damages from the city for violating his First Amendment rights and placing him under false arrest.
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