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including - Ethics: 1.00
This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., for 6.0 hours, including 1.0 ethics, of continuing legal assistant education self-study credit required to maintain the CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) credential.
JOHN M. CANNON is a sole practitioner in Nashville. His practice areas include mediation, personal injury and contract law. Mr. Cannon earned his B.A. degree from Belmont University, his J.D. degree from the Nashville School of Law, and his M.A. degree from Middle Tennessee State University.
KERRY E. KNOX is a sole practitioner, primarily focusing on employment litigation. He has tried multiple cases in state and federal courts, including race discrimination, gender discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, violations of the Family & Medical Leave Act, and violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Knox has also briefed and argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Tennessee Supreme Court, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and the Tennessee Court of Appeals. He served as a law clerk to the Hon. Ann E. Vitunac in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Knox graduated, magna cum laude, from Middle Tennessee State University and earned his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee College of Law.
ANDREW J. PULLIAM is a partner with the law firm of Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP, where he handles litigation matters, including pre-litigation work and negotiations, litigation, arbitrations, and mediations in state and federal courts. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and all federal and state courts in Tennessee. Mr. Pulliam has handled matters including claims for breach of contract, UCC sales, negotiable instruments, and secured property claims, accountant and actuary malpractice, receivership actions, construction claims, misrepresentation actions, covenants not to compete, and tortious interference with contracts. He also has experience with financial institution claims, lender liability claims, real property claims, adverse possession claims, easement and condemnation actions, wrongful foreclosure actions, insurance defense work including wrongful death claims, insurance coverage disputes, bad faith litigation, probate cases, and administrative board review claims. Mr. Pulliam has handled qui tam actions, class actions, health care liability claims, employment law claims, ERISA claims, intellectual property litigation, Tennessee Consumer Protection Act claims, Tennessee Trade Practices Act claims, Fair Credit Reporting Act claims, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claims, and collections work related to recovery of judgments. He has written the article titled "Toward the Creation of Federal Bioethics Commission and Model Rules of Bioethical Conduct: A Proposal of Legal and Ethical Guidelines for the Rapidly Expanding Medical Genetics Field," 19 Med. L. Quarterly 1 (Parts 3 & 4 1995). Mr. Pulliam earned his B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, and his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University Law School. He is a member of the Nashville, Tennessee, American and Federal (past president, Nashville Chapter) bar associations.
SHELIA L. WILLIAMS, ACP, is a paralegal in the Nashville office of the law firm of Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop P.C., where she specializes mainly in products liability defense. She handles all aspects of the case from initial client contact to trial preparation and participation, especially working with experts and document control. Ms. Williams has assisted in trial in both federal and state courts in Tennessee and many other states. She has lectured at continuing legal education seminars for paralegals and legal secretaries on complex litigation, trial preparation and teamwork. Ms. Williams is a member of the National Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals and the Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association for which she has served as first-vice president and president. Ms. Williams received her B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee and is currently working on her Master in Paralegal Studies through George Washington University. She received her certified paralegal designation in 1991 and her advanced certification in trial practice in 2008.