Nashville School of Law

Equal Justice University Scholarship

Are you a public interest lawyer or law student interested in attending a legal services conference? TALS is awarding four need-based scholarships for EJU 2018 thanks to sponsorship from the Tennessee Bar Association.

Equal Justice University, hosted by the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, is the annual gathering of approximately 200 lawyers, advocates, social worker professionals, and pro bono attorneys involved in providing civil legal assistance across Tennessee. This year, EJU will explore the theme Overcoming Adversity: Hope in Challenging Times, bridging the past and
present with topics such as fair housing. The conference offers a diverse array of legal education and networking opportunities.

More information and an application can be found here. Please note the application deadline is has been extended to August 13.

Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board to Hear Appellate Arguments at NSL

The Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board will hear appellate arguments in two cases at Nashville School of Law at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10. All are invited to attend.

A docket is available here and the trial court decisions are here.

The first case that will be argued, Bullard v. Facilities Performance Group, involves an employee who was injured when she missed a step and fell leaving the building she had just cleaned for her employer.  The employer denied her workers’ compensation claim on the basis that the fall was due to an unknown cause and was not related to the employment.  The trial court found the steps on which the employee fell were a hazard of her employment, making her fall work-related.  The employer has appealed, arguing that the fall and resulting injuries are not causally related to the employment.