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The College of Law invites alumni and other legal professionals to register for a new domestic violence continuing legal education program presented by the Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice, the college’s Domestic Violence Clinic, the East Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women, and the Tennessee Law Review.

The program, “Taming the Tiger: Professionally Representing Your Client in Domestic Violence Cases and Navigating Order of Protection Court,” will be held Friday, March 27, at the College of Law, 1505 West Cumberland Avenue. The program will begin at 3:15 p.m. and last until 6:30 p.m. A reception with light refreshments will follow.

Professor Jill Engle of Pennsylvania State University will deliver the keynote address and discuss her approach of “self-aware professionalism” in the context of domestic violence. In 2013, one of her law clinic’s clients was killed in a murder-suicide by the client’s batterer. Engle will discuss her experience as a teacher and a legal advocate as she taught her clinic students how to cope with the collateral consequences and how to use the trauma to contemplate systemic advocacy issues and a lawyer’s role in society.

Other speakers at the event will include Fourth Circuit Judge Greg McMillan; Jo Ann Lehberger of the UT Law Domestic Violence Clinic; Hannah Jones, an intern for the UT College of Social Work; and attorney Steve Sharp. The program will conclude with a brief Q&A panel with some of the speakers.

The program has been approved for 3.0 hours of CLE credit, including 1.25 dual hours, and will be $40 for lawyers seeking CLE credit. All CLE materials will be supplied on a USB drive at the event, so lawyers attending the program should bring a laptop computer.

For more information, contact Micki Fox at or 865-974-8601.


Amy Blakely (865-974-5034,