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Sarah Sheppeard Leads 45th Annual Tennessee Law Institute

For forty-five years, the Tennessee Law Institute has been the gold standard for CLE programs in Tennessee.

The program was founded by the late great Don Paine and the late great John Walker, and LT Knoxville’s Sarah Sheppeard is carrying on the legacy of this fabulous program.

The Tennessee Law Institute Review Seminar kicked off in Nashville on September 22 and 23 and was in Knoxville on October 6 and 7.

The program will be in Gatlinburg on October 27 and 28, Memphis on November 10 and 11, Chattanooga on December 1 and 2, and then will return to Nashville for a final engagement on December 13 and 14.

We congratulate Sarah on her continued leadership for Tennessee’s preeminent CLE program.

Sarah SheppeardSarah Y. Sheppeard, is a shareholder and a Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator, in the firm’s Knoxville office. Sarah practices in the areas of domestic relations, estates, commercial law and general civil litigation. She has been a lecturer with the Tennessee Law Institute since 1988.  She was chair of the Tennessee Judicial Evaluation Commission, was for 15 years an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law, was previously a member of the Tennessee Law Review, and has chaired the Tennessee Bar Association Litigation Section and CLE Committee. A past-president of the Knoxville Bar Association, she is a Fellow in the Knoxville, Tennessee and American Bar Foundations and the Fellows of the Tennessee Young Lawyers Conference. She served on the Advisory Commission to the Tennessee Supreme Court on Rules of Practice and Procedure.  She is certified as a Rule 31 Mediator by the Tennessee Supreme Court and is Chancellor [legal counsel] of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee. She received the Tennessee Bar Association’s President’s Award in 2010. In 2014, she was presented with the Knoxville Bar Association’s highest honor, the Governors’ Award.