Dave Shearon, who has served as the first and only executive director of the Tennessee Commission on CLE & Specialization since Feb. 1, 1987, has resigned effective Oct. 31. Under his leadership, Tennessee has been a leader in online accreditation tools, distance learning standards, speaker training, attorney well-being, and many forms of non-traditional CLE credit, including the first-ever provision for CLE for pro bono work, coaching, and perhaps soon, mentoring for beginning lawyers. Shearon earned a master’s degree in positive psychology from The University of Pennsylvania and has spent the last few years speaking to groups on attorney well-being and happiness. Andrea Curl, the current assistant executive director, has been named as acting director.
A national leader in CLE reform, Dave wrote the Foreword to Lawyers as Peacemakers and has focused on the issues of well-being and professional satisfaction. His Cutting Edge Law Interview is at
The collaborative law portion starts about half-way at time marker: 17:00
The Tennessee Bar's sponsoring this webcast for coaches on October 20, 3:30 pm Central time. It will focus on our new regulations allowing CLE credit for coaching. I'll talk about:
* how we got here
* what the regulations allow
* how to get coaching sequences approved for credit
We'll also have a significant opportunity for questions and answers, including if anyone want to talk about how to move forward in other states.