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Federal Court Rules That Trump Administration Must Continue to Accept DACA Renewals
January 10, 2018

In an Order dated January 9, 2018, the U.S. District Court in California v DHS issued a nationwide injunction prohibiting the Trump administration from terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (“DACA”) as it relates to renewals. The court ordered DHS “to maintain the DACA program on a nationwide basis on the same terms and conditions as were in effect before the rescission on September 5, 2017, including allowing DACA enrollees to renew their enrollments.” The administration has vowed to appeal and will likely seek to place this ruling on hold in the appellate court. Until that happens, however, the Order provides that DHS must accept certain DACA renewals as of today. The Order makes it clear, though, that DHS does not have to accept applications from individuals that have not previously filed for DACA.

Federal Bars On Scandalous, Immoral or Disparaging Marks Held Unconstitutional
December 27, 2017

In just a few months, the landscape for registering scandalous, immoral and disparaging mark bars has been entirely changed.

Five Contract-Related Tips for Freelance Artists, Photographers, and Designers
October 18, 2017

Five tips to keep in mind when you’re thinking about your contract. It is becoming more and more common to work as a freelance artist rather than work for a firm, whether as a photographer, videographer, graphic designer, web designer, or similar professional, so what should your contracts look like? It is good practice to have written contracts with all of your clients. Contracts can help make sure you and your client understand exactly the terms of the deal.

Senators from Both Parties Attempt to Protect DREAMers
December 16, 2016

The immigrant community across the U.S. are living in fear of what the Trump presidency may hold, but one community that is most affected are the “DREAMers.” President Barack Obama’s created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (“DACA”) by Executive Action. More than 740,000 young people have been granted deportation reprieve and work permits under the program. These immigrants could now lose those protections, should Trump follow through on his promise to end President Obama’s immigration executive actions once he is sworn into office.

What is Immediately at Risk for Immigrants after Donald Trump’s Inauguration
November 15, 2016

On November 8, 2016 Donald Trump (“Trump”) was elected to be the 45th president of the United States after making immigration one of his main platform points. Despite conveying an anti-immigration message, Trump’s campaign mostly lacked policy details. This lack of information has left immigrants and immigrant sympathizers nervous and afraid since his unexpected election.

Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
June 8, 2016

Until now, trade secret law in the United States was left to the individual states. The Uniform Trade Secrets Act, or variations thereof, had been adopted by 47 states and the District of Columbia.

Tonya K. Cammon Elected as Fellow of Tennessee Bar
June 2, 2016

Tonya K. Cammon has recently been elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association of 818 attorneys across the state. Invitations to membership, which is a position of honor, were extended to 30 attorneys this year by the Board of Trustees. The introduction of new Fellows took place in May at the annual Fellows' Dinner in Nashville.

Attorney Mark W. Litchford Successfully Completes NBI Training
April 21, 2016

Attorney Mark Litchford, a director at the law firm Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison, P.C., in Chattanooga, Tennessee, recently completed his training on Advanced Plaintiff Strategies for Automobile Injuries held by the National Business Institute,

Defending Your Rights Starts With Selecting A Competent Attorney
March 28, 2016

When individuals are charged with a driving under the influence, they are facing a dilemma that may substantially affect their life forever. Ranging from incarceration to having a lifetime criminal history, a conviction for DUI can destroy a career, ruin relationships, and eliminate one's chance at obtaining employment. Selecting a DUI attorney is one of the biggest decisions an individual may make and substantial consideration should be employed to determine whether or not the attorney truly has the skills, training, knowledge and resources that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases.

Attorney Mark W. Litchford Receives Distinguished Membership
March 23, 2016

On March 11, Mark Litchford was admitted into the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, a nationwide organization of members who are recognized as having achieved advanced level training on the strategies that result in the successful resolution for defendants charged with driving under the influence.

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