Amy Farrar and Amanda Moore, co-founders of the Tennessee Center for Estate & Elder Law, PLLC, recently attended the Tennessee Bar Association’s 2022 Estate Planning & Probate Forum in Franklin, Tennessee. They joined their colleagues for a day of education on recent developments in the law on trusts, probate, conservatorships, ethics, and more. Topics included 2021 revisions to Tennessee’s Uniform Trust Code and practical advice on trust administration and drafting from professional trustees; practical probate advice from a panel of Tennessee Clerk & Masters; updates on legislation, including proposed mandatory conservatorship training; estate planning for business owners; and ethical issues in estate planning. The Tennessee Center for Estate & Elder Law is dedicated to staying current on the law to better represent its clients.
Amy Farrar and Amanda Moore have accepted invitations to speak to a variety of groups on estate planning and elder law. They presented to a group of seniors at the St. Clair Senior Center in Murfreesboro about how proper estate and elder law planning can prevent frustration and expense in the future. Moore also took part in a panel sponsored by Alzheimer’s Tennessee, “What Every Caregiver Needs to Know and When You Need to Know It,” as part of a webinar series on aging in place. Along with other experts in their respective fields, Moore was part of a program to help listeners understand their options and next steps for senior care. She explained her work in elder law and the benefits of estate planning. Farrar and Moore will next speak to the Murfreesboro Jaycees on February 25.
The Tennessee Center for Estate & Elder Law welcomed an intern in January. Through the Harpeth Hall School’s Winterim program, high school senior Elisabeth Nelson spent three weeks with the firm to learn what a career in law can look like. Harpeth Hall’s Winterim program allows students to participate in internships to explore potential career interests and gain experience in the workplace. As an intern at the Tennessee Center for Estate & Elder Law, Elisabeth attended client meetings, watched probate court, and helped with special projects. Through partnerships with other members of the community, Elisabeth was able to shadow both Judge Lisa Eischeid and the law firm of Catron and Fowler. Going into her internship, Elisabeth hoped to achieve a greater understanding of the work Farrar and Moore do for their clients and is grateful to have been able to do that and more. As for her future plans, Elisabeth knows she would love to have a career in law after this opportunity with the firm.
The Tennessee Center for Estate & Elder Law, PLLC is always working to refine its clients’ experience at the firm. To that end, co-founders Amy Farrar and Amanda Moore completed the award-winning Scaling Small Law program. Hosted by the Tennessee Bar Association, this program focused on business education and practice growth. Created with entrepreneurial lawyers and newly formed small firms in mind, the program included roundtable discussions, training sessions, and assignments on topics ranging from business planning and finance to law practice management and digital marketing. This course pushed its participants to look strategically at the development of their law firms in areas like client experiences and technology use. Such work gave Farrar and Moore further tools to continue to work on their firm instead of just in their firm.
Scaling Small Law just received the Excellence Award in Continuing Education from the Tennessee Society of Association Executives. Farrar and Moore were honored to have been in the inaugural class.
Amy Farrar has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Estate Planning Council of Middle Tennessee. The Estate Planning Council of Middle Tennesssee is an accredited council of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC), which is the association of choice for professionals engaged in the practice of estate planning. The Estate Planning Council of Middle Tennessee fosters a multi-disciplinary approach to estate planning designed to meet the needs of clients at all stages of their lives, with an emphasis on wealth preservation and legacy.