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What we offer
BirdDog Law provides Tennessee lawyers with fast and reliable answers to their questions about Tennessee tort law and civil trial law. This website hosts digital editions of six books created by Nashville trial lawyer John Day. Each book is regularly updated and available here by subscription. Additionally, BirdDog Law provides Tennessee lawyers with a myriad of FREE resources 24/7 on any device.
BirdDog Law provides you with free 24 / 7 access to the resources you need to help you serve your clients. Searchable, easy-to-read information used everyday by civil trial lawyers and paralegals, all available through a convenient portal.
BirdDog Law puts information you need to help you serve your clients at your fingertips. The rules of evidence, criminal procedure, and more – all available at your desk or in the courtroom and accessible through a single website.
BirdDog Law allows you to subscribe to John’s books on the law of torts, tort reform, wrongful death, civil trial, and appellate standards of review (in both civil and criminal courts). These books can save you hours of research time, and are updated as the law changes.
John, founder of The Law Offices of John Day, P.C., and his law firm have served thousands of personal injury and wrongful death clients since he began his practice in Nashville. But John has also devoted thousands and thousands of hours to helping other Tennessee lawyers serve their clients, while also working to improve Tennessee’s system of justice. BirdDog Law is John’s latest effort to make life easier for not only for Tennessee lawyers but also the paralegals and others who support those lawyers.
Finding information about the functioning of the court system in a given Tennessee county used to require searching multiple websites of different court clerks and various county-sponsored websites.
BirdDog has collected all of that information and created 95 different databases – one for each county – letting you readily find what you need in one convenient place. And, we have added lots more information, including filing statistics and tort trial and verdict information.
Review the sample pages below – we think you will agree that databases will increase your efficiency and knowledge.
We really don’t need to tell you what FAQs are.
We are no longer printing copies of any of these books. We made the conscious decision that we could offer a higher quality product if we went to an e-book format.
Here is the issue we wanted to address: most printed books are months out-of-date the day they are printed. We decided that our Tennessee colleagues would ultimately get more benefit from books that were consistently kept up to date, changing as new statutes were adopted and court decisions were released.
Logistically, it is a nightmare to print hard-copy books while also continually updating an e-book. Thus, we choose to abandon printed books and put all of our efforts into creating a dynamic e-book which we believe better serves Tennessee lawyers.
In addition, it is our belief that Tennessee lawyers want the convenience of being able to access these important resources from anywhere: in the office, in court, or at home. Offering these books electronically permits us to meet that need.
This is explained in detail on our Updating Policy Page.
Each book is fully searchable by keywords, but depending on the reader’s level of knowledge he or she may find it helpful to examine the Table of Contents of each book before doing a word search. Word searches can turn up lots of “hits” that can be frustrating to the reader. The Table of Contents may lead you directly to what you are looking for without having to examine each keyword “hit.”
No. BirdDog Law is designed to save you time and money by giving you a head start on your research. It is not intended to be an endpoint of your study. Depending on your general knowledge of the subject matter, you may wish to test what you see here by use of traditional legal research. Use of BirdDog’s resources will make any additional research you deem necessary more efficient.
We use editorial judgment to determine when we omit extensive citations. We tend to omit citations when there are so many that it interferes with the readability of the summary. Of course, the citations are available from the opinions themselves.
You will need to rely on traditional legal research to find the answer. We have almost doubled the book’s topics since it was first published, but admittedly the book does not cover every tort law topic. If you share with us a topic that was omitted and your view of the leading case on the subject, we will research the issue and determine whether to add the topic to the book.
Call Carey Turner at 615.742.4880 between the hours of 9:30 and 5:00 PM Central Time and she will help.
Use this guide:
We also recommend that you print the relevant page(s) and attach the document to your brief. Finally, remember that all books on this site are evolving documents and thus it is possible that text or case citations may change.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central time and we will help.