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Red Cross Blood Drive, May 19-20—Why Should You Donate?
One-Stop Shop for Pro Bono & Volunteer Opportunities
The Memphis Bar Association today introduced www.memphisbar.org/volunteer, a portion of its website dedicated to helping local attorneys find ways to achieve the 50 pro bono hours encouraged by the Tennessee Supreme Court. The site lists schedules and details regarding popular pro bono programs such as the Saturday Legal Clinic and Attorney for the Day as well as information about general community service opportunities.
County Commission Will Name Replacement for Judge Pugh
The Shelby County Commission has voted to name a replacement for General Sessions Criminal Court Judge Ann Pugh, who has announced that she will retire on May 31, until the Aug. 5 elections. Public interviews of candidates are scheduled for June 2 and the vote for a replacement is scheduled for June 7. Those interested in applying should contact Steve Sumerall at 545.4307 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Congratulations Leadership Forum Graduates!
Paul E. Lewis, 61, of Arlington, passed away at his home on Friday, April 30. A practicing attorney for over 30 years, he was a former DUI judge and board certified in DUI defense by the National College for DUI Defense and certified as a DUI specialist by the Tennessee Supreme Court Commission on CLE and Specialization. He was invited to participate as a faculty member at the National College for DUI Defense at Harvard Law School and was a contributing author to the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers magazine. A member of Faith Baptist Church, Mr. Lewis is survived by his daughter, Rebekah (John) Ross of Oklahoma City and son, Paul E. Lewis, III, of Norman, OK; his brother, Jim (Marilyn) Lewis of Ruston, LA and two cousins. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 28 at 1 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church of Bartlett. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Faith Baptist Church or the American Heart Association.
Interested in Coaching a Mock Trial Team?
Each February, the MBA Young Lawyers Division hosts the local High School Mock Trial Competition. There are many eager and talented students who want to participate in mock trial, but very few lawyers available to coach them. Those lawyers who have coached will tell you how much they have enjoyed the experience and what a great opportunity it is to contribute meaningfully to the lives of promising young people.
More Bench Bar Photos Now Online!
Law Week Photos
Attorney of the Day and Saturday Legal Clinic Schedule
Visit www.memphisbar.org/volunteer for a list of pro bono and other volunteer opportunities.
Notre Dame Club Presents Hesburgh Lecture on May 18
The Notre Dame Club of Memphis, in cooperation with Christian Brothers High School, is presenting “What is the Place for Religion in the Public Square?” on Tuesday, May 18 from 7-9 p.m. at Christian Brothers High School Auditorium. The Hesburgh Lecture will be presented by Richard W. Garnett, J.D., Professor of Law and Associate Dean, of the University of Notre Dame Law School, who will discuss the recent Wisconsin District Court decision ruling that the National Prayer Day is unconstitutional. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.ndmemphis.com or call Dr. Charles T. Kenny at 237.7048.
A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the MBA office (80 Monroe Avenue, Suite 220) on May 19th and 20th from 10 am until 3:30 pm. To sign up, contact Mary Lynes at email@example.com . If you are asking yourself, "Why Donate?", then you need to have a talk with MBA member Sam Cole, Jr. Sam has donated 18 gallons of blood in his lifetime. It all started when Sam was in the Air Force stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico. When an Air Force pilot crashed in the mountains surrounding the base, the pilot's life was saved by blood donations given by other Air Force members on the base that day. After the pilot survived to tell his story, he returned to the base to thank the doctors, nurses and blood donors who helped him. While the very talented medical team played an important role in saving the pilot's life, they could not have done it without the ready blood supply donated by those on the base that day. It was that fact that kept Sam coming back to donate blood over the years. Sam later learned that because his blood is type CMV Negative, his platelets are safe for infants and small children who are fighting leukemia and other cancers. What a great reason to donate! You never know whose life you may touch. For more details about what your blood donation means and what the process is for blood donation, visit www.redcrossblood.org.
YLD Triple Threat CLE & Happy Hour, May 20
The MBA Young Lawyers Division will host a one hour seminar followed by a happy hour at Majestic Grille (145 South Main) on Thursday, May 20th. The seminar, “Ethical Issues in E-Discovery,” with speaker Catherine Morrison Harris, a legal consultant with Kroll Ontrack, will be held from 4:30-5:30 pm with the YLD monthly Happy Hour from 5:30 – 7 pm, sponsored by Kroll Ontrack. Click here for more details and to register online today.
CLC Fundraiser, "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" on June 2nd
The Community Legal Center will host its 10th Annual Fundraiser at Theatre Memphis (630 Perkins Extended) on Wednesday, June 2nd. The event will feature the musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The party begins at 6 p.m. with an open wine and beer bar and hors d’oeuvres, plus a silent auction. The play will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the party and play are $40, $25 for students. For tickets, information, or to make a contribution to Community Legal Center, contact: Bob Winfield / 901-725-3904 or Meg Jones / 901-544-7000. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, click here for details.
YLD Redbirds Game Night, June 10
Join the MBA Young Lawyers Division on Thursday, June 10th at AutoZone Park as the Memphis Redbirds take on the Iowa Cubs. The game starts at 7:05 p.m., and the event is open to all MBA members and their guests. Thanks to the event sponsors, Bank Tennessee and Alpha Reporting, tickets are only $10, which includes admission to the game and the Picnic Pavilion, as well as hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken sandwiches, and soft drinks. Money must be received by May 26th. To reserve your seat, download the registration form or contact Dottie McCallen at firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds will be donated to the Downtown Porter Boys and Girls Club.
Young Lawyers Golf Tournament, June 18
The YLD Annual Golf Tournament presented by BankTennessee & IPSCO will be held Friday, June 18th with a shotgun start at 1 pm at Club at North Creek (www.northcreekgolf.com ). The Club is located only 20 minutes from downtown Memphis at 8770 N. Creek Boulevard in Southaven. The price is $65.00 per person, including cart, greens fees, range balls, soft drinks, beer, & prizes. Prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin & various door prizes will be awared. For registration and sponsorship details, click here.
May 12 through May 20
Review of Significant Labor & Employment Law Decisions & Verdicts of the U.S. District Court
You can register online for these seminars by clicking on a seminar name above. If you have trouble registering online, a link to download a PDF version of the registration form can be found on the right side of each seminar web page. This form can be printed and either faxed (901.527.3582) or mailed to the MBA.
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