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Tim DiScenza Named Court of the Judiciary’s New Chief Disciplinary Counsel
The Court of the Judiciary today named Timothy R. DiScenza as the new chief disciplinary counsel in charge of overseeing the ethical conduct of judges in Tennessee. Steve Daniel, who currently holds the position, will be stepping down as chief disciplinary counsel when his contract ends on June 30, 2010. Discenza has agreed to retain Patrick J. McHale as assistant disciplinary counsel, a position he has held since January 2009.
New Government Lawyers Section Is Formed
In addition to the new IP/Entertainment Law Section, the MBA Board of Directors recently approved the formation of the Government Lawyers Section. As its name implies, it is designed to meet the needs of government attorneys—civil/criminal, federal, state and local—although any MBA member may join.
The MBA Proudly Introduces Its Intellectual Property / Entertainment Law Section
The Memphis area boasts a bevy of highly talented and accomplished practitioners in the entertainment and intellectual property law fields and multiple businesses and artists constantly needing counsel in these highly complex areas. As a result, the MBA has instituted the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section.
Summer Law Intern Program Needs You!
Over 50 law firms, government agencies, and corporate legal departments have committed to taking an intern through the Summer Law Intern Program. However, over 20 students are on a “wait list”, hoping that we can find additional places for them. The program runs from June 7 to July 2; an orientation will be held for the interns and workplaces on Friday, June 5. Interns are to work a total of 60 hours over that four-week period. While the interns can do clerical work, the goal of the program is to give them a taste of the “real world” practice of law. Participating workplaces are asked to take them to court, sit in on depositions, watch a business negotiation, etc. Group activities on Friday will introduce them to other aspects of the practice of law.
Bench Bar Photos
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.
CLC Fundraiser, "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," June 2
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.
Bankruptcy Section Hosts Annual Golf Tournament on June 11
The MBA Bankruptcy Section is hosting the 22nd Annual Nancy Cannon Bankruptcy Open Golf Tournament on Friday, June 11 at Stonebridge Golf Club. There will be a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. The entry fee is $60 ($12 for dinner only) before May 28; $65 after May 28. To register, click here.
SURPRISE Reception for Judge McPherson, June 15
A surprise retirement reception for Judge Charles O. McPherson will be held in the Supreme Court Courtroom of the Shelby County Courthouse (Rm 330, 140 Adams Avenue) on Tuesday, June 15th from 12:30-2:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Susan Wilson at 901.545.4784.
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.
Kickin’ It for CASA Kickball Tournament, August 28
The YLD is supporting the Court Appointed Special Advocates’ (CASA) Advocacy Program in assuring safe, permanent homes for abused and neglected children in Shelby County by participating in their 2010 Kickball Tournament. All the proceeds from the tournament benefit CASA. The Kickball Tournament is a one-day, single elimination event on August 28, 2010 at Willow Park (at Mt. Moriah and Willow Road near I-240). The YLD is forming a team which will consist of 15 members. If you are interesting in participating, please contact, Shon Johnson at email@example.com or David McKinney at dmckinney@BPJLAW.com .
May 26 through June 25
Techniques for Avoiding (and/or Breaking) Impasse
Padilla v. Commonwealth of Kentucky
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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