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MEMPHIS LEGAL PLACEMENT—the exclusive placement service of the Memphis Bar Association, MLP is currently accepting resumes for experienced Attorneys, Paralegals and Legal Secretaries for temporary and permanent positions. Please email resume and salary requirement to or fax to Mary at 901.527.3582.


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CLC Fundraiser, "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Tonight!

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.

Our Condolences

Attorney Charles Cobb died Tuesday evening. A memorial service will be held at Lindenwood Christian Church (2400 Union Avenue) at noon on Saturday with visitation to follow. Look for more details tomorrow.

Summer Intern Orientation is This Friday

The 2010 Summer Law Intern Program will officially kick off this Friday with an orientation at 11 a.m. in the Memphis City Council Chambers at City Hall. This year, 60 students have been placed in an internship with a local law firm or law office. Participants will begin their four-week internship with their assigned law office on Monday, June 7th.
     An initiative by the Diversity Committee of the Memphis Bar Association, the High School Summer Law Intern Program was created in 2007 with the purpose of exposing minority high school students to the “real world” practice of law and encouraging them to consider law as a career. The students work at least 15 hours a week during the four-week period and receive a stipend upon successful completion of the program. In addition, the students participate in group activities, such as meeting the judges and learning about undergraduate and graduate admissions. In 2009, the MBA received an ABA Partnership Award in recognition of the program and its efforts to "increase the participation and advancement of lawyers of color in the organized bar and to attract students of color to the legal profession." 
     If you are interested in participating in the Summer Law Intern Program by hosting an intern at your law office or sponsoring an intern for an organization who cannot affort to pay the $500 stipend, please contact MBA Executive Director Anne Fritz at 527.3573 or

Thank You to the MBA Blood Drive Donors!

During the two-day American Red Cross Blood Drive held last month at the MBA offices, 21 units of blood were collected with the potential of saving up to 3 lives in local hospitals. The impact of these donations is great, and we are very appreciative of the members who stopped by to donate during the drive. Thank you!

MBA Introduces Two New Sections!

The Memphis Bar Association is proud to announce the recent addition of two new sections—the Intellectual Property/Entertainment Law Section and the Government Lawyers Section.
     The IP/Entertainment Law Section is chaired by William Parks of Wyatt Tarrant and Combs and hopes to not only bring together attorneys in these practice areas but also to provide the Memphis business community and the Mid-South region with a legal education resource, dedicated pro-bono group, and experts in these subject areas. To read more about this section, click here.
     The Government Lawyers Section is chaired by Janet Shipman, an Assistant County Attorney with the Health Department, and hopes to serve as a resource for government attorneys, offering a venue for them to network and to discuss the unique challenges they face in their practices. To read more about this section, click here
     To join these sections, contact the MBA office at 901.527.3573 or log in to and select the section under “View/Edit Profile.”

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Events Calendar

Attorney of the Day and Saturday Legal Clinic Schedule

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Volunteer Opportunities

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CLC Fundraiser, "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," June 2

More details under Headlines above.

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. with food and refreshments in the Picnic Pavilion starting at 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by Bank Tennessee and Alpha Reporting and is sold out! 

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 ( ). 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.

Retirement Reception for Judge Ann Pugh, June 24

All MBA members are invited to attend a Retirement Reception for Judge Ann Pugh in celebration of her 32 years of service to the Criminal Justice System on Thursday, June 24th from 5:30-7:30 pm at the home of Leslie and Renelle Ballin. For more details and to RSVP, please email by June 18th.

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 or David McKinney at .

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CLE Seminars

June 10 through June 25

Techniques for Avoiding (and/or Breaking) Impasse
Sponsored by the ADR Section
Wed., June 9, 2010
12 – 1 pm
MBA Conference Room, 80 Monroe Ave, #220
Speakers: Stephen Shields and Hayden Lait
1 hour general credit

Tax Free Retirement for Attorneys
Friday, June 11, 2010
12-1 pm
MBA Conference Room, 80 Monroe Ave, #220
Speaker: Jim Whitehead, Shoemaker Financial
1 hour general credit

Tax Free Retirement for Attorneys
Thursday, June 17, 2010
12-1 pm
Shoemaker Financial, 2176 West St., #110
Speaker: Jim Whitehead, Shoemaker Financial
1 hour general credit

Funds Transfers for Real Estate Lawyers
Sponsored by Real Estate / Environmental Law Section
Wed., June 23, 2010
12-1 pm
Holiday Inn Select, 5795 Poplar Ave.
Speaker: Anita Lotz, Farris Bobango Branan, PLC
1 Hour General CLE Credit

Padilla v. Commonwealth of Kentucky
Wed., June 23, 2010
3 - 4:30 pm
CJC Auditorium, 201 Poplar, main floor
Speakers: Rehim Babaoglu, Kemper Durand and Allison Wannamaker
1.5 Hours General CLE Credit
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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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