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National Bar Announces Endorsements, MBA Polls Now Available

A committee of the Ben F. Jones chapter of the National Bar Association has endorsed candidates in all five of the special judicial elections on the Aug. 5 ballot. The committee also endorsed candidates in three of the court clerk races on the ballot. For details on the organization’s picks, go to http://www.memphisdailynews.com/editorial/Article.aspx?id=51033#51033 .
      On Friday, June 25th, the ballot for the MBA Judicial Qualification Poll was emailed to more than 2700 attorneys in Shelby County. If you did not receive the email, please contact the MBA office at 901.527.3573. The poll results will be made available to the public prior to the start of early voting in mid-July.

What the Saturday Legal Clinic Taught Me

by Caren Nichol, Shareholder, Evans Petree PC

As a working mother with two young children, my Saturdays are sacred family days. So when I was asked to attend a Saturday Legal Clinic with my law firm, Evans Petree, I have to admit that I was less than enthusiastic. Pat Arnoult had agreed to staff the clinic with attorneys from our firm and anyone who knows Pat knows he is hard to say no to. I gave my husband, who is also my law partner, the choice—he could either go to the clinic or watch the kids. He chose the kids. The clinic at least starts at the sane time of 9:30 a.m., and so after dishing out waffles to my boys, I headed over to the library.
     There was already a divorce matter that no one else wanted to touch waiting for me when I arrived. Many of my partners and associates had already started their first case of the day. Some of the cases were like bad law school exam questions, and it was fun to watch some of the associates, who are not used to diagnosing the problems, struggle to discern the true issues from the long sordid stories. It was great to watch my partners who are used to dealing in different issues handle the true to life issues you face at the clinics. I think Bill Hendrix got the biggest laugh by watching my face when our client was talking to us about misfiring cylinders and a variety of other car parts I had never heard of. I had no idea what a cylinder did, or that there was more than one in your car.
     By teaming up, we were able to help everyone and even learned a little bit from each other and from our clients. story continued here

Supreme Court Unveils Justice for All Video

On Tuesday, June 22nd, the Tennessee Supreme Court unveiled plans to host a statewide pro bono summit as a part of the Court's effort to address access to justice in Tennessee. The pro bono summit was just one of several action items outlined by the Court, as it announced the adoption of four over-arching goals to guide its Access to Justice Initiative in the coming years. To download a copy of the remarks by Chief Justice Janice M. Holder, go to http://www.tncourts.gov/#A2J4.
    During her remarks, Justice Holder unveiled a video by the Court, which will be used to educate the legal community and business leaders about the civil legal needs crisis in Tennessee. The video is available at www.justiceforalltn.com.

Glankler Brown, Ford & Harrison Announce Referral Agreement

Glankler Brown PLLC and the Memphis office of Ford & Harrison LLP are launching a referral agreement they hope will increase business and keep current clients happy. It’s the first time that either Glankler Brown or Ford & Harrison has opted to take what is typically an informal process and publicly identify each other as referral partners, says top management in the two firms.The move is part of an evolving business model in the legal industry as law firms, whipsawed by economic pressures, try to expand their talent pool to meet client demands in ways that don’t add more bottom line costs. To read the rest of the article by Chris Sheffield from the Memphis Business Journal, go to http://memphis.bizjournals.com/memphis/stories/2010/06/28/story5.html?ana=e_ph.

The MBA is Now on Twitter!

If you are not already using Twitter, then you should be! Twitter is an excellent way to stay informed on the latest news and hot topics in the legal community. On Monday, the MBA launched its very own Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/MemphisBar. Follow us on Twitter for the latest legal news in the Memphis area and to see what Memphis attorneys are making headlines. We’ll also post job listings that are placed in our publications as soon as we get them, so that you can be the first to know.
     You do not have to “tweet” in order to Twitter. Just create an account on Twitter (it only takes a few minutes) and follow feeds from organizations, like the MBA, and news outlets that interest you. You can view the latest headlines without having to post anything yourself or interact with other users. It’s a great way to stay informed without cluttering up your inbox or spending time browsing websites.
     Tune into www.twitter.com/MemphisBar today!
 
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Calendar

Attorney of the Day and Saturday Legal Clinic Schedule

Click here to view this week's schedule.

Volunteer Opportunities

Visit www.memphisbar.org/volunteer for a list of pro bono and other volunteer opportunities.

Court Reporter Licensure Deadline Today

All court reporters practicing in Tennessee state courts must be licensed by the Tennessee Board of Court Reporters by July 1, 2010. However, licensure is not required for court reporting in federal court or in Tennessee criminal courts. Court reporters who have not yet been licensed are urged to submit their application materials as soon as possible to ensure their license is approved prior to July 1. For more information, visit http://www.tsc.state.tn.us/#CourtRepLic.

Save the Date for Service Project at Youth Villages

The MBA will be hosting its second service project of the year on Saturday, July 10 at 1:00 p.m. at Youth Villages. The project will involve interacting with the youth from one (or more) of the cottages and providing food. Watch the Bar Bulletin for more details and how to sign up! 

Submit Recipes for Legal Cookbook by July 15

Alpha Reporting Corporation is compiling a cookbook to raise funds for Memphis Area Legal Services. The book, “Cooking Up Justice with Cooking by the Law,” will include recipes from lawyers, judges, secretaries, paralegals and more from the Memphis legal community. There are several ways you can participate: 1. Submit your favorite recipe by July 15, 2010. E-mail it to recipe@alphareporting.com or fax it to 901-523-8975. 2. Place an ad in the recipe book. Click here to download the advertising form. (Artwork must be camera-ready). 3. Once the book is published, simply buy a copy. (Price not yet determined) 4. Help sell the books: Contact Doni May Mills (donimills@alphareporting.com) or Karen Byars (karenbyars@alphareporting.com) or call 523-8974 for more information. Click here to download a flyer about the fund raiser.

Memphis Bar Foundation Grant Applications Due July 30

The Memphis Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Memphis Bar Association, is seeking grant applications from 501(c)(3) organizations for law-related programs or projects. Grant applications are available at www.memphisbar.org (go to the Bar Foundation page under “About the MBA”) or by contacting Anne Fritz (527.3573; afritz@memphisbar.org ). The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. on July 30, 2010.
     The MBF funds programs and projects that furthers its objectives and purposes, which are to advocate and support public awareness of the legal profession; promote social justice; promote legal education; and recognize professionalism among members of the Bar. The MBF Grants Committee will initially review the applications; the full MBF Board will determine the grants to be funded and the amount of funding.

Leadership Forum Applications Due July 31

Applications are now available for the MBA’s award-winning Leadership Forum at www.memphisbar.org/leadershipforum or by contacting Anne Fritz (527.3573; afritz@memphisbar.org). The deadline to apply is July 31.
     The Leadership Forum’s mission is to develop the leadership skills of young attorneys (between the 3rd and 8th year of practice); empower young attorneys to use their skills to make greater contributions to the Memphis community and the legal profession; model and practice the highest standards of the legal profession; and build relationships among attorneys of diverse backgrounds. The Forum accomplishes this mission through a full-day retreat on October 1, where leadership concepts are introduced, followed by monthly meetings on topics such as the attorney’s role in the greater community, work/life balance, and communication skills. The monthly sessions are held at various community organizations around the community, such as MIFA, the National Civil Rights Museum, and Bridges, to acquaint the participants with their services and programs. In addition, the participants are assigned to small groups to develop and implement a community service project, which is showcased at the graduation ceremony in May.
     Tuition is $550, which covers more than a full year of CLE credit. A limited number of scholarships are available. Now in its 7th year, the Leadership Forum has helped hone the leadership skills of over 130 attorneys. The forum received an E. Smythe Gambrell Award from the ABA in 2006; the award recognizes outstanding achievement in the design and implementation of a model professionalism program.

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 sjohnson@blackmclaw.com or David McKinney at dmckinney@BPJLAW.com .

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CLE Seminars

July 1 through July 23

A Financial Expert’s Overview of Lost Profits Damages For Attorneys
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
12-1 pm
MBA Conference Rm, 80 Monroe Ave #220
Speakers: Mike Costello & Sharon P. Hamrick, Decosimo Advisory Services
1 hour general credit

Trials: Tips, Tactics & Practical Tales: Part 1
Monday, July 19, 2010
1:30-4:45 pm
MBA Conference Rm, 80 Monroe Ave #220
Speaker: Michael P. Cash, Gardere Wynne Sewell, Houston, TX
3 hours general credit

Financial Expert's Overview of Pecuniary & Personal Insury Damages for Attorneys
Sponsored by the Litigation Section
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
12-1 pm
MBA Conference Rm, 80 Monroe Ave #220
Speakers: Mike Costello & Sharon P. Hamrick, Decosimo Advisory Services
1 hour general credit

Health Care Reform Seminar
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
1:30-4:45 pm
MBA Conference Rm, 80 Monroe Ave #220
Speakers: Philip Johnson & Tom Merriam - Argyle Benefits Consultants
3 hours general credit

Ten Things You May Want to Consider When Representing a Client Who Has Been Abused
Sponsored by Sovereign Wealth Management
Thursday, July 22, 2010
12-1 pm
Sovereign Wealth Management, Inc.,
999 S. Shady Grove Rd., #301
Speaker: Dr. Janice Dieber
1 hour dual credit

Trials: Tips, Tactics & Practical Tales: Part 2
Friday, July 23, 2010
1:30-4:45 pm
MBA Conference Rm, 80 Monroe Ave #220
Speaker: Michael P. Cash, Gardere Wynne Sewell, Houston, TX
3 hours general 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.