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Congratulations Summer Law Interns!
Calling All Techies!
The MBA is planning a Legal Tech Expo during the first two weeks of November. We are looking for topics and/or speakers for the expo, which will feature hour-long seminars plus an exhibitor area. Proposed topics are:
CLE Speaker Development Workshop
The Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education & Specialization will host its Fourth Annual Speaker Development Workshop September 9-11 at Montgomery Bell State Park. It will start on Thursday at 4:00 pm and go to 6:30, then Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 and Saturday 8:30 to 12:30.
400-plus Use Disaster Legal Services Hotline
According to the TBA Today, more than 400 flood victims to date have contacted the Disaster Legal Services Hotline. Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) Executive Director Erik Cole reports that many callers have requested assistance with landlord/tenant issues with insurance assistance being the second highest need. More than half of the callers are Davidson County residents, followed by those in Shelby and Rutherford counties.
Judicial Qualification Poll Results Are In
The Memphis Bar Association has released the results of its Judicial Qualification Poll for the candidates in contested judicial elections on the August 5th ballot. The poll was sent to nearly 3,000 attorneys in Shelby County, including both members and non-members of the MBA. 795 attorneys responded.
Attorney of the Day and Saturday Legal Clinic Schedule
Visit www.memphisbar.org/volunteer for a list of pro bono and other volunteer opportunities.
Submit Recipes for Legal Cookbook Today!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com) or Karen Byars (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 523-8974 for more information. Click here to download a flyer about the fund raiser.
AWA Seminar on Drug Testing, July 20
On July 20th, the Association for Women Attorneys will host “Drug Testing: The Legalities of How it can Impact Your Case and Your Client” presented by Kelly Dobbins, MA, R-CPCT, BAT, owner of Mid-South Drug Testing. The seminar will be held from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Jim’s Place East (5560 Shelby Oaks Drive). The event is $45, includes lunch and two hours of CLE credit (pending). To register, contact Laurie Christensen at 901.227.6685 or email@example.com. RSVPs must be received by July 14th!
Federal Bar to Present "Appeals A to Z," July 29
The Memphis/Mid-South Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will present “Summer Seminar: Appeals A to Z” on Thursday, July 29th from 1:30-4:30 pm in the Jury Assembly Room of the Clifford Davis and Odell Horton Federal Building (167 North Main, 11th Floor). All sessions will be moderated by United States Magistrate Judge Tu M. Pham. Topics and speakers include: Preserving and Identifying Issues for Appeal with U.S. District Judges Samuel H. Mays (W.D. Tenn.) and Brian S.Miller (E.D. Ark.); Tips for Effective Brief Writing with Donald Capparella of Dodson, Parker Behm & Capparella in Nashville and Kevin Ritz, Assistant United States Attorney; Effective Oral Advocacy: Views from the Bench with Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Janice M. Holder and Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals Judge Camille R. McMullen. For more details and to register, click here.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org ). The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. on July 30, 2010.
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; email@example.com). The deadline to apply is July 31.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 15 through July 27
Reducing Your Liability By Knowing the Correct Numbers: Understanding Pension Balances and Determining Life Insurance Needs in Mediation
Trials: Tips, Tactics & Practical Tales: Part 1
A Financial Expert’s Overview of Lost Profits Damages For Attorneys
Health Care Reform Seminar
Ten Things You May Want to Consider When Representing a Client Who Has Been Abused
Trials: Tips, Tactics & Practical Tales: Part 2
Criminal Law: Current Cases & Issues
Click here to view the complete CLE calendar.
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.