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Complete 2009 CLE Hours by August 10 to Avoid Suspension
Final orders of suspension will be mailed August 10 to attorneys who lack hours from 2009. Hours should be completed by August 5 in order to beat the deadline. The MBA is offering several courses so you can make up your deficit and avoid suspension. Those of you who are not 'under the gun' are also welcome to come and complete your hours early! Click here to view our CLE course calendar.
MBA Now Offering Telephone Seminars
The MBA is now offering telephone seminars! You can get CLE credit from the convenience of your office . . . without having to travel. The first telephone seminar is scheduled for August 5 at 10:00 a.m. It features attorney Bruce Smith from Apperson Crump & Maxwell speaking on Ethics Update: A Lawyer's Professional Responsibility. For more information and to register, click here.
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:
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.
Summer Law Intern Program Closing Ceremony Photos
Click here to view photos from the ceremony held July 9, 2010.
Attorney of the Day and Saturday Legal Clinic Schedule
Visit www.memphisbar.org/volunteer for a list of pro bono and other volunteer opportunities.
FBA 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.
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.
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.
FBA Annual Federal Practice Seminar, Oct. 20
The Federal Bar Association will host its Annual Federal Practice Seminar on October 20, 2010 at the University of Memphis School of Law. The seminar will feature General William Suter, Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States, who will be present to conduct an admissions ceremony for attorneys who wish to become members of the Supreme Court Bar. Click here to download instructions for applying for admission. All application materials must be submitted by August 14 for those seeking Supreme Court Bar admission.
July 22 through August 5
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
Circuit Court Local Rules
Ethics Update: A Lawyer's Professional Responsibility
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.