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It's Election Day!
Don't forget to get out and vote today! Go to www.shelbyvote.com to download a sample ballot or to find your voting site location. Also, don't forget to take a look at the MBA Judicial Qualification Poll before you go to vote. The poll was sent to nearly 3,000 attorneys in Shelby County, including both members and non-members of the MBA. 795 attorneys responded. The poll asked attorneys to select the one candidate in each race whom they felt was best qualified to serve as judge. If an attorney did not know the candidates’ qualifications or had no opinion, he/she was instructed to mark “no opinion.” The Memphis Bar Association has conducted a poll of candidates in contested judicial elections for more than 20 years, in the belief that local attorneys are in the best position to know a candidate’s qualifications and that the MBA has a responsibility to inform the voting public of attorneys’ opinions about the candidates. To view the results, click here.
Leadership Forum Application Deadline Extended to Monday
There is still time to apply for the 2010-2011 Leadership Forum. The deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, August 9th. Click here for more details.
CLE on Judicial Settlement Conferences with Judge Claxton, Monday
The Young Lawyers Division will host "Judicial Settlement Conferences" with Magistrate Judge Charmiane Claxton, United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, on Monday, August 9th from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Historic Courtroom at the University of Memphis School of Law. Richard Glassman and Lewis Lyons of Glassman Edwards Wade & Wyatt, P.C., will accompany her in a discussion on what federal judges expect from lawyers and their clients at judicial settlement conferences. The seminar offers 1 hour of general credit. To register, click here.
Become a Shelby County Courthouse Tour Guide
On Thursday, August 12th at noon in the Supreme Court Courtroom (room 330) of the Shelby County Courthouse, a training seminar will be led by historian Jimmy Ogle for those interested in volunteering as Courthouse tour guides. By attending the meeting, there is no commitment to giving tours. You can volunteer for as many or as little tours as you like. If you are interested in attending the seminar and would like additional information, please contact Dottie McCallen at 901.237.3241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
U of M’s Hooks Institute Seeks Nominations for Book Award
The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis is soliciting nominations for its Book Award, which will recognize the book published in 2010 that best furthers understanding of the American Civil Rights Movement and its legacy. The recipient of the award will receive $1,000 and an invitation to deliver an address in the Hooks Institute Lecture Series during the 2011-2012 academic year.
Want to Show Your Support for the American Heart Association?
The MBA Young Lawyers Division is considering putting together a team for the 2010 Mid-South Start! Heart Walk to support the American Heart Associaton. The event will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. at AutoZone Park. There will be no entrance fee for your participation. If you are interested in participating, please contact Abby Webb at email@example.com. For more information about the walk, go to www.midsouthheartwalk.org.
Attorney of the Day and Saturday Legal Clinic Schedule
Visit www.memphisbar.org/volunteer for a list of pro bono and other volunteer opportunities.
The application deadline for the MBA’s award-winning Leadership Forum has been extended to Monday, August 9, 2010. Applications are available at www.memphisbar.org/leadershipforum or by contacting Anne Fritz (527.3573; firstname.lastname@example.org).
August 14 Deadline to Apply for United States Supreme Court Bar Admission
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.
2nd Annual Benefit Concert for MALS, August 20
On Friday, August 20, 2010, the 2nd Annual Concert to Benefit Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc., featuring Walrus, will be held at Newby’s (539 S. Highland St). Doors will open at 7 pm with a $10 cover (cash or check only please). Walrus will start at 9 pm. The cover includes complimentary beer while supplies last. This year’s event is sponsored by the Memphis Business Journal (title sponsor), Alpha Reporting Corp., Newby’s and Empire Imaging.
ALA Annual Breakfast, October 6
The Memphis Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) is celebrating Professional Legal Management Week at their annual breakfast & CLE seminar on October 6, 2010. The event will be held from 8:00 am-10:00am at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Avenue. Kathy Story will present an "Experiential Workshop on Networking." The seminar is approved for 1 hour of CLE credit. The registration fee is $25 to non-ALA members (attorneys) and free to legal administrators. For more details and to register, contact Kim Harden, 901-526-0431, or email@example.com . The event is sponsored by Yuletide Office Solutions, BankTennessee and Alpha Reporting Corporation.
Legal Tech Expo, November
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:
August 5 through August 13
Criminal Law For Civil Lawyers
Ethics Update: A Lawyer's Professional Responsibility
Judicial Settlement Conferences
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.