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Tonight! Live Music & CLE to Celebrate Intellectual Property / Entertainment Law Section
The recently established MBA Intellectual Property / Entertainment Law Section will make a grand entrance into the Memphis legal community on August 19th with its first-ever CLE program followed by a happy hour. The seminar entitled "The Top 10 Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law Issues That Every Attorney and Business Professional Needs to Know " will be held from 4 - 5:30 pm at The Hilton Hotel (939 Ridge Lake Blvd) in East Memphis. Michele Howard-Flynn, HF Law Group, PLLC, and William "Bill" Parks, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, LLP, will speak at the seminar, which offers 1.5 hours of general CLE credit. To register for the seminar, click here.
Attention Senior Members of the Bar!
The MBA was recently contacted by a relative of a deceased lawyer who had purchased a term life insurance policy 40+ years ago through the then Memphis & Shelby County Bar Foundation. He was seeking information about the policy and believes that the original insurance company was bought by Bankers Life. If you know anything about life insurance that was sold through the bar association, or had a similar policy, please contact Executive Director Anne Fritz at 901.527.3573 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Any information is appreciated!
The U.S. State Department is recruiting young lawyers for positions with the United Nations. The National Competitive Recruitment Examination for U.S. citizens seeking junior professional posts will be held on December 1, 2010 in New York City and San Francisco. To take the exam, you must be no more than 32 years old as of Dec. 31, 2010 and be fluent in English and/or French. Knowledge of additional official U.N. languages (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) could be an advantage. The application deadline for the exam is Sept. 19, 2010. Detailed information and application forms may be obtained at http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/examin/ncrepage.htm.
Carter Sworn in as Criminal Court Judge
Bobby Carter was sworn in Tuesday as judge of Criminal Court Division 3. Carter succeeds Judge John Colton Jr., who retired after 20 years on the bench. Colton administered the oath of office to Carter. Click here to read more from The Commercial Appeal.
Gibbons Names First Female Deputy District Attorney
Amy P. Weirich officially took over as Shelby County Deputy District Attorney on Monday, August 16th. Appointed by District Attorney Bill Gibbons, she is the first woman appointed to the important post. Weirich who previously served as an Assistant District Attorney, replaces Deputy District Attorney James J. Challen III, who retired after 32 as a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s Office, twelve of which he has served as the deputy district attorney. To read more from the DA’s office, click here.
CLE FMLA Materials Available
Handout materials from the "Family & Medical Leave Act Update" seminar with speaker Lisa Leach of Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather, PLC, are available for purchase. The cost is $40.00. Please contact MBA CLE Director Lesia Beach at 901.527.3573 or email@example.com for more information.
Attorney of the Day and Saturday Legal Clinic Schedule
Visit www.memphisbar.org/volunteer for a list of pro bono and other volunteer opportunities.
Application Deadline for United States Supreme Court Bar Admission, August 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 20 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. To view the official event flyer, click here.
Wills for Heroes This Saturday, August 21
The Tennessee Bar Association YLD is sponsoring a Wills for Heroes event where first responders are provided free wills, health care directives, and powers of attorney. This year's event is on Saturday, August 21, 2010, at the University of Memphis School of Law (1 North Front St). We are looking for attorneys who can volunteer from either 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. You do not need to have any real experience drafting wills. The Tennessee Bar provides software that simply allows you to input information and review the documents that are produced. If you are interested, please contact Michael McLaren at Michael.McLaren@butlersnow.com .
Young Lawyers Happy Hour, August 26
The Young Lawyers Division will host a Happy Hour on August 26th at Bardog Tavern (73 Monroe Avenue). The event will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm and will be sponsored by Morrow & Associates Court Reporters. Look for more details soon!
Show Your Support for the American Heart Association, October 2
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the walk, go to www.midsouthheartwalk.org.
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 will host its annual Legal Tech Expo on November 4, 2010 at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Memphis. Registration will begin at 8:30 am, and the seminar will run from 9:00 am - 4:45 pm. CLE seminars include: “Practical eDiscovery: Understanding Technology” with Blake H. Gibson, IV, Pietrangelo Cook, PLC; “Terror: If Twitter and the Internet ‘Went Away’” with Amy Howell, Howell Marketing Strategies; “Productivity Solutions” with Thomson Reuters; “Digital Forensics” with Ted Scott, Certified computer examiner, Verity Investigations & forensics; “Emerging Field of Electronic Discovery” with Jay Brenner, Counsel on Call; and “Preparing for your First Use of Technology in the Courtroom” with Alpha Reporting Corp. Look for more details in the coming months!
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.
August 12 through August 27
Top 10 IP & Entertainment Law Issues that Every Attorney & Business Professional Needs to Know
Smooth Sailing in Chapter 13
Mediating & Resolving Business Disputes
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.