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MEMPHIS LEGAL PLACEMENT—the exclusive placement service of the Memphis Bar Association, MLP is currently accepting resumes for experienced Attorneys, Paralegals and Legal Secretaries for temporary and permanent positions. Please email resume and salary requirement to or fax to Mary at 901.527.3582.


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Buy a Cookbook to Benefit MALS!

“Cooking Up Justice,” a cookbook featuring recipes from members of the Memphis legal community, will soon be available. Proceeds from the sale of the books go to Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc. The cookbook is a project sponsored by Alpha Reporting Corporation. To reserve your copy today, contact Karen Byars at 901.523. 8974 or



Alternative Spring Break Donation Lunch, Today, 11 am - 1 pm

Come enjoy food by The Majestic Grill, Chick-fil-A, Bardog, Texas de Brazil, The Silly Goose, Huey’s and Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen for only $10 today from 11 am- 1 pm at the University of Memphis Law School (1 N. Front St) in the Student Lounge. The event supports the 2011 Alternative Spring Break Conference, a collaborative project involving more than 30 law students that will spend their vacation providing legal services to elderly and low-income Memphians. In addition to the lunch, there will be a silent auction at which you can bid on gift certificates to local restaurants.

It's a Great Day for a Courthouse Tour!

Join historian Jimmy Ogle at noon today on the southwest steps of the Shelby County Courthouse (corner of Adams and Second) for the monthly Third Thursday Courthouse Tour. This is a free, walking tour of the building. It lasts about an hour. Learn everything about this historic building!

YLD Happy Hour and Basketball Draft, February 25th

On February 25th, the YLD will host its Basketball League Draft in conjunction with a YLD Happy Hour at The Flying Saucer. The Happy Hour will begin at 5:30, and the draft will be held at 6:00. The YLD and the event's sponsor, Flying Paper, will buy drinks for a short period of time. Anyone interested in signing up for the draft or entering a new team should contact Tim Johnson at 685-2662, Jake Dickerson at 577-8236 or, or David McKinney at 634-1906 or before the close of business on Monday, February 21st. Captains of existing teams should also contact Tim or Jake and indicate whether they will participate again this year. Failure to contact one of these individuals before the 22nd will result in your exclusion from the league. League games will begin in early March and end in early May. Games are typically held on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and the league fee is normally around $350. The fee and number of games will vary depending on the number of teams participating.

Bench Bar Bargain Alerts!

As we hear about them, we are posting deals on airfare and more relating to the Bench Bar Conference on our Facebook page. Become a "fan" of our page to learn more. The Conference will be held May 4-8 at Tops'l Beach & Racquet Resort. Read more under Calendar below.

YLD Annual Meeting Posters Still Available

Posters from the 2010 Young Lawyers Division Annual Meeting & Elections held at Alfred's on Beale on November 18th are still available for $20. The signed posters feature artwork by Memphis artist David Lynch ( and proceeds will help offset the costs of the annual event. To purchase a poster, stop by the MBA office at 80 Monroe Avenue, Suite 220, or call 901.527.3573.

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Attorney of the Day and Saturday Legal Clinic Schedule

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Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer at High School Mock Trial, Feb. 15-23

The 2011 Local High School Mock Trial Competition hosted by the MBA Young Lawyers Division got underway Tuesday at the Shelby County Courthouse. The YLD public service committee with the help of local White Station High School mock trial coach, Buddy Bernstein, has made an effort over the past year to encourage more schools to participate in the competition and to pair them up with local attorney coaches to teach them about legal issues and trial techniques. This effort has paid off with this year’s competition having 28 teams competing from 20 local high schools. This is a total of 6 more schools than last year’s competition, which also includes more public schools than in years past. More teams will also allow for more teams to advance to state competition than last year. The competition will come to a close on February 24th with the championship round.  If you would like to assist with the competition, contact Abby Webb at or 901-328-8223.

U of M Mock Trial Needs Judges, Feb. 17-24

The University of Memphis Mock Trial Competition still needs judges for our on-going competition. No Trial Judging Experience Required. You can sit in the jury box if you are uncomfortable ruling on objections! Judges are needed on the following evenings, Thursday, February 17; Friday, February 18; Saturday, February 19; Monday, February 21; Wednesday, February 23; and Thursday, February 24. If you would like to judge a round of the competition or have any questions, please contact LaChina Algers at

Chili Cook-off to Support Pam Cobb Scholarship Fund, Feb. 19

In November, 2010, paralegal Pam Cobb was honored with the formation of a scholarship fund in her name by Southwest Tennessee Community College and the Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance (GMPA). Pam passed away in December after a long illness. She was a long time member and past president of GMPA and of the Memphis Harley Owners Group (HOG). Pam was passionate about the paralegal profession and Harleys! To honor Pam and support the Pam Cobb Scholarship Fund, Memphis HOG along with Bumpus Harley-Davidson are holding their Annual Chili Cook-off and Men's Dessert Bake-off, where all proceeds will benefit the Pam Cobb Paralegal Scholarship Fund. The event will be held Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 10:00am-3:00pm at Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Memphis, 2160 Whitten Rd.

NALA’s President Speaks at GMPA’s February CLE

Join Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance to hear Karen McGee, President, National Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals speak on “Growing Your Career through Professional Development” on Thursday, February 24, 2011, 11:30 - 1:00, at the University Club, 1346 Central Ave. The cost is $20 for GMPA members and $25 for non-members, which includes a buffet lunch. One hour of general CLE credit is offered. Email for reservations or more information, or visit

YLD Happy Hour and Basketball Draft, February 25th

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American Mock Trial Association National Championship, March 25-27

This year Memphis has been selected to host the Opening Rounds of the American Mock Trial Association’s National Championship Tournament. The tournament will be held Friday, March 25th, Saturday, March 26th, and Sunday, March 27th in the Shelby County Courthouse.

Make Your Hotel Reservation for the Bench Bar Conference!

The 2011 Bench Bar Conference will be here in a little over 3 months from now! By popular demand, the conference is returning to Tops’l Beach Resort. You can make your hotel reservation now by calling 800.380.4808 and using the reservation code X 1012. Rates begin at $106/night for a Summit studio and go up to $385 for a Tides 3-bedroom condo. All condos have a fully stocked kitchen and a private bathroom for each bedroom. There will be a sign-up list for those wishing to share a condo to reduce expenses.
     The Conference will again offer a full year’s worth of CLE credit – 15 hours including 3 hours of ethics credit. There will be “tracks” for bankruptcy attorneys, family law practitioners, trial attorneys, and transactional attorneys – everything from recognizing intellectual property issues to handling difficult discovery issues! Historian James H. Jones, who wrote the definitive book on the Tuskegee Syphilis experiment, will be on hand to discuss how good people end up doing bad things. In addition, there will be ample rest and relaxation time on the beach or the golf course for you and your family. Watch for the brochure in mid-February and make plans now to attend!

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CLE Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

Home Loan Modifications for Debtors in Bankruptcy
Sponsored by the Bankruptcy Section
Friday, February 18, 2011
12 - 3:15 pm
200 Jefferson, 6th Floor
Panelists: Sapna Raj, Memphis Fair Housing Center; Lee Weber, Morton and Germany, PLLC and Bruce Ralston, Esq.
1 hr general CLE

The Nuts & Bolts of Medicare Set Asides
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
12 - 1:00 pm
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave, Ste 220
Speaker: Will Shapiro, Plaintiff's Resource
1 hr dual CLE

Trends in Social Media with a Legal Twist
Sponsored by the ADR Section
Thursday, February 24, 2011
3:30 - 5:00 pm
6750 Poplar Ave, #204 (Corner of Poplar & Kirby)
Speaker: Amy Howell, Howell Marketing Strategies, LLC
1.5 hrs general CLE credit

Bench Bar Conference
May 4-8, 2011
Tops'l Beach & Racquet Resort
Destin, Florida
More details & registration coming soon!
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