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Office Phones—The MBA recently got a new telephone system. The old phones are in good working order and available for purchase. Please contact Lesia Beach ( ; 260-3275) if you are interested.


Attorney Office Space Available—Downtown, furnished, phone, fax, kitchen and receptionist included. Opportunity for case referrals. 246.2163

Downtown law firm has office space available (lawyers and staff) with spectacular river view in secure building within walking distance to all courthouses. Contact office manager at with questions or inquiries.

Two Downtown Offices Available Now, either for two attorneys or attorney and secretary. Excellent location for criminal or civil practice. Rent includes parking, reception, phone, conference room. Contact Ellen Fite or Frank Holloman, 901.526.1088.

Post Your Resume, Post a Job and Browse Job Openings & Resumes at no cost!

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.

Interested in placing an ad in the Bar Bulletin? Click here to download the ad rate sheet and contract.


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



YLD Happy Hour Honoring Pro Bono Attorneys Tonight

Law Week Calendar of Events

Please join us for a Happy Hour tonight at Felicia Suzanne's, 80 Monroe Avenue, from 5:30-7:30 pm in honor of all pro bono attorneys. Sponsored by the MBA  Access to Justice Committee, the Young Lawyers Division of the MBA is hosting the Happy Hour as part of Law Week 2011. All MBA members, pro bono attorneys, and those interested in volunteering are invited to attend. Guest will enjoy hors d'oeuvres and free drinks for much of the event.
      The Happy Hour will be preceded by a CLE seminar upstairs at the MBA office. Larry Rice will present "Law Practice Management for All Lawyers: Become the Ethical, Efficient Lawyer Your Mother Always Thought Would Be" from 4:30-5:30 pm, offering 1 hr of dual credit. For more information and to register for the seminar, click here.

Early Registration Fee for Bench Bar Ends Tomorrow!

The early registration deadline for the 2011 Bench Bar Conference is Friday, April 29. After that, you will pay an additional $50 to register (and who can’t use an extra $50?).  For those of you who have already made room reservations at Tops’l, don’t forget to register for the Conference also. And if you’re still debating whether to attend the Conference, there are rooms available and the weather promises to be gorgeous! Click here to register now.

If you are interested in sharing a ride to or from the Conference, please contact Anne Fritz at or Lesia Beach at

ServiceMaster CLE Benefits MBA Summer Intern Program

Today, the ServiceMaster Company in conjunction with Lexis-Nexis will host the first of four CLEs planned this year, focused on Compliance and Ethics. The four-hour CLE, 8:50 am – 1 pm, will address topics relating to the Ethical Implications of the Dodd Frank Act, Sarbanes Oxley – Section 402 – Whistleblower and Attorney Client Privilege Ramifications, and Trends in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement. Featured speakers will include Tom Browne, a partner at Hinshaw and Culbertson, and Stephen Martin, General Counsel and Vice President, Corpedia, Inc. The registration fee is $100 with a portion of the proceeds to help sponsor the MBA’s High School Internship Program. For more details, click here.

Install MBA Website Icon on Android, iPhone

Not only is the new MBA website ( totally awesome, but it also came with its own iPhone and Android home screen icon so that you can add our website's icon to your phone and pull up our site more easily. Here is how it can be setup:

1. Pull up in your phone browser
2. Select the bookmark icon (on an iPhone it is at the bottom of the screen in the middle).
3. Choose “add to home screen”

If you have any questions, please email Dottie McCallen at

Lawyers Take Doctors in the Annual Basketball Event

Message from the Ben F. Jones Chapter of the NBA

The Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association would like to thank all those who attended the Lawyers v. Doctors Charity Basketball Game this past Saturday! Congratulations to the Lawyers for beating the Doctors yet again in their annual match-up for charity.  
      Although the Lawyers were victorious on the court, there is still much work to be done in raising funds for the Boys & Girls Club Summer Day Camp. The charity basketball game raised approximately $3,000, but we need to raise more to reach our goal of $5,000. In achieving that goal, donations may be made through May 29, 2011. Please contact Kenneth Anderson at if you would like to coordinate pick-up of your donation or mail donations directly to the NBA at: P.O. Box 3493, Memphis, TN 38173. Let's make sure we meet our goal!!

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Attorney of the Day and Saturday Legal Clinic Schedule

Click here to view this week's schedule.

Volunteer Opportunities

Visit for a list of pro bono and other volunteer opportunities.

Law Week 2011

Read more under headlines above.

Register Now for the 2011 Bench Bar & Boardroom Conference!

The Bench Bar Conference has changed its name—to the Bench, Bar & Boardroom Conference! We want transactional attorneys to know that they are welcome and encouraged to attend and join in four days of excellent CLE programming, social and sports events, and relaxation time. This is a great opportunity for all attorneys to interact with each other—and with judges—in a casual atmosphere. It is the Bench Bar Committee’s belief that building relationships increases professionalism and camaraderie in the legal community. This year's conference will be held May 4-8 at Tops'l Beach & Racquet Resort. For more details and to register now, click here.

Mothers of the NILE 4th Annual Mothers' Day Banquet, May 5

Mothers of the NILE 4th Annual Mothers’ Day Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at First Baptist Church Broad Avenue (2835 Broad Avenue) from 6-7:30 pm. Registration and seating will begin at 5:30 pm. Edward L. Stanton, III, U.S. Attorney for West Tennessee, will speak at the event, at which the theme is “Keeping Our Children Out of the Justice System: A view from the Justice Department.” Tickets are $25.00. Contact Myra Stiles at,, or 901.272.3819.

"Real Property Law Institute: Back to Basics," May 11

Real Estate and Environmental Section presents the "Real Property Law Institute: Back to Basics" on May 11th at the Embassy Suites on Shady Grove. This seminar focuses on the current law relating to real estate topics. It will be helpful for those new to the practice of real estate law and to more seasoned lawyers looking to review the basics. Topics include what's new at the Register of Deeds' office, Title Exams, Environmental Issues, and Landlord/Tenant matters. Get a great deal on 4 hours of CLE and lunch! Click here for more information. 

Conflict Resolution Center of the Mid-South Grand Opening, May 27

The Conflict Resolution Center of the Mid-South is located in Central Station, 545 South Main, and its grand opening is scheduled for Friday, May 27 from 5-9 pm during the monthly South Main Trolley night. The festivities also include a celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Adelman Law Firm. Rebecca Adelman is the principal of Adelman Law Firm, and she is also launching the mediation practice. 

Community Legal Center 11th Annual Fundraiser, June 2

Join the Community Legal Center on June 2nd at Theatre Memphis (630 Perkins Ext.) for the performance of “Crazy For You.” Starting at 6 pm, there will be cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. The play begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $40 and proceeds go to the Community Legal Center, a non-profit organization that provides legal representation in civil matters to persons who are not able to afford private legal counsel, as well as educational programs to help clients understand more about their legal rights and obligations. For more information and to purchase a ticket, contact Meg Jones at 901-544-7000.

YLD Golf Tournament

On June 24, 2011, the YLD will host its annual Golf Tournament at Glen Eagle Golf Course located in Millington, Tennessee. Tee time is at 1:00 p.m. for this “shotgun start.” Managed by the Navy Golf Program, Glen Eagle Golf Course features rolling hills, magnificent fairways, and well-maintained greens. The course provides an exciting play for golfers of any skill level. At only 20 minutes from downtown Memphis and a registration fee of $65 per person, the Golf Tournament is both conveniently located and affordable. Plus, proceeds from the Tournament will go to benefit the Downtown Porter Boys and Girls Club. Prizes will also be awarded to our top finishers, as well as for the longest drive and closet to the pin, just to name a few. So, whether you are a scratch golfer or consider making contact with the ball off the tee a personal triumph, this is the tournament for you, as good times will be had by all.
Please click here to download the registration form. For more information, please contact Jake Dickerson at or David McKinney at Please submit your registration information and fees by June 17, 2011.

TN Supreme Court Historical Society Dinner, October 4

Save the Date for the Sixth Annual Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society Dinner on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at the Hilton Downtown Nashville (121 4th Avenue South) featuring Sam Elliott on Tennessee’s Confederate Courts.

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CLE Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

Law Practice Management for All Lawyers
Sponsored by the YLD
Thursday, April 28
4:30 - 5:30 pm
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave, Ste 220
Speaker: Larry Rice, Rice Amundsen & Caperton
1 hr CLE credit (pending)
A Happy Hour will follow at Felicia Suzanne's. This event is sponsored by the MBA Access to Justice Committee as part of Law Week 2011. Click here for more Law Week details. 

Bench Bar Conference
May 4-8, 2011
Tops'l Beach & Racquet Resort
Destin, Florida

Real Property Law Institute: Back to Basics

Sponsored by the Real Estate/Environmental Law Section.
Wednesday, May 11
12:00 - 4:20 pm
Embassy Suites, 1022 S. Shady Grove Rd. 
Various Speakers & Topics
4 hrs general CLE credit

Click here to view the complete CLE calendar.
Click here to register for online course and to purchase ALI-ABA products:  
Click here to view the available ALI-ABA live courses and webcasts:

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. Resources

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