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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org ; 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 email@example.com 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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to Mary at 901.527.3582.
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Join the MBA at AWA Fashion Show Tonight!
The AWA’s 3rd Annual Fashion Show is tonight, Thursday, May 19 at Roadshow BMW Mini, 405 N. Germantown Parkway. Food and libations begin at 6 p.m., with the show starting promptly at 8 pm. (Rumor has it that MBA President John Cannon is one of the models!) There will be a cash bar and complimentary valet parking. The MBA has purchased a table for this event and still has seats available; if you are interested in sitting with us, please contact Anne Fritz at 901.527.3573 or email@example.com.
Over 80 kids applied for the 2011 MBA Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP), and 45 workplaces have opened their doors to them. However, more workplaces are needed for June 13-July 8. Interns—minority high school students who will be entering their junior or senior year of high school—are required to work 15 hours a week during that 4-week period and to adhere to the other requirements of the program. If they successfully complete the internship, they receive a $500 stipend, which is usually paid by the workplace. Workplaces are asked to mentor the intern and let him/her “shadow” attorneys to learn about the real world practice of law. If you can provide a workplace, but can’t pay the $500 stipend, some money is available to cover that cost. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Anne Fritz at 901.527.3573 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Access to Justice Committee is preparing to assist area residents affected by the flood with their legal needs, including filing for disaster relief through FEMA. A seminar to train volunteer attorneys will be held on Thursday, June 2nd at the MBA office (80 Monroe Avenue, Suite 220). The seminar will be free for those agreeing to do pro bono work for disaster relief and offers 1.5 hours of general CLE credit. You can attend this seminar live at the office or from the convenience of your home or office, as it will be webcast. Click here for more information regarding the seminar.
Daily News Changes Headline After MBA Letter
On April 28th, the Memphis Daily News published a letter written by MBA President John Cannon on behalf of the MBA in response to an article entitled “Six-Year Divorce Case Picture of Judicial Ineptness." The goal of the letter was, as John put it, "to correct what we believe to be a misperception created by the headline." The headline conveys that the judicial system or judges involved "in some way failed in their respective duties." When in fact, it was the fault of the two parties involved. Click here to read the letter in full. The title of the article has since been changed to "Six-Year Divorce Case Picture of Legal Wrangling" and can be found here.
Are You Interested in Walking or Biking the Greenline?
If you are interested in biking or walking along the Greenline with a group, Christy Washington is organizing walking and biking groups. For more information, please email Christy Washington at email@example.com or call (901) 371-9197. Please check out the Greenline at www.shelbyfarmsgreenline.org. Come and meet some new colleagues and get out of the office!
Bench Bar & Boardroom a Success!
by John Cannon, MBA President
I have just returned from a very successful Bench Bar and Boardroom Conference in Destin. If you did not attend, you missed a number of great seminars, wonderful receptions, and beautiful weather on the beach. The conference ran smoothly thanks to the efforts of the MBA staff—Anne Fritz, Lesia Beach, Mary Lynes, and Charlotte Gean. I wish to thank our attendees, sponsors, and most importantly the Bench Bar and Boardroom Conference Committee, chaired by Judge Donna Fields and Cindy Pensoneau, as well as the co-chairs of the CLE portion of the conference, Erin Shea and Judge Charmiane Claxton. I also want to thank Tim Johnson for tolerating everyone at the hospitality suite and for organizing the beach volleyball tournament and Maureen Holland for organizing and presiding over the fun run/walk.
Attorney of the Day and Saturday Legal Clinic Schedule
Visit www.memphisbar.org/volunteer for a list of pro bono and other volunteer opportunities.
Rockin' Running Tour of Downtown, May 21
Come join the MBA wellness committee on a running tour of downtown Memphis Saturday May 21 at 9:00am. The run will cover about 3 miles starting at The Peabody Hotel and will pass by some of the greatest landmarks, tourist attractions and points of interest Memphis has to offer. The tour guide will be provided by Rockin' Running Tours and includes a t-shirt, photo, and post run refreshment. Cost is $20-25 depending on number of participants. For more information or to register please call Nelson Adrian 684-3209 or email Ashley Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YLD Triple Threat CLE & Happy Hour, May 26
Join the YLD for "Fairly Legal: The Ins and Outs of Mediation" with Allen Blair of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh on Thursday, May 26th. The seminar will begin at 4:30 on the outdoor terrace fo the University of Memphis Law School (1 N. Front, Level 2, Outdoor Terrace) and offers 1 hour of dual CLE credit. The seminar will be followed by the YLD's monthly Happy Hour in the same location starting at 5:30 pm. All members of the MBA are encouraged to attend these functions. For more information and to register for the seminar, click here.
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.
First Technology Section Seminar, June 16
The newly formed MBA Technology Section will get things rolling on June 16th with its first CLE seminar. The event will be from 4:30-5:30 pm at Regions Bank, 6200 Poplar. Look for more details next week!
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.
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.
Fairly Legal: The Ins & Outs of Mediation
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