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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 Triple Threat CLE & Happy Hour Tonight!

Join the YLD this afternoon for "Fairly Legal: The Ins and Outs of Mediation" with Allen Blair of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh. The seminar will begin at 4:30 on the outdoor terrace of 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. For more information and to register for the seminar, click here.

YLD Golf Tournament, June 24

Register Now!

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.

Workplaces for High School Interns Still Needed!

Photo of Jasmine BowdenOver 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
     MBA Executive Director Anne Fritz recently received a graduation announcement from 2009 SLIP participant Jasmine Bowden (pictured) who worked with Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson. Jasmine, who will graduate this weekend from Germantown High School, included a special note with her announcement. It read:

Dear Ms. Anne Fritz & MBA, 
I would like to take the time out to thank you for granting me the opportunity to participate in the MBA 2009 Summer internship. The experience has led me to study law. I will be attending the University of Tennessee Knoxville this fall. I plan to attend law school with hopes of becoming a research attorney. 
Thanks again,
Jasmine Bowden

Congrats Jasmine! From all of us at the MBA, we wish you the best of luck in Knoxville. To learn more about SLIP, click here.

You Are Needed to Assist Flood Victims

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. 
     If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Anne Fritz at 527.3575 or It is expected that the volunteers will be needed for the Saturday Legal Clinic on June 11; additional clinics for flood victims may also be scheduled.

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 or call (901) 371-9197. Please check out the Greenline at Come and meet some new colleagues and get out of the office!

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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.

YLD Triple Threat CLE & Happy Hour, May 26

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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 "Integrating Mobile Devices in Your Law Practice: Your "i" Device and Your Law Practice" with speaker William Jones, IV.  The event will be from 4:30-5:30 pm at Regions Bank, 6200 Poplar, and offers 1 hour of general CLE credit. Click here for more details.

YLD Golf Tournament

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Association of Transportation Law Professionals Annual Meeting, June 2011

Association of Transportation Law Professionals will hold its 82nd Annual Meeting June 24-28, 2011 in Memphis at The Peabody Hotel. The keynote speaker will be William J. Logue, President and CEO, FedEx Freight. For complete details and registration information, click here.

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

Fairly Legal: The Ins & Outs of Mediation
Sponsored by the YLD
Thursday, May 26 
4:30 - 5:30 pm
The University of Memphis School of Law,
1 North Front, Level 2 Outdoor Terrace
Speaker: Allen Blair
1 hr dual CLE credit
This seminar is part of the YLD Triple Threat series and will be followed by a Happy Hour.

Disaster Legal Assistance
Presented by MALS & the MBA
Thursday, June 2
9 - 10:30 am
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave, Ste 220
or live online!
Speakers: Linda Warren Seely, Jason Perryman & Craig Barnes
1.5 hrs gen CLE credit

Part of the Irving Younger Video Series
Wednesday, June 8
12:30 - 4:45 pm
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave, Ste 220
4 hrs gen CLE credit

Jury Selection
Part of the Irving Younger Video Series
Wednesday, June 15
1:00 - 4:15 pm
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave, Ste 220
3 hrs gen CLE Credit

Integrating Mobile Devices in Your Law Practice: Your "i" Device and Your Law Practice
Sponsored by the Technology Section
Thursday, June 16
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Regions Bank, HQ, 6200 Poplar Ave.
Speaker: William Jones, IV
1 hr gen CLE credit

Everything You Need to Know About The Means Test and More
Sponsored by the Bankruptcy Section
Friday, June 17
12:00 - 1:30 pm
200 Jefferson, 6th Fl.
Speaker: Carrie Ann Rohrscheib
1.5 hrs gen CLE credit

Click here to view the complete CLE calendar.
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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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