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Contact THEMIS: Professional Legal Nurse Consultants, Inc. for all of your medically related cases. Call 901-240-4059 for medical record review, research, and expert witness location. Visit our website at ThemisLNC.com.
 
Resolution Resource Center of the Mid-South, LLC (RRC) is a unique center in the historic Memphis Central Station with mediators serving the Mid-South resolving disputes of all kinds through high quality, innovative and cost-effective strategies. RRC’s offerings include mediation, group and organizational facilitation, training and workshops, and community building.
     RRC is available for use by all mediators, arbitrators, and community members for business gatherings. 901.527.7577
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OFFICE SPACE

Collierville Law Firm Seeks Associate. Established firm seeks an associate to share space with other attorneys. Offering a furnished office in a prominent location. Associate will have a dedicated office, access to conference rooms, use of equipment, live receptionist, clerical assistance, use of network computer system with legal database and billing arrangements. If interested, please send information to bbd175@yahoo.com.

East Memphis, established general practice firm seeks associate to share space with three attorneys. Arrangement will include a receptionist, office, conference room, use of general office equipment and more. Great location with easy access. Contact, Larry Weissman, 901.763.2134 or larrya16@yahoo.com

Office Space Available-The Administrative Office of the Courts has surplus office space available for sublet at i bank Tower (formerly White Station Tower) at 5050 Poplar Street. Approximately 1200 square feet under lease through 2015. Below market at $16.50 per square foot or will consider any reasonable offer. Contact David Haines, AOC general counsel, at (615) 741-2687.

Three Offices for Rent, individually or all three.
Excellent rate and location downtown near Shelby County Courthouse and Criminal Justice Complex. Includes parking, reception/light secretarial, phone, utilities. Contact Ellen Fite or Frank Holloman, 901.526.1088.


POSITIONS AVAILABLE

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Part-time Immigration Attorney—The Community Legal Center is looking for a part-time immigration attorney (approx. 22 hours / week) to work 2 - 3 months beginning in August 2012. This is a temporary position but could lead to F/T ongoing employment. The duties include: 1) coordinating immigration intake clinics and helping to schedule clients and attorneys to help with clinics. 2) assigning clients to pro bono attorneys. 3) represents clients in immigration court as needed. 4) maintains and organizes records of services performed and prepares monthly statistical reports for Exec. Director. Must be a licensed attorney in the U.S. If interested, send resume to megclc@gmail.com.

Part-Time Position—The MBA is seeking a part-time person to help grow its online CLE presence. Duties include taping and editing live seminars for later playback online and arranging webinars. The number of seminars varies by month; most are held during the day. Person should be familiar with audio-visual equipment, including taping and editing; background in media a plus. Pay is $15/hour. Send a resume to Lesia Beach, CLE/Sections Director, at lbeach@memphisbar.org.
 

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Headlines

U.S. Senate Confirms Judge Fowlkes Appointment

Applications Now Being Accepted for Criminal Court Vacancy

On Tuesday, July 10th, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Judge John Fowlkes Jr. as the newest U.S. District Court Judge for Western Tennessee. To read more about Judge Fowlkes' appointment from The Daily News, click here
     The Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for the Shelby County Criminal Court vacancy created by Fowlkes' appointment. Interested applicants must apply by Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12 p.m. CST. For more information about the position and the procedures for applying, click here.

Bid Now in Second Justice For All Online Auction!

The second of three online auctions to benefit Memphis Area Legal Services went live on Monday. Bidding closes at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31st. Click here to view the items and bid now.
      Led by Alpha Reporting Corp., the Justice for All Online Auction is a collaborative effort of many members and organizations within the Memphis legal community. If you have an item(s) to donate for this or a future auction, please contact Mary Lynes at 901.271.0660 or mlynes@memphisbar.org.  

Congratulations to the 2012 Graduates of the MBA High School Summer Law Intern Program!

 
The Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Law Intern Program was held Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at the Holiday Inn on the University of Memphis campus. More than 70 minority high school students graduated from the program this year. Congratulations to the interns and thank you to the Memphis legal community for making this possible with a special thanks to Shelby County Juvenile Court and ServiceMaster who annually host not one, not two, but five or more interns! To view the program from yesterday's event, click here, and for more information on the program, click here.

Young Lawyers CLE & Happy Hour Today

The MBA Young Lawyers Division will present "Practicing Workers' Compensation in Tennessee: An Overview of the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Act" with Nicole Grida, Associate, Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC, this afternoon, Thursday, July 12th, from 4:30-5:30 pm at Bleu inside the Westin Hotel, dowtown. The seminar offers 1.0 Hour General CLE Credit and will be followed by a Happy Hour sponsored by IWP - The Patient Advocate Pharmacy. Complimentary valet parking available. Click here for more details and to register for the seminar. 

Volunteer at Legal Clinic This Saturday

The monthly Saturday Legal Clinic will be held this weekend on Saturday, July 14th from 10 am to noon at the main library (3030 Poplar). Attorneys of all practice areas are needed and a handful of experienced volunteers will be there to assist you if a matter arises that is out of your realm of expertise. Each month, volunteers assist 100 plus Memphians with their legal troubles. Initiated by the MBA Access to Justice Committee in the fall of 2007, the Saturday Legal Clinic has become a valuable resource to those in need in our community. If you have questions or would like further information, contact Linda Warren Seely at 901.523.8822 or lseely@malsi.org. Additionally, first-time volunteers might consider watching this online seminar, How To Do Good When You Don’t Have a Clue, prior to the clinic. 

Our Condolences

E. Tucker Dickerson, 83, died Sunday, July 8, 2012. He was a graduate of Lambuth College and the Vanderbilt University School of Law. He also attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in Palo Alto, California. Tucker served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He practiced law in Manchester, Tennessee, and served as a City Alderman and later as Coffee County General Sessions Judge. Following his term as Coffee County General Sessions Judge, Tucker moved to Memphis where he practiced law as a solo practitioner for a short time before being employed by General Innkeeping Acceptance Corporation, a subsidiary of Holiday Inns. While with GIAC, he rose from in-house counsel to become president of the company, before retiring after 25 years.
     Preceding him in death was his wife, Sue Frensdorf Sondheim Dickerson. Tucker is survived by many children, grandchildren and beloved family members, including current MBA YLD board member Jake Dickerson.
     Tucker’s family will receive visitors at Family Funeral Care on Friday between the hours of 5:00 & 8:00 p.m., with a family time of remembrance at 7:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 24th, at 6:00 p.m., at the First Unitarian Church, Church of the River. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Church Health Center.
     To read more about Tucker from The Commercial Appeal, click here.

Install MBA Website Icon on Android, iPhone

Did you know the MBA website has its own iPhone and Android home screen icon? This means that you can add our website's icon to your phone and pull up our site more easily to access CLE course listing, search our member and mediator databases, and much more. Here is how it can be setup:

1. Pull up your website 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 dmccallen@memphisbar.org

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Calendar

Pro Bono Schedules: 
Courthouse Advice & Counsel Clinic
& Saturday Legal Clinic

Click here to view this week's schedule.

Before You Volunteer, Watch...

How To Do Good When You Don’t Have a Clue
3.5 hrs Total Credit: 1.25 Dual / 2.25 General
Free to those who volunteer!

Important 2012 MBA Dates

Add these important dates to your calendar:

  • YLD Golf Tournament—September 28
  • YLD Annual Meeting—November 15
  • MBA Annual Meeting—December 6

NALS Conference July 13-15

NALS – The Association for Legal Professionals will host its Region 4 Conference July 13-15 in Chattanooga. Click here to learn more and register now.

Wine & Dine for Special Olympics, July 15

Please join Special Olympics of Greater Memphis for an evening of culinary and wine delights on Sunday, July 15th at 6:30 pm at the Tower Center, 5100 Poplar Ave., 33rd Floor. Presented by Kirby Wine and Liquors and Chef Chair Ryan Trimm of Sweet Grass, guests will mingle between tasting tables prepared by Memphis’ top chefs and enjoy fine wines selected to complement the cuisine. The event will feature food by Andrew Adams – Acre; Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman - Hog & Hominy; Daniel Studdard - Tower Center/ Wade & Company; Erling Jensen - Erling Jensen's; Felicia Willett – Felicia Suzanne’s; Ginger Honshell – Gingerly Baked; Jackson Kramer – Interim; Jeff Dunham – Grove Grill; Jody Moyt - Owen Brennan's; Ryan Trimm – Sweet Grass; and Sabine Bachmann – Fratelli‘s Café, and music by Ed Finney. For ticket information, call (901) 683-1271 or go to www.specialolympicsmem.org.

Applications for Federal Public Defender Due July 16

The application deadline for Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Tennessee has been extended to July 16. This vacancy was created by the retirement of Steve Shankman, the current Federal Public Defender. Application forms and further information may be obtained from the Office of the Circuit Executive, 503 Potter Stewart United States Courthouse, 100 East Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202-3988; (513) 564-7200, or from any office of the Clerk of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, or online at www.ca6.uscourts.gov.

GMPA Hosts Paralegal CLE on July 18

Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance presents Tanya C. Holmes, Esq. of AutoZone, Inc. and Whitney M. Harmon, Esq. of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, who will speak on “Bullying in the Workplace” on Wed., July 18, 2012, 11:30 - 1:00, at the University Club, 1346 Central Ave., Memphis, TN. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members, which includes a buffet lunch. One hour of NALA CLE credit is offered. Email gmpa.reservations@gmail.com for reservations or more information or visit www.memphisparalegals.org.

Apply Now for 2012-2013 Leadership Forum

Applications are now available for the MBA’s award-winning Leadership Forum at www.memphisbar.org/leadershipforum or by contacting Anne Fritz (527.3573; afritz@memphisbar.org). The deadline to apply is July 31.
     The Leadership Forum’s mission is to develop the leadership skills of young attorneys (between the 3rd and 8th year of practice); empower young attorneys to use their skills to make greater contributions to the Memphis community and the legal profession; model and practice the highest standards of the legal profession; and build relationships among attorneys of diverse backgrounds. The Forum accomplishes this mission through a full-day retreat on September 14, where leadership concepts are introduced, followed by monthly meetings on topics such as the attorney’s role in the greater community, work/life balance, conflict resolution, and communication skills. The monthly sessions are held at various locations around the city, to acquaint participants with the services and programs offered by community organizations. In addition, the participants are assigned to small groups to develop and implement a community service project. 
     Tuition is $575. A limited number of scholarships are available. Now in its 8th year, the Leadership Forum has helped hone the leadership skills of over 150 attorneys. The forum received an E. Smythe Gambrell Award from the ABA in 2006; the award recognizes outstanding achievement in the design and implementation of a model professionalism program. To learn more, click here.

Memphis Bar Foundation Soliciting Grant Applications

The Memphis Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the MBA, is now soliciting grant applications from non-profit organizations.  Grants are awarded to 501(c)(3) organizations for law-related programs and activities that further the Foundation’s mission to advocate and support public awareness of the legal profession; promote social justice; promote legal education, and recognize professionalism among members of the Bar.  The typical grant award is less than $10,000; the deadline to apply is August 10, 2012.  To get a grant application, contact Anne Fritz at 527.3575; afritz@memphisbar.org or click here.

Book It 5K for Kids, August 5-September 29

Church of the Holy Communion is hosting the 2nd Annual Book It 5k for Kids (http://www.bookit5k.racesonline.com/). The race benefits Shelby County Books from Birth and the Emmanuel Episcopal Center. Attorneys Blair Evans and Lewis Lyons are helping spread the word about the event and would like to encourage participation from the legal community. For more information, click here. If anyone is interested in forming a legal community team, please contact Blair Evans at bevans@bakerdonelson.com.

Better Business Bureau Legal Program Series, August 14

For the past couple of years, the MBA Labor & Employment Law Section has provided speakers for a series of legal education programs at the Better Business Bureau. While the programs are meant for business owners and managers, they would be useful for lawyers who specialize in areas other than labor and employment law or for beginning lawyers. The programs are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the BBB’s offices located at 3693 Tyndale Drive (just east of Winchester & Forest Hill Irene junction). The cost is $10 for BBB or MBA members, $15 for non-members, and includes lunch. No CLE credit is offered for these programs. To make a reservation, contact Cheryl Stewart at the BBB, 757.8603; cstewart@bbbmidsouth.org. Upcoming topics and speakers are:
Aug. 14 – Tennessee Employment Law Update – Whitney Harmon, Baker Donelson
Sept. 11 – Hiring Contractors Without Breaking the Law and Other Common Wage Payment Questions – Joyce Margulies, Margulies Employment Law Consulting
Oct. 30 – Surviving the Legal Minefield of Managing Employee Absenteeism – Tim Bland, Ford & Harrison

Apply for MBA Rep to ABA House of Delegates by August 15

Al Harvey, the current MBA delegate to the ABA House of Delegates, will reach his “term limit” following the conclusion of the 2012 ABA Annual Meeting in August. The MBA is currently seeking members who are interested in serving as MBA Delegate. The delegate serves a 2-year term and can be re-appointed for two consecutive terms, for a total of 6 years. Due to budget constraints, the MBA is unable to offer financial assistance in underwriting the delegate’s attendance at the ABA mid-year and annual meetings.

If you are interested in being considered by the MBA Board for this position, please send a statement of interest, along with your resume or curriculum vitae, to Executive Director Anne Fritz at 80 Monroe Ave., Suite 220, Memphis, TN 38103 or afritz@memphisbar.org by Aug. 15, 2012. You must be an ABA member; please include the details of your involvement with the ABA over the years.

YLD Golf Tournament, September 28

The MBA Young Lawyers Division will host its annual golf tournament on Friday, September 28th at Glen Eagle Golf Course in Millington, Tenn. There will be a shotgun start at 1 pm. Mark your calendar and look for more details this summer. 

Learn by Doing at the Trial Academy, October 19-21

The MBA’s Litigation Section is sponsoring The Trial Academy from Oct. 19-21 (during Judicial Conference) at the Shelby County Courthouse. The Academy is a “learn by doing” seminar designed to hone the trial skills of young attorneys. Participants will receive a civil trial problem in advance, for which they will have to prepare, just as for an actual trial. At the Academy, the participants will conduct trial exercises while being videotaped and will receive a constructive critique of their performance from some of the finest trial lawyers in Memphis and the surrounding area. This is an invaluable and cost effective way to get courtroom training when the opportunities for trial experience are dwindling.
     The registration fee is $750, a bargain when compared to similar programs. More information, including a schedule, will be available in the next month. Check www.memphisbar.org for the latest information and mark your calendar now to attend!

Strut! Memphis, October 25

Save the date for Strut! Memphis to benefit the Community Legal Center on October 25th.

Bench Bar & Boardroom 2013

Mark your calendar for the 2013 Bench Bar & Boardroom Conference in Destin, Florida, May 8-11, 2013 at Tops'l Beach & Racquet Resort. Visit www.memphisbar.org/benchbar for updates about the conference throughout the year.

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CLE Seminars


Upcoming Live Seminars:

Practicing Workers' Compensation in Tennessee: An Overview of the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Act
Presented by the MBA Young Lawyers Division
Sponsored by IWP – The Patient Advocate Pharmacy
Thursday, July 12
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Bleu, inside the Westin Hotel downtown, complimentary valet parking
Speaker: Nicole Grida, Associate, Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC
1 hr general credit
Happy Hour to follow. 

Workplace Violence & Evolving Gun Laws in Tennessee
Sponsored by the MBA Labor & Employment Law Section
Tuesday, July 17
12:00-1:00 pm
Littler Mendelson, 3725 Champion Hills Dr., #3000
Speakers: Lisa Lichterman Leach and Nicole Bermel, Littler Mendelson
1 hr general credit

You Be The Judge: Child Support Negotiations

Sponsored by the ADR Section
Wednesday, July 18
3:30 – 5:00 pm
The Assisi Foundation, 515 Erin Dr.
Speaker: Hon. Robert L. Childers, Circuit Court, Div. 9
Moderator: Kimbrough Mullins, Attorney at Law
1.5 hrs general CLE credit & 1.5 hrs general family law CME credit

Clarence Darrow: Crimes, Causes & the Courtroom
Co-sponsored by Periaktos Productions
Live Webcast
Wednesday, July 18
11:00 a.m.-2:15 pm
3 hrs dual credit

Click here to view the complete CLE calendar.
  

Current Online Video
& Interactive Text Seminars:

NEW! Collaborative Law: The Secret Is To Gang Up on the Problem, Not Each Other
1 hr general CLE credit

NEW! Does Hawk Still Fly? An Analysis of Grandparent Visitation Rights in Tennessee
1 hr general CLE credit

NEW! Juvenile Court Practice Tips
1 hr general CLE credit

NEW! QDROs: What Family Law Practitioners Need to Know & Understand About Dividing Retirement Plan Benefits
1 hr general CLE credit

Hot Topics in Employment Law
1 hr general CLE credit

How To Do Good When You Don’t Have a Clue
3.5 hrs Total Credit: 1.25 Dual / 2.25 General

Managing Your Online Presence to Grow Your Practice
1 hr dual credit

Re-Thinking the Practce of Law
.75 hr general CLE credit

RPC 2.0: The 2011 Revisions to Tennessee's Legal Ethics Rules
 
3 hrs dual CLE credit

   
ALI-ABA ONLINE WEBCASTS & SEMINARS
Click here to register for online course and to purchase ALI-ABA products:
http://www.ali-aba.org/index.cfm?partner=memphisbar  
Click here to view the available ALI-ABA live courses and webcasts:
http://memphisbar.ali-aba.net/

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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.
 

Memphisbar.org Resources

Pro Bono & Volunteer Opportunities
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Public Resources - Legal
http://legalhelp.memphisbar.org

Attorney Career Center
www.memphisbar.org/careercenter

Memphis Mediator Search
www.memphisbar.org/mediators 

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