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Associate Attorney—Well-established, mid-sized, full-service law firm in East Memphis seeks to hire a full-time associate, preferably with one to four years' experience. Work would focus on litigation but also include probate, corporate, employment, and bankruptcy law. Must have excellent academic record and interpersonal skills. This law firm offers competitive salary and benefits, with good prospects for partnership in a highly professional, truly collegial practice with strong, diverse client base. Send resume and letter describing qualifications, experience, and objectives to: “Firm 100,” c/o Mary Lynes, Memphis Bar Association, 80 Monroe Avenue, Suite 220, Memphis, TN 38103, or

—Downtown law firm has immediate opening for a paralegal with worker’s comp experience. Candidate needs to be able to manage files and good organizational skills is a must. The firm uses WordPerfect, Work, Outlook, Adobe, and Needles. Send salary requirements and resume to Mary at or fax to 527-3582.

Transactional Attorney—East Memphis law firm seeks experienced transactional attorney at the senior associate/junior partner level. The successful applicant should have experience in some or all of the following practice areas: finance, corporate, loan closings, general contract, office/retail leasing and commercial real estate is preferred. For consideration, please forward resume to Dee Dee Dunehew at

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



Let the MBA Help You Complete Your CLE Hours

Click here to see the list of MBA seminars on tap for the remainder of the year or review the comprehensive list in the column at right. Online registration for many of these seminars is available now on the MBA website. And, the MBA's growing library of online seminars currently offers more than 40 hours of CLE, including 4-plus hours of dual credit. Get all 8 hours of your all distance CLE credit at from the convenience of your home or office at whatever time of day that works for you!  Check our website frequently as more seminars are added regularly. 

YLD Presents "Legal Ethics in the Movies" December 27

The MBA Young Lawyers Division will present "Legal Ethics in the Movies" with speaker Mike McLaren of Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, PC, on Thursday, December 27th from 3-5 pm in the auditorium at Memphis Bioworks Foundation, 20 Dudley Street in the medical district. This will be a discussion of current and local ethical issues using clips from popular movies. Click here for more details and to register.

Congrats to Lewis Donelson, Marcy Magee,       Ken Jones & the New Officers & Board of the Memphis Bar!

At the MBA Annual Meeting earlier today at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, Linda Warren Seely of Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc., officially took reign as the 2013 MBA President.  Kirk A. Caraway of Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham, PLLC, and Tommy Parker of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, automatically succeeded to the positions of Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer, respectively. 
     New members of the MBA Board of Directors include David Harris, Jana Davis Lamanna, Emily Landry, Mike Robb, Abby Webb, Shea Wellford, and MBA YLD President Annie Christoff. Newly elected section representatives are Dean DeCandia and Clint Hermes.
     Also at the meeting, Ken Jones was honored with the W.J. Michael Cody Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award by Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.
     Marcy Magee of Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell, PLLC, was honored with the Sam A. Myar, Jr. Memorial Award as a young attorney who has rendered outstanding personal service to the Memphis & Shelby County legal profession and community. The award is presented annually at the Annual Meeting.
     Lewis Donelson of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, was honored with the Judge Jerome Turner Lawyer’s Lawyer Award. The award is presented annually to an MBA member who has practiced law for more than 15 years and who during that time, has exemplified the aims and aspirations embodied in the Guidelines for Professional Courtesy and Conduct. In 2000, the award was renamed in honor of Judge Jerome Turner, during whose presidency of the MBA the Guidelines were developed.
     Pictured are, from left to right, Kirk Caraway, Lewis Donelson, Linda Warren Seely and Gary Smith as Linda accepted the gavel as the 2013 MBA President. Click here to view more photos from the event on the MBA Facebook page.

Calling All Veterans!

The new Veterans’ Committee, chaired by Al Harvey and Bob Green, wants to compile a list of all MBA members who have ever served in the military.  If you are a veteran or know someone who was (living or dead), please provide their name, branch of service, years of service and rank to Anne Fritz (527.3575;  In addition, the committee is gathering materials to display at the Shelby County Courthouse.  If you have pictures, maps, caps, or other memorabilia that you’re willing to share, please let Anne know.

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

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

Click here to view this week's schedule.

AWA Annual Banquet, January 17

The Association for Women Attorneys will host its 33rd Annual Banquet and Silent Auction on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at the Tower Center at Clark Tower (5100 Poplar Avenue). Cocktail hour (cash bar) and the silent auction will begin at 5:30 pm with dinner and the program at 6:45 pm. Tickets are $60 for AWA members; $70 for nonmembers; and $40 for law students. For more details and tickets, contact AWA Banquet Co-Chair Keating Lowery at or call, 901-844-4438.

U of M Law Review's Annual Symposium, March 22

The University of Memphis Law Review’s annual Symposium will be held on March 22, 2013. The full-day event will take a close look at key areas of human trafficking in the court system on both a national and statewide level. Human trafficking is often viewed as a distant, international issue. However, sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and other forms of human trafficking occur every day right outside our backdoor. Tennessee recently passed some of the strongest anti-trafficking laws in the country, and the passage of this legislation guarantees that the issue will arise with increasing frequency in our state courts. For more information, contact Memphis Law Review Symposium Editor Jessica Bradley at

Trial Academy Rescheduled for March 2013

The MBA Trial Academy, sponsored by the MBA Litigation Section, will be held March 13-15, 2013, 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. For more information or to sign up to receive further details closer to time, contact Lesia Beach at

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 for updates about the conference throughout the year.


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CLE Seminars

Upcoming Live Seminars:

Don’t Fall Off The Fiscal Cliff – Tax Traps at the Bottom
Thursday, December 13
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave., #220
1.5 Hours General CLE
What Would You Do?
Sponsored by the Bankruptcy Section
Thursday, December 13
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Home of J.D. Gentry, 4154 Walnut Grove
1.0   Hour Dual CLE

Thriving in Times of Change: Mastering Resilience
Sponsored by the Real Estate/Environmental Law Section
Friday, December 14
12:00 – 1:00 (11:30 lunch)
Regions Bank, 6200 Poplar Ave.
1.0   Hour Dual CLE

Privacy Law/HIPPA & Cloud Computing Considerations for Lawyers
Sponsored by the Business Law Section
Friday, December 14
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
T. Clifton Art Gallery, 2571 Broad Ave.
1.0 Hour Dual CLE

2012 Litigation Section Seminar
Sponsored by the Litigation Section
Tuesday, December 18
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
University of Memphis School of Law, 1 N. Front St.
7.25 total hours: 3.0 dual / 4.5 general

Challenges to Implementation of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act & What Employers Should Be Doing Now
Sponsored by the Health Law Section
Wednesday, Dec. 19
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave., #220
2.0   Hours General CLE

Ben Franklin on Ethics
Live webcast – no travel required
Wednesday, Dec. 19
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
1.25 Hours Dual CLE

Lawyering From Strengths: Learn Your Signature Strengths & How to Use Them to Increase Personal & Professional Satisfaction
Thursday, Dec. 20
1:30 – 4:45 p.m.
The Great Hall & Conference Center, 1900 S. Germantown Rd.
3.0   Hours Dual CLE

Seminar Analyzing 42 U.S.C. §1985 & 1986
Sponsored by the Government Law Section
Friday, Dec. 21
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave., #220
1.0   Hour General CLE

Mediating the High Risk, High Reward Case
Friday, Dec. 21
1:30 – 4:45 p.m.
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave., #220
2.0   Hours Dual CLE

Clarence Darrow: Crimes, Causes & the Courtroom
Live webcast – no travel required
Wednesday, Dec. 26
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
3.0 Hours Dual CLE

Legal Ethics in the Movies
Sponsored by the YLD
Thursday, Dec. 27
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Memphis Bioworks, 20 Dudley St.
3.0   Hours Dual CLE

Last Minute ‘Buy the Hour’ Seminar
Friday, Dec. 28
8:30 – 4:20 p.m.
You can pick and choose the sessions you want to attend
Memphis Bioworks, 20 Dudley St.
6.0 total hours: 3.0 Dual  / 3.0 General

Click here to view the complete CLE calendar.



Ethics & Dishonest Clients
Teleseminar – no travel required
Friday, December 14
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1.0   Dual CLE

Ethics in Employment Law & Practice
Teleseminar – no travel required
Friday, Dec. 21
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1.0   Hour Dual CLE


Current Online Video
& Interactive Text Seminars:

Are We Speaking the Same Language? How Bankruptcy Impacts Domestic Law Practice
0.75 general

Business Tax Tips: How to Nickel & Dime the IRS to Death 
1 hr general

Collaborative Law 
1 hr general

Covenants Not-To-Compete 
1 hr general

Discharge of Guaranteed Student Loans & Related Issues 
.75 hr general

Does Hawk Still Fly? An Analysis of Grandparents Visitation Rights
1 hr general

Domestic Relations Issues in Bankruptcy 
.75 hr general

Easy Way to Find Medical Expert Witnesses 
.63 hr general

E-Filing in Shelby County Circuit & Chancery Courts 
1 hr general

Employment Law Issues in Education 
1 hr general

Ethical Issues in all Chapters, Real Life Scenarios, Problems & Discussions in Ch. 7, 11, 13 
.75 hr dual

Ethics of Lawyer Advertising in a 4G World  
.83 hr dual

Hot Topics from the U.S. Trustee’s Office
1 hr general 

How To Do Good When You Don’t Have a Clue
3.5 hrs total credit: 1.25 dual / 2.25 general

Immigration Law Update 
1 hr general

IT Solutions Every Attorney Needs in 2012 
1 hr general

Juvenile Court Practice Tips
1 hr general

Labor & Employment Section 2011 Annual Seminar - Pt. 1 of 3
State Law Update/Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA
1.75 hrs general

Labor & Employment Section 2011 Annual Seminar - Pt. 2 of 3 
Update from the NLRB Acting General Counsel
1 hr general

Labor & Employment Section 2011 Annual Seminar - Pt. 3 of 3 
Review of Significant Decisions and Jury Verdicts in 2011
2.25 hrs general

Lien Avoidance 
1 hr general

Manage Your Online Presence to Grow Your Practice 
1 hr dual 

New Judicial Disqualification Rules 
1.5 hrs dual

Preferred Practices of Bankruptcy Judges in the Western District
1 hr general

QDRO’s - What Family Law Practitioners Need to Know 
1 hr general 

RPC 2.0: The 2011 Revisions to Tennessee’s Legal Ethics Rules 
3 hrs dual 

Rule 3001.2, Proofs of Claim, Chapter 13 Trustee 
1 hr general

Supreme Court Rule 31 Update
.60 hr general

Tax Sales & The Land Bank 
1 hr general - Approved for credit in TN & MS

Techniques Hackers Use to Attack Law Firms
1 hr dual

The Lawyers of Watergate
2 hrs dual

Uncontested Divorces: How to Do it Right 
1 hr general

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law 
1.25 hr general


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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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