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Experienced Legal Secretaries & Paralegals—Mary Lynes at the Memphis Bar Association is now accepting resumes for experienced Legal Secretaries and Paralegals. Please send resumes to mlynes@memphisbar.org or fax to Mary at 901.527-3582.

Paralegal—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 mlynes@memphisbar.org or fax to 527-3582.

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Judges Needed for High School Mock Trial!

The MBA Young Lawyers Division is busy preparing for the 2013 Memphis and Shelby County High School Mock Trial Competition, which will be held February 11-13 and 18-20 at the Shelby County Courthouse at 140 Adams Avenue in downtown Memphis. Attorneys and judges are needed to serve as judges. If you are interested in assisting with the competition or would like more information, please contact Nicole Grida at nicole.grida@leitnerfirm.com or Jonathan Nelson at jenelson@bassberry.com.

MBA Table at AWA 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. The MBA has purchased a table for the banquet. If you are interested in sitting at the MBA table, please contact Anne Fritz at afritz@memphisbar.org or 901.527.3573. If you will not be sitting at the MBA table, contact AWA Banquet Co-Chair Keating Lowery at KeatingL@lawrencerussell.com or call 901-844-4438 for more details and tickets.

RENEW Your MBA Membership Dues Now

The new year marks another MBA membership year as well, and it’s time to renew your membership in order to continue receiving the benefits of your MBA membership, such as discounts on CLE seminars, networking opportunities, unrestricted access to the MBA website and member database, and much more!
     Paper dues statements were mailed before the holidays. However, your dues statement is now available to you online as an invoice when you log on to the MBA website and enter the member portal.
     Members who renew their membership by January 31, 2012, will receive a coupon good for $20 off any MBA CLE seminar, including the 2013 Bench Bar Conference
     Please click here to learn how to renew your MBA membership online now

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.

Memphis Law Hosts Workshop on Private International Law, January 13-14

On January 13-14, 2013, the University of Memphis School of Law, in conjunction with the Russian Cultural Center of Memphis, will convene a roundtable titled “Workshop on Private International Law in Context: Prospects and Challenges for Russian-American Bilateral Trade and Cultural Exchange Following Russia’s Accession to the WTO.” The workshop is meant to bring together academics, policymakers and business leaders from both Russia and the U.S. Workshop discussions will focus on three closely interrelated themes. First, participants will discuss the implications of Russia’s accession to the WTO and recent legal developments in American-Russian bilateral relations, including the repeal of the 1974 Jackson-Vanik amendment and the recent passage of the U.S. Magnitsky Act. Second, the goal of the workshop is to provide an opportunity for bilateral exchange between Russian and mid-South leaders in commercial, cultural and educational sectors. Third, the workshop hopes to foster student and American practitioner interest in educational and business opportunities in Russia, with a view towards establishing bilateral institutional linkages.
     On January 13, 2013, workshop participants will take part in cultural events at the Russian Cultural Center (Memphis), located at 509 S. Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103. The workshop will continue on January 14, 2013 at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. A draft schedule is available here. Space is limited. For more information, contact Ryan Jones at rjones1@memphis.edu or 901.678.4910.

AWA Annual Banquet, January 17

More information under Headlines above.

YLD Happy Hour at Local, January 24

The MBA Young Lawyers Division will host its first Happy Hour of 2013 on Thursday, January 24th at Local Gastropub downtown (95 South Main St.) from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The event will be sponsored by Rick Linder of Westlaw and free drinks will be offered for a portion of the event. All members of the Memphis Bar Association are invited to attend. 

Trial Academy March 13-15, 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 lbeach@memphisbar.org.

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 jbrdley1@memphis.edu.

National Intercollegiate Mock Trial Tournament in Memphis, March 22-24

The Opening Round of the American Mock Trial Association’s 29th National Intercollegiate Tournament will again be held in Memphis at the Shelby County Courthouse, Friday, March 22, Saturday, March 23, and Sunday March 24,2013. The Rhodes College Mock Trial Team invites you to participate in this national tournament by serving as a judge for one or more of the four rounds of competition. A judges’ informational session will be held one hour prior to each round. Volunteering at the trial has been approved for up to 9 hours of CLE credit in Tennessee and will likely be approved in Arkansas and Mississippi for up to 14 hours. To volunteer or for more information, contact Barbara Pohlmann, 901-624-0309 or pohlmannb@rhodes.edu, or Marcus Pohlmann, 901-843-3843 or pohlmann@rhodes.edu.

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


Teleseminars:

Ethics in Claims & Settlements:
Frivolous Claims, Ghostwriting Pleadings

Thursday, January 31, 2013
12:00 to 1:00 pm
Speaker: Thomas E. Spahn
1 hr dual credit

 
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 

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

 

ALI-ABA Online Webcasts & Seminars:

http://www.ali-aba.org/index.cfm?partner=memphisbar  
*Enter the code MBA10 and get a 10% discount.*
  

Click here to view the complete CLE calendar

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
www.memphisbar.org/volunteer

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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