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Alpha Reporting
is the largest court reporting firm in the area, with offices in Memphis, Jackson and Nashville, TN and Tupelo, MS. In addition to court reporting, Alpha offers realtime depositions, deposition/video streaming, nationwide scheduling, conference room and electronic transcripts. Alpha Legal Solutions provides litigation support and videography services.

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Office Space—Atrium I, Estate, Business practice with1 or 2 offices to sublease, 1st Floor, 6800 Poplar. Call John – 901.680.0101

Excellent East Poplar office space.
Suitable for two + attorneys/staff. Furnished reception, conference rooms, kitchen. Contact Jim McMahon. 901.289.4195

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.

Two Offices for Rent, individually or all two.
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.


Post Your Resume, Post a Job and Browse Job Openings & Resumes at no cost!

Litigation Attorney—Immediate opportunity for a litigation attorney with 7+ years of experience to work with small East Memphis law firm handling commercial litigation. The successful candidate should have immediate transferable case management skills and previous trial experience. Additional qualifications include excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. A background in commercial litigation and/or a working knowledge of finance and banking is strongly preferred. Salary commensurate with experience + benefits. Qualified candidates send resume in either Word format or PDF to

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 or fax to Mary at 901.527.3582.

Paralegal—Burch, Porter & Johnson is seeking a commercial real estate paralegal with 5+ years of experience. Candidates must have experience in reviewing title and survey, interaction with title companies, documentation and closing of commercial real estate transactions, and all other aspects of the firms’ commercial real estate practice group. Please forward resume to Jeff Graham at or fax to 901.524.5024.

Farris Bobango PLC (East Memphis Law Firm) is seeking highly motivated candidates for a Paralegal position requiring 3+ years of experience in the areas of corporate law, commercial, residential and business transactions. Must be able to prioritize projects, have exceptional communication and organizational skills and the ability to work efficiently within a group and individually. Compensation and benefits will be competitive and based on experience. Please send resumes to Vivian Ashley at or fax to 901.259.7180.

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



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




Drug Court Fundraiser Tonight

Join the Shelby County Drug Court on June 13th at River Terrace at Mud Island River Park for Rockin' on the River to benefit the Shelby County Drug Court Foundation. The event begins with cocktails at 6:00 pm followed by dinner at 7:00 pm and live entertainment at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $125 per person. Please contact Angela Parkerson at 901.222.3555 or for more information and tickets.

Comments Regarding Proposed Changes to Chancery Court Rules Due Tomorrow

Pursuant to Rule 18 of the Tennessee Supreme Court regarding local rules of practice in the trial courts of Tennessee, proposed amendments to the Local Rules of the Chancery Court of Shelby County are being published for a three-week public comment period to solicit and consider input from members of the public and attorneys concerning the proposed rules or amendments. These proposed rules or amendments can be viewed on the Chancery Court website. Comments or questions on the proposed amendments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013. LOCAL RULES WILL BE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013.

Our Condolences

Gayden Drew IV, 60, died Saturday, June 8, 2013. He is survived by his mother, Bettye Lee Drew of Memphis; two sons, Gayden Drew of Nashville and Logan Drew of Chattanooga. He also leaves two brothers, Lee Drew and Gregg Drew both of Memphis. Mr. Drew was a graduate of Memphis University School, graduated with honors from University of Tennessee where he was a member of SAE Fraternity, a graduate of University of Memphis Law School and University of Missouri Law School where he specialized in mediation and consultation. He practiced law in Jackson, Tenn., where he was President of Jackson Law Association. He was on the Board of Directors of the Jackson Country Club and was President of the Jackson YMCA. He was a communicant of The Church of The Holy Communion. A private memorial service will be held at Memorial Park’s Fireside Chapel with his cousin, Robert Clennie III, officiating. In lieu of flowers, lasting memorials may be made to The Church of The Holy Communion or to the Trezevant Episcopal Home. Memorial Park Funeral Home, "Behind the stone wall", 901-767-8930. Condolences may be offered at


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

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Applications for Vacancy on Court of Appeals Due June 19

Hon. Alan Highers, the Presiding Judge of the Court of Appeals, Western Section, has announced that he will not seek re-election next year.  The Judicial Nominating Commission will meet June 29 in Jackson to select three candidates to succeed him.  Licensed attorneys who are at least 30 years of age, residents of Tennessee for 5 years, residents of their judicial circuit or district for 1 year, and residents of West Tennessee, may submit applications to the Administrative Office of the Courts by noon on June 19.  The application is available online at  
     Judge Highers has served on the Court of Appeals since 1982 and is the current longest-serving appellate judge in the state. He was appointed by then-Gov. Lamar Alexander and is a past president and executive committee member of the Tennessee Judicial Conference.  He is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University, Lipscomb University, and the University of Memphis Law School.

MBA Bankruptcy Section Golf Tournament, June 21

The 29th Annual Nancy Cannon / MBA Bankruptcy Section Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 21, 2013 at Stonebridge Golf Course. The entry fee is $60.00 ($12.00 for dinner only) with a $65 late registration fee after June 19th. There will be a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided and prizes will be awarded when all teams have finished approximately 5:30 p.m. Click here for more details and to register.

Ben F. Jones Chapter Mixer, June 27

The Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association will host its second social networking mixer of 2013 on Thursday, June 27th at Bar Louie in midtown (2125 Madison) from 5:15 to 7:30 pm. The event will be sponsored by Bank Tennessee and Glassman, Edwards, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, P. C. Free drinks and appetizers will be offered for a portion of the event. All members of the Ben F. Jones Chapter, renewing members, or lawyers interested in joining the chapter are invited to attend.

MBA Young Lawyers Division Golf Tournament, October 4

Mark your calendar for this ever popular golf tournament to be held on Friday, October 4th at Glen Eagle Golf Course at 1 pm. Look for details later this summer!

STRUT! Memphis, October 24

 Save the date for the annual Community Legal Center fundraiser, STRUT! Memphis, on October 24, 2013.

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CLE Seminars

Live Seminars:

What the Family Lawyer Needs to Know About Social Security
Sponsored by the Social Security Law Section
Thursday, June 13
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave., #220
Speaker:  Betsy Wilson, Esquire
1 hour general CLE
Real Estate Issues in Bankruptcy
Sponsored by the Bankruptcy Section
Friday, June 14
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
200 Jefferson, 6th Fl.
Speakers:  Wendy Geurin Smith and Greg Voehringer
1 hour general CLE credit
Telephone Seminar
Attorney Ethics in a Digital & Wireless World
Monday, June 17
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1 hour dual CLE credit
Telephone Seminar
Ethics & Client Confidences – An Advanced Guide
Tuesday, June 18
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1 hour dual CLE credit
Workplace Violence: New Tennessee Guns in Trunk Law
Sponsored by the Labor & Employment Law Section
Tuesday, June 18
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave., #220
Speakers:  Lisa Lichterman Leach and Steve Likens
1 hour general CLE credit
Live Webcast
Clarence Darrow: Crimes, Causes & the Courtroom
Wednesday, June 19
11:00 a.m.
3 hours dual CLE credit
Telephone Seminar
Ethics & Dishonest Clients
Friday, June 21
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1 hour dual CLE credit
Same-Sex Adoption Procedures in Tennessee
Sponsored by the Family Law Section
Wednesday, June 26
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Alchemy, 940 S. Cooper St.
Speaker:  Laura Rogers
1 hour general CLE credit

Live Webcast
Ben Franklin on Ethics
Wednesday, June 26
11:00 a.m.
1 hour dual CLE credit
Live Webcast
Lincoln on Professionalism
Wednesday, June 26
12:15 p.m.
1.25 hours dual CLE credit

Current Online Video
& Interactive Text Seminars:

Irks & Quirks of Local Court Practice      
1.0 hr general

The Neuroscience of Negotiation: Legal Decisions & Applied Science  
6.0 hrs dual

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

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 

Recent Ethical Updates from the Board of Professional Responsibility
1 hr 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


ALI-ABA Online Webcasts & Seminars:  
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