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East Memphis Law Office along the Poplar corridor has space available for attorneys which includes receptionist and other services at competitve pricing. Call or e-mail Larry Weissman, 901-763-2134 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive Office Suite for Rent at Corporate Gardens, 9040 Garden Arbor Drive, Germantown, Tennessee. This convenient premier office space has very tasteful décor with class-A finishes, including hardwood floors. The space consists of: four offices (all with windows); reception area; access to additional library/conference room; coffee bar (with microwave, refrigerator, granite counter tops and sinks). The office is wired for security. Tenant has total control of heating and cooling. Office includes free janitorial service, abundant parking, and paid maintenance fees. There are no additional assessments for overhead costs such as property taxes, insurance or repairs and maintenance, etc. The monthly rent is $1,900. If you, or anyone you know, are interested in this space, please contact us at (901) 761-7874.
Three Offices for Rent — Individually or all three. Ideal for an attorney. Excellent Rate and location in Germantown near the Saddle Creek Shopping Center. Includes receptionist, phones, internet, parking, utilities and the use of two conference rooms. Contact Rose at 901-507-2146.
East Memphis Office Space — 1 Man offices to large firms at the Hobson Building - 5384 Poplar. $17.50/sf. Covered parking, Bank onsite, close to I-240. Call Jennifer Hobson at 901.679.6818
Office Space — 1-2 offices available to sublease in law office. Desirable East Memphis location. Atrium I, 1st floor, 6800 Poplar at Kirby. Affordable rent. 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.
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Paralegal/Legal Assistant — Full Time Downtown insurance defense law firm seeks legal assistant/paralegal. Experience preferred. Typing, broad computer skills, billing, court filing procedures, telephone-reception rotation, client file maintenance, scheduling, docketing, calendaring, discovery, case system management, medical records summaries. Send resume with qualifications, employment and salary history, references, insurance requirements, and expected starting salary to email@example.com. Paid parking, free/sick days, and vacation.
Employment and Litigation Firm seeking associate with 0-3 years experience. Strong research and writing skills required. Licensed in both Tennessee and Mississippi preferred. Compensation and benefits competitive, based on experience. Equal Opportunity Employer. Email resume and cover letter to Ginger Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FARRIS BOBANGO PLC Memphis law firm is growing our litigation practice. We are seeking candidates for a litigation attorney position with a minimum of 2 years of experience. Experience with business/commercial litigation, general liability, FELA/workers’ compensation, or employment law a plus. Qualified applicants are asked to e-mail their resume to Chip Forrester, email@example.com.
The Cochran Firm - Memphis is seeking a Case Manager to provide superior client service while professionally handling case management documentation and procedures. The position entails extensive telephone contact with clients, medical providers and adjusters. At least three years’ experience in personal injury pre-suit file management required. Must have knowledge of insurance, legal, and/or medical terminology to maximize the performance of the duties and responsibilities of this position. Submit resume for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org if qualified for this opportunity.
Real Estate Closer/Legal Secretary — East Memphis law firm has immediate opening for Real Estate Closer/Legal Secretary with experience in commercial and residential closings. Please send resume with salary history and requirements to Mary Lynes at email@example.com or fax to 901.527.3582
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to Mary at 901.527.3582
Legal Secretary—Burch, Porter & Johnson seeks experienced legal secretary with minimum of 3 years of experience within the business practice area. Current or recent experience in Business Transactions is preferred. This position requires a professional with solid organizational and interpersonal skills. Must have excellent administrative skills and be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Please forward resume to Jeff Graham at email@example.com.
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 Kristen Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations Committee Releases List of Candidates for MBA Board
The nomination period for the upcoming MBA election has expired. The final slate of candidates is:
Shea Wellford, Martin Tate Morrow & Marston, or Stacie Winkler, Regional Medical Center
Board of Directors (6 to be elected)
• Betsy Chance, Butler Snow
• Dean DeCandia, District Attorney General's Office
• Asia Diggs, Ford & Harrison
• Rod Holmes, Littler Mendelson
• Maureen Holland, Holland & Associates
• Sean Hunt, Hunt Law Firm
• Carrie Kerley, The Landers Firm
• Christy Kinard, Memphis Area Association of Realtors
• Andre Mathis, Glankler Brown
• Robert Ratton, City Attorney's Office
• Terrence Reed, Federal Express Corporation
• Josh Spickler, Public Defender's Office
• Shannon Toon, Taylor Toon
The election will be conducted online; ballots will be sent the end of next week and must be returned by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 29. Winners will be announced at the MBA’s Annual Meeting luncheon on Thursday, December 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn.
Celebrate Pro Bono 2013 Coming to a Close
To view photos from Tuesday's Pro Bono reception, where we recognized the contribution of members of the legal community to the public good, click here.
Don't forget to register for the Race for Grace 5K. The race is this Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and you can designate Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS) on the registration form as the charity you'd like to support. It's $25 if you pre-register today, and the price will be $30 tomorrow and race day.
Memphis Lawyers Appointed to Governor's Commission for Judicial Appointments
Charles Tuggle of First Horizon and District Attorney General Amy Weirich have been appointed to the Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments. By executive order, Governor Bill Haslam created the Governor’s Commission in place of the Judicial Nominating Commission. The Governor’s Commission is responsible for sending a panel of three nominees to the governor to make an appointment when a judicial vacancy occurs or is impending.
YLD Elections and Annual Meeting
The Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will hold its Annual Meeting & Elections on November 14, 2013, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm at Central B-B-Q Downtown, 147 E. Butler Avenue. Plenty of parking will be available. To read candidate biographies and catch up with all the latest YLD news, download the Fall edition of the YLD Appeal. All voting for the Rond Award will be online, if you are a YLD member and did not receive a link to vote, please contact Kristen Stewart at email@example.com.
Thomas E. “Tommy” Crawford, who served in the State Attorney General’s Office as a prosecutor for 25 years, passed away on Oct. 29. A veteran of WWII, he was an Army paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne and parachuted into LeHavre, France. He was one of the original parishioners of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and an active supporter of numerous charities, especially St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Barsotti Crawford; children, Thomas E. Crawford, Jr. (Kathy) of Memphis; Linda Crawford Hydrick (Pat) of Murfreesboro; Cathie Crawford Brutcher (Charles) of Ocala, FL; and John J. Crawford (Janet) of Olive Branch; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren as well as six stepchildren; a brother, Frank Crawford, and sister, Joan Haslett. The funeral will be Sat., Nov. 2 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with viewing at 10 a.m. and mass at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery with a reception to follow in the Family Room at Holy Rosary. Memorials may be sent to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Dauphine Mahoney Garthright, who served as president of the Memphis Bar Auxiliary, Tennessee State Bar Auxiliary, The Women’s Exchange and the Memphis Antiques Club, died on Oct. 29 at the age of 90. She was a retired real estate broker, an active community leader and long-time member of First Baptist Church of Memphis. She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Garthright, Jr. and sons, James L. Garthright, III and John G. Garthright. Visitation will be Fri., Nov. 1 from 1-3 p.m.at Memphis Funeral Home followed by graveside services at 3 p.m. at Memorial Park. Memorials may sent to the First Baptist Church of Memphis.
Virginia Bunnell, mother of Judge Phyllis Gardner, passed away on Sat., Oct. 26. Graveside services were held on Mon., Oct. 28 at Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville, TN. Nave Funeral Home in Clarksville has charge.
Pro Bono Schedules:
Courthouse Advice & Counsel Clinic
& Saturday Legal Clinic
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Health Law Section All Member Annual Meeting & Board Elections - Nov. 7
The MBA Health Law Section is holding its Annual Meeting and Board Elections for all Health Law Section members on November 7 at 4:30 p.m. Paid members or those who come prepared to pay are invited to attend. At the annual meeting, we will elect officers and directors, vote on a proposed amendment to the bylaws, and to conduct other business. The annual meeting will be held at the offices of Glankler Brown, 6000 Poplar Avenue, Suite 400, Memphis, TN 38119 on November 7 at 4:30 pm. Free parking in the surrounding lots and garage is provided.
YLD Phone-A-Thon for MALS
Every year, Memphis Area Legal Services (“MALS”) calls on local attorneys to help them cover the deficits in its budget. This year, the YLD is committed to increasing the number of young lawyers who support MALS with a monetary donation. The amount is not as important as instilling the importance of giving into our newest members of the bar. Will you commit to not eating out next week and donate the money you save to MALS? Better yet, will you help us call on other young lawyers to pledge their support toward funding the great work that MALS does day in and day out? MALS is having a Phone-A-Thon on Wed. Nov. 13, 2013 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and we are looking for young lawyers to fill shifts throughout the day. Even if you can only give an hour or two of your time, we would greatly appreciate it. Calls lists and suggested talking points will be provided, but volunteers are also welcome to make their own pitch. If you would be interested in assisting with the Phone-A-Thon or other fundraising efforts for MALS, please contact Nicole Grida at 901.417.0536 or Nicole.Grida@libertymutual.com.
Actress Sally Field to Speak at Methodist Healthcare Foundation Cancer Center Luncheon Nov. 22
Two-time Academy Award-winning, two-time Emmy-winning, and two-time Golden Globe-winning actress Sally Field will speak candidly about her life and art, and how she balances the demands of family and career during the 12th annual Methodist Healthcare Foundation Cancer Center Luncheon on Friday, November 22 at 11:45 a.m. at The Peabody Hotel. Proceeds from this year’s luncheon will benefit The West Cancer Center, providing cancer care in collaboration with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Individual tickets start at $125 and a table of 10 starts at $1,250. Tickets are available for general, preferred, and prime seating. To reserve your seat, call 901-516-0500 or purchase tickets online at www.methodisthealth.org/cancerluncheon.
Change of Date: Unveiling of Tennessee Judicial Museum, Dec. 4
The Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society will unveil Phase II of the Tennessee Judiciary Museum on December 4, 2013 and honor Justice Janice M. Holder for her service on the Supreme Court. The evening will feature a short program with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres at the Hermitage Hotel followed by a tour of the museum. If you would like to become a sponsor of this event or purchase tickets, please contact Linda Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-244-4994.
Justice Antonin Scalia to Speak at Law School and Luncheon on Dec. 16
The Honorable Antonin Scalia, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, will visit the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law to speak with law school students, faculty, staff, alumni and the Memphis community on Monday, December 16th. Justice Scalia will speak at a luncheon at the Peabody Hotel from 12:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., with a private program for Memphis Law students at the law school immediately following the luncheon. The Peabody Hotel luncheon is open to the public and tables will be available for $750 per table of ten; individual tickets will also be available for $75. For individuals or organizations interested in purchasing a table or tickets, please contact Paula Bethge at (901) 678-4922 or email@example.com.
Make Your Reservations for 2014 Bench Bar Conference, May 7-10!
The Bench Bar Conference Committee is busy planning for next year’s conference, which will include several new tweaks! Programs on technology, ADR, and dealing with difficult clients, opposing counsel and judges are in the works. To reserve your room at Tops’l now, call the ResortQuest 24-hour reservations department at 1.800.380.4808; group code X8006. Room rates at the Summit are: Studio NV/CL - $87/$99; 2 bedroom NV/CL -- $141/$156; 3 bedroom NV/CL - $212/$231. The Tide offers 2 bedroom gulf view condos for $179/night; 2 bedroom gulf front condos for $247/night; and 3 bedroom condos for $411/night. There are also rooms available at the Beach Manor ($176/night for a 2 bedroom) and the Tennis Villa ($133/night for a 2 bedroom.)
Friday, Nov. 8
Videotaped Jury Selection
1:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave. #220
3.0 hours general
Monday, Nov. 11
Scientific Evidence - Irving Younger Video CLE
9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave. #220
3.0 hours general
Tuesday, Nov. 12
8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St.
6.0 hours total (5.0 dual / 1.0 general)
Thursday, Nov. 7
Transfer, Sales & Use Taxes in M&A
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
1 hour general
Friday, Nov. 8
Ethics of Co-Counsel & Referral Relationships
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
1 hour dual
Live Webcast Seminar
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Ben Franklin on Ethics
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
1.0 hour dual 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
Business Tax Tips: How to Nickel & Dime the IRS to Death
1 hr general
1 hr general
Discharge of Guaranteed Student Loans & Related Issues
.75 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
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
1 hr general
Preferred Practices of Bankruptcy Judges in the Western District
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
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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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.
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