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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 |

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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The State of Tennessee-Division of Workers’ Compensation is requesting interested and qualified attorneys to apply for the position of Workers’ Compensation Judge. One of the judge positions will be designated Chief Judge. Adjudication of workers’ compensation claims involving an illness or injury that occurred on or after July 1, 2014, will be heard in the new workers’ compensation court which was established in Public Chapter 289. All interested applicants must complete a questionnaire which may be found on the division’s website by December 1, 2013. For additional information on the workers’ compensation judgeships, please contact the Division of Workers’ Compensation Administrator, Abbie Hudgens, at

The Office of the Federal Defender for the Western District of Tennessee is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public Defender in Memphis, Tennessee. The Assistant Federal Defender must have a commitment to the representation of indigent persons in addition to excellent writing, legal research, advocacy and communication skills. In addition, experience in federal court and working knowledge of the federal sentencing guidelines and of federal criminal law are also preferred. Fluency in Spanish is desirable. Must be a graduate of an accredited law school, admitted to practice in good standing before  a state bar, and licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee no later than the initial hire date. Salary is commensurate with that of an Asst. U. S. Attorney with similar qualifications and experience. Qualified persons may apply by forwarding a letter of interest, resume, references, and writing sample no later than December 15, 2013 to: Doris Randle-Holt, Federal Public Defender, 200 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 200, Memphis, TN 38103.

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 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

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,  

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 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 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 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


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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 



Thanks for a Great Celebrate Pro Bono Month!

Our thanks to the members of the legal community who made Celebrate Pro Bono month a success! Over 100 clients were served at the Sat. Legal Clinic on Oct. 13 while 98 first responders were assisted at the Wills for Heroes clinic the same day. A special thanks to Butler Snow, and in particular attorney Danny Van Horn, office administrator Betty Jordan, and marketing project manager Emily Tucker, for hosting the Celebrate Pro Bono reception on Oct. 29 where the attendees were treated to good food and fellowship! To see pictures from the reception, click here.

Memphis Lawyers and Judges among Applicants for Supreme Court and Court of Appeals

Criminal Court Judge Chris Craft, Court of Appeals Judge Holly Kirby, Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy, and attorney J. Brook Lathram of Bass Berry & Sims are among the five applicants for the vacancy on the Tennessee Supreme Court created by Justice Janice Holder’s resignation effective August 30, 2014. Applicants for the vacancy on the Court of Appeals, Western Section include Chancellor Kenny Armstrong; Frank Cantrell, deputy director of Memphis Area Legal Services; Rhynette Hurd of Ridder Hurd, a mediation practice; and Dorothy Pounders, managing partner of Pounders Coleman. Court of Appeals Judge David Farmer earlier announced his retirement, also effective Aug. 30 of next year. The new Governor’s Commission on Judicial Appointments will meet Nov. 12 in Jackson to interview Supreme Court applicants and on Nov. 13, also in Jackson, to interview the applicants for the Court of Appeals vacancy.

MBA has Tables for Barristers’ Ball and Scalia Luncheon

The MBA has purchased tables for both the Barristers’ Ball, sponsored by the Ben F. Jones Chapter, on Sat., Nov. 16 at Ridgeway Country Club, and the luncheon featuring Justice Antonin Scalia, sponsored by the law school, on Mon., Dec. 16 at the Peabody. If you’re interested in sitting at the MBA’s table for either event, please contact Anne Fritz at

Want to Learn More About Voir Dire?

This Friday, Nov. 8, attorney David M. Cook will present a CLE seminar on jury selection, featuring a videotape of a voir dire he conducted in a medical malpractice lawsuit earlier this year. You can see first-hand how an experienced attorney handles voir dire and find out why he chose certain strategies. The seminar will take place from 1:30-4:45 p.m. in the MBA’s conference room. To register, click here.

ESQ. Build’s Nov. Session Focuses on Court Appointments

How to get on court appointment lists and how to get paid for court-appointed work is the topic of the next ESQ. Build session on Nov. 20 from 4-6 p.m. at the law school. Court appointments that will be covered include:
•    Criminal (both General Sessions Criminal and Criminal Court) – Judges Louis Montesi and Chris Craft;
•    Probate – Judge Kathy Gomes
•    Juvenile – Tom Coupé, Supervising Attorney over the Office of Non-Custodial Advocates;
•    Mental Health – General Sessions Judge Phyllis Gardner; and
•    Federal Court – Tom Gould, Clerk of the U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
The session is open to all attorneys and is approved for 2 hours of general CLE credit. The registration fee is $30 for attorneys who have been in practice for 5 years or less; $50 for those practicing more than 5 years. To register, click here.

Our Condolences

Richard Scott Wade, 46, of Vero Beach, FL, passed away October 18, 2013. A memorial to celebrate his life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, November 9 at Café Keough on 12 S. Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee. Richard was born in Columbia, Tennessee to William and Dorothy Wade. He attended Oakland University in Michigan, graduated from University of Memphis School of Law and also obtained an advanced law degree from Temple University. He was an accomplished lawyer that practiced in Memphis, Tennessee for 4 years; Columbia, Missouri for 5 years; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for 2 years; and has been practicing law in Vero Beach since 2010. He was a great man and friend who often gave his time helping others. Richard is survived by his wife of 13 years, Allison Wade; a sister, Donna Byrne (Wally) and two brothers, Randal Wade (Mona) and Kelly Wade (Claudia); as well as many nieces and nephews that dearly loved Uncle Scotty. He also had many close and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Dorothy Wade and a sister, Linda Wade. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.



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

Click here to view this week's schedule.

Health Law Section All Member Annual Meeting & Board Elections TONIGHT

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. at the offices of Glankler Brown, 6000 Poplar Avenue, Suite 400, Memphis, TN 38119. 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. 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

YLD Annual Meeting and Elections on Nov. 14

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 closes today, if you are a YLD member and did not receive a link to vote, please contact Kristen Stewart at

Nov. 15 Is the Deadline for CLE Explore USA

Sign up by November 15th and earn 12 hours of CLE while Exploring Washington D.C. from December 9-13, 2013. For more information, see the flyer and download a registration form.

St. Thomas More Guild to Host Ethics and Professionalism 2013 on Nov. 18

The St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyer’s Guild is hosting “Ethics and Professionalism 2013” on Mon., Nov. 18 from 1:00-4:10 p.m. at the law school. Topics and speakers include “Attorneys for Justice” – Justice Janice Holder; “Current Developments: Ethics 21013” – Sandy Garrett, Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the BPR; and “Accidental Clients” – Lucian Pera, Adams and Reese. Registration fee is $75 prior to the seminar; $85 to register at the seminar, which is approved for 3 hours of dual CLE credit. Checks should be made payable to the St. Thomas More Guild and sent to Kathleen Gomes, Attn: Lea Buttry, 474 Perkins Rd. Ext., Suite 205, Memphis, TN 38117; phone 761.3140.

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

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 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

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.) 

CLE Seminars


Live Seminars:

Friday, Nov. 15
What's Trending Now: Current Topics in E-Discovery & Social Media
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
International Paper, 6400 Poplar Ave., Ponderosa Pine Room
2.0 hours dual

Monday, Nov. 18
Credibility & Cross-Examination - Irving Younger Video Series
9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave. #220
3.0 hours general

Tuesday, Nov. 19
New Rule 9: A Guided Tour of Tennessee's Disciplinary Procedure for 2014 & Beyond
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave. #220
1.5 hours dual

Wednesday, Nov. 13
Government Perspective on Current Trends in Health Care Fraud
9:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St.
2.0 hours general

Wednesday, Nov. 13
Annual John Dice Wellness Seminar/Fair
1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Lichterman Nature Center, 5992 Quince Rd.
3.0 hours dual
The Shot Nurse and Massage-On-The-Go will be there

Thursday, Nov. 14
HR Legal Summit
Presented in partnership with The Greater Memphis Chapter SHRM, Better Business Bureau and the MBA Labor & Employment Law Section
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Hilton Hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd.
3.5 hours total (3.0 Dual / .5 General)

Thursday, Nov. 14
From Law Student to Lawyer, the Nuts & Bolts of Practice in Shelby County Courts
1:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Shelby County Courthouse, 140 Adams, 3rd Floor Supreme Courtroom
3.0 hours general



Telephone Seminars

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. 20
Impeach Justice Douglas!
11:00 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
3.0 hours dual


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

Covenants Not-To-Compete 
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

Lien Avoidance 
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


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. Resources

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