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Special Assistant Federal Defender (uncompensated position)

The Office of Federal Defender, Western District of Tennessee, is seeking attorneys to participate in te Legal Fellows Program, working in a litigation or appellate writing capacity.  Appointments are for one year, subject to renewal; work schedules are generally established on a full-time basis.  Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active of the bar (an jurisdiction), have at least one year of post-J.D. legal experience, and not be engaged in the compensated practice of law outside of the Federal Defender's Office.  Interested persons should send a cover letter referencing the Legal Fellows Program, detailed resume and writing sample to Doris Randle-Holt, Federal Defender, Office of the Federal Defender, 200 Jefferson Ave., #200, Memphis, TN  38103.  For additional information, email

Posted 3/21/2014

Memphis Law School Registrar Position Available

The University of Memphis Law School is accepting aplications for the position of Law School Registrar.  The Registrar serves as the primary leader for the Law School's Registrar's Office.  This position directs the day-to-day management of the office, including but not limited to, enrollment verification, managing student academic records, ensuring proper and timely responses and the exchange of information.  The Registrar is expected to provide services in a manner that exemplifies excellent customer service while superintending the accuracy, integrity, and delivery of all institutional data.

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree plus five years of experience in a relevant area.  The department is especially interested in applicants with a Juris Doctorate.  Applicants should be comfortable using technology and have strong organizational skills.  This position is located at One North Front Street in downtown Memphis.

The Law School just celebrated its 50th anniversary as a public law school and second anniversary in its new building, the newly restored U.S. Customs House in downtown Memphis.  A $48 million project, the structure offers a magnificent setting for learning and teaching and striking views of the Mississippi River.  We look forward to bolstering our current outstanding staff with a staff member committed to excellence in the law school setting.

Memphis is a beautiful and divrse city with low real estate prices and an excellent quality of life.  The city is known for its friendly atomosphere, revitalized downtown, and attractions such as Graceland, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Xoo, NBA Grizzlies, Memphis Tigers basketball team, National Civil Rights Museum, and nationally recognized theatre companies.

Please complete the online application at to be considered for the position before March 17, 2014.  Please email any questions to Jamie Kidd at

Posted 3/4/2014

Staff Attorney

The Staff Attorney (Professional Contracting) reports to the Senior Staff Attorney and provides legal counsel to Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation and its affiliates by researching and making recommendations based on federal and state statutes and exercising expertise in areas related to the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback statute, the False Claims Act and any other similar or related state or federal compliance laws.  This position is primarily responsible for analyzing potential compliance issues, including reviewing, conducting research and analysis, and providing legal advise about contracts with referral sources and other business dealings with physicians and other referral sources, handling professional services agreements between Baptist's affiliates and physicians, physician practices and other referral sources.  This position will also be responsible for providing routine business contract review and advice and general health law advice on a short turnaround time basis as well as performing other duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities

Provides legal advice as may be necessary to ensure protection of Baptist's legal rights and to ensure that overall operations comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and advisory opinions;
Researches and prepares recommendations related to a wide array of compliance matters;
Assists in interpreting existing or proposed legislaton or regulations affecting Baptist;
Reviews policies and procedures to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, rules, regulations advisory opionions;
Recommends the initiation of legal action or participates in the preparaton of Baptist's defense or prosecution of legal actions;
Drafts, reviews, advises and, if requested, negotiates new and existing agreements for Baptist including such services agreements or leases as may be requested by the Senior Staff Attorney; and
Performs any other assigned duties.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be able to accurately and successfully manage multiple, critical contracting matters and output time-limited projects;
Must have excellent legal writing skills and be able to quidkly and accurately advise Baptist while professionally negotiating with opposing counsel;
Must have a pleasant demeanor and be able to function effectively with other members of the legal team as well as all other employees of a large corporate clientele;
Must have exceptional problem-solving and writing skills;
Must be able to consistently meet deadlines while handling multiple complex projects and impromptu issues;
JD (Juris Doctor) or equivalent degree from an accredited school of law; and
Admitted to Arkansas, Mississippi, or Tennessee Bar.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

All of the foregoing plus five (5) years experience in a corporate health law setting and/or law practice working specifically on compliance and contracting matters;
Specific compliance law experience in the health care setting;
Experience handling commercial transactions and contract negotiations; and
Admission to the Mississippi Bar.
Posted 2/14/2014

Associate Attorney - Memphis, TN

Employer: Cordell & Cordell, P.C

Description:  Cordell & Cordell, P.C., a domestic litigation firm with 84 offices across 28 states, is currently seeking a dually licensed experienced attorney to practice in our Memphis, TN office.  The candidate must be licensed to priactic law in the state of Mississippi and Tennessee; have a minimum of 3 years of litigation experience with and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.  1st chair family law experience is preferred.

Cordell & Cordell offers a great working enviornment, career opportunities and incredible benefits including: 100% employer paid insurance premiums for health, dental, orthodontia, disability and life.  The firm also offers 401(k), gym membership reibursement, ongoing educational opportunities and more.  This is a wonderful pportunity to be part of a larg, client and employee-centered firm.

Position Type: Full time, Salary IS DOE

Contact Information:

Hamilton Hinton, Recruiter
(Corporate Address, not same as position)
St. Louis, MO 63146


Please submit resumes to Hamilton Hinton via email

Posted 2/2/2014

Attorney/ The Tennessee Department of Children's Services (DCS)

The DCS is the state's public child welfare agency, overseeing child protective services, permanency and juvenile justice.  DCS protects children who are vickims of abuse or neglect and strenthens families through services that focus on family support and preservation.  DCS staff responds to over 37,000 reports of child abusse and neglect a year.  DCS employees approximately 4,300 staff deployed across Tennessee.

Job Description

This Attorney 3 reports to the Regional General Counsel for the Shelby County Region.  This position is high-energy and requires a dedicated individual who can manage and litigate a demanding, child welfare caseload.


Handle all phases of dependency and neglect proceedings in Juvenile Court on behalf of the Department of Children's Services
Litigate dependency and neglect proceedings
Litigate termination of parental rights proceedings
Handle court reviews and other hearings
Prepare and File orders resulting from hearings
Provide legal advice to Department personnel on child-specific cases


A Juris Doctor degree from a recognized law school and licinse to practice law in the State of Tennessee
Experience in child welfare law or other relative experience preferred
Strong leadership and teaming capabilities and the ability to operate independently and collaboratively
Exceptional interspersonal, negotiation, and written and verbal communication skills; able to think logically, analytically and creatively.
Highly-developed organizational skills with the ability to effectively manage multiple, time sensitive tasks in a fast-paced environment.
A collaborative approach to working in a team.
Exceptional legal presence and excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication, and customer service skills as well as effective presentation and facilitation skills.
Microsoft office proficient, i.e. Work, PowerPoint and Excel etc.

Deadline for applicaitons:
Open until position is filled; applications will be reviewed upon submission.

Please send resumes to:

Posted 2/22014

Attorney/Lawyer  -  Memphis

The Office of the General Counsel, University of Tennessee System is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant or Associate General Counsel.  Most work will involve the University of Tennessee Health Science Center located in Memphis.

For complete position information and to access the online application, please visit the following:

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Apply Here:

Posted 1/28/2014


Family law firm Divorce Incorporated is accepting resumes for an associate attorney position in the firm’s East Memphis office.  Candidates with one to three years of experience handling family law cases in Shelby County are preferred; however, all interested attorneys, including recent graduates, are encouraged to apply.  Please send cover letters and resumes to

Posted 1/8/2014


The Law Office of Jamie B. Naini is seeking an associate attorney with an interest or experience in immigration law. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational and time management skills, as well as be detail-oriented and work as a team player. Must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Must have graduated in the top 25% of law school class, preferably on law review. Prior courtroom experience and experience writing appeals a big plus. Competitive salary and full benefits, including medical/vision/dental. Send Cover Letter and Resume to Law Office of Jamie B. Naini, 6075 Stage Road, Memphis, TN 38134 or fax to (901) 377-9705.

Posted 12/23/2013

Request For Qualifications For City Attorney/Legal Services for the City of Lakeland, Tennessee
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Posted 10/18/2013


Nahon Saharovich & Trotz, PLC, is seeking for its Jackson, Tennessee office, an additional associate with at least one (1) year litigation experience and a determned attitude to make an immediate contribution to the law firm.  Candidate should possess an excellent academic background, strong work ethic and desire to succeed, and be a team player.  Offering great salary potential with excellent benefits.  Send confidential resume to Director of Human Resources, 488 S. Mendenhall Road, Memphis, TN  38117 or fax to 901-462-3350 or via email to

Posted 9/23/2013

Real Estate Closer

Murphy, DeZonia & Webb, an Association of Attorneys, has an immediate opening for a real estate closer with 3 or more years of experience in preparing HUD-1 settlement statements and the complete set of documents for residential real estate closings. Experience in closing residential transactions in Tennessee and using the SoftPro software system is preferred. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Outlook is also preferred. Salary is negotiable and level of experience will be a factor.

Posted 6/20/13


The Office of the General Coursel, University of Tennessee System is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant or Associate General Counsel.  Most work will involve the Univeristy of Tennessee Health Science Center located in Memphis. For complete position information and to access the online application, please visit the following:
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Apply Here:

posted 6/5/2013 

Innovation Delivery Team Project Manager Position Available

The City of Memphis is currently seeking an Innovation Delivery Team Project Manager. The city was selected by Bloomberg Philanthropies as one of five cities nationwide to receive an Innovation Delivery Team grant. The three-year grant ending in October 2014 represents one of the largest private-sector commitments to social innovation in our nation's history. The grant will fund local teams, housed within the Mayor's Office, charged with developing innovative, effective solutions to some of the city's most pressing challenges. Reporting directly to the Director of the Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team, the Innovation Delivery Team Project Managers are responsible for coordinating all work across their respective priority areas, from facilitating idea generation through implementation planning and delivery. This includes creating work plans, developing working relationships and liaising with agency heads and other stakeholders in order to deliver on the established innovation delivery targets. Since January 2012, the team has been working on two challenges: reducing incidences of handgun violence, particularly among young people, and generating economic vitality in core city neighborhoods. A series of initiatives is already underway for these two challenge areas. The newly selected project manager would add capacity to the daily management of those initiatives, but would principally be charged with leading a third as yet to be selected challenge area. For more details and to apply, click here.

posted 4/12/2013 

Associate Attorneys 3 - 5 years experience

Bass Berry & Sims' Labor and Employment Practice consists of every aspect of management side of labor and employment law, including traditional "labor" work and employment discrimination.  We represent a variety of industries, including manufacturig, retail, retail food sales, distribution, utilities, communication, transportation, service, healthcare and education.  Our attorneys provide in-house counseling and training to human resource managers, front line managers, and supervisors for our clients on labor and employment matters.  Our attorneys work closely with our corporate attorneys on issues that overlap both areas, such as severance pay, downsizing, collective bargaining, COBRA, family leave laws, and age and disability discrimination.  We also provide our clients valuable information on best practices, developments and trends in the area of executive compensation.  A significant part of our practice is litigation, in federal and state agencies and courts, of labor and employment issues including unlawful discrimination and retaliation claims, wage and hour compliance, breach of employments contracts including non-compete agreements, and unfair labor practice.

We are seeking associates with 3-5 years of solid labor and employment experience for our Nashvill office.  Must have interest in working directly with clients, taking responsibility for case management, preparation and resolution, including trial, mediation and settlement.  Traditional labor experience is a plus but is not required.  The successful candidate is a self-starter with a strong work ethic who prefers a team approach to the practice of law and considers providing excellent service and results to clients their primary goal.  Requires excellent written and verbal communication ability and excellent undergraduate and law school academic credentials.  For consideration, please submit resume and transcript by e-mail to

Posted 4/16/2013

Staff Attorney 

West Tennessee Legal Services seeks entry level staff attorney with a strong committment to delivery of high quality legal assistance to low income individuals and households in a variety of poverty law areas, including public benefits, juvenile justice, special education and housing.  Position includeds representation in court and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government.  Candidates must possess excellent writing and oral communication skills, ability to manage multiple tasks, skills sufficient to  implement an array of advocacy strategies, ability to manage a caseload, ability to build collaborative relationships within the community, commitment to being a team player, ability to travel as necessary, and ability to use comuter systems including  case management software.  Licensure in Tennessee required.  Position will remain open until filled.  Send cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to: Hiring Committee, West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc., P.O. BOx 2066, Jackson, TN 38302 or email to  West Tennessee Legal Services is an equal opportunity employer.  Women, minorities and handicapped persons are encouraged to apply.

posted 3/28/2013


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