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The Memphis Bar Association provides over 120 hours of CLEs at very competitive prices. In person and online, covering topics from bankruptcy to technology. CLEs are available to all attorneys licensed in Tennessee , also providing credit in Arkansas and Mississippi. Click here for course listings.
On Wednesday April 8, 2015, the YLD will host a happy hour prior to the Grizzlies v. Pelicans game. The Happy Hour will be held from 5:30pm until 7:00pm at Twelve Bar, 310 Beale Street (above Jerry Lee Lewis Cafe and Honky Tonk). We also have secured a block of tickets in the club section. For only $55, you will receive a ticket to the game and a limited edition Grizzlies' scarf.
Now accepting applications
It's that time of year again! The MBA is accepting applications for the 9th Summer Law Intern Program. If you know a minority high school student who will be a junior or senior this fall, please encourage them to apply. If you or your firm would be interested in taking an intern - or sponsoring an intern -- please download the application here or contact Mary at 901. 271-0660 or mylnes [at] memphisbar [dot] org.
Court Square, downtown
Law Week 2015 will get rolling Friday, April 24th with the 8th Annual Law Week Launch Party in Court Square.
Law Week in Memphis is held annually in conjunction with the nationally recognized Law Day on May 1. Law Day is an opportunity for all Americans to celebrate our legal system, a critical aspect of our democratic form of government. Across the country, Americans participate in thousands of activities to deepen our understanding of the role of law in our society. Memphis is no different. Each year the legal community in the Memphis area plans Law Week programs designed to educate our community about the law, legal processes and legal rights.
Bench Bar Conference - May 6-9, 2015, Tops'l Beach Resort
Mark your calendars for the 2015 Bench Bar Conference, May 6-9, at Tops'l Beach Resort in Destin. If you want to go ahead and make your reservation at Tops'l, call the 24-hour toll-free reservation at 1.800.380.4808 and use group code X8009. A 15% deposit on the rent will be required with the balance due four days before check-in. Rates range from $85/night for a studio in the Summit to $261/night for a two-bedroom, gulf front unit in the Tides.
The featured speaker on Friday morning will be Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive Director of the Equal Project in Montgomery, AL, which challenges bias in the criminal justice system against the poor and minorities. He is also a professor at NYU School of Law. His speech at TED2012 received a standing ovation and over $1 million was raised by the attendees to fund a campaign run by him to end the practice of putting children in adult jails and prisons. Click here to listen to his talk. His book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, was recently released.