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Charming Office Space for Lease! Convenient Prime East memphis Location. Great parking! Competitive Rent. See it today! Kimbrough B. Mullins, 901.527.2000 ex. 14 or 901.283.5913.

Turn-Key Offices in East Memphis—Furnished offices in the Colonnade building, 1661 International Drive. Rates start at $500. Includes furniture, phone, internet, conference room access, receptionist. Virtual Offices available. Conference rooms by the hour, day, week. Call 901.767.7771.  

Two Downtown Offices Available Now, either for two attorneys or attorney and secretary. Excellent location for criminal or civil practice. Rent includes parking, reception, phone, conference room. Contact Ellen Fite or Frank Holloman, 901.526.1088.


Paralegal—Morgan & Morgan, LLC, is seeking a Litigation Paralegal with strong attention to detail in litigation, case work management and trial work as well, PI litigation experience required.This is a full-time position with benefits .email resumes to  

Visiting Faculty Position—The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position to teach Contracts I and a litigation skills course in the fall semester, and Contracts II and a small live-client civil litigation clinic in the spring semester. For more information and to submit an application please go to The screening of applications will begin June 14 and may continue until the position is filled. While the School of Law does not treat race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation as dispositive in hiring decisions, the School has a strong institutional commitment to the diversity of its faculty and is particularly interested in receiving expressions of interest from persons who will add to its diversity. The University of Memphis is an EEO/AA employer.

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MEMPHIS LEGAL PLACEMENT—the exclusive placement service of the Memphis Bar Association, MLP is currently accepting resumes for experienced Attorneys, Paralegals and Legal Secretaries for temporary and permanent positions. Please email resume and salary requirement to or fax to Mary at 901.527.3582.


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 YLD Golf Tournament, June 18

 Register now! Click here for details.

Memphis Bar Foundation Seeking Grant Applications

The Memphis Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Memphis Bar Association, is seeking grant applications from 501(c)(3) organizations for law-related programs or projects. Grant applications are available at (go to the Bar Foundation page under “About the MBA”) or by contacting Anne Fritz (527.3573; ). The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. on July 30, 2010.
     The MBF funds programs and projects that furthers its objectives and purposes, which are to advocate and support public awareness of the legal profession; promote social justice; promote legal education; and recognize professionalism among members of the Bar. The MBF Grants Committee will initially review the applications; the full MBF Board will determine the grants to be funded and the amount of funding.

2010-2011 Leadership Forum Applications Now Available

Applications are now available for the MBA’s award-winning Leadership Forum at or by contacting Anne Fritz (527.3573; The deadline to apply is July 31.
     The Leadership Forum’s mission is to develop the leadership skills of young attorneys (between the 3rd and 8th year of practice); empower young attorneys to use their skills to make greater contributions to the Memphis community and the legal profession; model and practice the highest standards of the legal profession; and build relationships among attorneys of diverse backgrounds. The Forum accomplishes this mission through a full-day retreat on October 1, where leadership concepts are introduced, followed by monthly meetings on topics such as the attorney’s role in the greater community, work/life balance, and communication skills. The monthly sessions are held at various community organizations around the community, such as MIFA, the National Civil Rights Museum, and Bridges, to acquaint the participants with their services and programs. In addition, the participants are assigned to small groups to develop and implement a community service project, which is showcased at the graduation ceremony in May.
     Tuition is $550, which covers more than a full year of CLE credit. A limited number of scholarships are available. Now in its 7th year, the Leadership Forum has helped hone the leadership skills of over 130 attorneys. The forum received an E. Smythe Gambrell Award from the ABA in 2006; the award recognizes outstanding achievement in the design and implementation of a model professionalism program.

Summer Law Intern Program Needs Sponsors!

The Summer Law Intern Program began last Friday with an orientation for the 60+ students and representatives from their workplaces. Some workplaces generously agreed to take interns, but do not have the funds to cover the $500 stipend paid to the intern at the end. If you can sponsor all, or a portion of a stipend, please send your tax-deductible contribution, made payable to the Memphis Bar Foundation, to Anne Fritz, 80 Monroe, Suite 220, Memphis, TN 38103. Please note on your check that it is for sponsorship of the Summer Law Intern Program.

U of M Law Student Chosen for Harvard Journal Editorial Board

Meredith Alston Lucas, a third-year student at the University of Memphis' Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, has been named to the National Symposium Editorial Board of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. To read more, go to: .

Leo Bearman Celebrates 50 Years of Practice

In July, Leo Bearman, Jr. will celebrate his 50 years in the practice of law to the Memphis community. If you would like to drop Leo a note and congratulate him on this milestone event, please feel free to do so. The letters need to be received by June 25th and should be be addressed to
     Leo Bearman, Jr.
     165 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
     Memphis, TN 38103
BUT please mail it to the attention of Judy Birchler, Leo's secretary, since it is a SURPRISE. Letters are preferred over email to make it more personal. If you have any questions, please email Judy Birchler at or call her at 901.577.2243.

Memphis Lawyer Cover Story Correction

CORRECTION: In the article "Water War," which appeared in the May/June 2010 issue of Memphis Lawyer, the name of Christopher S. Campbell, from the Harris, Shelton, Hanover, Walsh law firm, was inadvertently omitted as being a member of the defense team representing Memphis and MLGW. The author apologizes for this oversight.

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Events Calendar

Attorney of the Day and Saturday Legal Clinic Schedule

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Volunteer Opportunities

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YLD Redbirds Game, Tonight - 1 Ticket Left!

Join the MBA Young Lawyers Division on Thursday, June 10th at AutoZone Park as the Memphis Redbirds take on the Iowa Cubs. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. with food and refreshments in the Picnic Pavilion starting at 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by Bank Tennessee and Alpha Reporting. Tickets are $10 and one ticket became available just yesterday. Please contact Dottie McCallen at ASAP if you are interested. 

Bankruptcy Section Hosts Annual Golf Tournament on June 11

The MBA Bankruptcy Section is hosting the 22nd Annual Nancy Cannon Bankruptcy Open Golf Tournament on Friday, June 11 at Stonebridge Golf Club. There will be a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. The entry fee is $60 ($12 for dinner only) before May 28; $65 after May 28. To register, click here.

SURPRISE Reception for Judge McPherson, June 15

A surprise retirement reception for Judge Charles O. McPherson will be held in the Supreme Court Courtroom of the Shelby County Courthouse (Rm 330, 140 Adams Avenue) on Tuesday, June 15th from 12:30-2:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Susan Wilson at 901.545.4784.

Young Lawyers Golf Tournament, June 18

The YLD Annual Golf Tournament presented by BankTennessee & IPSCO will be held Friday, June 18th with a shotgun start at 1 pm at Club at North Creek ( ). The Club is located only 20 minutes from downtown Memphis at 8770 N. Creek Boulevard in Southaven. The price is $65.00 per person, including cart, greens fees, range balls, soft drinks, beer, & prizes. Prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin & various door prizes will be awared. For registration and sponsorship details, click here.

Retirement Reception for Judge Ann Pugh, June 24

All MBA members are invited to attend a Retirement Reception for Judge Ann Pugh in celebration of her 32 years of service to the Criminal Justice System on Thursday, June 24th from 5:30-7:30 pm at the home of Leslie and Renelle Ballin. For more details and to RSVP, please email by June 18th.

Kickin’ It for CASA Kickball Tournament, August 28

The YLD is supporting the Court Appointed Special Advocates’ (CASA) Advocacy Program in assuring safe, permanent homes for abused and neglected children in Shelby County by participating in their 2010 Kickball Tournament. All the proceeds from the tournament benefit CASA. The Kickball Tournament is a one-day, single elimination event on August 28, 2010 at Willow Park (at Mt. Moriah and Willow Road near I-240). The YLD is forming a team which will consist of 15 members. If you are interesting in participating, please contact, Shon Johnson at or David McKinney at .

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CLE Seminars

June 10 through June 25

Tax Free Retirement for Attorneys
Friday, June 11, 2010
12-1 pm
MBA Conference Room, 80 Monroe Ave, #220
Speaker: Jim Whitehead, Shoemaker Financial
1 hour general credit

Tax Free Retirement for Attorneys
Thursday, June 17, 2010
12-1 pm
Shoemaker Financial, 2176 West St., #110
Speaker: Jim Whitehead, Shoemaker Financial
1 hour general credit

Funds Transfers for Real Estate Lawyers
Sponsored by Real Estate / Environmental Law Section
Wed., June 23, 2010
12-1 pm
Holiday Inn Select, 5795 Poplar Ave.
Speaker: Anita Lotz, Farris Bobango Branan, PLC
1 Hour General CLE Credit

Padilla v. Commonwealth of Kentucky
Wed., June 23, 2010
3 - 4:30 pm
CJC Auditorium, 201 Poplar, main floor
Speakers: Rehim Babaoglu, Kemper Durand and Allison Wannamaker
1.5 Hours General CLE Credit
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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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