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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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Judicial Qualification Poll Coming Today!

The Memphis Bar Association will conduct an online Judicial Qualification Poll for the contested judicial positions on the Aug. 5th ballot. All practicing attorneys in Shelby County with a valid email address should receive the poll, which will ask you to select the one candidate whom you believe is best qualified for each position. The poll results will be made available to the public prior to the start of early voting in mid-July. The poll includes the contested races in Circuit Court, Divisions 4 and 8; General Sessions Criminal Court, Divisions 7 and 10; and Criminal Court, Division 3. If you do not receive the ballot by Friday, June 25th, please call the MBA at 901.527.3573.

The MBA is Now on Twitter!

If you are not already using Twitter, then you should be! Twitter is an excellent way to stay informed on the latest news and hot topics in the legal community. On Monday, the MBA launched its very own Twitter feed at Follow us on Twitter for the latest legal news in the Memphis area and to see what Memphis attorneys are making headlines. We’ll also post job listings that are placed in our publications as soon as we get them, so that you can be the first to know.
     You do not have to “tweet” in order to Twitter. Just create an account on Twitter (it only takes a few minutes) and follow feeds from organizations, like the MBA, and news outlets that interest you. You can view the latest headlines without having to post anything yourself or interact with other users. It’s a great way to stay informed without cluttering up your inbox or spending time browsing websites.
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In-House Lawyers Must Be Registered with Law Examiners by June 30th

Effective January 1, 2010, the Tennessee Supreme Court created a new, easier option for in-house lawyers licensed in other states to practice as in-house lawyers in Tennessee without the burden of full Tennessee bar admission. Now lawyers admitted only in other states may work as in-house lawyers in Tennessee, if they merely file a short-form application, pay a fee, and undergo a background check. No bar exam required.
    But what about those Tennessee in-house lawyers not in compliance now with the law because they have been practicing here, but not admitted? The Supreme Court approved an “amnesty” period through Wednesday, June 30, 2010, for out-of-compliance lawyers to register as in-house lawyers and avoid questions about past noncompliance.
    To read more on this from Adams & Reese LLP, go to:

Submit Recipes for Legal Cookbook

Alpha Reporting Corporation is compiling a cookbook to raise funds for Memphis Area Legal Services. The book, “Cooking Up Justice with Cooking by the Law,” will include recipes from lawyers, judges, secretaries, paralegals and more from the Memphis legal community. There are several ways you can participate: 1. Submit your favorite recipe by July 15, 2010. E-mail it to or fax it to 901-523-8975. 2. Place an ad in the recipe book. Click here to download the advertising form. (Artwork must be camera-ready). 3. Once the book is published, simply buy a copy. (Price not yet determined) 4. Help sell the books: Contact Doni May Mills ( or Karen Byars ( or call 523-8974 for more information. Click here to download a flyer about the fund raiser.

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Attorney of the Day and Saturday Legal Clinic Schedule

Click here to view this week's schedule.

Volunteer Opportunities

Visit for a list of pro bono and other volunteer opportunities.

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

Court Reporter Licensure Deadline July 1

All court reporters practicing in Tennessee state courts must be licensed by the Tennessee Board of Court Reporters by July 1, 2010. However, licensure is not required for court reporting in federal court or in Tennessee criminal courts. Court reporters who have not yet been licensed are urged to submit their application materials as soon as possible to ensure their license is approved prior to July 1. For more information, visit

Save the Date for Service Project at Youth Villages

The MBA will be hosting its second service project of the year on Saturday, July 10 at 1:00 p.m. at Youth Villages. The project will involve interacting with the youth from one (or more) of the cottages and providing food. Watch the Bar Bulletin for more details and how to sign up! 

Memphis Bar Foundation Grant Applications Due July 30

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.

Leadership Forum Applications Due July 31

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.

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 24 through July 16

A Financial Expert’s Overview of Lost Profits Damages For Attorneys
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
12-1 pm
MBA Conference Rm, 80 Monroe Ave #220
Speakers: Mike Costello & Sharon P. Hamrick, Decosimo Advisory Services
1 hour general credit
Click here to register for online course and to purchase ALI-ABA products:  
Click here to view the available ALI-ABA live courses and webcasts:

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.  


Victims facing legal issues may call (888) 395-9297 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. central time Monday through Friday to request assistance. Click here for more details.