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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 email@example.com or fax to Mary at 901.527.3582.
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Judicial Qualification Poll Results Are In
The Memphis Bar Association today released the results of its Judicial Qualification Poll for the candidates in contested judicial elections on the August 5th ballot. The poll was sent to nearly 3,000 attorneys in Shelby County, including both members and non-members of the MBA. 795 attorneys responded.
Volunteer This Saturday!
Saturday Legal Clinic 9:30 am -12 pm & Youth Villages at 1 pm
The monthly free Saturday Legal Clinic will be held this week on July 10th from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Benjamin Hooks Library at 3030 Poplar Avenue (the main branch). To read more about the clinics, see the article below by Caren Nichol entitled "What the Saturday Legal Clinic Taught Me."
What the Saturday Legal Clinic Taught Me
by Caren Nichol, Shareholder, Evans Petree PC
As a working mother with two young children, my Saturdays are sacred family days. So when I was asked to attend a Saturday Legal Clinic with my law firm, Evans Petree, I have to admit that I was less than enthusiastic. Pat Arnoult had agreed to staff the clinic with attorneys from our firm and anyone who knows Pat knows he is hard to say no to. I gave my husband, who is also my law partner, the choice—he could either go to the clinic or watch the kids. He chose the kids. The clinic at least starts at the sane time of 9:30 a.m., and so after dishing out waffles to my boys, I headed over to the library.
Supreme Court Unveils Justice for All Video
On Tuesday, June 22nd, the Tennessee Supreme Court unveiled plans to host a statewide pro bono summit as a part of the Court's effort to address access to justice in Tennessee. The pro bono summit was just one of several action items outlined by the Court, as it announced the adoption of four over-arching goals to guide its Access to Justice Initiative in the coming years. To download a copy of the remarks by Chief Justice Janice M. Holder, go to http://www.tncourts.gov/#A2J4.
Attorney of the Day and Saturday Legal Clinic Schedule
Visit www.memphisbar.org/volunteer for a list of pro bono and other volunteer opportunities.
Submit Recipes for Legal Cookbook by July 15
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 email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Karen Byars (email@example.com) or call 523-8974 for more information. Click here to download a flyer about the fund raiser.
AWA Seminar on Drug Testing, July 20
On July 20th, the Association for Women Attorneys will host “Drug Testing: The Legalities of How it can Impact Your Case and Your Client” presented by Kelly Dobbins, MA, R-CPCT, BAT, owner of Mid-South Drug Testing. The seminar will be held from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Jim’s Place East (5560 Shelby Oaks Drive). The event is $45, includes lunch and two hours of CLE credit (pending). To register, contact Laurie Christensen at 901.227.6685 or firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVPs must be received by July 14th!
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 www.memphisbar.org (go to the Bar Foundation page under “About the MBA”) or by contacting Anne Fritz (527.3573; email@example.com ). The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. on July 30, 2010.
Leadership Forum Applications Due July 31
Applications are now available for the MBA’s award-winning Leadership Forum at www.memphisbar.org/leadershipforum or by contacting Anne Fritz (527.3573; firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline to apply is July 31.
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 email@example.com or David McKinney at dmckinney@BPJLAW.com .
July 8 through July 23
A Financial Expert’s Overview of Lost Profits Damages For Attorneys
Trials: Tips, Tactics & Practical Tales: Part 1
Financial Expert's Overview of Pecuniary & Personal Insury Damages for Attorneys
Health Care Reform Seminar
Ten Things You May Want to Consider When Representing a Client Who Has Been Abused
Trials: Tips, Tactics & Practical Tales: Part 2
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.