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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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It's Election Day!

Don't forget to get out and vote today! Go to to download a sample ballot or to find your voting site location. Also, don't forget to take a look at the MBA Judicial Qualification Poll before you go to vote. The poll was sent to nearly 3,000 attorneys in Shelby County, including both members and non-members of the MBA. 795 attorneys responded. The poll asked attorneys to select the one candidate in each race whom they felt was best qualified to serve as judge. If an attorney did not know the candidates’ qualifications or had no opinion, he/she was instructed to mark “no opinion.”  The Memphis Bar Association has conducted a poll of candidates in contested judicial elections for more than 20 years, in the belief that local attorneys are in the best position to know a candidate’s qualifications and that the MBA has a responsibility to inform the voting public of attorneys’ opinions about the candidates. To view the results, click here.

Leadership Forum Application Deadline Extended to Monday

There is still time to apply for the 2010-2011 Leadership Forum. The deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, August 9th. Click here for more details. 

CLE on Judicial Settlement Conferences with Judge Claxton, Monday

The Young Lawyers Division will host "Judicial Settlement Conferences" with Magistrate Judge Charmiane Claxton, United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, on Monday, August 9th from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Historic Courtroom at the University of Memphis School of Law. Richard Glassman and Lewis Lyons of Glassman Edwards Wade & Wyatt, P.C., will accompany her in a discussion on what federal judges expect from lawyers and their clients at judicial settlement conferences. The seminar offers 1 hour of general credit. To register, click here.

Become a Shelby County Courthouse Tour Guide

On Thursday, August 12th at noon in the Supreme Court Courtroom (room 330) of the Shelby County Courthouse, a training seminar will be led by historian Jimmy Ogle for those interested in volunteering as Courthouse tour guides. By attending the meeting, there is no commitment to giving tours. You can volunteer for as many or as little tours as you like. If you are interested in attending the seminar and would like additional information, please contact Dottie McCallen at 901.237.3241 or

U of M’s Hooks Institute Seeks Nominations for Book Award

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis is soliciting nominations for its Book Award, which will recognize the book published in 2010 that best furthers understanding of the American Civil Rights Movement and its legacy. The recipient of the award will receive $1,000 and an invitation to deliver an address in the Hooks Institute Lecture Series during the 2011-2012 academic year.
      For consideration, one copy of the book should be submitted, postmarked by December 1, 2010, to Book Award Nomination, The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, 107 Scates Hall, The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, 38152-3530.
      Finalists will be asked to submit additional copies to a panel of judges representing various disciplines and academic institutions in Memphis. For questions or comments, please contact Book Award Committee Chair Aram Goudsouzian, associate professor in the U of M Department of History, by phone at 901-678-2520 or via email at .

Want to Show Your Support for the American Heart Association? 

The MBA Young Lawyers Division is considering putting together a team for the 2010 Mid-South Start! Heart Walk to support the American Heart Associaton. The event will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. at AutoZone Park. There will be no entrance fee for your participation. If you are interested in participating, please contact Abby Webb at For more information about the walk, go to

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Attorney of the Day and Saturday Legal Clinic Schedule

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Volunteer Opportunities

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Leadership Forum Application Deadline Extended to August 9

The application deadline for the MBA’s award-winning Leadership Forum has been extended to Monday, August 9, 2010. Applications are available at or by contacting Anne Fritz (527.3573;
     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.

August 14 Deadline to Apply for United States Supreme Court Bar Admission

The Federal Bar Association will host its Annual Federal Practice Seminar on October 20, 2010 at the University of Memphis School of Law. The seminar will feature General William Suter, Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States, who will be present to conduct an admissions ceremony for attorneys who wish to become members of the Supreme Court Bar. Click here to download instructions for applying for admission. All application materials must be submitted by August 14 for those seeking Supreme Court Bar admission. 
     The seminar will also feature Jeffrey Rosen, author of The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America, whom the Los Angeles Times has called “the nation’s most widely read and influential legal commentator.”
     District judges and magistrate judges of the Western District of Tennessee will participate in the annual Judges’ Panel, discussing their federal practice preferences and taking questions from attendees. The seminar will also include a presentation about recent developments in Sixth Circuit jurisprudence, a discussion of the practical aspects of e-discovery and changes to the Local Rules, additional CLEs, and a judicial reception. To download the full schedule and registration materials,
click here.

2nd Annual Benefit Concert for MALS, August 20

On Friday, August 20, 2010, the 2nd Annual Concert to Benefit Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc., featuring Walrus, will be held at Newby’s (539 S. Highland St). Doors will open at 7 pm with a $10 cover (cash or check only please). Walrus will start at 9 pm. The cover includes complimentary beer while supplies last. This year’s event is sponsored by the Memphis Business Journal (title sponsor), Alpha Reporting Corp., Newby’s and Empire Imaging.

ALA Annual Breakfast, October 6

The Memphis Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) is celebrating Professional Legal Management Week at their annual breakfast & CLE seminar on October 6, 2010. The event will be held from 8:00 am-10:00am at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Avenue. Kathy Story will present an "Experiential Workshop on Networking." The seminar is approved for 1 hour of CLE credit. The registration fee is $25 to non-ALA members (attorneys) and free to legal administrators. For more details and to register, contact  Kim Harden, 901-526-0431, or . The event is sponsored by Yuletide Office Solutions, BankTennessee and Alpha Reporting Corporation.

Legal Tech Expo, November

The MBA is planning a Legal Tech Expo during the first two weeks of November. We are looking for topics and/or speakers for the expo, which will feature hour-long seminars plus an exhibitor area. Proposed topics are:
• 60 iPhone Apps in 60 Minutes
• Windows 7 – Should You Finally Upgrade?
• Google Tools for Lawyers
• Taking Your Practice on the Road
If you would like to suggest other topics – or would like to speak on one of the topics listed above – please contact CLE Director Lesia Beach (527.3573; 

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CLE Seminars

August 5 through August 13

Criminal Law For Civil Lawyers
Thursday, August 5
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
MBA Conference Rm, 80 Monroe Ave #220
Speaker: Devon Gosnell, Associate General Counsel, University of Tennessee
1.5 hours general credit

Ethics Update: A Lawyer's Professional Responsibility 
Thursday, August 5
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Telephone Seminar
Speaker: Bruce Smith, Apperson Crump & Maxwell
1.0 hour dual credit

Judicial Settlement Conferences
Monday, August 9
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Historic Courtroom, University of Memphis School of Law, 1 N. Front St.
Speakers: Magistrate Judge Charmiane Claxton with Richard Glassman & Lewis Lyons, Glassman Edwards Wade & Wyatt, PC
1.0 hour general credit
Click here to view the complete CLE calendar.
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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.