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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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Live Music & CLE to Kick Off Intellectual Property / Entertainment Law Section Activities, August 19

The recently established MBA Intellectual Property / Entertainment Law Section will make a grand entrance into the Memphis legal community on August 19th with its first-ever CLE program followed by a happy hour. The seminar entitled "The Top 10 Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law Issues That Every Attorney and Business Professional Needs to Know " will be held from 4 - 5:30 pm at The Hilton Hotel (939 Ridge Lake Blvd) in East Memphis. Michele Howard-Flynn, HF Law Group, PLLC, and William "Bill" Parks, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, LLP, will speak at the seminar, which offers 1.5 hours of general CLE credit. To register for the seminar, click here.
     Even if you can't make it to the seminar, please stop by and celebrate the debut of this new MBA section with its officers, board of directors and CLE attendees! A happy hour will be held immediately following the seminar from 5:30-7:30 pm, also at the Hilton, featuring live music from The Benny Reiner Quartet and complimentary drinks. For more information, click here.

Services Today for Charles M. Crump

Attorney Charles Metcalf Crump of Apperson Crump PLC died Sunday at the age of 96. He was the oldest and longest term practicing attorney in Shelby County, having begun the practice September 1, 1937 after graduating from the Law School of the University of Virginia. He was a member of the American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations and Board Member, Treasurer and Secretary of the latter. He was a fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation and the Memphis Bar Foundation. In 2004, he received the Judge Jerome Turner Lawyer’s Lawyer Award from the Memphis Bar Association. He was a Representative from Shelby County to the Tennessee House of Representatives at the sessions in 1939, 1941, and 1943. He leaves his loving wife of 70 years, Diana Wallace Crump, and many other family members. A memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Church of the Holy Communion (4645 Walnut Grove Road) with a reception immediately following in Cheney Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Church of the Holy Communion, Rhodes College or a charity of choice. Canale Funeral Directors (901)452-6400. To read more from The Commercial Appeal, click here.

Justice Clark to Be Sworn in as Chief Justice Sept. 1

Justice Cornelia A. Clark will become the second woman in the state’s history to serve as chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court when she is sworn into office at 10 a.m. on Sept. 1 at the historic courthouse in Franklin, Tenn. Chief Justice Janice Holder will administer the oath of office to Clark, who was elected by the Court to serve a two-year term as chief justice. Read more at

Lucian Pera Named ABA Treasurer-Elect

Lucian Pera, a partner of Adams and Reese, has been named treasurer-elect of the American Bar Association. He will assume the treasurer's post in 2011 and will serve a three-year term. Pera has served on the ABA's board of governors, was chairman of its finance committee and has been a member of its house of delegates.

Fall 2010 Edition of The Young Lawyers' Appeal Now Available

The MBA Young Lawyers Division posted its Fall 2010 edition of its quarterly newsletter, The Young Lawyers' Appeal, earlier this week. The issue features details of upcoming YLD social and CLE plans and snapshots from the 2010 YLD Golf Tournament. Also included are articles about coaching opportunities for the 2011 Mock Trial Tournament and the Mid-South Start! Heart Walk on October 2. To view the publication, click here.

July/August Edition of Memphis Lawyer

Attention MBA Members! If you have not already received your copy of the July/August 2010 edition of Memphis Lawyer magazine, it will be arriving soon. Unfortunately, the mailing database was sorted incorrectly, and all of the address labels were printed with the wrong last name. Therefore, your magazine will be arriving at the correct address with the correct first and middle name or initial, but with the wrong last name on the label. We are very sorry for the inconvenience. Please disregard the mix up and rest assured that your information is correct in our system. If you need extra copies of the magazine as a result of this, please contact the MBA office at 901.527.3573. If you have any additional questions, please contact Dottie McCallen 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

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

Shelby County Courthouse Tour Guide Training Today

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

Volunteer! Saturday Legal Clinic This Week

A free legal clinic will be held this Saturday, August 14, 2010 from 9:30 to noon at the Ben Hooks Library (3030 Poplar Avenue). To volunteer, contact Linda Warren Seely at 901.523.8822 or or visit for more information about the clinic.

Application Deadline for United States Supreme Court Bar Admission Extended to August 20

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 20 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.  To view the official event flyer, click here.

Young Lawyers Happy Hour, August 26

The Young Lawyers Division will host a Happy Hour on August 26th at Bardog Tavern (73 Monroe Avenue). The event will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm and will be sponsored by Morrow & Associates Court Reporters. Look for more details soon! 

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; 

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 .

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CLE Seminars

August 12 through August 27

Taking Your Practice to the Next Level: Individual Coaching for Attorneys
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
MBA Conference Rm, 80 Monroe Ave #220
Speakers: Kathy Story & Mary Jo Greil
1.0 hour dual credit

Top 10 IP & Entertainment Law Issues that Every Attorney & Business Professional Needs to Know
Sponsored by the new Intellectual Property / Entertainment Law Section
Thursday, August 19, 2010
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
The Hilton Hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd
Speakers: Michele Howard-Flynn
& William "Bill" Parks
1.5 hours general credit
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Happy Hour with Live Music (Benny Reiner Quartet) and Complimentary Drink Tickets

Smooth Sailing in Chapter 13
Sponsored by the Bankruptcy Section
Friday, August 20, 2010
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
200 Jefferson, 6th Floor
Speakers: Sylvia Ford Brown, Nancy Rigell & Melanie Dakin
1.0 hour general credit

Mediating & Resolving Business Disputes
Co-sponsored by the ADR and Business Law Sections
Friday, August 27, 2010
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Office of Denise McCrary,
6750 Poplar Ave., #204
Speakers: Pat Arnoult, Denise McCrary
& Allen Blair
Moderator: Laurel Williams
1.0 hour general CLE
& 1.0 hour mediation ethics 

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.