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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.
Tennessee Lawyers Report Pro Bono Hours
In the first year of voluntary reporting, approximately 18% of the lawyers with active Tennessee law licenses completed the voluntary pro bono reporting form. In all, those reporting contributed nearly 300,000 hours of pro bono service. The biggest area of service (87,312 hours) was the provision of legal services without a fee to persons of limited means (RPC 6.1(a)(1)), followed by the delivery of legal services (83,707 hours) at a substantially reduced fee to persons of limited means (RPC 6.1(b)(2)). Nearly 29% of respondents said that they had contributed financial support to organizations that provide legal services to persons of limited means.
Juvenile Court to Celebrate 100th Anniversary
The Juvenile Court of Memphis & Shelby County is planning several events to commemorate its 100th anniversary. On Thursday, Sept. 30, a formal ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the court, followed by a reception and a documentary viewing under a tent on the court grounds. The current and past Chief Justices of the Tennessee Supreme Court, Cornelia Clark and Janice Holder, are expected to attend. On Friday, Oct. 1, the Tennessee AOC will conduct a CLE seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Urban Child Institute. On Sat., Oct. 2, an inaugural 5K, the “Right Road Run,” will begin at 9 a.m. , followed by a homecoming picnic open to the public.
Clark Sworn in as Chief Justice
On Wednesday, Justice Cornelia A. Clark was sworn in as chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court, making her the second woman in the state’s history to hold the position. More than 300 members of the public attended the swearing in ceremony, which was held at the historic Williamson County courthouse in Franklin. Outgoing Chief Justice Janice Holder administered the oath of office to Clark, who was elected by the Court to serve a two-year term as chief justice. The swearing ceremony included remarks by members of the Supreme Court, representatives from the intermediate appellate courts, and judges and clerks from all levels of the judicial branch.
Judge Anderson is Sworn In, Renews Vows
On Tuesday, Bill Anderson Jr. was sworn in as Judge of General Sessions Criminal Court, Division 7. Since the ceremony happened to fall on his 19th wedding anniversary, Judge Anderson also the opportunity to renew his marriage vows with his wife, Lisa. He was sworn in by retired Criminal Court Judge H. T. Lockard, who Anderson called his "mentor and hero." Anderson vowed to keep an open-door policy and said he would welcome all of the help he could get from lawyers and fellow judges, including longtime friend Judge Tim Dwyer who presided over the marriage portion of the program. To read more from The Commercial Appeal, click here.
The Memphis Bar Association Introduces a New Member Benefit
The Memphis Bar Association has recently added the Law Firm Merchant AccountTM as one of its newest member benefit. Members can now easily accept credit card payments from clients!
Attorney of the Day and Saturday Legal Clinic Schedule
Visit www.memphisbar.org/volunteer for a list of pro bono and other volunteer opportunities.
"Lawyers as Peacemakers" Seminar, Sept. 9
“Lawyers as Peacemakers: Purpose & Values in the new Paradigm” with speaker J. Kim Wright will be presented on Thursday, September 9th at the home of Sam Blair and Pam Warnock Blair (321 Kenilworth). This program is opportunity for lawyers, mediators and interested participants to explore the concept of lawyers as peacemakers with an emphasis on the collaborative law process. A social hour will be held from 5:30-6:30 pm with the CLE from 6:30-7 pm. The event is sponsored by Linda Warren Seely, Carl E. Seely and Divorce Incorporated,McNabb, Bragorgos & Burgess PLLC, and Lawyers as Peacemakers.
Blood Drive at U of M Law School, September 15
The Black Law Student Association at the University of Memphis will sponsor a blood drive with Lifeblood on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 from 9 am to 4 pm. The blood drive will take place in the student lounge on the main floor of the law school (1 N Front St). There will be refreshments served and gifts given to those who decide to donate blood.
Mock Trial Coaches Needed, September 16
The YLD has made a commitment to recruit local attorneys to serve as coaches for high school mock trial teams in an effort to increase the number of area high schools participating in mock trial. We are pleased to present a CLE with Eugene "Buddy" Bernstein, who has coached the White Station High School mock trial team since 1981 and led them to many local and state championships over the years. He will draw upon his 30 years of experience coaching mock trial to help attorneys and teachers learn how to run a successful mock trial team. At the CLE, Buddy will offer valuable insight into what has and has not worked for him over the years and will also provide attendees with many of the forms he has created to assist him. The YLD encourages all attorneys who are interested in coaching a mock trial team in the upcoming year to attend this CLE Seminar. Please email Nicole Grida (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Abby Webb (email@example.com) with any questions or if you are interested in coaching a high school mock trial team but are unable to attend the CLE Seminar. For more seminar details and to register, click here.
Free Safety & Self Defense Seminar, Sept. 28
On Tuesday, Sept. 28th, the MBA will present Fundamental Crime Prevention and Safety Training from noon - 1:00 pm at the MBA office (80 Monroe Avenue, Suite 220). The FREE seminar is open to ANYONE. The information presented provides excellent defense for workplace violence as well as individual, home, and automobile safety and can help reduce an individual's chance of becoming a victim of crime by as much as 70%. For more details and to RSVP, contact Lesia Beach at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901.527.3573.
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 email@example.com. For more information about the walk, go to www.midsouthheartwalk.org.
Supreme Court Historical Society Dinner, October 5
The Fifth Annual Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society Dinner featuring honored guests, Governor Phil Bredesen and First Lady Andrea Conte will be held at 6 pm on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, 2100 West End Avenue in Nashville. Tickets are $135.00 per person or a table of ten can be reserved for $1350.00. Complimentary self-parking. To secure a reservation, please contact Joy Day at 615.771.5008 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com . The event is sponsored by Yuletide Office Solutions, BankTennessee and Alpha Reporting Corporation.
Legal Tech Expo, November 4
The MBA will host its annual Legal Tech Expo on November 4, 2010 at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Memphis. Registration will begin at 8:30 am, and the seminar will run from 9:00 am - 4:45 pm. CLE seminars include: “Practical eDiscovery: Understanding Technology” with Blake H. Gibson, IV, Pietrangelo Cook, PLC; “Terror: If Twitter and the Internet ‘Went Away’” with Amy Howell, Howell Marketing Strategies; “Productivity Solutions” with Thomson Reuters; “Digital Forensics” with Ted Scott, Certified computer examiner, Verity Investigations & forensics; “Emerging Field of Electronic Discovery” with Jay Brenner, Counsel on Call; and “Preparing for your First Use of Technology in the Courtroom” with Alpha Reporting Corp. Look for more details in the coming months!
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.
September 3 through September 27
Avoiding Claims by Proper Understanding & Utilization of the Mutual Indemnification Agreement
Complete Insurance Planning for Solos and Small Firms
The Benefits of Community Engagement
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.