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The MBA Office will be closed December 24th for the Christmas holiday.
MBA Provides Gifts to Teens at Youth Villages
On Thursday, MBA Treasurer Linda Warren Seely delivered dozens of gifts to Youth Villages on behalf of the 2010 MBA Board of Directors. Each gift fulfilled an item on the wish list of one of 12 boys supported by the MBA. Board Members Ricky E. Wilkins, Linda Warren Seely, Frank Cantrell, Laurel Williams, Gary Smith, John Cannon, Mike Fletcher, Elizabeth Collins, Asia Diggs, Porter Feild, Marc Reisman and Anne Fritz shopped for and wrapped each item. Sherry Brooks contributed the wrapping paper and bows. Photos from the Youth Villages Christmas Party are featured at left.
TN Supreme Court Amends Procedure Rules
The Tennessee Supreme Court has adopted amendments to the Rules of Appellate Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure and Evidence effective July 1, 2011, subject to approval by resolutions of the General Assembly. To view the amendments, visit www.tncourts.gov.
Our Condolences - Visitation Today for Pam Cobb
Longtime Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, employee and MBA member Pamela Cobb, 56, died December 21 at her home in Millington. Mrs. Cobb attended Hope Presbyterian Church, was a CLA for Baker Donelson, member of National Association of Legal Assistants, Greater Memphis Legal Alliance, and the Memphis Hog Chapter. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. and a service Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Millington Chapel, with interment in Memory Gardens. She leaves her husband, Ronald Cobb; sons, Corey Cobb of Olive Branch, MS, Lee Cobb of Atoka, TN, Joe Cobb of Horn Lake, MS; father, Maurice Riddick of Dresden, TN; brother, Michael Riddick of Dresden, TN; three grand-children, Mackenzie Cobb, Addisyn Cobb, and Xoey Cobb. Memorials may be made to the Scholarship Fund at Southwest TN Community College Foundation, Attn: Rose Landey, 5983 Macon Cv., Memphis, TN 38134 in her memory. To read more from The Commercial Appeal, click here.
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While the MBA Young Lawyers Division has had an active group on Facebook for some time, the MBA as a whole now has a Facebook fan page. Please visit the page and choose "like" to receive updates from the MBA. Facebook announcements include event and CLE listings; important court notices and schedule changes; and Memphis legal community news.
MBA Annual Meeting Photos Posted
Click here to view photos from the MBA Annual Meeting held on December 2, 2010 at The Racquet Club.
MBA Helps Food Bank, Seeks Donations
In November, the MBA responded to the Mid-South Food Bank’s call for turkeys to serve needy families this holiday season, donating $2,500 to help meet the need. To offset the cost, the MBA is seeking donations from its members: a donation of $15 would cover the cost of turkeys for 3 families; $25 would cover the cost of 5 turkeys. If you would like to donate, please make your check payable to the Memphis Bar Foundation and send it to Anne Fritz at 80 Monroe Avenue, Suite 220, Memphis, TN 38103 . The Memphis Bar Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, so contributions to it are tax deductible as charitable contributions.
YLD Annual Meeting Posters Still Available
Posters from the 2010 Young Lawyers Division Annual Meeting & Elections held at Alfred's on Beale on November 18th are still available for $20. The signed posters feature artwork by Memphis artist David Lynch (www.davidlynchart.com) and proceeds will help offset the costs of the annual event. To purchase a poster, stop by the MBA office at 80 Monroe Avenue, Suite 220, or call 901.527.3573.
Attorney of the Day and Saturday Legal Clinic Schedule
Visit www.memphisbar.org/volunteer for a list of pro bono and other volunteer opportunities.
Comments on Magistrate Judges due Dec. 31
The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Tu M. Pham is due to expire in April 2011 and the current term of office of Magistrate Judge Diane K. Vescovo is due to expire on June 2011. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of a magistrate judge to a new eight year term.
Rotary's Dunavant Award Nominees due Jan. 15
The Rotary Club of Memphis East is seeking nominees for its 8th annual Bobby Dunavant Public Service Award, an event that honors distinguished work by public officials. Honorees are selected in two categories, one for elected public officials and the other for non-elected public officials. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 15. Nominations can be made through forms on the Rotary website at www.rotaryclubofmemphiseast.org. To read more about the award and view a list of past recipients, visit http://www.memphisdailynews.com/editorial/Article.aspx?id=54503 .
2011 Bench Bar Conference Returning to Tops’l!
You, the people, have spoken—so the 2011 Bench Bar Conference is returning to Tops’l Beach Resort in Sandestin, FL from May 4-8! The Conference will focus on how the economy is affecting clients’ expectations of lawyers and how lawyers can adapt to meet those changing expectations. There will be programming for everyone, regardless of your practice area: civil litigation, family law, transactional law, criminal law, ADR, bankruptcy, intellectual property or labor/employment. Along with the usual (white sand beach, sparkling blue water, social and sports events, hospitality suite, etc.), there are several new “tweaks” this year, including a pre-conference “event” to build interest in the conference; room sharing and ride sharing lists to reduce the cost of attending; and “dine arounds” at the conference so you can meet and get to know your colleagues. Mark the dates now and make plans to attend the 2011 Bench Bar Conference!
December 22 through December 31
Lawyering - Why It’s Tough and What We Can Do
Legal Ethics in the Movies
Last Minute ‘Buy the Hour’ Seminar
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.
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