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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to Mary at 901.527.3582.
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High School Mock Trial Championship Tonight
Tonight, St. Mary's Episcopal School will face off against the Gray team from White Station High School in the Championship Round of the 2011 High School Mock Trial Tournament. St. George's Independent School will go up against the Green team from White Station High School in the Consolation Finals. The top three teams will advance to the State High School Mock Trial Tournament March 11-12 in Nashville. Tonight's competition will be held at 6 pm at the Shelby County Courthouse, 140 Adams Avenue.
Our Condolences—Services Saturday for Jeb Blount
Attorney James E. “Jeb” Blount III, 68, died Tuesday. Jeb was a lifelong resident of Shelby County and a proud graduate of Memphis University School, Rhodes College, and University of Memphis School of Law. He also served honorably in the Air National Guard. Jeb was a MBA member for over 40 years and was proud to call himself a trial lawyer. His family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, on Saturday, February 26, 2011. His family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Heart Association or Emmanuel United Methodist Church. For more information, contact Memorial Park Funeral Home, "Behind the stone wall", 901-767-8930. Condolences may be offered at www.MemorialParkOnline.com. To read more about Jeb from The Commercial Appeal, click here.
Winner of 50% Off Bench Bar Announced
Congrats to Irwin Magevney for winning 50% off her Bench Bar Conference registration by completing the 2011 Access to Justice Survey, and thank you to all who participated. Your feedback regarding local pro bono efforts was greatly appreciated and will aid in the development of further pro bono initiatives.
YLD Happy Hour and Basketball Draft, February 25th
On February 25th, the YLD will host its Basketball League Draft in conjunction with a YLD Happy Hour at The Flying Saucer. The Happy Hour will begin at 5:30, and the draft will be held at 6:00. The YLD and the event's sponsor, Flying Paper, will buy drinks for a portion of the event. Anyone interested in signing up for the draft should contact Tim Johnson at 685-2662 or firstname.lastname@example.org ; Jake Dickerson at 577-8236 or email@example.com ; or David McKinney at 634-1906 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. The Draft on Friday is the absolute last opportunity to sign up as an individual to be placed on a team. League games will begin in early March and end in early May. Games are typically held on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and the league fee is normally around $350. The fee and number of games will vary depending on the number of teams participating.
Networking Night to Benefit Alternative Spring Break
The Public Action Law Society of the University of Memphis School of Law is hosting a Networking Night at Local Gastropub from 5-7 pm on Monday, February 28th. The event offers local attorneys a chance to meet our local law students. Wristbands, which get you free drinks for the duration of the 2-hour event, will be available at the door for between $5 and $7. All proceeds benefit the Alternative Spring Break Project.
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.
NALA’s President Speaks at GMPA’s February CLE
Join Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance to hear Karen McGee, President, National Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals speak on “Growing Your Career through Professional Development” on Thursday, February 24, 2011, 11:30 - 1:00, at the University Club, 1346 Central Ave. The cost is $20 for GMPA members and $25 for non-members, which includes a buffet lunch. One hour of general CLE credit is offered. Email email@example.com for reservations or more information, or visit www.memphisparalegals.org.
YLD Happy Hour and Basketball Draft, February 25th
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Bench Bar Happy Hour March 24th at Sharky's!
The MBA Young Lawyers Division in conjunction with the 2011 Bench Bar Committee is bringing the beach to the bar on Thursday, March 24th with a pre-conference Happy Hour at Sharky's in east Memphis. Whether you plan to attend the conference or not, you don't want to miss this night out with the Memphis legal community. Sponsored by BankTennessee and IPSCO, free drinks will be offered for a portion of the event. Look for more details soon and read more about the 2011 Bench Bar Conference below!
American Mock Trial Association National Championship, March 25-27
This year Memphis has been selected to host the Opening Rounds of the American Mock Trial Association’s National Championship Tournament. The tournament will be held Friday, March 25th, Saturday, March 26th, and Sunday, March 27th in the Shelby County Courthouse.
Law Week 2011
Mark your calendars for Law Week, April 25-29. More details coming soon!
Make Your Hotel Reservation for the Bench Bar Conference!
The 2011 Bench Bar Conference will be here in a little over 3 months from now! By popular demand, the conference is returning to Tops’l Beach Resort. You can make your hotel reservation now by calling 800.380.4808 and using the reservation code X 1012. Rates begin at $106/night for a Summit studio and go up to $385 for a Tides 3-bedroom condo. All condos have a fully stocked kitchen and a private bathroom for each bedroom. There will be a sign-up list for those wishing to share a condo to reduce expenses.
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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.
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