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Office Phones—The MBA recently got a new telephone system. The old phones are in good working order and available for purchase. Please contact Lesia Beach ( ; 260-3275) if you are interested.


Attorney Office Space Available—Downtown, furnished, phone, fax, kitchen and receptionist included. Opportunity for case referrals. 246.2163

Downtown law firm has office space available (lawyers and staff) with spectacular river view in secure building within walking distance to all courthouses. Contact office manager at with questions or inquiries.

Two Downtown Offices Available Now, either for two attorneys or attorney and secretary. Excellent location for criminal or civil practice. Rent includes parking, reception, phone, conference room. Contact Ellen Fite or Frank Holloman, 901.526.1088.

Post Your Resume, Post a Job and Browse Job Openings & Resumes at no cost!

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.

Interested in placing an ad in the Bar Bulletin? Click here to download the ad rate sheet and contract.


Buy a Cookbook to Benefit MALS!

“Cooking Up Justice,” a cookbook featuring recipes from members of the Memphis legal community, will soon be available. Proceeds from the sale of the books go to Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc. The cookbook is a project sponsored by Alpha Reporting Corporation. To reserve your copy today, contact Karen Byars at 901.523. 8974 or



Disaster Relief Seminar Today

Attend Online or In-Person

The Access to Justice Committee is preparing to assist area residents affected by the flood with their legal needs, including filing for disaster relief through FEMA. A seminar to train volunteer attorneys will be held today, Thursday, June 2, at the MBA office (80 Monroe Avenue, Suite 220)from 9 - 10:30 am.  The seminar is free for those agreeing to do pro bono work for disaster relief and offers 1.5 hours of general CLE credit.  You can attend this seminar live at the office or from the convenience of your home or office, as it will be webcast. Click here for more information regarding the seminar.
     If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Anne Fritz at 527.3575 or It is expected that the volunteers will be needed for the Saturday Legal Clinic on June 11; additional clinics for flood victims may also be scheduled.

We Did It!

Summer Intern Positions Filled

Thanks to the concern and generosity of the Memphis legal community, we found enough workplaces for the interns on the Summer Law Intern Program waiting list. That means 16 more students will have the unique experience of seeing the practice of law from the “inside”. However, some of those who offered to take interns cannot pay the $500 stipend that the intern receives at the end of the program. If you would like to help underwrite an intern, whether for all or part of the stipend, please send your check, payable to the Memphis Bar Foundation, to Anne Fritz at 80 Monroe, Suite 220, Memphis, TN 38103. Contributions to the Memphis Bar Foundation are tax deductible as charitable contributions.

Community Legal Center 11th Annual Fundraiser Tonight!

Join the Community Legal Center tonight at Theatre Memphis (630 Perkins Ext.) for the performance of “Crazy For You.” Starting at 6 pm, there will be cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction with 92 items at the silent auction including a Grizzlie basketball autographed by this year's team. The play begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $40 and proceeds go to the Community Legal Center, a non-profit organization that provides legal representation in civil matters to persons who are not able to afford private legal counsel. For more information, click here or contact Meg Jones at 901-544-7000. 

12 Local Attorneys Apply for Judicial Nominating Commission

Twelve Shelby County attorneys are among the 43 applicants for the five seats on the Judicial Nominating Commission that will become available on June 30, 2011. The local applicants include Alena Marie Allen, Kevin Miller, Michael G. Floyd, Stephen B. Shankman, Lauren L. Holloway, Emily Turner Landry, Stephen H. Biller, Lawrence M. Magdovitz, II, Christopher S. Campbell, Stacie S. Winkler, Elizabeth T. Collins, and Craig C. Conley. Members of the public are encouraged to submit comments about the applicants before Wed., June 15 at 4:30 p.m. CDT. Once the comment period has expired, Lt. Gov. Ramsey and Speaker Beth Harwell will have 14 days to make their appointments to the Commission. To view a person’s application and instructions on submitting comments, click here.

Senator Norris to speak to Real Estate and Environmental Section

Senator Mark Norris (of TN District 32) will be speaking on recent legislative actions for the Real Estate and Environmental Section on Wed., June 22nd. at Regions Bank, 6200 Poplar Ave. Check in and lunch will begin at 11:30. Attendees will qualify for 1 hr general CLE credit. Registration will be opening soon.

YLD Golf Tournament, June 24

Register Now!

On June 24, 2011, the YLD will host its annual Golf Tournament at Glen Eagle Golf Course located in Millington, Tennessee. Tee time is at 1:00 p.m. for this “shotgun start.” Managed by the Navy Golf Program, Glen Eagle Golf Course features rolling hills, magnificent fairways, and well-maintained greens. The course provides an exciting play for golfers of any skill level. At only 20 minutes from downtown Memphis and a registration fee of $65 per person, the Golf Tournament is both conveniently located and affordable. Plus, proceeds from the Tournament will go to benefit the Downtown Porter Boys and Girls Club. Prizes will also be awarded to our top finishers, as well as for the longest drive and closet to the pin, just to name a few. So, whether you are a scratch golfer or consider making contact with the ball off the tee a personal triumph, this is the tournament for you, as good times will be had by all.
     Please click here to download the registration form. For more information, please contact Jake Dickerson at or David McKinney at Please submit your registration information and fees by June 17, 2011.

 Wellness Event at Memphis Farmer's Market, June 25

Join the MBA Wellness Committee at the Memphis Farmers Market on Saturday, June 25 at 9 am for shopping, networking, recipe exchange and fun! Meet at the corner of Front and GE Patterson. For more information, contact Jay Brenner at or Christy Washington at, and click here to view the official flyer.

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Attorney of the Day and Saturday Legal Clinic Schedule

Click here to view this week's schedule.

Volunteer Opportunities

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

First Technology Section Seminar, June 16

Apple will be on hand with their latest devices!

Join the newly formed MBA Technology Section for its inaugural CLE seminar, “Integrating Mobile Devices In Your Law Practice,” with WilliamJones IV. The seminar will be held from 4:30-5:30 pm on Thursday, June 16th at Regions Bank, 6263 Poplar Avenue, and a reception will follow from 5:30-6:30 pm. Enjoy a complimentary drink and catering by Off the Square, and try out the latest from Apple, Inc. The company will be at the reception to show off their latest iPads and iPhones and answer any questions you may have as you enjoy the food and drinks. Click here for more information and to register now.

YLD Golf Tournament

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Association of Transportation Law Professionals Annual Meeting, June 2011

Association of Transportation Law Professionals will hold its 82nd Annual Meeting June 24-28, 2011 in Memphis at The Peabody Hotel. The keynote speaker will be William J. Logue, President and CEO, FedEx Freight. For complete details and registration information, click here.

TN Supreme Court Historical Society Dinner, October 4

Save the Date for the Sixth Annual Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society Dinner on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at the Hilton Downtown Nashville (121 4th Avenue South) featuring Sam Elliott on Tennessee’s Confederate Courts.

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CLE Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

Disaster Legal Assistance
Presented by MALS & the MBA
Thursday, June 2
9 - 10:30 am
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave, Ste 220
or live online!
Speakers: Linda Warren Seely, Jason Perryman & Craig Barnes
1.5 hrs gen CLE credit

Part of the Irving Younger Video Series
Wednesday, June 8
12:30 - 4:45 pm
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave, Ste 220
4 hrs gen CLE credit

Jury Selection
Part of the Irving Younger Video Series
Wednesday, June 15
1:00 - 4:15 pm
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave, Ste 220
3 hrs gen CLE Credit

Integrating Mobile Devices in Your Law Practice
Sponsored by the Technology Section
Thursday, June 16
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Regions Bank, HQ, 6200 Poplar Ave.
Speaker: William Jones, IV
1 hr gen CLE credit

Everything You Need to Know About The Means Test and More
Sponsored by the Bankruptcy Section
Friday, June 17
12:00 - 1:30 pm
200 Jefferson, 6th Fl.
Speaker: Carrie Ann Rohrscheib
1.5 hrs gen CLE 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. Resources

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