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About Our Sponsors

Enjoy Customized Banking from BankTennessee
Great solutions for you & your firm. From the Downtown Memphis BankTennessee Team. --Estate • Guardianship • Conservatorship --Dual Control • Escrow • Personal & Business --IOLTA • Merchant Card Services --Treasury Management • Remote Capture
Call Barbara Robbins at 901.316.2186.

IPSCO—Title Sponsor for Your Insurance Needs
IPSCO offers a full array of business insurance coverages underwritten by A+ A.M. Best-rated carriers. We also offer individual insurance coverages to meet the needs of members, their families, and their employees. Special disability and long-term care policies offer discounts available only through IPSCO. Phone - 901.761.2440, .

Alpha Reporting is the largest court reporting firm in the area, with offices in Memphis, Jackson and Nashville, TN and Tupelo, MS. In addition to court reporting, Alpha offers realtime depositions, deposition/video streaming, nationwide scheduling, conference room and electronic transcripts. Alpha Legal Solutions provides litigation support and videography services.

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Attorney with 20 years’ health law experience
seeks research, writing and consultation assignments. Contact Mary Whitaker at (901) 818-3040.


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



First Technology Section Seminar Today!

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 today, Thursday, June 16, 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.

Volunteer Without Leaving Your Office

On-call Opportunity Now Available to Pro Bono Attorneys

You can now volunteer for the Attorney for the Day or Saturday Legal Clinic without leaving the comfort of your home or office, as back-up counsel. What this means is that you can agree to be available by telephone to consult with an in person volunteer during these times. For example, a family law attorney might agree to be available on Thursday, June 23rd from 1:30-4 at 901.123.4567 for any attorneys at the Attorney of the Day program who have a family law related problem. The Attorney for the Day program is every Thursday afternoon from 1:30-4 and the Saturday Legal Clinic is the second Saturday of each month from 9:30 to noon. For more information or to volunteer, contact Linda Warren Seely at or 901.523.8822. To download the sign-up form for the Attorney for the Day program, click here.

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Seminar–Invitation Only, June 23

On Thursday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m., Rodrigo Gracie, a Jiu Jitsu black belt, Pride, K-1 and ADCC champion, son of Reylson Gracie, cousin of Royce Gracie and grandson of Carlos Gracie, who has competed professionally against the likes of Hayato Sakurai, Carlos Newton and B.J. Penn, to name a few, will be giving a Jiu Jitsu seminar at Chad Chilcutt’s Premier Martial Arts Academy, A Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu Network located at 9915 Highway 64. The seminar is closed to the public, but because Chad Chilcutt will soon be offering a special program for attorneys downtown, he would like to invite you to come watch or participate in the seminar to see what Jiu Jitsu is all about. Watching the event is free, participation will cost $65. Whether you intend to participate or simply observe, please contact Chad Chilcutt student, Justin R. Giles, III, Esq., at 901-734-8811 to RSVP. Justin will answer any questions you may have about the seminar, Jiu Jitsu, the upcoming program that will be offered to attorneys or Chad Chilcutt’s Premier Martial Arts Academy. If you are interested in learning Jiu Jitsu, this will be a wonderful introduction. More information will be coming soon about the special program that Chad Chilcutt will be offering downtown. Below is a link to Chad Chilcutt’s Premier Martial Arts Academy, A Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu Network, so that you may learn more about Chad and Premier Martial Arts. There is also a link to Rodrigo Gracie demonstrating a technique. We look forward to seeing you on June 23.

HBO Invites MBA Members to Film Screening

Screening of Alexandra Pelosi's CITIZEN U.S.A. in Memphis, June 23

HBO invites members of the MBA to a screening of CITIZEN U.S.A. on June 23rd at the Peabody Hotel in the Grand Ballroom. The film screening will be held at 6 pm with a reception preceeding it at 5 pm. Intrepid journalist and Emmy® award-winning filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi unabashedly waves the flag in this uplifting and illuminating look at the naturalization process in America. Pelosi travels the U.S. to attend naturalization ceremonies across all 50 states, where she meets brand-new citizens to find out why they chose America as their home. A feel-good birthday card to America, CITIZEN U.S.A. illuminates the essence of what separates America from every other country on earth.  To view the official invitation and to RSVP to the event, click here.

MBA Welcomes Alpha Reporting Corp./Alpha Legal Solutions as a Title Sponsor

The MBA is pleased to announce that Alpha Reporting Corp. and Alpha Legal Solutions are now title sponsors, joining BankTennessee and IPSCO. “Alpha is a long-time supporter of the MBA and the legal community, and we are pleased to have them as our newest title sponsor,” said MBA President John Cannon. Alpha Reporting is the largest court reporting firm in the area, with offices in Memphis, Jackson and Nashville, TN and Tupelo, MS. In addition to court reporting, Alpha offers realtime depositions, deposition/video streaming, nationwide scheduling, conference room and electronic transcripts. Alpha Legal Solutions provides litigation support and videography services. We encourage our members to check out their services and to say “thanks” to Kathy May and her staff when you see them!

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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.

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.

Association of Transportation Law Professionals Annual Meeting, June 24-28

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.

Intro to Commercial Investment Real Estate Analysis, July 21-22

The CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Institute will present “CI Intro: Introduction to Commercial Investment Real Estate Analysis” in Memphis on Thursday, July 21 - Friday, July 22. The course will be held at the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® (6393 Poplar Ave) from 8:30 am-5:30 pm, both days. This introductory course teaches you the fundamentals of the commercial investment real estate industry and demonstrates how to apply these skills using real-world examples and case studies. You’ll have the confidence to answer your clients’ questions, anticipate their concerns, and plan for their needs when you have a solid commercial foundation from which to start. For more information, click here to download the flyer.

ADR Section Happy Hour, August 25

Look for more details soon!

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.

ADR Annual CLE Seminar, December 7

Look for more details this fall!

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CLE Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

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

Legislative Update 
Sponsored by the Real Estate/Environmental Law Section
Wednesday, June 22
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Regions Bank, 6200 Poplar Ave.
Speaker: Senator Mark Norris, Tennessee District 32
1 hr gen CLE credit

Ethical Issues in Employment Law
Sponsored by the Labor & Employment Law Section
Thursday, June 23
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Ford & Harrison, 795 Ridge Lake Blvd., #300
Panelists: Billy Ryan, The Donati Law Firm & Brian Faughnan, Thomason Hendrix
1 hr dual CLE credit

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