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East Memphis, established general practice firm seeks associate to share space with three attorneys. Arrangement will include a receptionist, office, conference room, use of general office equipment and more. Great location with easy access. Contact, Larry Weissman, 901.763.2134 or

Office Space Available-The Administrative Office of the Courts has surplus office space available for sublet at i bank Tower (formerly White Station Tower) at 5050 Poplar Street. Approximately 1200 square feet under lease through 2015. Below market at $16.50 per square foot or will consider any reasonable offer. Contact David Haines, AOC general counsel, at (615) 741-2687.

Three Offices for Rent, individually or all three.
Excellent rate and location downtown near Shelby County Courthouse and Criminal Justice Complex. Includes parking, reception/light secretarial, phone, utilities. Contact Ellen Fite or Frank Holloman, 901.526.1088.


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Executive/Legal/Assistant to General Counsel—Long time privately-held Memphis corporation has opening for experienced Executive/Legal/Assistant. Candidate must be professional, highly organized and willing to work in different capacities as needed. Job duties include, but are not limited to, assisting General Counsel in typing and revising legal documents, managing extensive filing system, coordinating multiple outside counsel, handling frequent travel arrangements and organizing business meetings, both on and offsite. Great salary and benefits to right candidate. Please send resume and salary history to or fax to Mary (901) 527-3582.

Office Administrator
—A small Memphis law firm is seeking an individual to perform receptionist duties; general secretarial duties; responsible for TABS (billing software); enter time, expenses and payments; run pre-bills and send monthly bills; allocate payments. Those interested should send a resume to Mary Lynes  

Part-Time Position—The MBA is seeking a part-time person to help grow its online CLE presence. Duties include taping and editing live seminars for later playback online and arranging webinars. The number of seminars varies by month; most are held during the day. Person should be familiar with audio-visual equipment, including taping and editing; background in media a plus. Pay is $15/hour. Send a resume to Lesia Beach, CLE/Sections Director, at

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E-Filing Transition Scheduled for Monday

Join us for a training seminar today at noon!

The Circuit Court and Chancery Court of the 30th Judicial District will transition to e-filing on Monday, June 25, 2012. The Memphis Bar Association has already begun training seminars for attorneys, paralegals, and legal office staff in preparation for the transition. The seminars are taught by administrators and IT professionals from the courts and Shelby County government. The next seminar will be held on June 21st from 12:00-1:00 pm in room 244 at the University of Memphis School of Law. Click here for more information on this seminar and to register.

Apply Now for 2012-2013 Leadership Forum

Applications are now available for the MBA’s award-winning Leadership Forum at or by contacting Anne Fritz (527.3573; The deadline to apply is July 31.
     The Leadership Forum’s mission is to develop the leadership skills of young attorneys (between the 3rd and 8th year of practice); empower young attorneys to use their skills to make greater contributions to the Memphis community and the legal profession; model and practice the highest standards of the legal profession; and build relationships among attorneys of diverse backgrounds. The Forum accomplishes this mission through a full-day retreat on September 14, where leadership concepts are introduced, followed by monthly meetings on topics such as the attorney’s role in the greater community, work/life balance, conflict resolution, and communication skills. The monthly sessions are held at various locations around the city, to acquaint participants with the services and programs offered by community organizations. In addition, the participants are assigned to small groups to develop and implement a community service project.
     Tuition is $575. A limited number of scholarships are available. Now in its 8th year, the Leadership Forum has helped hone the leadership skills of over 150 attorneys. The forum received an E. Smythe Gambrell Award from the ABA in 2006; the award recognizes outstanding achievement in the design and implementation of a model professionalism program. To learn more, click here.

Drug Court Fundraiser Tonight

Please consider joining nearly 200 other supporters of the Shelby County Drug Court for Rockin' on the River on June 21. This annual fundraiser will feature Jason D. Williams and his band and is catered by some of the most recognized local eateries. Click here for more information and to register. 

Applications for Federal Public Defender Due July 16

The application deadline for Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Tennessee has been extended to July 16. This vacancy was created by the retirement of Steve Shankman, the current Federal Public Defender. Application forms and further information may be obtained from the Office of the Circuit Executive, 503 Potter Stewart United States Courthouse, 100 East Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202-3988; (513) 564-7200, or from any office of the Clerk of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, or online at

National Mortgage Settlement – Tennessee Homeowner Assistance Available

The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office is ready to assist homeowners who may be entitled to relief under the National Mortgage Settlement. In brief, the settlement provides direct relief for eligible homeowners who have loans with five major banks: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citi, JP Morgan Chase, and Ally/GMAC. Several different categories of homeowners could receive assistance: those whose mortgage is worth more than their home; those who were 60 days delinquent as of Jan. 31, 2012; and those whose homes were foreclosed on prior to Jan. 1, 2012. The settlement also provides substantial relief for service members. Even if a homeowner may not strictly meet the criteria for relief, the AG’s Office may still be able to help. 
     Click here to view a one-page summary sheet about the settlement along with contact numbers for free housing counselors provided by THDA. The housing counselors are available to all homeowners in Tennessee, regardless of who holds their mortgage. For additional information or assistance, please contact Matt Pulle, Mortgage Settlement Coordinator, Consumer Affairs and Protection Division in the Office of the Attorney General (615.741.3533; 615.957.4470 (cell); And please spread the word about the AG’s availability to assist to homeowners and business/community leaders.

2012 Bench Bar T-Shirts - $5

Save the Date for the 2013 Conference

Even if you didn’t attend the 2012 Bench Bar & Boardroom Conference, you can still get a t-shirt for only $5! Small, medium and large sizes are available; you can pick one up at the MBA office between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
     And, mark your calendar for the 2013 Bench Bar & Boardroom Conference in Destin, Florida, May 8-11, 2013 at Tops'l Beach & Racquet Resort. Visit for updates about the conference throughout the year.

Install MBA Website Icon on Android, iPhone

Did you know the MBA website has its own iPhone and Android home screen icon? This means that you can add our website's icon to your phone and pull up our site more easily to access CLE course listing, search our member and mediator databases, and much more. Here is how it can be setup:

1. Pull up your website in your phone browser
2. Select the bookmark icon, on an iphone it is at the bottom of the screen in the middle
3. Choose “add to home screen” 
If you have any questions, please email Dottie McCallen at

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Pro Bono Schedules: 
Courthouse Advice & Counsel Clinic
& Saturday Legal Clinic

Click here to view this week's schedule.

Before You Volunteer, Watch...

How To Do Good When You Don’t Have a Clue
3.5 hrs Total Credit: 1.25 Dual / 2.25 General
Free to those who volunteer!

Important 2012 MBA Dates

Add these important dates to your calendar:

  • Summer Law Intern Program—June 4-29, program; July 12, Closing Ceremony
  • YLD Golf Tournament—September 28
  • YLD Annual Meeting—November 15
  • MBA Annual Meeting—December 6

Bankruptcy Section Golf Tournament, June 22

MBA Bankruptcy Section will host its golf tournament on Friday, June 22 at Stonebridge; shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Mark your calendar and look for more details in the coming months.

Project Homeless Connect, July 12

Volunteers will be needed to provide on-site legal assistance to the homeless on July 12th at the Cook Convention Center. Mark your calendar for this important event and look for more details in the coming months! Click here to read an article about the 2011 event. 

YLD Triple Threat CLE & Happy Hour, July 12

The MBA Young Lawyers Division will present "Practicing Workers' Compensation in Tennessee: An Overview of the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Act" with Nicole Grida, Associate, Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC, on Thursday, July 12th from 4:30-5:30 pm at Bleu inside the Westin Hotel, dowtown. The seminar offers 1.0 Hour General CLE Credit and will be followed by a Happy Hour sponsored by IWP - The Patient Advocate Pharmacy. Complimentary valet parking available. Click here for more details and to register for the seminar. 

NALS Conference July 13-15

NALS – The Association for Legal Professionals will host its Region 4 Conference July 13-15 in Chattanooga. Click here to learn more and register now.

YLD Golf Tournament, September 28

The MBA Young Lawyers Division will host its annual golf tournament on Friday, September 28th at Glen Eagle Golf Course in Millington, Tenn. There will be a shotgun start at 1 pm. Mark your calendar and look for more details this summer. 

Learn by Doing at the Trial Academy, October 19-21

The MBA’s Litigation Section is sponsoring The Trial Academy from Oct. 19-21 (during Judicial Conference) at the Shelby County Courthouse. The Academy is a “learn by doing” seminar designed to hone the trial skills of young attorneys. Participants will receive a civil trial problem in advance, for which they will have to prepare, just as for an actual trial. At the Academy, the participants will conduct trial exercises while being videotaped and will receive a constructive critique of their performance from some of the finest trial lawyers in Memphis and the surrounding area. This is an invaluable and cost effective way to get courtroom training when the opportunities for trial experience are dwindling.
     The registration fee is $750, a bargain when compared to similar programs. More information, including a schedule, will be available in the next month. Check for the latest information and mark your calendar now to attend!

Strut! Memphis, October 25

Save the date for Strut! Memphis to benefit the Community Legal Center on October 25th.

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CLE Seminars

Upcoming Live Seminars:

Introduction to E-Filing in The Circuit & Chancery Court
Thursday, June 21
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
U of M Law School, Rm 244
Speakers: Van Sturdivant, Maury Wessels and Jim Hivner
1 hr general credit

Seminar Cancelled
Law of Visual Art

Thursday, June 21
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Calvary Church, 102 N. Second St.
Speaker: Diane C. Spears, Esq
2 hrs general credit

A Stroll Down Memory Lane - My Time on the Bench
Sponsored by the Bankruptcy Section
Friday, June 22
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Stonebridge Golf Course, 3049 Davies Plantation Road, Lakeland, TN (Banquet room)
Speakers: Hon. G. Harvey Boswell joined b y Judges Kennedy and Emerson
1 hr general credit

Thurgood Marshall's Coming! 
Co-sponsored by Periaktos Productions 
Live Webcast 
Wednesday, June 27
11:00 a.m.-2 pm
3 hrs dual credit  
Case Law Update 
Sponsored by the Family Law Section 
Thursday, June 28
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Tower Room, 5100 Poplar Ave., #3300
Speaker: Aubrey Brown, Shea Moskovitz & McGhee
1 hr general credit

Click here to view the complete CLE calendar.

Telephone Seminars

Presented by TRT CLE
Use the code “phonecle” to receive a discount and click here for course listings and registration.

Current Online Video
& Interactive Text Seminars:

Disaster Legal Assistance
Co-sponsored by the Memphis Bar Association and Memphis Area Legal Services
1.5 hrs general CLE credit

Effective Presentations
1 hr general CLE credit

Everything I Know About Neuro-Science and Conflict Resolution
1.5 hrs general CLE credit

Family Law Forum Experts

Sponsored by the MBA Family Law Section
6 hrs total credit: 4 gen / 2 dual

FMLA Compliance: What Employers Need to Know
1 hr general CLE credit

Hot Topics in Employment Law
1 hr general CLE credit

How To Do Good When You Don’t Have a Clue
3.5 hrs Total Credit: 1.25 Dual / 2.25 General

Managing Your Online Presence to Grow Your Practice
1 hr dual credit

Re-Thinking the Practce of Law
.75 hr general CLE credit

RPC 2.0: The 2011 Revisions to Tennessee's Legal Ethics Rules
3 hrs dual CLE credit
Click here to register for online course and to purchase ALI-ABA products:  
Click here to view the available ALI-ABA live courses and webcasts:

Click here to view the complete CLE calendar

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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