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Office Space Available for Rent or Purchase: Downtown area, located at 191 Jefferson Ave. Walking distance to Shelby County Courthouse. Fully furnished. Approx 2,300 sq ft of space available. Competitive rate or will consider any reasonable offer. Contact Brenda Shepherd, 731-423-3300 or Christopher Taylor, 901-333-8200,

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.

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Associate Attorney—Well-established, mid-sized, full-service law firm in East Memphis seeks to hire a full-time associate, preferably with one to four years' experience. Work would focus on litigation but also include probate, corporate, employment, and bankruptcy law. Must have excellent academic record and interpersonal skills. This law firm offers competitive salary and benefits, with good prospects for partnership in a highly professional, truly collegial practice with strong, diverse client base. Send resume and letter describing qualifications, experience, and objectives to: “Firm 100,” c/o Mary Lynes, Memphis Bar Association, 80 Monroe Avenue, Suite 220, Memphis, TN 38103, or

—Downtown law firm has immediate opening for a paralegal with worker’s comp experience. Candidate needs to be able to manage files and good organizational skills is a must. The firm uses WordPerfect, Work, Outlook, Adobe, and Needles. Send salary requirements and resume to Mary at or fax to 527-3582.

—Large Plaintiff Personal Injury Law Firm with excellent salary and benefits seeks an experienced and highly qualified litigation paralegal to support trial lawyer. Paralegal must have significant experience and knowledge answering written discovery and supporting trial lawyer with depositions, scheduling, and pleadings. Only highly qualified applicants need apply. Fax confidential resume to 901-462-3350 or email to

Transactional Attorney—East Memphis law firm seeks experienced transactional attorney at the senior associate/junior partner level. The successful applicant should have experience in some or all of the following practice areas: finance, corporate, loan closings, general contract, office/retail leasing and commercial real estate is preferred. For consideration, please forward resume to Dee Dee Dunehew at

Administrative Assistant—
Mary at the Memphis Bar Association is accepting resumes for a Legal Administrative Assistant with the following qualifications: Run conflicts; open cases, printing, copying and scanning documents; typing memos from voicemails; creation of files and file management; Assist in review/edit monthly billings; survey sheet management; screening, filing of mail, most important when attorney is out of office; generation of documents in Word, Excel; ability to combine PDFs using Adobe Acrobat 9, Mail documents; schedule meetings, reserve conference rooms, typing letters from dictation; entering lawyer time daily; E Filing in US District Court, applicable in Shelby County Courts; Other assistance as required. Please send resume to or fax to 527-3582.

Part-time Immigration Attorney—The Community Legal Center is looking for a part-time immigration attorney (approx. 22 hours / week) to work 2 - 3 months beginning in August 2012. This is a temporary position but could lead to F/T ongoing employment. The duties include: 1) coordinating immigration intake clinics and helping to schedule clients and attorneys to help with clinics. 2) assigning clients to pro bono attorneys. 3) represents clients in immigration court as needed. 4) maintains and organizes records of services performed and prepares monthly statistical reports for Exec. Director. Must be a licensed attorney in the U.S. If interested, send resume to

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Congrats to Lewis Donelson, Marcy Magee,       Ken Jones & the New Officers & Board of the Memphis Bar!

At the MBA Annual Meeting earlier today at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, Linda Warren Seely of Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc., officially took reign as the 2013 MBA President.  Kirk A. Caraway of Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham, PLLC, and Tommy Parker of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, automatically succeeded to the positions of Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer, respectively. 
     New members of the MBA Board of Directors include David Harris, Jana Davis Lamanna, Emily Landry, Mike Robb, Abby Webb, Shea Wellford, and MBA YLD President Annie Christoff. Newly elected section representatives are Dean DeCandia and Clint Hermes.
     Also at the meeting, Ken Jones was honored with the W.J. Michael Cody Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award by Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.
     Marcy Magee of Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell, PLLC, was honored with the Sam A. Myar, Jr. Memorial Award as a young attorney who has rendered outstanding personal service to the Memphis & Shelby County legal profession and community. The award is presented annually at the Annual Meeting.
     Lewis Donelson of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, was honored with the Judge Jerome Turner Lawyer’s Lawyer Award. The award is presented annually to an MBA member who has practiced law for more than 15 years and who during that time, has exemplified the aims and aspirations embodied in the Guidelines for Professional Courtesy and Conduct. In 2000, the award was renamed in honor of Judge Jerome Turner, during whose presidency of the MBA the Guidelines were developed.
     Pictured are, from left to right, Kirk Caraway, Lewis Donelson, Linda Warren Seely and Gary Smith as Linda accepted the gavel as the 2013 MBA President. Click here to view more photos from the event on the MBA Facebook page.

Saturday Legal Clinic This Weekend

The monthly Saturday Legal Clinic hosted by the Access to Justice Committee will be held this weekend on Saturday, December 8th from 10 am to noon at the Benjamin L. Hooks main pubilc library at 3030 Poplar. If you would like to volunteer to assist those in need with free legal advice, please contact Linda Warren Seely at or 901.523.8822. Even if you can't make it on Saturday, you and your colleagues can assist by helping spread the word to the general public. Please let those who take incoming calls at your office know that they can direct any persons your office is unable to assist with their legal needs to attend this clinic to gain further guidance. Volunteer attorneys provide free legal assistance to those in need on a first come, first served basis at the clinic. Initiated in October 2007, the Saturday Legal Clinic is a project of the Access to Justice Committee—a collaborative effort of the Memphis Bar Association, Memphis Area Legal Services, the Community Legal Center, and other nonprofit organizations providing legal services to those in need.  

Let the MBA Help You Complete Your CLE Hours

Click here to see the list of MBA seminars on tap for the remainder of the year. Online registration for many of these seminars is available now on the MBA website. And, the MBA's growing library of online seminars currently offers more than 40 hours of CLE, including 4-plus hours of dual credit. Get all 8 hours of your all distance CLE credit at from the convenience of your home or office at whatever time of day that works for you!  Check our website frequently as more seminars are added regularly. 

Calling All Veterans!

The new Veterans’ Committee, chaired by Al Harvey and Bob Green, wants to compile a list of all MBA members who have ever served in the military.  If you are a veteran or know someone who was (living or dead), please provide their name, branch of service, years of service and rank to Anne Fritz (527.3575;  In addition, the committee is gathering materials to display at the Shelby County Courthouse.  If you have pictures, maps, caps, or other memorabilia that you’re willing to share, please let Anne know.

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

Click here to view this week's schedule.

YLD Presents "Legal Ethics in the Movies" December 27

The MBA Young Lawyers Division will present "Legal Ethics in the Movies" with speaker Mike McLaren of Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, PC, on Thursday, December 27th from 3-5 pm in the auditorium at Memphis Bioworks Foundation, 20 Dudley Street in the medical district. This will be a discussion of current and local ethical issues using clips from popular movies. Click here for more details and to register.

AWA Annual Banquet, January 17

The Association for Women Attorneys will host its 33rd Annual Banquet and Silent Auction on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at the Tower Center at Clark Tower (5100 Poplar Avenue). Cocktail hour (cash bar) and the silent auction will begin at 5:30 pm with dinner and the program at 6:45 pm. Tickets are $60 for AWA members; $70 for nonmembers; and $40 for law students. For more details and tickets, contact AWA Banquet Co-Chair Keating Lowery at or call, 901-844-4438.

U of M Law Review's Annual Symposium, March 22

The University of Memphis Law Review’s annual Symposium will be held on March 22, 2013. The full-day event will take a close look at key areas of human trafficking in the court system on both a national and statewide level. Human trafficking is often viewed as a distant, international issue. However, sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and other forms of human trafficking occur every day right outside our backdoor. Tennessee recently passed some of the strongest anti-trafficking laws in the country, and the passage of this legislation guarantees that the issue will arise with increasing frequency in our state courts. For more information, contact Memphis Law Review Symposium Editor Jessica Bradley at

Trial Academy Rescheduled for March 2013

The MBA Trial Academy, sponsored by the MBA Litigation Section, will be held March 13-15, 2013, 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. For more information or to sign up to receive further details closer to time, contact Lesia Beach at

Bench Bar & Boardroom 2013

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.


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CLE Seminars

Upcoming Live Seminars:

Labor & Employment Law Section Annual Seminar
Sponsored by the Labor & Employment Law Section
Friday, Dec. 7
8:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. 
Holiday Inn, University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.
6.5 Hours Total CLE credit: 5.5 General / 1.0 Dual and also 5.25 General credit by HRCI

A Retreat for Women Lawyers: Reflection, Resilience, Renewal
Monday, December 10
8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
St. Columba Retreat Center, 4577 Billy Maher Rd.
Speaker:  Kathy Story
6.5 hours Dual credit

Click here to view the complete CLE calendar.


Ethics in Pre-Trial Investigations
Monday, December 10
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
1.0 hour Dual CLE


Current Online Video
& Interactive Text Seminars:

New: Uninsured-Underinsured Motorist Law
1.25 hr general

Business Tax Tips: How to Nickel & Dime the IRS to Death
1 hr general

Uncontested Divorces: How to Do It Right
1 hr general

Are We Speaking The Same Language? How Bankruptcy Impacts Domestic Law Practice
0.75 general

E-Filing in the Circuit & Chancery Courts
1 hr general 

Collaborative Law: The Secret Is To Gang Up on the Problem, Not Each Other

1 hr general CLE credit

Does Hawk Still Fly? An Analysis of Grandparent Visitation Rights in Tennessee
1 hr general CLE credit

Juvenile Court Practice Tips
1 hr general CLE credit

QDROs: What Family Law Practitioners Need to Know & Understand About Dividing Retirement Plan Benefits
1 hr general CLE credit

Hot Topics in Employment Law
1 hr general CLE credit

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 

ALI-ABA Online Webcasts & Seminars:  
*Enter the code MBA10 and get a 10% discount.*

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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