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Administrative Manager to a Federal Circuit Judge—The Administrative Manager provides administrative and secretarial support to a federal circuit judge and is responsible for the day-to-day operations management of the judge’s chambers. Click here to learn more about the position.

Experienced Legal Secretaries & Paralegals
—Mary Lynes at the Memphis Bar Association is now accepting resumes for experienced Legal Secretaries and Paralegals. Please send resumes to mlynes@memphisbar.org or fax to Mary at 901.527.3582.

Paralegal—Farris Bobango PLC (East Memphis Law Firm) is seeking highly motivated candidates for a Paralegal position requiring 3+ years of experience in the areas of corporate law, commercial, residential and business transactions. Must be able to prioritize projects, have exceptional communication and organizational skills and the ability to work efficiently within a group and individually. Compensation and benefits will be competitive and based on experience. Please send resumes to Vivian Ashley at vba@farris-law.com or fax to 901.259.7180.
  

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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 dmccallen@memphisbar.org

 

 

Headlines

Law Week Launch Party Tomorrow in Court Square!

Law Week 2013 will get rolling Friday, April 26th with the 6th Annual Law Week Launch Party in Court Square from 5-7 pm. Come enjoy free drinks, including wine and Beer, food by Central BBQ and Lickity Split Ice Cream, and music by WALRUS.  All members of the Memphis legal community are invited and attendees are encouraged to bring a canned good for the Mid-South Food Bank to the event. Feel free to bring your family and even your dog. If by some chance it's raining at party time, we'll move the event indoors to BankTennessee, located just off Court Square in the Welcome Wagon building at the corner of Court Ave. and Second St. Click here to read more about the party. 
     Other events scheduled this week include:

Click here to see the complete Law Week calendar. 

The Thing I Dislike Most About My Job

A message from MBA Executive Director Anne Fritz

I like my job, I really do! Most mornings, I look forward to the challenges and opportunities awaiting me at the MBA. However, there is one thing I really don’t like about my job and, unfortunately, it’s happening more and more often these days—attending memorial services, visitations and funerals for deceased attorneys and judges. After 20 years (I was a mere child when I started!), I know pretty much everyone in the legal community by name, if not by face, and when I read an obituary, it feels like there’s been a death in the family.
     And that’s why I’m encouraging you to attend the Annual Memorial Service next Wed., May 1, at noon, Calvary Episcopal Church in downtown Memphis. There are 30 members of the legal community who will be honored—among them judges, attorneys, and court personnel. (A list of the honorees is included elsewhere in the bulletin.) Whether you knew them or not, they were part of the fabric of the legal community and we should honor their memories and contributions. The service lasts only 30 minutes or so—a brief time to set aside to reflect on who we are and what we want our legacy to be. The family members of the honorees truly appreciate the Memorial Service and are grateful for others’ remembrances of their loved ones.
     I hope we have a full house at Calvary next Wed. Wouldn’t your loved ones like to know that the legal community cared enough about you to come to a Memorial Service?

Only 12 Days Until Bench Bar- Register Now! 

Click here to view the Bench Bar & Boardroom Conference schedule and to register now. Among the seminar highlights is Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice Holder on Wed., May 8. Justice Holder will give a “State of the Supreme Court” presentation. Then on Thursday morning May 9th, a plenary session will focus on social media and its impact on various areas of the law, such as labor/employment and family law. That evening, the MBA Young Lawyers Division will welcome Mayor A C Wharton as this year's speaker at its annual YLD Sunset CLE to be held poolside. The Friday morning’s sessions will be geared toward jury selection. Jason Bloom, a jury consultant from Dallas, Texas, will talk on “Building Rapport with a Jury”. A panel of judges will discuss the difference between jury selection in state and federal court and a “mock” jury selection will be presented by Bryan Smith and Kirk Caraway. Other sessions will focus on labor/employment law, family law, and health, among others. 

YLD Legal Lines on WREG a Great Success!

Thank you to all of the MBA members who volunteered on Tuesday for Legal Lines 2013 live on WREG Channel 3. The program went very smoothly and our attorneys were able to help dozens of people with legal questions. In case you missed it, click here to check out MBA YLD President Annie Christoff and YLD Board Member Jonathan Nelson on WREG's Live at 9 Tuesday morning. 

Op Ed by MBA Access to Justice Chair Published

Op ed by MBA Access to Justice Chair John R. Cannon, Jr., on how pro bono efforts by Memphis attorneys strengthens are community was featured in last Sunday's edition of The Commercial Appeal. Click here to read the article. 

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Calendar

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

Click here to view this week's schedule.

Memorial Service Set for Richard Fields

Attorney Richard Fields died Saturday, April 13, 2013.  A memorial service has been planned for Richard at the Church of the River (292 Virginia Ave W) on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at noon.

TALS, MLSA CLE Program, April 27

Legal Professionals of Memphis: MLSA and TALS-Legal Professionals of Tennessee will present "Child Abuse: The Child - The Abuser - The System" on Saturday, April 27th, at the downtown Courtyard Marriott  The seminar costs $50 for attorneys and offers 3 hours of general CLE credit. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  The presenters will be Daphni Ishak, Program Director of Elisa Webb Hill, Board Member and Volunteer CASA of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc.; Lt. Wilton Cleveland, Supervisor of Memphis Police Department/Sex Crimes Bureau Sex Offender Registry/Human Trafficking Internet Crimes Against Children; and Kimberly Benson, President of A Bridge of Hope. For more information and to register, contact Gail Powell at dgailpowell@gmail.com.

2013 Annual Memorial Service Set for May 1

Click here to view more details about this event. 

Free Civil Justice Training, May 7

A free training seminar for criminal justice practitioners, victim advocates, mental health therapists and other allied professionals on “Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Tennessee” will be held in Memphis on May 7th. The seminar will explore how victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, child sex abuse, drunk driving, homicide, workplace violence, terrorism, elder abuse, identity theft and financial and property crimes can use civil lawsuits to obtain justice, hold responsible parties accountable, prevent future crimes, and obtain the financial resources victims need to rebuild their lives. The program will cover resources and strategies for victims considering civil lawsuits, and will include a panel of attorneys to answer specific questions of Tennessee law.
     The seminar will be held from 9:00 am to 4:30 p.m at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center, 330 Innovation Drive. Continental breakfast and a complimentary lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited, so please reserve your space today. To register online, click here.
     The seminar is presented by The National Center for Victims of Crime, in conjunction with the Sexual Assault Center, University of Memphis Center for Research on Women, Metro Nashville Police Department, Behavioral Health Services Division, Domestic Violence Counseling Unit, Victim Intervention Program (VIP), Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee, Tennessee Voices for Victims, and Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee.

U of M Law to Welcome Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as Graduation Speaker

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will serve as the official speaker for the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Class of 2013 Graduation. He will address the graduating class on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Cannon Center in downtown Memphis during the ceremony, sponsored by Duncan-Williams. 
     Mr. Kennedy is an environmental business leader, lawyer and advocate. He is a professor of environmental law at Pace University School of Law and serves as co-director of the school's Environmental Litigation Clinic. He also serves as senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper, president-at-large of the Waterkeeper Alliance, is a partner on the CleanTech investment team of Silicon Valley’s VantagePoint Capital Ventures, is the environmental advisor to Napo Pharmaceuticals, and serves on the board of directors for Westinghouse Solar. 
     To learn more about the event, click here.

Register Now for Bench Bar 2013

Click here for complete details. 

Workshop on Combatting Human Trafficking, May 23

On Thursday, May 23rd, a workshop entitled “Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery in the Mid-South: Practical Tools for an Effective Response,” will be held from 9 am to 4 pm in the McCallum Ballroom at Rhodes College (2000 N. Parkway). This comprehensive training is designed for people who are service providers, medical professionals, religious leaders, translators, law enforcement, immigrant advocates, Department of Labor employees or a person concerned with the growing problem of human trafficking, slavery and exploitation. This training will equip you to become a community partner in assisting victims and addressing these terrible crimes. $15 includes all materials and lunch. Seating is limited to 100 attendees. For more information contact: Bonnie Blair at 901-752-0328 or bonnieleeblair@aol.com.

STRUT! Memphis, October 24

 Save the date for the annual Community Legal Center fundraiser, STRUT! Memphis, on October 24, 2013.

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CLE Seminars


Live Seminars:

Tuesday, April 30
Assistance for Immigrant Victims of Crimes: U-Visas, Violence Against Women and T-Visas
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave., #220
Speaker: R. Romona Jackson, Jackson & Hurst, LLC
1 hr general credit
    

Teleseminars:

Friday, April 26
New Medicare Tax Impact on Business Planning for Closely Held Companies
12:00 – 1:00 pm
1 hr general credit

Current Online Video
& Interactive Text Seminars:

Irks & Quirks of Local Court Practice      
1.0 hr general

The Neuroscience of Negotiation: Legal Decisions & Applied Science  
6.0 hrs dual

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

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

Collaborative Law 
1 hr general

Covenants Not-To-Compete 
1 hr general

Discharge of Guaranteed Student Loans & Related Issues 
.75 hr general

Does Hawk Still Fly? An Analysis of Grandparents Visitation Rights
1 hr general

Domestic Relations Issues in Bankruptcy 
.75 hr general

Easy Way to Find Medical Expert Witnesses 
.63 hr general

E-Filing in Shelby County Circuit & Chancery Courts 
1 hr general

Employment Law Issues in Education 
1 hr general

Ethical Issues in all Chapters, Real Life Scenarios, Problems & Discussions in Ch. 7, 11, 13 
.75 hr dual

Ethics of Lawyer Advertising in a 4G World  
.83 hr dual

Hot Topics from the U.S. Trustee’s Office
1 hr general 

How To Do Good When You Don’t Have a Clue
3.5 hrs total credit: 1.25 dual / 2.25 general

Immigration Law Update 
1 hr general

IT Solutions Every Attorney Needs in 2012 
1 hr general

Juvenile Court Practice Tips
1 hr general

Labor & Employment Section 2011 Annual Seminar - Pt. 1 of 3
 
State Law Update/Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA
1.75 hrs general

Labor & Employment Section 2011 Annual Seminar - Pt. 2 of 3 
Update from the NLRB Acting General Counsel
1 hr general

Labor & Employment Section 2011 Annual Seminar - Pt. 3 of 3 
Review of Significant Decisions and Jury Verdicts in 2011
2.25 hrs general

Lien Avoidance 
1 hr general

New Judicial Disqualification Rules 
1.5 hrs dual

Preferred Practices of Bankruptcy Judges in the Western District
1 hr general

QDRO’s - What Family Law Practitioners Need to Know 
1 hr general 

Recent Ethical Updates from the Board of Professional Responsibility
1 hr dual

Rule 3001.2, Proofs of Claim, Chapter 13 Trustee 
1 hr general

Supreme Court Rule 31 Update
.60 hr general

Tax Sales & The Land Bank 
1 hr general - Approved for credit in TN & MS

Techniques Hackers Use to Attack Law Firms
1 hr dual

The Lawyers of Watergate
2 hrs dual

Uncontested Divorces: How to Do it Right 
1 hr general

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law 
1.25 hr general

 

ALI-ABA Online Webcasts & Seminars:

http://www.ali-aba.org/index.cfm?partner=memphisbar  
*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.
 

Memphisbar.org Resources

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Attorney Career Center
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