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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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Office Space—Atrium I, Estate, Business practice with1 or 2 offices to sublease, 1st Floor, 6800 Poplar. Call John – 901.680.0101

Excellent East Poplar office space.
Suitable for two + attorneys/staff. Furnished reception, conference rooms, kitchen. Contact Jim McMahon. 901.289.4195

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.

Two Offices for Rent, individually or all two.
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.


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

Litigation Attorney—Immediate opportunity for a litigation attorney with 7+ years of experience to work with small East Memphis law firm handling commercial litigation. The successful candidate should have immediate transferable case management skills and previous trial experience. Additional qualifications include excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. A background in commercial litigation and/or a working knowledge of finance and banking is strongly preferred. Salary commensurate with experience + benefits. Qualified candidates send resume in either Word format or PDF to

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 or fax to Mary at 901.527.3582.

Paralegal—Burch, Porter & Johnson is seeking a commercial real estate paralegal with 5+ years of experience. Candidates must have experience in reviewing title and survey, interaction with title companies, documentation and closing of commercial real estate transactions, and all other aspects of the firms’ commercial real estate practice group. Please forward resume to Jeff Graham at or fax to 901.524.5024.

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 or fax to 901.259.7180.

Real Estate Closer—Murphy, DeZonia & Webb, an Association of Attorneys, has an immediate opening for a real estate closer with 3 or more years of experience in preparing HUD-1 settlement statements and the complete set of documents for residential real estate closings. Experience in closing residential transactions in Tennessee and using the SoftPro software system is preferred. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Outlook is also preferred. Salary is negotiable and level of experience will be a factor. Please send resumes to J. Michael Murphy at 6389 Quail Hollow Road, Suite 102, Memphis, TN 38120;


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



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




Volunteers Needed Tomorrow

This Saturday's Free Legal Clinic at the main library is sponsored by The Hardison Law Firm, P.C. and Glassman, Edwards, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, P.C. Because of vacation schedules, only 13 volunteer lawyers from the sponsoring firms are available. Your help is most earnestly solicited. The clinic averages close to 100 clients per month, and 20 to 30 volunteer lawyers are needed to timely consult with each client. Please assist if you possibly can. The clinic will be from 10 am to noon tomorrow at the Benjamin L. Hooks public library at 3030 Poplar Ave. For more information about the clinic or to volunteer, click here.

Volunteer at Veteran’s Legal Clinic, July 23

A clinic to assist veterans with legal questions and issues is held from noon until 2 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the VA offices located on the 11th floor of 1407 Union Ave. The word has now spread among the veterans about this clinic, and 35 clients came to the June clinic! We need more volunteers to help staff this clinic on a monthly basis; you can come for one or both hours and you do not have to be certified by the VA to provide assistance. Most of the issues involve family law (child support/visitation), employment, criminal (driver’s license reinstatement, court costs, expungement), and debt collection. Don’t worry if you do not have expertise in these areas! The training session for volunteers held in April is now available online (click here); it covers child support, debt collection, and expungement. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Anne Fritz at

Congratulations to the 2013 Graduates of the MBA High School Summer Law Intern Program!

At the closing ceremony held yesterday at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn, 68 minority high school students received a certificate and a $500 stipend for successfully completing the Summer Law Intern Program. Interns were required to work at least 60 hours during the 4-week period of the program, as well as attend group activities and act and dress professionally. The workplaces were unanimous in their praise for their interns, citing their work ethic, eagerness to learn, and professionalism, and Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Camille McMullen spoke to those present about the need for moral courage and inspired them to create their own personal “constitution” of the values to which they aspire. 
     Our thanks to the workplaces for taking the time to mentor and guide these young people – you have made an lifelong impression on them! A special thanks to Mr. Willie Gregory and Nike for sponsoring the closing ceremony and to the following sponsors who helped underwrite the interns’ stipends: BankTennessee; Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.; Ben F. Jones Chapter, National Bar Association; Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law; International Paper; Memphis Bar Foundation; Rainey Kizer Reviere & Bell; Rosenblum & Reisman; Stone Higgs & Drexler; Thomason Hendrix Harvey Johnson & Mitchell; Ricky E. Wilkins; and Wyatt Tarrant & Combs. Finally, a big thank you to Judge Gina Higgins and Sherry Brooks, the co-chairs of this program, and to the following who assisted with it: Thomas Campbell, Joann Coston-Holloway, Peter Gee, Tannera Gibson, Christina Kurdilla, Andre Mathis, Linda Mathis, Sue Ann McClellan, Melisa Moore, Jacqueline O’Bryant, and Zayid Saleem.
     To view photos from yesterday's event, click here, and to see the program from yesterday’s event, click
here. For more information about the Summer Law Intern Program, click here

Project Homeless Connect Moved to Sept. 19

Project Homeless Connect brings together a large variety of resources and services in one place to help people struggling with homelessness. Dozens of nonprofit agencies, service providers and other organizations join together to break down the barriers that can make it more difficult to escape homelessness. As part of those services, a “street clinic”, sponsored by the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office, will be offered to help those with unpaid court costs and fines. In addition, a civil legal clinic will be held to assist people with issues such as child support, collections, and landlord/tenant. The next Project Homeless Connect will be held on Sept.19 (originally scheduled for Aug. 22) at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Attorneys are needed to assist with the civil legal clinic for a 2-hour shift. We particularly need attorneys familiar with family law issues. If you can help, please contact Anne Fritz at 527.3575 or

MBA Seeking Communications Director

MBA Communications Director Dottie McCallen will be leaving the MBA at the end of July, and the MBA is currently seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as part-time Communications Director for the association. The responsibilities of the MBA Communications Director include but are not limited to the design and management of Memphis Lawyer magazine, the bimonthly magazine of the MBA; the design and timely dissemination of the weekly MBA Bar Bulletin and the quarterly Young Lawyers' Appeal enewsletters; the marketing of all MBA events, conferences and seminars, including the design of related print and online materials; the management of the MBA website,, including updating and creating pages and graphics and working with an outside web developer to coordinate major changes; and overseeing the MBA social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
     Qualified candidates should hold a bachelor's degree preferably in journalism or public relations or with 5+ years experience in these fields and have extensive knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop; working knowledge of HTML code and extensive experience with web editing; and excellent writing and editing skills, publishing experience preferred. Other qualifications include extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office software (i.e., Excel, PowerPoint); experience in e-communications and/or familiarity with e-marketing etiquette and laws; and familiarity with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and a good understanding of how the MBA can utilize them to grow its value and membership. 
     Those interested in this position should submit a resume to


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

Click here to view this week's schedule.

Seminar on Digital Technology and the Dangers for Children, August 1

It’s hard to watch the news on television or read a newspaper without thinking about the impact of technology on our daily lives. But the impact of technology on the lives of our children and young people is a source of concern for Deb Ireland, an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Tennessee. On August 1, 2013, Ireland will educate the community on the dangers lurking in technology for the most vulnerable members of our community. This seminar will provide you with valuable information you can pass on to your clients, as well as tools you can use to protect your family and friends. Join the MBA Government Lawyers Section and speaker Deb Ireland for “U Need 2 Know: Digital Technology’s Impact on Prosecuting Crimes Against Children” from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on August 1, 2013 at the Glankler Brown law firm, located at 6000 Poplar Avenue, Suite 400. Click here for more information and to register now.

MBA Young Lawyers Division Golf Tournament, October 4

Mark your calendar for this ever popular golf tournament to be held on Friday, October 4th at Glen Eagle Golf Course at 1 pm. Look for details later this summer!

ADR Section Annual Seminar, October 16

Save The Date for the ADR Section Annual Seminar scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Holiday Inn, University of Memphis. The featured speaker will be Nina Meierding, M.S., J.D., a national leader in the field of conflict resolution.

STRUT! Memphis, October 24

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

Unveiling of Tennessee Judicial Museum, December 5

The Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society will unveil Phase II of the Tennessee Judiciary Museum on December 5, 2013. The evening will feature a short program with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres at the Hermitage Hotel followed by a tour of the museum. If you would like to become a sponsor of this event or purchase tickets, please contact Linda Knight at or 615-244-4994.

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CLE Seminars

Live Seminars:

Friday, July 12, 2013 
To Be Rescheduled

Personal Injury: Damages & Other Considerations for Civil Mediators
Sponsored by the ADR Section
Thursday, July 18
VA Improved Pension Benefits
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Evans Petree, 1000 Ridgeway Loop Rd. 3rd Fl.
Speaker:  J. Anthony Bradley
1 hour general
Wednesday, July 24
Navigating Juvenile Court
Sponsored by the Family Law Section
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The Grove Grill, 4550 Poplar Ave.
1 hour general
Thursday, July 25
The Supreme’s Latest Hits
Sponsored by the Labor & Employment Law Section
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
FordHarrison, 795 Ridge Lake Blvd., #300
1 hour general
Friday, July 26
All Things Housing
Co-Sponsored by the University of Memphis Alumni Association & the MBA
8:30 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.
University of Memphis School of Law,1 N. Front St.
6 hours total CLE:
1.0 dual / 5.0 general
Tuesday, July 30
The Pros and Cons of Arbitration in Tennessee
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
MBA Office, 80 Monroe Ave., #220
1 hour general

Telephone Seminars:

Wednesday, July 17
Understanding & Planning Title Insurance in Commercial Real Estate
12:00 p.m.
1 hour general 

Friday, July 19
Estate Planning in a Long-term Law Interest Rate Environment
12:00 p.m.
1 hour general 

Friday, July 26
Religious Accommodation in the Workplace 
12:00 p.m.
1 hour general 

Live Webcasts:

Wednesday, July 17
Lincoln on Professionalism

1.25 hours dual
11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 24
The Art of Advocacy - What Can Lawyers Learn from Actors
3.33 hours general
11:00 a.m.

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

Covenants Not-To-Compete 
1 hr general

Discharge of Guaranteed Student Loans & Related Issues 
.75 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

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

Lien Avoidance 
1 hr general

Preferred Practices of Bankruptcy Judges in the Western District
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

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:  
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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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