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

Real Estate Closer/Legal Secretary -- East Memphis law firm has immediate opening for Real Estate Closer/Legal Secretary with experience in commercial and residential closings.  Please send resume with salary history and requirements to Mary Lynes at or fax to 901.527.3582

Debate Coach -- The Memphis Grizzlies Prep Charter School, an all-boys middle school located in downtown Memphis, is seeking a practicing attorney to teach a debate class. This is a paid position. If interested, contact Ben Crowe at

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

Legal Secretary—Burch, Porter & Johnson seeks experienced legal secretary with minimum of 3 years of experience within the business practice area. Current or recent experience in Business Transactions is preferred. This position requires a professional with solid organizational and interpersonal skills. Must have excellent administrative skills and be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Please forward resume to Jeff Graham at

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;


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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 Kristen Stewart at 



Now Accepting Applications for ESQ.BUILD: The Memphis Bar Association Solo Practitioner Incubator 

In partnership with the MBA Small Firm and Solo Practitioner Section, the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), the Memphis Bar Association is pleased to announce the launch of an incubator for new solo practitioners, ESQ.BUILD. ESQ.BUILD is designed for new attorneys who are in their first three years of practice to receive training regarding not only how to practice law, but how to manage a law office. The program was developed to offer recent law school graduates tangible help including office space at a greatly reduced price, mentoring, CLE and other services to assist them in learning how to start and run a solo or small law firm practice. Participation in this program is limited to eight to ten attorneys who are graduates of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and were admitted to practice in Tennessee within the past three years. Applications are due September 9, 2013 and the program will begin in October. For more information and an application, click here, visit the Career Services Office at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law or contact Anne Fritz at the MBA (527.3575;

Danny Van Horn Elected to ABA Leadership Position

At this month's meeting, Danny Van Horn became chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Membership. Van Horn serves as MBA's delegate to the ABA House of Delegates and is a fellow of the Memphis Bar Foundation.

Donations Needed for MALS Auction

Please consider donating items to the “WE’RE ALL IN” online auction benefitting Memphis Area Legal Services. All donations are tax-deductible and will be listed on a nationally viewed website noting that you are the donor (unless you wish to remain anonymous). Donations are needed by September 1, 2013. Click here for more information or download a donor form. If you have any questions, email

Memphis Bar Foundation Soliciting Grant Applications

The Memphis Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the MBA, is now soliciting grant applications from non-profit organizations.  Grants are awarded to 501(c)(3) organizations for law-related programs and activities that further the Foundation’s mission to advocate and support public awareness of the legal profession; promote social justice; promote legal education, and recognize professionalism among members of the Bar.  The typical grant award is less than $10,000; the deadline to apply is August 23, 2013. To get a grant application, contact Anne Fritz at 527.3575; or click here.

YLD Bowling Night, August 22 at Billy Hardwick's

Grab your socks and get ready to bowl! On August 22, the MBA Young Lawyers Division will host its annual Bowling Night at Billy Hardwick’s All-Star Lanes in East Memphis from 6-8 p.m. Thanks to the sponsorship of Counsel on Call, the cost for MBA members will be $5/person, which includes shoe rental and 2 hours of bowling. Beverages will also be included while the tab lasts. Last year, the event sold out quickly, so get your team together and register now! Email Jake Dickerson at or Irwin Magevney at for more details and to sign up. 


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

Click here to view this week's schedule.

Bankruptcy Court to Host Retirement Reception for Collette Vaughn

Members of the MBA are cordially invited to the retirement reception for Mrs. Collette Vaughn, Courtroom Deputy to Judge Paulette Delk on Friday, August 23rd from 2:00 - 3:30 pm on the 6th floor at 200 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN. Collette will truly be missed but we are happy she has this opportunity to retire and enjoy her new adventures as a retired citizen. Collette has 40 years of service with the Judicial Government Branch. Please RSVP to Cindy Coady by Friday, August 16th (328-3510 ext. 149;  

Federal Bar Association Hosts Trial Practice Seminar on Aug. 23

The Memphis/Mid-South Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is sponsoring a “Memphis Trial Practice Summer Seminar” on Friday, August 23 at the Federal Courthouse. Registration and breakfast begin at 8 a.m.; the seminar ends at 12:15 p.m. The focus of the seminar is federal criminal  practice but there are also presentations and demonstrations on technology. The cost is $25 for FBA members and $40 for non-members; CJA panel members, judicial law clerks, law students and 2013 law graduates may attend for free. The seminar has been approved for 2 hours of general and 1 hour of dual CLE credit; the registration deadline is Aug. 15; seating is limited. For more information, contact Ben Scott at Butler Snow,

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

Introduction to Criminal Practice at 201 Poplar, Sept. 25

The Government Lawyers Section of the MBA will present "Introduction to Criminal Law Practice at 201 Poplar" on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Presenter Patrick Stegall built a criminal defense practice following his graduation from the University of Memphis School of Law. Mr. Stegall will explain the procedures in the general sessions court, the criminal court downtown, aka "201," as well as the procedures in the suburban courts, including Bartlett, Collierville, and Germantown. This seminar will also help you answer those questions posed by family and friends who find themselves in criminal court, including how to keep a conviction off a person’s record, and the penalties someone can expect for a first offense. Mr. Stegall will also provide lessons learned from starting The Stegall Law Firm. In addition, Mr. Stegall can answer your questions about guns and gun laws. As part of his practice, Mr. Stegall drafts firearms trusts for individuals and families who wish to own federally regulated weapons such as sound suppressors and machine guns. He is licensed in Tennessee and Mississippi.

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:

Wednesday, Aug. 21
Estate Planning Issues for LGBT Clients
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 
Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, 1715 Aaron Brenner Dr., #800
1 hour general

Telephone Seminars:

Friday, August 16
Innocent Spouse Defense
1 hour general
12:00 noon

Friday, August 23
Attorney Ethics in Adding Lawyers to a Firm
1 hour general
12:00 noon

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:  
*Enter the code MBA10 and get a 10% discount.*

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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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