Memphis Bar Association

Justice for All Online Auction Closes Tomorrow!

     Check out the Justice for All Online Auction benefitting Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS). Bidding open now through Tuesday, July 31. Items offered include jewelry, housewares, art, furniture, and certificates for goods and services.
     Trying to plan a vacation? How about Deep Sea Fishing in the Destin Fishing Rodeo in October 2012 with Captain Kent Hardin, 5-time winner? And we have a week at a Destin condo available, so you’ll be good to go. Need to be sure your pup is in good hands while you are gone? Got it covered—pet boarding, grooming, even a dog pawty to let fido and friends get in on the fun. Need some car repairs before you hit the road? Got it - $500 worth of labor on car repairs. Want to stay home but need some new toys? How about a pool table? Or a balalaika? Or an acrobatic kite? Steiff Teddy Bears and Whiskey Mink Earmuffs? We have it all and more. To access the auction site, click here.
     MALS has lost one-fourth of its staff and 15% of its funding as a result of cuts in federal funding. Its attorneys and staff provide legal services to help indigent people with housing, domestic, and elder issues. Your Good Deal is a GREAT Deal for Memphis!


Leadership Forum Applications Due Tomorrow!

     Applications for the MBA’s award-winning Leadership Forum are due tomorrow, July 31! The application is available at www.memphisbar.org/leadershipforum or by contacting the MBA office at 901.527.3573.
     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.

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