2SLAC 10th Anniversary
More than 50 lawyers, judges, and other members of the legal community attended the 10th Anniversary Celebration for the Second Saturday Legal Aid Clinic (2SLAC) Saturday. Retired Supreme Court Justice Janice Holder served as mistress of ceremonies and presented certificates to law firms, corporate legal departments, and other associations who have been long-time sponsors of the clinic. Current Supreme Court Justice Holly Kirby spoke of the sustained effort required to maintain the legal clinic over a 10-year time span, and lauded the Memphis legal community for its dedication to access to justice.
As its name implies, 2SLAC provides free legal advice to members of the public on the second Saturday of each month from 10 am to noon at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. At a typical clinic, volunteer lawyers will answer questions on divorce, bankruptcy, wills/POAs, employment law, and criminal law. All attorneys are invited to volunteer, and free training is available on the most common questions encountered. It’s a great way to make yourself feel good and perhaps pick up a client!
2016 MBA Annual Meeting
The 2016 MBA Annual Meeting was held on Decemeber 8th. Special guests Chief Justice Jeffrey S. Bivins Justice and Holly M. Kirby spoke about the importance of pro bono work in our state and country.
W.J. Michael Cody Access to Justice Award - Ben Sissman
Sam A. Myar, Jr. Memorial - Annie T. Christoff
Judge Jerome Turner Lawyer’s Lawyer Award - William H. Haltom, Jr.