Lawyers may earn all or any portion of the required continuing legal education hours for 2020, or for purposes of seeking reactivation or reinstatement in 2020, through approved Distance Learning completed through December 31, 2020. Click here to read order.
For the 2019-2020 CLE reporting year, attorneys may complete their CLE obligations set forth in Rule 3 through online, webinars or live, in-person programs. Such CLE courses must comply with the remaining provisions of Rules 3 and 4. The completion deadline set forth in Rule 5 is extended to September 30, 2020; and the reporting deadline is extended to October 15, 2020. Click here to read order.
"Tips and Tricks for Setting up a Remote Practice" with attorney Zack Glaser of Tech4Lawyers.
This is an On-Demand course, meaning you can access it from the comfort of your own space! You have the ability to access this course ANYTIME between today and 5/24, at 11:59pm.
Once registered, you will receive two emails:
1. Payment confirmation
2. Information on how to enter the program and the course handout.
IMPORTANT: If you are seeking CLE credit, once you have completed viewing the program, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure Include in your email your BPR #. Tracking has been enabled for this program for CLE credit purposes.
"COVID-19: The Impact on Employees and Employers" This presentation will be focusing on workplace rights in these unprecedented times. Specifically, it will include an examination of the application of FMLA and ADA in the current climate as well as employee rights and employer obligations as to leave benefits. This is an On-Demand course, meaning you can access it from the comfort of your own space! You have the ability to access this course ANYTIME between today and 5/24, at 11:59pm.
MALS has had many requests for wills and powers of attorney. If you are able to assist MALS' clients by drafting these needed documents, please contact Danielle Woods. Governor Lee's recent order permits notarizing of documents virtually during COVID-19.
MALS is also in need of volunteer attorneys to provide legal advice over the phone. If you are able to help, please contact Danielle Woods and indicate what type of cases you may be able to assist.
Volunteers are needed to help with the following types of cases:
The Student Emergency Fund assists students facing financial hardships which could interfere with their success at U of M. All gifts are 100% tax deductible and go toward the Student Emergency Fund. Almost 90% of U of M students work while going to school. Many worked in the service industry and have lost jobs due to COVID-19. To donate or learn more about the Student Emergency Fund, please click the link below:
Face Mask Order Effective Monday, July 13, 2020
In light of the continued spread of COVID-19 and the recommendations of federal and state authorities with respect to the use of face coverings, and under the constitutional, statutory, and inherent authority of the Tennessee Supreme Court, the Court no further orders the mandatory use of face coverings as follows
1) Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all persons who, for the purpose of conducting court-related business, enter a courthouse or other building in which court facilities are located shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth. The face covering shall be worn at all times while inside the building.
2) Children aged twelve (12) years or less are not required to wear a face covering. Parents or caregivers shall supervise the use of face coverings by children to avoid misuse.
3) Persons who have trouble breathing due to an underlying health condition or who have another bona fide medical or health-related reason are not required to wear a face covering.
4) Face coverings are not required in situations in which a face covering poses a safety or security risk.
The requirements of this order are in addition to those of any applicable executive orders issued by the governor or authorized local officials. This order applies statewide to all courts and court clerks offices except administrative courts within the Executive Branch and federal courts and federal court clerks offices located in Tennessee.
Under the terms of this order, the courts of Tennessee remain open, consistent with the Judicial Branches or obligation to mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19. Judges should work with local law enforcement and other county officials to ensure that, to the extent possible, courthouses remain accessible to carry out essential constitutional functions and time-sensitive proceedings.
This order shall be effective on Monday, July 13, 2020, and shall remain in effect until further order of the Court.
It is so ORDERED.
Please find a media release detailing new efiling and credit card payments being made available for Juvenile Court clients by the Clerk’s Office. Juvenile Court Media Release
Criminal Court Update - 6/16/20
Division IX Preferences Amended - 6/2/20
ALL Courts Reopening Plan - 5/28/20
General Sessions Contact Info
General Sessions Clerk’s Office: 901-222-3400
Beverly Morris (General Sessions Judges’ Assistant): 901-222-3414
Suzette Mink (General Sessions Judges’ Assistant): 901-222-3447
General Sessions Criminal Court Order - 4/30/20
Update from Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland - 4/22/20
General Sessions Guidelines - 4/22/20
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland’s order shutting down non-essential businesses. Under the order, essential businesses include “professional services, such as legal or accounting services, when necessary to assist in compliance with legally mandated activities.”
Register of Deeds Office Has Reopened.
Shelby County Law Library reopened June 15.
Bankruptcy Court’s orders suspending in-person hearings and excusing debtors from attending in-person meetings of creditors.
In light of recent developments, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee has extended and modified its March 12th Administrative Order No. 2020-11 as follows:
To read the full text of the order, click here.
Circuit Court Guidance for Common Situations
All in-court matters are suspended in compliance with the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Order. Regarding other common situations, the following apply:
Coronavirus Screening for Attorneys Entering Jail
Attorneys seeking to enter the Shelby County Jail to talk to clients will have to answer a series of questions. You will not be allowed to the enter the jail if:
• You have had close contact with anyone known to have traveled from Wuhan, Japan, India, Iran or Italy within the past 14 days.
• You, or anyone with whom you have had close contact, have been exposed to or quarantined for coronavirus.
• You have fever, cough, shortness of breath or systems of lower or upper respiratory illness.
1. Daily Affirmation
Inhale and silently repeat "I am safe."
Exhale and silently repeat "I am well".
Repeat affirmation while taking slow deep breaths.
2. Box Breathing (also called Square Breathing or 4x4 Breath)
3. Loving Kindness Meditation
May my loved one (insert name instead of "my loved one") be filled with loving kindness.
May my loved one (insert name instead of "my loved one") be well.
May my loved one (insert name instead of "my loved one") be peaceful and at ease.
May my loved one (insert name instead of "my loved one") be happy.
May I be filled with loving kindness.
May I be well.
May I be peaceful and at ease.
May I be happy.
May the World be filled with loving kindness.
May the World be well.
May the World be peaceful and at ease.
May the World be happy.
Cash Impacts of the CARES Act Through SBA Loans and Tax Law Changes
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law March 27 which includes a significant number of tax and other provisions designed to support businesses and individuals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Join DHG for an informative webinar to learn the cash flow impacts of the CARES Act through SBA loans and tax law changes.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Join DHG as we discuss the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was passed into law the evening of March 18th. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides food assistance support, virus test funding, Emergency Paid Sick Leave, expansion of Emergency Family and Medical Leave, tax credits for paid Sick and paid Family and Medical Leave and Unemployment Insurance stabilization.
Legaler lets you schedule, host and archive your meetings in one place, securely, so you can meet with clients in your browser, without the need for them to download apps or even sign up.
In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Legaler wants to help solo lawyers and small firms benefit from using cloud technology to work remotely so they can continue to serve their clients in a safe, secure and simple way. They're offering the Active Plan for 12 months for FREE to any solo lawyers or small firms of 10 lawyers or less. Learn more
US Legal Forms
Get online access to one of the largest collections of professional legal forms. Earn your Memphis Bar Association discount by visiting https://mbar.formspass.com/.
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