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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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Law office space available with telephone, secretary, conference room, office equipment at 22 N. Front St., Ste.165. 901-522-2747

: 965 Reddoch Cove 38119 - Excellent East Memphis  attorney's office, visible from Poplar, 2100+ SF; 6 offices, conference room, Reception area, 10 parking spaces, Newer roof & AC, move-in ready! $299,000. Call Linda Ash 901-497-9399 Marx-Bensdorf REALTORS 682-1868.

Poplar at Kirby Parkway:
 Shared space for attorney seeking one to two offices plus space for one to two assistants and use of beautifully appointed common areas. Furnished with one desk, chair, bookshelf and lateral file per office. $1,600.00 for both offices. Contact or 901-680-7226

Three Offices Plus One Full Separate Suite with 4 Offices. 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.

Downtown, River Views
— We offer three levels of newly remodeled offices sure to accommodate any of your needs.  We provide breathtaking views of the Mississippi River, state of the art VOIP telephone system, incredible high speed internet, closed circuit security camera system, 24 hour building access with private entry codes, ample parking, kitchen, and much more! We have multiple conference and meeting rooms for our tenants and their clients to enjoy. Lease rates range from $450-$800 per month, depending on size. We are located in the historic Candy Factory building on the corner of Wagner and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Call Wes Fowler at (901) 870-0950 or Misty Nelson (901) 322-8018 to schedule a time to view these exceptional offices. 

Executive Office Suite for Rent
at Corporate Gardens, 9040 Garden Arbor Drive, Germantown, Tennessee. This convenient premier office space has very tasteful décor with class-A finishes, including hardwood floors. The space consists of: four offices (all with windows); reception area; access to additional library/conference room; coffee bar (with microwave, refrigerator, granite counter tops and sinks). The office is wired for security. Tenant has total control of heating and cooling.  Office includes free janitorial service, abundant parking, and paid maintenance fees. There are no additional assessments for overhead costs such as property taxes, insurance or repairs and maintenance, etc. The monthly rent is $1,900. If you, or anyone you know, are interested in this space, please contact us at (901) 761-7874.

East Memphis Office Space
— 1 Man offices to large firms at the Hobson Building - 5384 Poplar. $17.50/sf. Covered parking, Bank onsite, close to I-240. Contact Jennifer Hobson at 901.679.6818 or

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.



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Downtown Memphis law firm seeks Director of Client Development. Position has responsibility for all facets of the business development, marketing and promotional efforts of the firm, working with both management and individual attorneys to cultivate new business and maintain existing client relationships. Position also includes public relations and event planning duties. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Candidates must have at least 3 years’ experience in marketing/client development in the professional services field, with prior law firm experience preferred. Please send resume and cover letter to:

MLGW Secretary – Legal Services Provide secretarial support to Manager by typing, making appointments, handling correspondence, reports/projects and performing other general office functions, usually of a confidential nature; and utilize computer equipment and various software programs in the performance of job duties. High school diploma or General Education Development (G.E.D.) plus 2-4 years experience in office administration including composition of correspondence/reports, record maintenance and proficiency in data entry/computer software applications. Must have legal experience and the ability to understand legal terminology. Must demonstrate ability to transcribe. Must pass Division typing test of 50 w.p.m. Must have a valid driver’s license from state of residence. Works in office majority of time under good conditions. Subject to field audits. TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB GO TO:

Legal Secretary—
Burch, Porter & Johnson seeks an experienced legal secretary with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a law firm supporting  2-4 attorneys. Candidates must possess strong organizational skills being able to manage changing priorities and will serve as back-up to other team administrative assistants when needed. Duties include work processing, calendar management, paper and electronic filing, etc. Please forward resume to Jeff Graham at

Special Assistant Federal Defender (uncompensated position)
– The Office of Federal Defender, Western District of Tennessee, is seeking attorneys to participate in the Legal Fellows Program, working in a litigation or appellate writing capacity. Appointments are for one year, subject to renewal; work schedules are generally established on a full-time basis. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least one year of post-J.D. legal experience, and not be engaged in the compensated practice of law outside of the Federal Defender’s Office. Please see their website for more details.

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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 





MBA Judicial Qualification Poll Results Announced

The Memphis Bar Association conducted a Judicial Qualification Poll for the contested judicial, court clerks, and District Attorney races in the August election, as well as the candidates standing for retention election. You can download a 2-page printable with all the results here, and read press coverage of the poll from the Commercial Appeal and Memphis Flyer.

Congregational Health Network Needs Attorneys to Help Train Community Liaisons

Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare University has asked the Memphis Bar Association to assist in their Congregational Health Network training sessions by providing an attorney instructor for a weekly two hour class to individuals identified through their churches as community liaisons. These weekly community education events would last for 7 weeks starting August 7. The community liaisons who attend the sessions take the training information back into their communities. Attorneys would come to these sessions to teach their liaisons about legal rights and responsibilities, providing solid and accurate community education material about a variety of legal issues in a secure setting that offers the chance to get this information out into the Memphis community using trusted advisors within the faith based community to ‘spread the word’. If you would be willing to be a part of this effort and devote an evening or two to do this, please contact Linda Seely at or 901.255.3417.

YLD Bowling Night July 10th

Join the YLD for their annual bowling night, Thursday, July 10th from 6-8p at Billy Hardwick's All-Star Lanes (576 S. White Station Rd.) $10 gets you two hours of bowling, shoe rental, drinks and pizza, thanks to the sponsorship of Counsel on Call. To register for this event or for more information, contact Matt May at

The Board of Law Examiners is Seeking Interviewers

The Tennessee Board of Law Examiners is seeking attorneys to serve as members of the Investigatory Committees who conduct character and fitness interviews of the applicants for admission to the Bar of Tennessee. Interviews are conducted after each bar examination. If you are interested in serving, please contact MBA President Kirk Caraway at

New Website and Database Coming Soon

The new Memphis Bar Association website is coming soon. We are excited about how our new features and design will better serve both our members and the public. Do not hesitate to call our office at 527-3573 during this transition if you are having trouble registering for a seminar or need anything you’d typically find on our website.

Job Opening at the Memphis Bar Association

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 e-newsletters; marketing 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
Veterans' Clinic & Saturday Legal Clinic

Click here to view this week's schedule.

CLC Anniversary Celebration on 7/31

Come celebrate the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Community Legal Center on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the home of Leslie and Renelle Ballin (254 Cloister Green Lane). Thanks to the help of volunteers, attorneys, judges and donors, the CLC is celebrating 20 years of providing access to justice to working people of modest means. Please come and mark this occasion and hear about the CLC's exciting plans to ensure the next 20 years of excellent pro bono legal services and how you can be involved. 

2014 NAPABA Southeast Regional Conference: August 14-15, Nashville, TN

The Tennessee Asian Pacific American Bar Association is honored to host the 2014 NAPABA Southeast Regional Conference on August 14 - 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. Bringing together members of the legal profession and law students for for a day of discussion focusing on issues that impact Asian Pacific Americans in the law. Starting with a Welcome Reception on Thursday, then a full day of CLE presentations followed by a dinner reception on Friday. We hope you will be able to join us.

Speakers Include: The Honorable Alberto R. Gonzales, 80th U.S. Attorney General, The Honorable Tu M. Pham, United States District Court for Western District of Tennessee, Rhonda M. Taylor, General Counsel of Dollar General Corporation, Mary S. Flipse, General Counsel of Healthways Inc., In-house attorneys from national corporations, Other prominent speakers from the government and private sector. You can register online or see the full NAPABA SEC 2014 CLE program, agenda, and more details.

The YLD Golf Tournament Returns to East Memphis This Fall

Save the date for the YLD Golf Tournament which will be held at The Links at Galloway on Friday, October 10th. Registration will be open soon, but please mark your calendar for this exciting event.


CLE Seminars


Live Seminars:

Tuesday, July 8
Probate Law Update
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. 
MBA Office, 145 Court Ave. #301
1.0 hour general

Thursday, July 17
Practice & Procedure in the Arkansas Courts
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 
MBA Office, 145 Court Ave. #301
2.0 hours general

Friday, July 25
Using Trial Technology
2:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. 
MBA Office, 145 Court Ave. #301
2.0 hours dual

Tuesday, July 29
Ethics Update
1:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. 
MBA Office, 145 Court Ave. #301
3.0 hours dual

Thursday, July 31
Preparing to Win at Trial
1:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. 
MBA Office, 145 Court Ave. #301
2.25 hours general


Live Webinars:

Wednesday, July 9
Live Webcast: The Art of Advocacy
11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 
3.25 hour dual credit


Current Online Video
& Interactive Text Seminars:

Technology: Friend or Foe? - 1.5 dual 

Technology in State vs. Federal Court - 1.0 dual 

Henry Ford's War Against the Jews - 1.0 general 

Dealing with Difficult Clients, Attorneys & Judges - 1.5 general 

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Health Law for Your Practice - 1.0 general

Judicial Recusal - 1.25 general 

Differences Between State & Federal Court - 0.5 general 

Legislative Update - 0.75 general 

Interaction of Bankruptcy & Family Law - 1.25 general 

Premises Liability Cases Based on Third-Party Criminal Acts: A Real-Life Case Study - 1.0 general 

General Sessions 101 - 1.25 general 

Family Law Case Law Update - 1.25 general 

How to Do Good When You Don't Have a Clue (Revised) - 3.0 general

Probate & Elder Law Issues - 1.0 general 

Lunch with the Judges (Criminal Ct.) - 1.0 dual 

The Art of Mediating Insured Claims - 3.0 general 

Ethics - 1.0 dual 

Update from the EEOC - 1.25 general 

Review of Significant L&E Decisions  - 1.0 general 

Lunch with the Judges - 1.0 dual  (Juvenile Ct.)

Ins & Outs of Circuit Court - Lunch w/the Judges - 1.0 dual  

Veterans' Benefits - 3.0 general 

Supreme Court & Sixth Circuit Update – 1.5 hours general 

Tennessee State Law Update
- .5 hours general 

What Labor & Employment Lawyers Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act
– 1.0 hour general 

Law & Literature
– 1.0 hour general 

The State of Healthcare in America
- 1.0 General

What the Family Lawyer Needs to Know About Social Security - 1.0 General 

All Things Housing
- 6 total: 1.0 Dual / 5.0 General

How to Do Good When You Don't Have a Clue
- 3.5 total: 1.25 dual / 2.25 general

Bankruptcy Issues
- 0.75 general

Commercial Real Estate Issues
- 0.75 general

Foreclosure Issues
- 0.75 general

Land Use & Zoning
- 0.75 general 

Environmental Issues
- 1.0 general

Federal Forfeiture of Real Property
- 0.75 general 

Title Examination Issues
- 1.0 general 

Click here to view the complete CLE calendar

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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