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East Memphis Law Office along the Poplar corridor has space available for attorneys which includes receptionist and other services at competitve pricing. Call or e-mail Larry Weissman, 901-763-2134 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Three Offices for Rent — Individually or all three. Ideal for an attorney. Excellent Rate and location in Germantown near the Saddle Creek Shopping Center. Includes receptionist, phones, internet, parking, utilities and the use of two conference rooms. Contact Rose at 901-507-2146.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Two Offices for Rent, individually or all two. 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.
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The Cochran Firm - Memphis is seeking a Case Manager to provide superior client service while professionally handling case management documentation and procedures. The position entails extensive telephone contact with clients, medical providers and adjusters. At least three years’ experience in personal injury pre-suit file management required. Must have knowledge of insurance, legal, and/or medical terminology to maximize the performance of the duties and responsibilities of this position. Submit resume for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org if qualified for this opportunity.
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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 email@example.com.
Update on SB 1484 Regarding Circuit Court
Sen. Brian Kelsey, the sponsor of SB 1484, has indicated that he will not push the bill, which would eliminate two divisions of Circuit Court in Shelby County, for consideration by the Senate Finance Committee or the full Senate this year. No further action is expected on the corresponding House bill; the bill has been deferred in the House Civil Justice Subcommittee until last calendar. Although the bill could hypothetically be considered at any point until the legislature recesses, we are hopeful that it will not. The MBA thanks everyone who contacted state legislators in opposition to this bill. We will keep you updated of any future developments.
Attention Young Lawyers – Register for Bench Bar and Get Entered in a Drawing for $100 off the Registration Fee!
BankTennessee, one of the MBA’s long-time partners, wants to encourage more young lawyers to attend the Bench Bar Conference, which will be held May 7-10 at Tops’l Beach Resort in Destin, Florida. To that end, they are providing an incentive for young lawyers who have never attended a Bench Bar Conference. Here’s how it works: Young lawyers (5 years of practice or less) who will be first-time attendees at this year’s Conference and who register for the Conference by Friday, April 18 will be entered in a drawing to receive $100 off the registration fee. Five $100 awards will be given. Registration for the Conference will be available on the MBA’s website, www.mempisbar.org, next week. If you have any questions, please contact Lesia Beach (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Anne Fritz (email@example.com). Our thanks to BankTennessee for offering this incentive!
ADR Section Seminar Canceled
The seminar on Friday, March 7 –“How to Effectively Present Your Case Before a Mediator” sponsored by the ADR Section has been canceled.
Volunteer for the Veterans' Pro Bono Clinic
The next Veterans’ Pro Bono Clinic will be on Tuesday, March 25th from Noon until 2:00 pm at the VA (1407 Union Avenue, 11th Floor.) We average about 30 veteran pro bono clients each month, so there’s always a need for more volunteer attorneys. If you would like to help out, please email Jake Dickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up. If you are going to come to the Veterans’ Clinic, please park in the garage attached to 1407 Union. The garage entrance is on Eastmoreland Ave., which runs parallel to Union. Take your parking ticket inside to be validated. Every floor of the garage has a door that leads into the office building. Go to the 11th floor and go through the glass door into the VA waiting area. Hope to see you at the Clinic on March 25th!
Alternative Spring Break Volunteers Needed Next Week
This year’s Alternative Spring Break is the biggest yet with over 75 law students participating. We need attorneys to supervise students on Tuesday, March 11; Wednesday, March 12; and Thursday, March 13 as they prepare Advanced Directives and Basic Wills. The students will be trained and all forms provided. Mornings and afternoon shifts available. Please contact Linda Seely (email@example.com | 901.255.3417) if you are able to help and also let her know if you are a notary or are able to bring a notary with you.
W. Thomas "Tom" Hutton, 70, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 following a lengthy illness. Born in Memphis on June 25, 1943, Mr. Hutton graduated from Memphis University School, Vanderbilt University, and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis School of Law. Upon graduation from law school, he moved to Washington, D.C. where he worked in the Bank of the United States House of Representatives and was on the staff of the Antitrust Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee. Upon completion of that position, he was appointed to investigate impeachment charges brought in the House of Representatives by Gerald Ford against Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas.
Mr. Hutton joined the Memphis firm of Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C. where he practiced law chiefly in the areas of estate and probate, as well as corporate and securities law for forty-three years. He was a fellow of the Memphis Bar Foundation, Tennessee Bar Foundation, American Bar Foundation and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He was a Paul Harris Fellow in the Memphis Rotary Club, former president of the Memphis Estate Planning Council and former chairman of the Probate and Tax Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. Mr. Hutton was a life-long member of Second Presbyterian Church and the longest serving member on the Board of Trustees of Memphis University School. He was preceded in death by his parents, Callie and E.T. Hutton. He is survived by his wife Linda Harkrider Hutton and his three sons: William Thomas Hutton, Jr. (Garnett) of Memphis, Benjamin Walter Hutton (Shannon) of Athens, AL, and Stuart Pearce Hutton (Ashlie) of Houston, TX. He also leaves six beloved grandchildren: Garnett, Cecilia Ann, Marie, Callie, Benjamin and Sam, and a baby granddaughter expected to arrive in June. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial be made to Memphis University School, Second Presbyterian Church, or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Charles A. Sevier, attorney, activist and fixture in Memphis legal circles for more than 50 years, died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday, Feb. 25th after a protracted illness. He first came to prominence as a high school basketball start in Fulton, KY, which earned him a basketball scholarships at the University of Tennessee - Martin. He earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Charlie was widely known for his piercing intellect, blunt conversational style and complete lack of pretense. Friends and family knew him as an insatiably curious "hands-on do-it-yourself-er", as accomplished with construction, boating and car repair tools as with the law. Never content with taking a purely intellectual approach to the causes and interests he was passionate about, the Sevier household was frequently a gathering place for activist leaders and supporters planning their next event. Less known were Charlie's hands-on acts of philanthropy, personally helping selected families in hardship, repair their homes, navigate the legal system and secure employment.
He is survived by his younger brother, John Walt Sevier (Linda); his children, Catherine S. Hamilton (Robert), Chuck Sevier, Gail Sevier Weakley (Johnny); five grandchildren and one great-granchild; and his longtime companion, Miriam Rachels. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, gifts be sent to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis (www.bgcm.org/donate) A gathering to commemorate his life will be held on Thursday, March 6 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Westy's Restaurant and Bar, 346 N. Main St., during which "Charlie Stories" will be encouraged.
Pro Bono Schedules:
Courthouse Advice & Counsel Clinic
Veterans' Clinic & Saturday Legal Clinic
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Client Communication is Topic for March 19th ESQ. Build Session
Did you know that the majority of complaints to the Board of Professional Responsibility involve a lawyer’s failure to communicate with his/her clients? Communicating with clients is one of the key ingredients in a successful legal career and is the topic for discussion at the March 19th ESQ. Build session, 4-6 p.m. in the Reading Room at the law school. A panel consisting of Taurus Bailey, Jim Garts and Gene Gaerig will talk about the ways to keep communication open (and your clients happy!) while Bruce Smith will provide ethical insights. Cost is $30 for attorneys who have been in practice 5 years or less; $50 for all others.
Save the Date! National Intercollegiate Mock Trial Tournament 3/21-3/33
We are proud to once again host the Opening Rounds of the American Mock Trial Association’s National Intercollegiate Mock Trial tournament. Each year our competition continues to improve thanks to those of you who volunteer your time to give valuable feedback to the students. This is a great opportunity to serve the profession, earn CLE credit, and have an enjoyable time watching talented young people wrestle with the complexities of the law. This four-round intercollegiate competition promises to be an exciting event. Your willingness to consider serving as a judge for one or more rounds of this tournament is greatly appreciated!
CLE CREDIT: We have applied to offer a total of 8 hours of CLE credit in TN for participation in the four rounds/CLE sessions, and 16 hours in MS and AR for the same. The charge will be $10 per hour which covers recruitment, presentations, and filing fees.
CONTACT PERSONS: Barbara Pohlmann, c/o Department of Political Science; Rhodes College; 2000 N. Parkway; Memphis, TN 38112. Phone: 901-624-0309 (home) or 901-233-1248 (cell). Fax: 901-843-3798. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. OR Marcus Pohlmann, Department of Political Science; Rhodes College; 2000 N. Parkway; Memphis, TN 38112. Phone: 901-843-3843 (office), 901-233-1236 (cell). E-mail: email@example.com.
Discussion on Immigration Enforcement & Removal Processes – March 26
On March 26 from noon to 1:00 p.m., Chattanooga attorney Terrence L. Olsen, chair of the TBA’s Immigration Law Section, and ICE Detention and Deportation Officer Scott Lewis will give a presentation on immigration enforcement & removal processes at the MBA, 145 Court Ave., Suite 301. Among the topics that will be covered are VAWA, DACA, removal process, and site visits. VAWA allows an abused spouse or child of a US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident or an abused parent of a US Citizen to self-petition for lawful status in the US, receive employment authorization and access public benefits. DACA, also known as deferred action, is for certain undocumented young people who came to the US as children and have pursued education or military service here. The removal process includes the steps that precede the removal of a foreign national from the US, such as being arrested and jailed, then detained in a detention center. The presentation is open to all attorneys interested in hearing about immigration issues encountered daily in the practice of immigration law. There is no CLE credit for this presentation. If you plan to attend, please email Terrence Olsen by March 20th at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Race Judicata to Benefit MALS on April 5th
The 2014 Race Judicata 5k is scheduled for Saturday, April 5th at 5:00 p.m. The race is open to the public and will take place at Mississippi River Park, located at 51 North Riverside Drive. Race Judicata benefits Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS) which provides free legal service to the elderly and low income families. You will NOT need to enter the race to donate! Click here tegister or donate now.
Legal Methods – Oral Argument Volunteers Needed – April 5, 2014
The University of Memphis 1st year Legal Methods assignment this year is a trial brief with a motion argument. They are in need of judges for Saturday, April 5, 2014 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Each session is scheduled to start on the hour, beginning at 09:00 a.m. Volunteers are welcome for as many (or as few) sessions as will fit in their schedules. The trial brief is a one issue motion on the applicability of the Fair Housing Act to post-acquisition claims. The assignment packet and instructions for judges will be provided. Please contact Sarah-Katherine Wright at email@example.com if you are able to help.
2014 Memorial Service Set for May 2, 2014
The Annual Memorial Service sponsored by the Memphis Bar Association will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014, at noon at Calvary Episcopal Church in downtown Memphis. This year's honorees include:
James Clark Blackburn
Malford Allen Blankenship
Leo Joseph Buchignani
Susan McKwen Clark
Elizabeth Tansil Collins
Clarence J. Colbert, Jr.
Thomas E. “Tommy” Crawford
David Michael Discenza
Gayden Drew, IV
Dauphine Mahoney Garthright
Lyman Christian “Chris” Harrell, III
Leroy Lemayne Hidinger, Jr.
Evie Randolph Horton
William Thomas "Tom" Hutton
Paul Duncan Leitch
Col. Paul J. McClure, Jr.
James “Jim” McMahon
Etandra Fenae Miller Douglas
Charles A. Sevier
G. Donald Siemer
Cecil Douglas Smith
Frank Tamble Stegbauer
Richard Scott Wade
William Clarence “Bill” Wilson
If you know a member of the Memphis legal community who should be included among the honorees or you would like to write a memorial statement about any of the honorees, please contact Mary Lynes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901.527.3573.
Make Your Reservations for 2014 Bench Bar Conference, May 7-10!
The Bench Bar Conference Committee is busy planning for next year’s conference, which will include several new tweaks! Programs on technology, ADR, and dealing with difficult clients, opposing counsel and judges are in the works. To reserve your room at Tops’l now, call the ResortQuest 24-hour reservations department at 1.800.380.4808; group code X8006. Room rates at the Summit are: Studio NV/CL - $87/$99; 2 bedroom NV/CL -- $141/$156; 3 bedroom NV/CL - $212/$231. The Tide offers 2 bedroom gulf view condos for $179/night; 2 bedroom gulf front condos for $247/night; and 3 bedroom condos for $411/night. There are also rooms available at the Beach Manor ($176/night for a 2 bedroom) and the Tennis Villa ($133/night for a 2 bedroom.)
Save Friday, May 30th for the AWA Golf Tournament
Save the Date for the 3rd Annual Association for Women Attorneys Foundation Golf Tournament at Mirimichi Golf Course on Friday, May 30, 2014. Entry fee includes scramble entry, lunch and drink tickets, prizes, a gift bag, and a chance to win a new Lexus from Lexus of Memphis. An Environmental Tour of Mirimichi is also available. For more information and registration, please visit www.awamemphis.org.
Friday, March 7
Lunch with the Judges
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
MBA Office, 145 Court Ave. #301
1.0 hour dual
Monday, March 10
The Electronic Litigation Lifecycle
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Spicer Rudstrom, 175 Toyota Plaza #800, 38103
1.0 hour general
Friday, March 14
Big & Small: New UST Fee Guidelines for Large Cases & Small Business Case Management
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
200 Jefferson, 6th fl.
1.0 hour general
Live Webcast Seminars:
Wednesday, March 12
Impeach Justice Douglas!
11:00 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
3.0 hours dual
Current Online Video
& Interactive Text Seminars:
Supreme Court & Sixth Circuit Update – 1.5 hours general CLE credit
Tennessee State Law Update - .5 hours general CLE credit
What Labor & Employment Lawyers Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act – 1.0 hour general CLE
Law & Literature – 1.0 hour general CLE
Tech Tips for Attorneys: Websites, Google, Email, Client Confidentiality and more - 2.0 Dual
Admissibility of Exert Testimony & Opinions - 1.0 General
Hague Convention Highlights - 1.0 General
Attorney Liens & Other Helpful Information - 1.0 General
Civility in the Courts - .75 Dual
Unique QDRO Issues - 1.0 General
Divorce in the Shadows of an Affair - 1.0 General
The State of Healthcare in America - 1.0 General
Update on E-Filing & Other Matters in Circuit Court - 1.25 General
Appellate Advocacy - 1.0 General
Lawyer Advertising & Social Media - 1.0 Dual
Social Media from A to Z - 1.5 Dual
Medical Malpractice Update - 1.25 General
Navigating Juvenile Court - 1.25 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.
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