Legal Lines on WREG Ch. 3
4:00 - 6:30 pm – WREG Ch. 3 Studios, located off Riverside Drive
sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association
The MBA Young Lawyers Division and WREG Channel 3 are working together again to bring our community Legal Lines, a live legal help call-in program, on Tuesday, April 23rd during the evening news broadcasts. Volunteers are needed to work 30 minute shifts between 4:00 and 6:30 pm. For more information or to volunteer for the event, please contact Jonathan Nelson (


Law Week Launch Party
5-7 pm – Court Square, downtown
Law Week 2013 will get rolling Friday, April 26th with the 6th Annual Law Week Launch Party in Court Square. The party will be held from 5-7 pm and attendees will enjoy free drinks including soft drinks, wine and beer, food by Central BBQ, Lickity Split Ice Cream, and music by WALRUS. All members of the Memphis legal community are invited and attendees are encouraged to bring a canned good for the Mid-South Food Bank to the event. 

Sponsored By BankTennessee, IPSCO, Alpha Reporting Corp., The Marston Group & RocketFuel, as well as 
Brewer Detective Agency, The Daily News, Federated P.I., Mid-South Drug Testing, Shred Shop of Memphis, & The University of Memphis Law School Alumni Association 

Hosted by Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Association for Women Attorneys, Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association, Memphis/Mid-South Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, MBA Young Lawyers Division, University of Memphis Student Bar Association, University of Memphis Law Alumni Association, TAJ (Tennessee Access to Justice), Association of Legal Administrators, Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance, Legal Professionals of Memphis & Memphis area court reporters.


Naturalization Ceremony 
10:00 am – The Cannon Center 
co-sponsored by the U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
Come witness hundreds of new citizens be sworn in during this truly moving ceremony. Volunteers may assist in handing out programs and American flags to the new citizens. If you are interested in assisting with the program, contact the MBA office at 901.527.3574.


Annual Memorial Service
12:00 pm – Calvary Episcopal Church, downtown Memphis
Join us for this annual ceremony remembering members of the legal community who died in the past year. Click here to read memorial statements honoring those to be remembered during the service. This year's honorees include:

Harold D. Archibald, Sr.—11/30/2012
Randolph A. Ashley—7/2/2012
Earl Buckles—8/20/2012
Ross Bert Clark—11/8/2012
Curtis “Wayne” Conner— 4/11/2013
Sam L. Crain, Jr.—2/9/2013
E. Tucker Dickerson—7/8/2012
Kemper Bartlett Durand—2/2/2013
Richard Fields—4/13/2013
John H. Harris, Jr.—2/28/2013
L. Wade Harrison—3/18/2013
Hon. Otis W. Higgs—2/15/2013
Ralph Holt—2/24/2013
Catherine Marie “Kaky” Joyce—4/10/2013
Hon. Cecil G. Keltner—5/27/2012
Carl H. Langschmidt, Jr.—11/18/2012
James E. Leary—3/13/2013
George Michael Makris—9/3/2012
Liza Shannon McClure—3/20/2013
Donnie R. McFerren—10/23/2012
Alex J. Migliara—1/31/2013
Clinton Ray Pearson—2/18/2013
Emma Jean Pierotti—5/26/2012
Marvin Posner—3/12/2013
Rev. Peggie Russell—3/26/2013
Hon. Audrey M. Scott—2/26/2013
Christian D. Soronen—1/16/2013
Herbert Wayne Vaiden, Jr.—11/12/2012
Roane Waring, Jr.—8/28/2012
William Lee Whitman—2/12/2013
Robert M. Wilson, Jr.—8/3/2012



Law Week in Memphis is held annually in conjunction with the nationally recognized Law Day on May 1. Law Day is an opportunity for all Americans to celebrate our legal system, a critical aspect of our democratic form of government. Across the country, Americans participate in thousands of activities to deepen our understanding of the role of law in our society. Memphis is no different. Each year the legal community in the Memphis area plans Law Week programs designed to educate our community about the law, legal processes, and legal rights.