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  • Updates - News & Publications - Memphis Bar Association
    a Lawyer for Justice I mistakenly thought it was enough to voluntarily report my pro bono hours to the Board of Professional Responsibility and the rest would take care of itself However there is a little more to it if you want to be recognized There are now two ways you can report your pro bono hours and become eligible of the award First you can report your hours to the Board of Professional responsibility and give them permission to release your name to the Tennessee Supreme Court Second the Supreme Court added another way a very short application that states that you provided over 50 hours of pro bono service in the last 12 months and presto you re a Lawyer for Justice Here is the good news it is not too late If you want to qualify to be recognized by the Tennessee Supreme Court you can go to the Access to Justice page on the Administrative Office of the Courts website and find the Supreme Court Pro Bono Recognition Program page and there are links to the application for the recognition It is incredibly easy to do In most years the deadline for the applications is in July but this year they are leaving it open through November If you want your name called at the annual meeting please get your applications in by November 15 Why you ask would I want to be recognized when the whole idea behind pro bono work is a selfless act As Chief Justice Sharon Lee said recently Your work on behalf of those who cannot afford legal representation is not required it is a choice Plain and simple it is peer pressure The more lawyers who get recognized the more other lawyers will stick out for not getting recognized and

    Original URL path: http://www.memphisbar.org/blog/from-the-president---are-you-a-lawyer-for-justice/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Updates - News & Publications - Memphis Bar Association
    President in 2017 and President in 2018 Nominees for the six open positions on the Board of Directors are Mike Adams Wyatt Tarrant Combs Tom Coupe Juvenile Court Molly Glover Burch Porter Johnson Doug Halijan Burch Porter Johnson Earl Houston Martin Tate Morrow Marston Marlinee Iverson Shelby County Government Kim Koratsky Shelby County Government Melody McAnally Butler Snow Lisa Overall McDonald Kuhn Valerie Smith Nahon Saharovich Trotz Jill Steinberg Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell Berkowitz Chris Sullivan Lewis Thomason Any 25 voting members of the MBA may nominate by petition any other voting member in good standing for the position of Secretary Treasurer or a general membership position on the Board The petition should be addressed to MBA Executive Director Anne Fritz and include the name of the nominee the position for which nominated and a statement that the nominee meets the eligibility requirements as provided in the MBA Bylaws and has agreed to serve if elected Each of the 25 voting members must sign the petition The deadline to submit a petition is 5 00 p m on Oct 22 Online voting will begin Nov 4 Topics MBA elections board Comments There are no comments yet Leave a comment This

    Original URL path: http://www.memphisbar.org/blog/nominations-committee-releases-slate-of-candidates/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Updates - News & Publications - Memphis Bar Association
    Meeting on December 3 The applications for both attorneys and law offices can be found at http www tncourts gov node 2392634 Read More Tags pro bono awards lawyers Comments 0 Nominations Committee Releases Slate of Candidates Posted on October 14th 2015 The Nominations Committee has released its report for the 2015 MBA Elections Nominees for Secretary Treasurer are Maureen Holland Holland Associates and Earle Schwarz Law Office of Earle J Schwarz The winner will automatically become Vice President in 2017 and President in 2018 Read More Tags MBA elections board Comments 0 Celebrate Pro Bono Announcing Calendar of Events Posted by Sara K Larson on September 23rd 2015 2015 Calendar of Events Read More Tags pro bono celebrate pro bono MBA Memphis Bar Association Comments 0 Comments on Proposed Rule Changes Sought Posted by Sara K Larson on September 17th 2015 The MBA Professionalism Committee will be reviewing the proposed amendments to the Tennessee Rules of Appellate Civil Criminal and Juvenile Procedure and the Tennessee Rules of Evidence The proposed amendments can be found here Read More Comments 0 Interested in Running for the MBA Board Posted by Sara K Larson on September 11th 2015 The MBA Nominations Committee

    Original URL path: http://www.memphisbar.org/blog/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Memphis Lawyer Magazine - News & Publications - Memphis Bar Association
    Updates Bar Bulletin Memphis Lawyer Magazine 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Complimentary Materials Young Lawyers Appeal Advertise Photos Our BiMonthly Publication Memphis Lawyer Magazine is the premiere publication of the Memphis Bar Association Click here for advertising information Sections Committees CLE Build Your Practice News Publications Calendar About Public Resources Contact BankTennessee Building 145 Court Avenue 301 Memphis TN 38103 901 527 3573 901 527 3582 Copyright 2015 2016 Memphis

    Original URL path: http://www.memphisbar.org/news-publications/memphis-lawyer-magazine/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Young Lawyers' Appeal - News & Publications - Memphis Bar Association
    Memphis Lawyer Magazine Young Lawyers Appeal 2015 2014 Advertise Photos Winter 2015 Sections Committees CLE Build Your Practice News Publications Calendar About Public Resources Contact BankTennessee Building 145 Court Avenue 301 Memphis TN 38103 901 527 3573 901 527 3582

    Original URL path: http://www.memphisbar.org/news-publications/young-lawyers-appeal/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Find A Lawyer - Public Resources - Memphis Bar Association
    suggest attorneys who handle your type of case You may also search for an attorney who is a Memphis Bar Association member by using the form below Figure out the area of law where you need help For example if you were fired from your job you would want an attorney who handles plaintiff s employment claims Prepare a list of questions that you want to ask the attorney such as whether they have handled any cases similar to yours and if so what was the outcome how long it will take to resolve the case whether there are other options to resolve the case such as mediation Discuss costs make sure you understand how and for what the attorney will be paid Ask for a written fee agreement so there are no misunderstandings on either side Come prepared bring any papers or documents relevant to the matter or contact information for witnesses You can check whether an attorney is in good standing with the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility by clicking here The Memphis Bar Association provides this information as a public service The Memphis Bar Association does not endorse any individual attorneys The Memphis Bar Association does not

    Original URL path: http://www.memphisbar.org/public-resources/find-a-lawyer/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Search - Memphis Bar Association
    for Sorry there were no results Sections Committees CLE Build Your Practice News Publications Calendar About Public Resources Contact BankTennessee Building 145 Court Avenue 301 Memphis TN 38103 901 527 3573 901 527 3582 Copyright 2015 2016 Memphis Bar Association

    Original URL path: http://www.memphisbar.org/search/ (2016-02-13)
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  • CLE FAQs - CLE - Memphis Bar Association
    required to obtain CLE credit until you attain age 70 The exemption is available in the year after the year in which you turn 70 How can I get more information about TN CLE requirements and to view my current CLE credit status report Contact the Tennessee Commission on CLE at 615 741 3096 or a t www cletn com It is very easy to log in using your BPR number to get a current list of your CLE hours How many online CLE courses can I take Distance learning credit online is limited to 8 hours per year The MBA CLE catalog currently has numerous online CLE programs that have been recorded from our live seminars held in the past year All of the online video CLE programs are require no special programs or software General and Dual credits are available View available online CLE courses How do I register for an upcoming or online MBA CLE program Registration for any program can be completed by phone mail or deliver payment to the MBA office You may also pay online at the MBA website We accept Visa or MasterCard Reservations will not be recorded until payment is received View a list of all CLE seminars and register online How do I take an online CLE program Whether you want to register for a live on site course or take an online program the MBA CLE Catalog makes it easy The MBA provides you with convenient affordable online CLE programs available 24 hours a day 7 days a week Sign up today and take the program at your convenience You do not have to watch the online program the same day or time your purchase the online program However you will not receive CLE credit for the online program until you have paid the registration fee and contacted the MBA office for the online CLE attendance form How do I know that my registration order was received All online registrations will receive a confirmation of their order via e mail If you have any doubt that your registration was received please contact the MBA office at 901 260 3275 or e mail CLE Director Lesia Beach at lbeach at memphisbar dot org Do I have to have a registration form to get signed up for a CLE program No You may register and pre pay online using MasterCard or Visa or send in your check along with a note that indicates the title and date of the CLE program and your name and BPR number You can always print out the registration form and include with your payment What if I register for a seminar and find out that I cannot attend A refund will be issued if notice is given within 48 hours before the program If you are not able to attend you may call and substitute another person for your registration fee If that person is not an MBA member the difference between the member and non

    Original URL path: http://www.memphisbar.org/cle/cle-faqs/ (2016-02-13)
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