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  • Sections - Sections & Committees - Memphis Bar Association
    SECTION YLD Committees Focus on Practice Areas Sections focus on a particular area of practice with additional sections for Technology and Sole Small Firm Sections have elected leadership chairs and require an additional dues for membership Because they have separate meetings social events and CLE opportunities they are a great way to network and gain knowledge from experienced lawyers in a given area of law Learn about the various sections

    Original URL path: http://www.memphisbar.org/sections-committees/sections/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Committees - Sections & Committees - Memphis Bar Association
    serve as a bridge between the MBA and our surrounding community Every member is encouraged to join a committee that interests them From Access to Justice to Bench Bar committees are a great way to network and promote the values of the legal prrofession You can sign up for a committee when you become an MBA member you can also adjust your committees by loging into your account here View

    Original URL path: http://www.memphisbar.org/sections-committees/committees/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Memphis Bar Membership - Build Your Practice - Memphis Bar Association
    and sustain your practice Through my active work with the MBA I have met many attorneys who specialize in areas of law different from my practice These connections provide a great source of information adn referral options Abby Webb Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh Being a member of the MBA has allowed me to meet and network with attorneys outside of my area of practice which is important to me Damon Griffin U S Attorney s Office Stand up for the profession in the legislature and community When a bill was introduced in the legislature to abolish two divisions of Circuit Court the MBA joined other individuals and organizations to defeat it When judicial elections were held last year the MBA conducted a Judicial Preference Poll that was widely shared among voters I am a member of the MBA because it is THE representative organization of the Bar in Shelby County The organization is dedicated to supporting the practices of lawyers in our community and helping to restore the public s trust in our profession Emily Landry Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell Berkowitz Keep up to date on the latest legal developments and events in the legal community through numerous CLE seminars the bi monthly Memphis Lawyer magazine the weekly Bar Bulletin e newsletter and the MBA website Tap into resources to help you in your practice Section membership gives you access to those who practice in the same area and the MBA s many sponsors offer information and services that can make your practice more efficient and effective Develop your leadership skills by getting involved in the YLD being a section officer or chairing a committee Give back to the community The MBA offers many opportunities to help people get access to lawyers and the legal system who otherwise would be

    Original URL path: http://www.memphisbar.org/build-your-practice/memphis-bar-membership/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Court Information - Build Your Practice - Memphis Bar Association
    Criminal Appeals Chancery Court Circuit Court Criminal Court General Sessions Civil Court General Sessions Criminal Court Juvenile Court Probate Court Memphis City Court Bartlett Collierville Germantown Millington Court Forms ESQ Build Mentoring Program Pro Bono Opportunities Guidelines For Professional Courtesy Useful Information in one place All the local and regional court information you need to help your practice View specific courts in the links on the left Sections Committees CLE

    Original URL path: http://www.memphisbar.org/build-your-practice/shelby-county-courts/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Court Forms - Build Your Practice - Memphis Bar Association
    universally acceptable as legally sufficient This means that if the forms are filled out correctly all Tennessee courts that hear divorce cases must accept the forms General Sessions Civil Court Forms These general session civil court forms have been approved by the Tennessee Supreme Court as universally acceptable as legally sufficient This means that if the forms are filled out correctly all Tennessee general sessions courts with civil jurisdiction must accept the forms Appellate Court Forms U S District Court fo the Western District of Tennessee U S Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee Chancery Court Shelby County Tennessee Circuit Court Shelby County Tennessee General Sessions Court Civil Shelby County Tennessee General Sessions Court Criminal Shelby County Tennessee Probate Court Shelby County Tennessee Other Resources The 2014 Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors published by the Tennessee Bar Association Public Education Committee The updated Handbook contains practical information on a wide range of topics such as applying for Social Security benefits long term care considerations and estate planning as well as completely new sections addressing online security and new health care legislation Tennessee Attorneys Trust Account Handbook This handbook offers information and assistance on Opening Managing and Closing a

    Original URL path: http://www.memphisbar.org/build-your-practice/court-forms/ (2016-02-13)
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  • ESQ. Build - Build Your Practice - Memphis Bar Association
    Corps of Retired Executives ESQ Build is designed for new attorneys who are in their first three years of practice to receive training in not only how to practice law but how to manage a law office Participants in the incubator have the opportunity to rent office space at a greatly reduced rate if needed and are provided mentoring CLE and other services to assist them in learning how to start and run a solo or small firm law practice To be considered for the program you must Be a graduate of the Cecil C Humphreys School of Law Admitted to practice in Tennessee wtihin the past three years Have an active license to practice in Tennessee or have taken the Tennessee Bar Examination at the time of applying for the program Be a member of the Memphis Bar Association and Have professional liability insurance we can assist you in obtaining coverage Applications for the 2015 2016 incubator class will be available in August 2015 Monthly CLE sessions begin in September and run to June of the following year The CLE sessions cover such things as Court Appointments Getting Clients Developing a Business Plan Communicating with Your Clients Using Technology

    Original URL path: http://www.memphisbar.org/build-your-practice/esq-build/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Mentoring Program - Build Your Practice - Memphis Bar Association
    CLE credit or without CLE credit CLE Credit To receive CLE credit as a mentor you must Take mentor training approved by the Tennessee Commission on CLE The MBA provides mentor training approved by the CLE Commission Be certified as a mentor by the Tennessee Supreme Court Participte in an approved Mentoring Program The MBA s Mentoring Program is approved by the CLE Commission To receive CLE credit for being mentored you must Must practice law in Tennessee Be in the first 3 years of practice following graduation from law school participation in a judicial clerkship or the active practice of law in another state and Have graduated from law school no more than 5 years prior to participating in the Mentoring Program Mentors and Beginning Lawyers may receive up to 6 hours of CLE credit for participating in an approved Mentoring Program Without CLE Credit Attorneys may participate in an informal mentoring program but will not receive CLE credit If you wish to serve as mentor either with or without CLE credit please complete the mentor application If you wish to have a mentor assigned to you please complete the mentee application Questions Contact Anne Fritz at 901 527

    Original URL path: http://www.memphisbar.org/build-your-practice/mentoring-program/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Pro Bono Opportunities - Build Your Practice - Memphis Bar Association
    area of the law You make contacts and find willing mentors Lawyers from many Memphis law firms government agencies and corporate legal departments assist with the monthly Saturday Legal Clinics If you re a new volunteer you can shadow a more experienced lawyer Distinguish yourself with clients and prospective employers Providing pro bono shows that you are dedicated to serving others and fulfilling your professional obligations Increase personal satisfaction and obtain perspective Nothing reminds you of why you went to law school than knowing that you helped a pro bono client through a difficult situation It s a great way to feel good about being a member of the legal profession Volunteer Opportunities There are a variety of ways to get involved in pro bono work Legal Clinics The Saturday Legal Clinic is held the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 00 a m to noon at the Benjamin L Hooks Central Library Volunteer attorneys give legal advice on a range of issues from divorce to employment law To volunteer contact Linda Warren Seely lseely at malsi dot org or Anne Fritz afritz at memphisbar dot org or simply show up at the clinic Dates for the 2015 clinics and the sponsors of each clinic are listed below April 11 Burch Porter Johnson and International Paper May 9 Evans Petree June 13 Ben F Jones Chapter National Bar Association July 11 The Hardison Law Firm and Apperson Crump August 8 Association for Women Attorneys FedEx Legal Dept and MBA Health Law Section September 13 Wyatt Tarrant Combs October 10 MBA Young Lawyers Division November 14 MBA Past Presidents and Board December 12 Memphis Area Legal Services Board and Staff The Courthouse Advice Counsel Clinic is held every Thursday afternoon beginning at 1 30 p m in Room 134 of

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