Bar Bulletin 
August 4, 2016
MBA Throwback: Elected Best Dressed
The Young Lawyers' Division hosted their annual Motion to Strike last Thursday. YLD president Jonathan May and board members Shayla Purifoy and  Julia Kavanagh donned seersucker. 

You can see more from the event  here .
Our Condolences

Norman Paul Hagemeyer

Norman Paul Hagemeyer, 72, was born in St. Louis, MO and passed away on July 30, 2016 in St. Louis after a determined battle with Leukemia. 

He was a proud graduate of Frayser High "Class of 62", Memphis State University, "Class of 66" with an engineering degree and Cecil Humphreys School of Law in 1972. 

After college, he worked at International Harvester before going to law school. During his private practice he was an assistant attorney for the City of Memphis for 25 years and a trustee for the US Bankruptcy Court for more than 40 years. 

Funeral services will be at 10 am Thursday morning, August 4 at the funeral home with interment to follow in Love Community Cemetery in Hernando, MS. Norman's family would like to thank the West Clinic and the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis for their special care and compassion. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the   charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made by visiting

Click here to see Norman's full obituary. 
Bench Bar: Early Registration Ends August 15

*Actual picture of where local judges & attorneys 
will be getting their Bench Bar on

Early registration has been extended to August 15 - but don't wait, register today!

Bench Bar is not only a great way to earn CLE credit, but also to get to know other attorneys and judges and them get to know you!  The list of judges attending the conference is as follows:

U.S. District Court
Judge Sheryl Lipman
Chief Magistrate Judge Diane Vescovo

Circuit Court
Judge Robert Childers
Judge Gina Higgins

Probate Court
Judge Kathy Gomes
Judge Karen Webster

Juvenile Court
Magistrate Sheldon McCall
Magistrate Herbert Lane
Magistrate Ray Lepone

Criminal Court
Judge James Beasley
Judge John Campbell
Judge Chris Craft
Judge Mark Ward

General Sessions Civil
Judge Lonnie Thompson
General Sessions Criminal
Judge Larry Potter
Judge Loyce Lambert Ryan
Judge Gerald Skahan
Judge Chris Turner
Judicial Commissioner
Damita Dandridge
Olympic level of competition, Olympic knowledge not needed  
Join us for MBA Trivia Night sponsored by Verity Digital Forensics! Questions will be general knowledge, but the theme for the night is the Olympics - dress up your team and table.

Doors open at 5:30 and the game begins at 6:15.

$150 per team of 3-5 members - entry fee includes food, wine and beer. 

Questions or to sign up: Rebecca Hinds at or Jennifer Hagerman at

Sign up online
Last day to vote for 2SLAC's logo!

For over 10 years, attorneys have gathered on the second Saturday of every month to provide free legal help to those in need. Many of you know it by the Saturday Legal Clinic.

Firms and groups that have participated this year are: Martin Tate, AWA, MBA Law Section, Lewis Thomason, Bass Berry, Burch Porter and Johnson, International Paper, Evans Petree, Ben F. Jones Chapter, Hardison Law, Glanker Brown,  FedEx, Morgan & Morgan,  Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, Butler Snow, Nahon Sahavorich & Trotz, MBA Health Law Section,  MBA YLD and Litigation Section,  MBA Board and Past Presidents, and  MALS Board and Staff. Many individual attorneys have also volunteered their time and efforts as well.  

In an effort to widen the program's reach, a rebranding campaign has been launched and it will be known as 2SLAC - 2nd Saturday Legal Aid Clinic. 

We need your help choosing a logo. Tell us which one is your favorite and vote here! The voting period will end August 5, so vote today!

Purifoy Named County Judicial Commissioner

The Shelby County Commission appointed attorney Shayla Purifoy, MBA member and YLD board member, as the newest Shelby County judicial commissioner at the body's Monday, Aug. 1, meeting.

Judicial commissioners work with the General Sessions Court to conduct probable-cause hearings and determine if those arrested can be released from custody and, if so, under what conditions. Click here to read the full story.

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Employment Opportunities 

Schwed Law is a personal injury litigation firm seeking a licensed Tennessee lawyer to work in our Memphis office. Applicants that are also licensed in Mississippi and/or Arkansas are preferable (but not required). The position requires personal injury litigation experience, as well as personal injury jury trial experience. Applicants can email resumes to Mindy Hinson at

Job Opening at The University of Memphis School of Law, Career Services Office 
Public Interest Counselor: Part-Time
Job Summary: Provide career counseling services to students, interacting with public interest student organizations, and working with network of alumni, employers and institutions to generate public interest and public service opportunities for the students.  Position Qualifications: Juris Doctorate (JD) and two years of relevant experience, which can be volunteer experience. Experience with government, public interest, and pro bono is especially relevant.  Apply at  Posting Number: HMAE1018:

Office Furniture 

Attorney retiring. Nice office furniture, including conference room, secretary, lobby, file cabinets, pictures, etc. Priced right. Vacating July 31, 2016. Email:

Office Space 

2157 Madison Two-office suite available in highly visible, conveniently located building adjacent to Overton Square. Other solo and small law firms in building. Plenty of parking, shared reception, conference room printer/copier/fax/internet, kitchen.

Sharon Younger 901.276.9323   

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