Bar Bulletin 
August 18, 2016
MBA Throwback: We knew her when...
This young lady has grown up to accomplish a great deal- and she's not done yet. 

Find out who and learn about her latest feat in the People in the News section.
Our Condolences 

Beverly Ray Owens

Beverly Ray Owens, 84, courageous and in good spirits to the end, passed away at his home Friday, August 12, 2016, after a battle with cancer. He was a lifelong Memphian, graduate of Memphis State, and an attorney who loved family, friends, food, books, golf, U of M athletics and law. He is preceded in death by his parents, James R. and Inez Owens. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Diana Owens, his brother Gerald (Betty) Owens, children Beverly (Larry) Shackelford, Bill (Leasa) Owens and Julie (James) Lawson, nephew Ricky (Kari) Owens, 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. 

Services will be held Saturday, August 20  at Memphis Funeral Home on North Germantown Parkway. A visitation is scheduled for   1:00 pm  and services begin at   2:00 pm In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the American Heart Association at
Tonight is Trivia Night! 

Join us tonight 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.

If you'd like to play, but don't have a team, e-mail Rebecca Hinds at

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. 

Sign up  online
Do you know how to help clients start a business?

Next Tuesday, August 23 | MBA Offices | 2.0 General/ 0.5 Ethics

Schedule of Speakers:
1:00-1:30 Eric Mathews, CEO and Founder of  Start Co. ; Discussing legal hurdles faced by startups and their needs, in general

1:30-2:00 Emily T. Brackstone, Baker Donelson; Discussing entity formation and corporate governance in the context of emerging companies

2:15-2:45 Gary S. Peeples, Burch Porter, Discussing employment law issues faced by startups, including employment agreements and restrictive covenants

2:45-3:15 Adam Eckstein, Martin Tate, Discussing intellectual property issues faced by emerging companies

3:30-4:00 Attorney roundtable discussion on issues of professional responsibility faced by attorneys representing emerging companies, including knowing when the legal representation begins, defining the scope of representation, joint representation conflicts, and the permissibility of investing in clients.

Memphis Bar Foundation Accepting Grant Applications
The Memphis Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Memphis Bar Association, is now accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations for law-related programs or projects. Grant applications are available here, and must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 9.
The MBF usually awards grants of less than $10,000 for programs and projects that fulfill its mission to advocate and support public awareness of the legal system, promote social justice and legal education and encourage and recognize professionalism among members of the Bar. For more information about the grant process or application, contact Anne Fritz at 527.3575 or

The Wellness Committee is looking for volunteers to help plan the Annual John Dice Seminar which will take place Thursday, October 20. We're looking for some fresh ideas and speakers. 

The Wellness Committee seeks to ensure happier, healthier lawyers by providing information on stress relief, healthier eating, and exercise. You can read more about the seminar  here.

Send suggestions for topics and speakers to  Lesia Beach
M emphis Lawyer Magazine

Click here to read Volume 33, Issue 4.

If you would like to write for Memphis Lawyer, submit to "People in the News" or place an ad, e-mail Katherine Newsom at

Content deadlines: September 15
YLD Appeal 

Young in age or young at heart, the  Young Lawyers' Division of the Memphis Bar Association  have some exciting events coming up! Read it here
Health Law Section Newsletter   

Click here to learn about the Health Law Section, upcoming events, and more!
People in the News
Linda Warren Seely

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution is very pleased to announce that Linda Warren Seely will become the next Director of the Section, effective in September. Ms. Seely served as Director of Pro Bono Projects for Memphis Area Legal Services from 2004 to 2015, when she became the Director of the Campaign for Equal Justice with Memphis Area Legal Services. Additionally, she served as President for the Memphis Bar Association in 2013. Most recently, Ms. Seely was elected to the Board of Trustees for the Tennessee Bar Foundation and as a member of the Board of Directors of the CASA program in Madison County. She also serves in the House of Delegates for the Tennessee Bar Association and as President of the Board of Directors for the Association of Women Attorneys Foundation.

We at the Memphis Bar Association want to extend our congratulations, but will miss her leadership especially on the ATJ committee and it is a loss to the entire Shelby County community.

Ed Wallis

Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, PC partner  has been selected as Vice Chair for the Memphis UrbanArt Commission for 2016-2017. Wallis joined the UrbanArt Commission Board of Directors in 2015. 


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Experienced, long-time legal assistant seeking position due to closure of office. If you have a position available, please email Anne Fritz at 

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

*The University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, is very excited to announce that it may hire up to three full-time legal writing professors to teach in its first-year Legal Methods Program. Legal Methods is a rigorous, required first-year legal research, writing, and analysis course. To read the full listing including requirements and contact information, visit

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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