Cancellations and COVID-19 Updates
Cancellations and COVID-19 Updates

In this Issue:

Live CLE's Cancelled

The MBA has made the difficult decision to postpone all LIVE, scheduled CLE's (with the exception of the Family Law CLE this Wednesday) through mid-April. If you have already submitted payment for programs, you have two options:

1. Receive a full refund in the original form of payment.

2. Keep the registration fee to be applied to another live, or on-demand CLE of your choice. 

If you are registered for an upcoming event, please email Lauren Gooch at lgooch@memphisbar.org, with your decision on refunding. If you do ask for a full refund, we ask that you be patient as we work as quickly as possible to get these requests processed.

On-Demand CLE's

Be sure to check out some of our NEWLY added On-Demand CLE Courses! Several are for dual credit! As an MBA Member, you receive special member pricing for On-Demand courses! You can take these courses on your time, from the comfort of your own space. You can view our course catalog by clicking here.

Bench Bar Conference Will Be Rescheduled

The MBA has decided to reschedule our upcoming Bench Bar Conference. The MBA Bench Bar Committee is actively working on securing a date in the fall, most likely October or November. Once we have details on a new date, we will send information out ASAP. If you reserved a room at the Hilton under the MBA room block, your reservation will automatically be canceled. If you reserved a room separately, you will need to cancel that reservation. 

If you have paid your registration fee, we offer two options:
 
1. You may request a full refund by emailing Lauren Gooch at lgooch@memphisbar.org. Please allow 5-7 business days for your refund to process. 

2. If you would like to wait and see if you can attend the fall conference, your registration will be transferred to the new dates. We hope to have a new date scheduled within the next week.

Response to COVID-19 Pandemic 

The MBA has created a page on its website where updated information about the courts, upcoming events/seminars, and other news of interest to the legal community can be found. We encourage you to check the website and follow the MBA on social media to get the latest updates. Currently, the website has the following information:
  • Tennessee Supreme Court order re suspension of in-person proceedings in all state and local courts

  • U.S. District for the Western District of Tennessee administrative order continuing all civil and criminal jury selections and trials until further notice

  • General Sessions Civils Courts Notice of Suspension of In-Person Court Proceedings

  • Circuit Courts Notice re motions, uncontested divorces, orders and flat & date requests

  • Coronovirus screening questions for attorneys entering the jail to speak to clients

Saturday Legal Clinic Cancelled!


Reminder, due to health concerns arising from the coronavirus, the March 21 legal clinic at the Benjamin L. Hooks Library has been cancelled. Ways to provide legal advice to the public without in-person clinics is being considered, and we’ll keep you updated on any developments. 

Legal Administrative Assistant 3 

Memphis Light, Gas and Water is seeking an Administrative Assistant 3 to provide confidential administrative assistance to the Vice President & General Counsel and Board of Commissioners; The administrative responsibilities will include meeting planning; travel accommodations; legal correspondence; reporting; handling internal/external complaints, requests and inquiries.

Requires an Associate degree in Legal Administrative Support with 4 years legal secretarial experience or High School Diploma or G.E.D. with 8 years of legal secretarial experience.  Must pass Division typing test of 50 w.p.m.  Must have knowledge of legal terminology and judicial system. Visit www.mlgw.com/jobs to apply online. EOE M/F/D/V
If you want to make sure you wash your hands for the proper amount of time, just recite the following, courtesy of Ellen Fite: 
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