VOL. 112 | NO. 105 | Thursday, June 18, 1998
The Associate The Magazine for Young Lawyers surveyed 50 law firm partners nationwide to determine the top qualities they want from young attorneys
The Associate The Magazine for Young Lawyers surveyed 50 law firm partners nationwide to determine the top qualities they want from young attorneys. Rather than racking up billable hours or landing clients, the top qualities an associate should possess were being dependable, having a positive attitude and doing top-notch technical work. Partners wanted lawyers who give the firm and its clients their moneys worth over time. The survey found partners focus on three areas: the combination of good lawyering skills and attitude, the ability to foster good professional relationships and the contributions an associate will make to the firms growth over the long term.
The Memphis Bar Association will sponsor a seminar titled "How to Successfully Prepare Your Case for Mediation" on Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at One Commerce Square. Registration begins at 12:45 p.m. The presenters will be attorneys Charles O. McPherson of Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan and Wyeth Chandler. The seminar offers two hours of continuing education credit. The cost is $45 for MBA members, $55 for non-members and $20 for non-attorneys.
The Memphis Bar Association will sponsor a seminar titled "Protective Orders from the Circuit Court Point of View" on Wednesday at noon at the Peabody. The speakers will be Robert Mathews and Circuit Court Judge John R. McCarroll Jr. The seminar will offer one hour of continuing education credit. The cost before Monday is $30 for MBA members, $40 for non-members and $20 for non-attorneys.
The Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association will sponsor its annual golf scramble at Big Creek Golf Club, 6195 Woodstock-Cuba Road on June 26 at 1 p.m. The cost is $50 per person. For more information, call Jim Curry at 577-2296.
The Memphis Bar Association and the associations auxiliary will sponsor a family outing at the Memphis Zoo on June 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost, which includes admission and food, is $19 for adults, $15 for children aged 12 to 18, $10 for children aged 2 to 11 and free for children under 2. The reservation deadline is June 23.