VOL. 115 | NO. 108 | Thursday, June 7, 2001
The 2001 Shelby County Government Drive for Lifeblood is 8:30 a
The 2001 Shelby County Government Drive for Lifeblood is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 28 in front of 150 Washington Ave. Last year, the spring drive drew nearly 200 donors. This years goal is 300 donors. Currently, the overall blood supply is weak with critical shortages of O positive and O negative blood.
The Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division hosts an insurance update from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the MBA Conference Room. Speakers are Darryl Gresham of Neely Green Fargarson Brooke & Summers and Trey Jordan of McDonald Kuhn. The cost for MBA members is $25. Non-members cost is $35 or $15 for non-attorneys or those who do not need continuing legal education credit. The course is approved for one hour CLE credit. Send payment to Memphis Bar Association, One Commerce Square, Suite 1050, Memphis, Tenn., 38103.
The Shelby County Government 2001 Food Drive for the Food Bank kick-off is 11 a.m. today for the countys East departments in front of the housing department, 1075 Mullins Station Road and 11 a.m. Friday for the Downtown offices in the commission chambers. The Downtown kick-off features the unveiling of the official Operation Feed poster. Friday, support services will sell barbecue at 150 Washington Ave. Last year, the county scored 1.9 million points. This years goal is 2 million points.
A beer and wine tasting followed by a preview of the Playhouse on the Square production of "Grease" begins at 7 p.m. July 12. Proceeds from the event benefit the Community Legal Center. The event is sponsored by the Justice Network and the Sole/Small Firm Section of the Memphis Bar Association. A tax-deductible contribution of $25 can be sent to Community Legal Center, c/o Ellen Fite, 242 Poplar Ave., Memphis, Tenn., 38103.
Dr. Patricia Hillman Murrell, director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education and University of Memphis professor of higher and adult education, was selected to receive a Harrison Tweed Special Merit Award for her contributions to continuing legal education. Murrell will accept the award at the American Bar Association annual meeting Aug. 5. Murrell is director of the Leadership Institute in Judicial Education, as well as the Institute for Faculty Excellence, both funded by the State Justice Institute. She earned a doctorate from the University of Mississippi.