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VOL. 123 | NO. 209 | Friday, October 24, 2008


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The Memphis Bar Association in conjunction with the American College of Trial Lawyers will host the 3rd Annual Professionalism, Civility and Courtesy Seminar today from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Room 252 of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. The seminar is worth three hours of dual continuing legal education credit. To register, visit www.memphisbar.org.

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will hold a joint meeting of the Rules Subcommittee and the Public Education Subcommittee of the Shelby County Ethics Commission today at 9 a.m. in the sixth floor county attorney’s conference room, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

The Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will hold a reception for new attorneys today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz PLC, 488 S. Mendenhall Road. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer will be served. To attend, make reservations with Beth Rainwater at brainwater@domicokyle.com or 544-6378.

The Memphis Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division is accepting nominations for attorneys interested in running for a position on the 2009 board of directors. Those who would like information or are interested in running should contact current president Stacie Winkler at swinkler@bakerdonelson.com or 577-8187 by today. The elections will be held Nov. 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Rendezvous, 52 S. Second St.

The Southeastern Indian Heritage Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday at the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa, 1987 Indian Village Drive. The festival will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday and include a stickball tournament, social dances, traditional music, artist booths, children’s games and Native American food. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors. For more information, call 785-3160 or e-mail chucalissa@memphis.edu.

The Sisters Network Memphis Chapter will present Stepping Up for Breast Cancer on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Southwest Tennessee Community College. There will be a mobile mammography unit, high blood pressure testing, testing for diabetes and more. For more information, call 789-7239.

The University of Memphis will offer a free workshop for aspiring fiction writers for the spring semester. The workshop, to be taught by award-winning author Richard Bausch, will have openings for 10 students. Applicants must submit a fiction manuscript no longer than 10 pages by Dec. 11. Those selected will be notified before Jan. 14. The three-hour workshop will meet Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 26 and run through April 27. Manuscripts should be sent to Richard Bausch, Department of English, 429 Patterson Hall, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152. Submissions should include the writer’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address.

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