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Volunteers needed Saturday for Wills For Heroes clinic
The TBA YLD is organizing a Wills for Heroes legal clinic this Saturday, Nov. 14, in Murfreesboro and attorney volunteers are still needed, especially in the afternoon. Volunteers will assist local police officers, firefighters, and paramedics and their spouses by drafting simple wills, advanced directives and durable powers of attorney. The clinic will be held at the Pinnacle Financial Bank in downtown Murfreesboro. For more information or to volunteer contact Aimee Luna at or (931) 455-7000.

Lawyering ranks among 50 best jobs in America
Money Magazine has released its 2009 list of the best jobs in America, and being a lawyer ranks 18 out of 50 career fields that made the cut. The report also looks at median and top pay for the profession, outlook for job growth and quality of life rankings.
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Centerfold lawyer sued for trademark violation
Playboy magazine has sued a Chicago divorce lawyer who posed nude for the magazine and once wrote its "Lawyer of Love" advice column. The magazine claims that attorney Corri Fetman, who attempted to register the moniker as her trademark, has no right to continue using the name. In response, Fetman has filed a counter-suit claiming she lost her contract because she turned down advances from a company executive. The divorce lawyer is no stranger to publicity: she first made news for posing in racy attire on a billboard promoting her law practice with the adage "Life's Short, Get a Divorce."
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Coverage of pro bono rules highlights TBA effort
An article in today's Memphis Daily News provides an overview of new Supreme Court rules dealing with pro bono service, in-house legal work and cross-jurisdictional practice. It also highlights the TBA's role in pushing for these needed changes. TBA President Gail Vaughn Ashworth and Executive Director Allan Ramsaur are both quoted in the story, as is former TBA president Buck Lewis. Ashworth used the opportunity to emphasize that "TBA has consistently supported and advocated for increasing the opportunities for corporate and in-house counsel to participate in pro bono work, disaster relief and other access to justice efforts."
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Husband of Justice O'Connor dies
John J. O'Connor III, the husband of retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, has died. The court said that O'Connor, 79, died Wednesday in Phoenix of complications arising from Alzheimer's disease. Mr. O'Connor, himself a lawyer, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's nearly two decades ago. His condition deteriorated markedly in mid-decade and when Justice O'Connor announced her retirement in 2005, she cited the need to care for her husband.
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Nashville Bar to host 100th Annual Memorial Service
The Nashville Bar Association will host its 100th Annual Memorial Service on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Downtown Presbyterian Church. The service begins at 11 a.m., with a reception to follow in the church's Fellowship Hall. Family members and friends of the deceased are invited to attend. Attorneys being honored in the ceremony are Rosemary Brown, John Conners Jr., James Dale III (Jimmy), Kenneth Douthat, Jimmy Duncan, Clarence Evans, Calvin Fite, C. Allen High, Clyde Holland, T. Vance Little, Thomas Miller, Alan Saturn and Thomas Stewart.

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Avis benefits 'try harder'
TBA members are offered a rental car discount through Avis. Enroll in the Avis Preferred Service at to bypass the rental counter and go directly to your car for a faster, easier rental experience. Enter code AWD# A570100.

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