The 1920s Memphis Renaissance Revival: Celebrating the Memphis Arts Community
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Are you ready for a flashback back to the 1920's?
Please join us from your homes or in-person for the 2021 Barristers' Ball: a historic night of food, fun, and fellowship!
This event is a fundraiser. One of our Chapter's goals is to continue supporting diversity in our profession and investing in the next generation of legal minds. We are requesting your support for the Ben F. Jones Chapter of The National Bar Association’s 2021 Barristers’ Ball, our Annual Fundraiser and scholarship banquet, which will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 6:00pm, at The Columns, located in the heart of downtown Memphis. Please review our current Covid-19 policy below. Interested individuals and businesses may purchase an ad for our Digital Program Booklet by visiting our EVENT OFFERS page.
***If you desire to pay by Check, please mail your check to the H.T. Lockard Foundation, P.O. Box 3493, Memphis, Tennessee 38173. All checks should be made payable to the “H.T. Lockard Foundation.” Please let us know when your check has been mailed.
The Columns is the perfect space for our 1920s Renaissance themed Barristers Ball. It is one of Memphis’ finest gala and reception venues. Built in 1929 as a bank lobby it boasts 22 marble pillars and 20,000 square feet of historic grandeur. The venue easily hosts up to 800 people and has two levels of event space, so it is perfect for maintaining social distancing. The night will feauture music from J Chism & the MTown band, DJ Anonymouz, local artists and other entertainment. It will be an unforgetable evening.
The evening will be hosted by Janika White, Esq. The theme for this year’s gala is centered aroung the 1920s Memphis Renaissance Revival. The event will include an opportunity for attendees to connect, celebrate the scholarship recipients, and reflect on the organization’s goals—to be engaged, respected, and relevant.
Proceeds support diversity scholarships at The University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, as well as, other Chapter endeavors such as resources needed to host the 2022 National Bar Association Convention. The Ben F. Jones Chapter is the host of the National Bar Association's 97th Annual Convention, in Memphis, Tennessee, July 24-29, 2022.
The Silent Auction will go LIVE to VIP registrants on November 11, 2021 at 12:00am. Stay tuned and get ready!
RECOGNITION & HONOREES:
The 2021 recipients of the Judge D’Army Bailey Scholarship are Tiearny Parson, Fares Elkhayyat and Alexxas Johnson, law students attending the University of Memphis School of Law. The Chapter will also present the A.A. Latting Award for Community Service to Senator Raumesh Akbari, the A.A. Latting Award for Legal Excellence to Chancellor Gadson William Perry, and the President’s Award to Professor Demetria Frank. The Chapter will also recognize our hard working board members for the 2020 and 2021 years.
We invite you to join us as a sponsor for this signature event. We anticipate having hundreds of attendees, including Chapter members, state and local government leaders, other professional associations, and members of the community. All proceeds are tax-deductible through the Chapter’s nonprofit entity - the H.T. Lockard Foundation.
1920s inspired (The Gatsby Look). Or dress up your evening gown or cocktail dress with long pearls, a headband, feathers, fan, gloves and TStrap or Mary Jane styled shoes. Suits can be dressed up with a vest, bow tie or skinny tie, pocket chain watch, and/or spectator oxford styled shoe.
DIGITAL PROGRAM BOOK ADS:
Any questions regarding this event can be directed to the Ben F. Jones's Chapter Vice-President/Barristers' Ball Chair, Laquita Stokes at LStokes@stokesandglass.com