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Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association 2021 Barristers' Ball
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Sat, November 13, 2021
6:00 PM CT
LOCATION

The Columns
45 S. Second St
Memphis, TN 38103
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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.

 

VENUE:

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.

 

THEME: 

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.  

 

FUNDRAISER:

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.

 

SILENT AUCTION:

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.

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

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.

 

ATTIRE:

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:

Ad prices are availabel on the EVENT OFFERS page.  Ads should be submitted using the Google Form here: https://forms.gle/BarristersBallDigitalAdForm

 

PARKING: (Updated 11/4/21)

DIRECTIONS - The street entrance to The Columns (45 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103) is on Monroe Avenue between Main Street and Second Ave., across from the Residence Inn , McEwen’s and Curry N' Jerk. 49 Second Street is the address for the Second Street rotating door entrance.  The Monroe Avenue Entrance does not have an actual number address.  

VALET PARKING - A+ Parking will be operating valet services. Valet parking is $15/car.  All guests are invited to pre-pay for valet parking by visiting the following link: https://www.aplusparkingservices.com/VALET

The first page will take you to the PayPal payment option, BUT if you DO NOT have a PayPal account, please continue past that page to pay with any card!  Please arrive early, to avoid a rush right before the start of the event.  Remember you will also be required to comply with the Covid precautions listed below.

SELF PARKING - The One Commerce Square Garage (Premier Parking) is located at 120 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38103, attached to The Columns venue.  The elevator can be taking up to one of the entrances of the venue.  Guests would still need to Check-In by the tables located on the Monroe side of the building.  Self parking rates start at $10. 

 

COVID-19 HEALTH POLICY: (Updated 11/11/21)

In light of the global pandemic and our desire to provide a safe environment as possible for all guests, ALL persons attending the Barristers' Ball, IN-PERSON, must be vaccinated OR have proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event. We STRONGLY encourage all guests, vaccinated or not, to participate in Covid testing to ensure the safety of everyone!  All persons attending the Barrister's Ball will also be encouraged to wear masks when they are not eating.

Proof of vaccination or test results must bear a name that matches the government-issued identification for everyone entering the event. 

PROOF OF VACCINATION:

  • We will accept a picture, scan on your cell phone, photocopy, or original document of your CDC-issued vaccination card.

  • If you need a replacement vaccine card, you can contact your vaccine provider or local health department.

  • To be fully vaccinated you must receive your final shot by 10/30/2021.

  • 14 days after your second shot of either Moderna or Pfizer

  • 14 days after your first shot of Johnson & Johnson.

WAYS TO BE TESTED:

We are partnering with ZüpMed and all guests may visit the Laurelwood location, located at 4576 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38117, on the following dates and times for testing:

  • Thursday, November 11, 2021 (8:00am-6:00pm - Closed for lunch between 12-1pm)

  • Friday, November 12, 2021 (8:00am-6:00pm - Closed for lunch between 12-1pm)

  • Saturday, November 13, 2021 (8:00am-2:00pm - Closed for lunch between 12-12-30pm) 

  • (The price for the Covid testing with ZüpMed is $25.00, when you mention the Ben F Jones Barristers' Ball.)

  • Saturday, November 13, 2021 (4:30-7:00pm) - ON-SITE for $25.00, at The Columns before the event!!!  All guests who will need to be tested prior to te event should arrive 30-45 mins. early and prior to cocktail hour which starts at 6:00pm for VIP guests. Please keep in mind that valet parkng will be an option, but may be delayed depending on the time you arrive. Guests will be in a waiting area while their results

QUESTIONS:

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

Event Offers


$10 DRINK TICKETS

All Drinks during the Barristers' Ball will be $10.

You may also purchase Drink Tickets via CashApp $HTLockardFoundation

All sales will go toward our fundraising goals.

Guests with a VIP wristband have open bar access until 9:00pm.

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Ben F. Jones Chapter, National Bar Association Laquita Stokes LStokes@stokesandglass.com Memphis, TN http://benfjones.com/
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