Monday, April 21, 2014

"Law Abiding Citizen: Consiously Lawful" Initial Followup

Saturday, April the 19th was a BIG day in the city of Memphis! We had a great panel discussion at the Cecil C. Humphreys school of law, which included some prominent and KNOWLEDGEABLE experts in the field of law.

Judge Joe Brown (candidate for District Attorney) himself also was present and gave some VERY candid and VERY honest advice. One of the most memorable quotes from the Judge was in response to an attendee who asked, "What do you do when you feel the system is unjust?"
Judge Joe's response was summed up in one word: "VOTE."
He then proceeded to say that instead of watching "Atlanta Housewives" and these other reality shows the young people should be paying attention to the things that matter, the things that AFFECT US DIRECTLY.
He reminded us that we are the ones who vote for the officials who hire the police force and other members of the justice system. So we should pay attention to who we put into office, and if they aren't doing their job, let them know by voting someone else into office! 

Everyone who was present was able to get their questions around their legal rights as citizens answered. The topics were around everything from illegal searches and seizures to gun laws to recording the police to freedom of speech (and what exactly that means) and so on. The discussion was so engaging that all of the planned topics were not covered!! (Look out for PART II!) Food was served, AWESOME vendors were present, and a $50 gas card was given away to one VERY excited WINNER!

There were even surprise appearances by law student Corbin Carpenter and Judge Sugarmon (currently campaigning for Juvenile Court Judge).

(Monique McClain, event organizer and founder of Masterminds, is not listed in the below presentation. More information on her can be found
> here < or at www.moniquemcclain.com)



Attorney O'Bryant took to Facebook to describe her experience of the event:
"It was a pleasure to be a part of this panel discussion geared toward informing the citizens of their 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th amendment rights. I was reminded of how invaluable a legal education is to the community.
Great job Masterminds, LLC. Knowledge is power."

[You can read more about Jayniece Higgins and JB Smiley, Jr. in previous blog posts on mastermindsinc.blogspot.com]




Special thanks to:

MASTERMINDS (The RSO AND the LLC) 
(www.facebook.com/mastermindyourlife)
(www.moniquemcclain.com) 

The University of Memphis AND Cecil C. Humphreys Law School 

Nathan Savage (mainstreammemphis@gmail.com)
Edward Wilson (www.procreationimages.com)
Cynthia Smalls (www.getsmallwithsmalls.com)
Latoya Young (www.Youneedique.com)
McClain Motors (facebook.com/mcclainmotors) 

Thanks for reading!
-Mo
[www.moniquemcclain.com]

Monday, April 14, 2014

Jayniece Higgins [Law Abiding Citizen]

law-a·bid·ing

[law-uh-bahy-ding]
adjective
obeying or keeping the law; obedient to law: law-abiding citizens.


Jayniece Higgins is a Memphis Native and current law student at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis. She will graduate with her Juris Doctor May of 2014.

Jayniece studied political science as an undergraduate student, successfully securing her bachelors of arts and graduating magna cum laude December 2010. While attending law school, Jayniece has gained a great deal of legal experience interning with Advance Memphis, Shelby County Criminal Court, Nashville/Davidson County Public Defender’s Office, and Shelby County Public Defender’s Office.

A natural born leader and obvious mastermind, Jayniece continues to excel in everything in which she chooses to take part. Currently she is also President of the University of Memphis Black Law Students Association and an immediate past member of the Tennessee Bar Association Diversity Leadership Institute.

An event to raise awareness around individual rights: This is sure to be an invigorating discussion around today's legal system and how to protect yourself. Chances are you have had to deal with the law in some shape or fashion, even if just for a traffic ticket.

Masterminds wants every person to be prepared for that situation before you find yourself in the situation you never expected. Don't deny yourself knowledge simply because you think you may not need it. You never know what you don't know ... until you know.

REGISTER in ADVANCE --> [HERE]
KEEP up with the EVENT and PARTICIPANTS --> [HERE]

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/law-abiding-citizen-consciously-lawful-tickets-11120464609

Thanks for reading.
-Mo

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mastermind Mo [Law Abiding Citizen]




law-a·bid·ing
[law-uh-bahy-ding]

adjective
obeying or keeping the law; obedient to law: law-abiding citizens.
Monique McClain
BA, Finance 
 
Monique McClain (or “Mo”) is a current University of Memphis graduate student, working toward her Master’s in Business. Her undergraduate degree is in Business Finance. A Memphis native, Monique is a great supporter of small businesses and entrepreneurship in the area. It is what her organization, Masterminds, was founded on. The three pillars of Masterminds encompass personal/professional development, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. As a student organization, Masterminds members have learned new skills to help with professional development and networking, have engaged in knowledge sharing, have mentored grade school children, and have volunteered within the community, among other things. While this will be her final year operating Masterminds as a student organization at the University of Memphis, she will still be very active in helping individuals on and off-campus find their path to success.

With the idea that energy cannot be destroyed, only transferred, Mo is refocusing her efforts on her business consulting with Masterminds, LLC. Her years of experience in project management and analysis work for companies such as Cummins, Hilton Worldwide, and now FedEx, have greatly prepared her to help other small business owners to master-plan and find innovative solutions for growth and expansion. She is trained on AGILE methodology, Six Sigma, ABLE, and a host of other project management related methods. She is also a licensed affiliate real estate broker.

Masterminds, LLC specializes in everything from project management to print work. They create websites, mobile web apps, flyers, business plans, and can help business owners to mastermind everything from business registration, trademarks, and copyrights to HR, database management, and social media management. Mo's business motto is Master plan, master money, mastermind and her personal motto is Impossible is a figment of our ignorance.” She truly believes that if everyone thought more like children, we would all be able to accomplish whatever it is we wished. Because of this belief, she is also committed to help the even younger generation in their business endeavors as well, and even has her 6-year-old daughter Paris in on the action, with her bow businessThe Bow Friends”. She genuinely enjoys meeting new faces and helping others to succeed.

An event to raise awareness around individual rights: This is sure to be an invigorating discussion around today's legal system and how to protect yourself. Chances are you have had to deal with the law in some shape or fashion, even if just for a traffic ticket.
Masterminds wants every person to be prepared for that situation before you find yourself in the situation you never expected. Don't deny yourself knowledge simply because you think you may not need it. You never know what you don't know ... until you know.
REGISTER in ADVANCE --> [HERE]
KEEP up with the EVENT and PARTICIPANTS --> [HERE]

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/law-abiding-citizen-consciously-lawful-tickets-11120464609


Thanks for reading!
-Mo
[www.moniquemcclain.com]