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1. Phillips Joins Spirco as Manager, Vice President -

Mike Phillips has joined Spirco Manufacturing as general manager and vice president of operations. In his new role, Phillips will oversee all divisions of the metal-building manufacturer and direct its organizational needs.

2. Vaco Memphis Adds Two Divisions -

Vaco has added two new divisions to its Memphis office, growth partners of the consulting and placement firm say is an organic extension of its service offerings.

Vaco – a Nashville-based staffing firm that provides candidates for positions in finance, accounting, technology and logistics – has recently launched a new division, Vaco Operations, which will be focused on recruiting human resources, sales, marketing and executive assistants.

3. US Firms Seeing Fewer Women as Associates -

There aren’t as many women associates working at U.S. law firms as there have been in the recent past.

That’s according to the latest numbers from the National Association for Law Placement, which show women accounted for 45.05 percent of all associates in 2012, down from 45.35 percent the year before.

4. Artistic Support -

Jerry “The King” Lawler, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, District Attorney General Amy Weirich and Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy are just a few of the local celebrities who’ve channeled their inner Renoirs to raise money in support of local victims of domestic violence.

5. Catholic Charities Promotes Sophia’s House -

Incidents of domestic violence historically have increased around the holiday season – thought to be the result of family and monetary pressures and increased alcohol consumption that can serve as catalysts in already volatile domestic situations.

6. Inspired Instruction -

The New Consortium of Law and Business could be a sign of a new wave of education in Memphis.

The recently opened charter school takes its students through a curriculum grounded in the realities of the world of business and law. While its location – 110 N. Court St. in the mixed-used CA2 building in Downtown’s Court Square – is unusual, the school’s mission is deliberate in that it places students right in the midst of the world they are learning about.

7. Credentials Often Mean Little in Today’s Job Search -

Most job candidates emerge from universities and graduate schools with a sense of insulation from unemployment, but the current recession has affected blue and white collars alike.

Now degreed professionals with decades of job experience have found themselves firing off resumes into the vacuum of cyberspace with few ideas of how to make themselves stand out.

8. The Business of Law -

As many sectors of the economy slowly sputter back to life, the state of the legal industry is often overlooked in economic reports. This trend can be surprising because law firms and corporate legal departments provide the advice and representation necessary for many different kinds of businesses to move forward with their recovery.

9. Career Center Site To Serve Laid-Off Attorneys -

Memphis Legal Placement Inc., a program of the Memphis Bar Association, earlier this week launched a new Attorney Career Center Web site to help laid-off or unemployed attorneys find local work.

10. County Schools Move on After Desegregation Case -

Shifting school attendance zones and deciding where to build or close schools will still be controversial for those who lead the Shelby County school system.

But last week’s federal appeals court ruling ending court supervision of the school system will change the process.

11. Group to Interview Priest in Sex Abuse Case -

This morning, a group of attorneys and a court reporter are to meet at the Nashville home of a retired and suspended Catholic priest to talk about his time in Memphis.

The Rev. Paul St. Charles, who served in Memphis from the 1960s to the 1980s, is accused in six civil lawsuits of sexually abusing teenagers.

12. Foreclosure Task Force Ramps Up Efforts -

Poor weather might have kept some people from attending last week’s gathering of the Mortgage Relief Efforts task force, but the group’s vision for fighting the foreclosure problem in Memphis grows clearer with each meeting held and each milestone achieved.

13. Harrah’s Footprint Shrinks in the South -

Harrah’s Entertainment, which announced this week the closure of its Memphis operations, already had been shrinking its presence in the South although it remains the dominant player in the Tunica market.

14. Frey Named Alpha Eta Society National President -

Dr. William R. Frey recently was selected as the national president of the Alpha Eta Society, the largest scholastic honor for allied health professionals. The organization has more than 60 chapters throughout the U.S.

15. Discussions to Center on Changes To Law Schools -

When the annual meeting of the Association of America Law Schools (AALS) convenes in New York in January, law professors will discuss a number of changes to the status quo of legal education, according to a recent article in "The National Law Journal."

16. Ready to Rock -

When it comes to promoting Memphis musicians, offering a peek behind the recording console or making sense of the craft of marketing, the local chapter of a national music industry association is picking up the tempo.

17. In Memphis, Paralegals Perform More Tasks Attorneys Used to Do -

Whether it's a right-hand man or woman, having a trusty assistant is vital in many jobs.

In the legal profession, paralegals must be vital, considering the number of firms that employ one for every couple of attorneys. And things only are looking up for these legal professionals, as the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment will grow faster than average because of employers' attempts to reduce costs by hiring paralegals to perform tasks formerly carried out by lawyers.

18. Fair Housing Advocate Awarded for Public Service -

Webb Brewer, director of advocacy and general counsel at Memphis Area Legal Services, recently was named 2005 Public Service Attorney of the Year by the Tennessee Bar Association.

Brewer has worked for MALS for 26 years, playing a major role in litigation that has set standards for child custody and disability rights. He also has made a mark in the area of safe and fair housing by helping integrate public housing, improve safety in low-income housing areas and launch the Memphis Fair Housing Center. He also spends a great deal of time crusading against predatory lending.

19. Professionals Offer Post-Storm Assistance -

When Mary Walpole took the phone call, it was typical in most ways of the calls she normally receives. Walpole, president of Memphis Legal Placement, regularly works with legal professionals looking for jobs.

20. Legal Professionals Rally Around Katrina Victims -

As cleanup and recovery efforts continue along the Gulf Coast following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, attorneys in Memphis are working together to lend a hand to evacuees in the area.

21. Legal Community Deals With Gulf Coast Disaster -

It's an unimaginable scene that will be ingrained in the memories of Americans for a lifetime. The death and destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast is affecting lives in ways that will be felt for years to come.

22. Archived Article: Law - 2004 Proves to be Good Legal Year

Memphis Law Firms See Year of Growth

LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

Looking back at the legal community in the year 2004, one fact emerges more than any other: Law firms were on the move. Whether merging wit...

23. Archived Article: Daily Digest - Cane Creek Apartments

Cane Creek Apartments

Financed for $5.5 Million

Cane Creek Crossing LP has financed the Cane Creek Crossing Apartments complex on 9.78 acres at 1540 Ragan St. for $5.5 million, according to The Daily News Public Record...

24. Archived Article: Law Focus - Law

Area Law Firms Reflect Shift in Hiring Trends

LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

Recruiting has become an art rather than a science for Memphis law firms, and trends continue to change.

Once an industry in which employees were expected to...

25. Archived Article: Law Focus - Law

Firms Big and Small Turn to Legal Outsourcing

LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

Its all about relationships. Or at least Jim Raines believes it is.

Raines, general counsel with Thomas & Betts Corp., said its important to build a stro...

26. Archived Article: Law Focus - Law

Legal Search Firm Enters Memphis Market

LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

More than 1 million active attorneys were practicing in the United States in 2003, an increase of nearly 9,000 from 2002, according to the American Bar Association. <...

27. Archived Article: Law Focus - Law

Counsel on Call Offers Quick Staffing Fix

LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

Most law firms especially after this winters severe influenza outbreak can attest to the problem sick days can create. Even if an associate only misses a day or two...

28. Archived Article: Law Focus - Law

Survey shows salaries on rise in legal field

By LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

Its no secret the national economy has been in the doldrums for a couple of years now. The Shelby County unemployment rate, 5.1 percent in June compared with ...

29. Archived Article: Law Briefs - The Masters of the Law Series continues with a Tuesday seminar at the Peabody, 149 Union Ave Guardsmark, one of the worlds largest security services firms, was chosen to receive the seventh annual Committee for Economic Development Corporate Citizen...

30. Archived Article: Standout - City view Embracing Memphis By MARY DANDO The Daily News The future of Memphis is here and it looks a lot like Anne McGrew Conrad. Conrad is an attorney with Young and Perl. Specializing in public and private sector labor and employment law, Conrad ...

31. Archived Article: Law Focus (eeoc) - By STACEY PETSCHAUER Arbitrating accusations New alternative dispute resolution program will help settle EEOC complaints more quickly By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily news Mediation as a form of alternative dispute resolution has been gaining populari...

32. Archived Article: Law Focus (online) - By STACEY PETSCHAUER   Law firms are becoming increasingly comfortable using the Internet for recruiting employees By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News The technological advances of recent years have revolutionized the way many industries do bus...

33. Archived Article: R'birds (bott) - Approval was given by the Center City Revenue Finance Corp $75 million bond issue will spark park construction By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News The issuance of $75 million in bonds to finance construction of AutoZone Park has been approved by the Cen...

34. Archived Article: Comm Focus - By STACEY PETSCHAUER   Job Corps program helps disadvantaged young people gain skills, find employment By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News Disadvantaged local youth now have a new opportunity to get the education, training and support they need...

35. Archived Article: Regions Bank - First Commercial deal First Commercial deal nears completion By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News A proposed merger is reaching its final two hurdles as the sale of First Commercial Bank to Regions Bank nears completion. With the publication of legal not...

36. Archived Article: Law Focus.st - By SUZANNE THOMPSON Lawyer mobility A law degree does not necessarily mean private practice or corporate counsel; law school graduates have many options in deciding where to put their knowledge to work By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Breckenridge...

37. Archived Article: Marketplace - For fun, not profit For fun, not profit United Ways Community Board Bank trains for non-profit board membership By DIANNA DEAREN The Daily News With more than 1,500 non-profit organizations in the Mid-South, there is a constant need for qualified in...

38. Archived Article: Gender Law Focus - Gender Fairness in the Courts Courting fairness Commission on gender fairness makes recommendations to states Supreme Court By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News If the Tennessee Supreme Court acts on recent recommendations, training in gender fairness...

39. Archived Article: Focus Box - Bio Bits Bio Bits name: John R. McCarroll, Jr. date of birth: Nov. 3, 1940 marital status: Married children: Five education: Bachelors degree - Vanderbilt University Juris doctor - Vanderbilt University work experience:&#...

40. Archived Article: Legal Briefs - 01/11 Legal briefs Jay R. Robinson, former managing partner with Weintraub, Robinson, Weintraub, Stock, Bennett, Ettingoff & Grisham, P.C., has retired from active practice and will have an independent practice as an arbitrator at 2575 One Comme...