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1. Roland Challenges Brooks’ Votes -

Shelby County Commissioner Terry Roland began taking steps last week to make a formal challenge of commission matters that have included votes by Commissioner Henri Brooks.

2. Events -

The sixth annual Man of the House mentoring event for 12- to 18-year-old boys will be held Saturday, June 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St. A “power lunch” at noon will feature remarks from Sheriff Bill Oldham and Memphis business leaders. Cost is free. Register at manofthehouse.net or email manofthehousementoring@gmail.com.

3. Events -

The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and National Bar Association will hold a continuing legal education program titled “Remaking America: 50 Years of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act” Friday, June 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Call 544-0122 for more information.

4. Commission Prepares Final Budget Moves -

When Shelby County Commissioners make the last adjustments to the county budget in committee sessions Wednesday, May 28, they will likely increase the 2.5 percent pay raise county Mayor Mark Luttrell proposed for county employees to 3 percent.

5. Events -

Ballet Memphis will present “Peter Pan,” a world premiere from the choreographer of “Cinderella” and “Wizard of Oz,” Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13, at The Orpheum, 203 S. Main St. Buy tickets at balletmemphis.org.

6. Events -

Rhodes College will host Gary Schmitt, co-director of the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, Thursday, April 10, at 4 p.m. in the Frazier Jelke Science Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Schmitt will present “In the Wake of Edward Snowden: Security, Civil Liberties and American Intelligence.” Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.

7. Race Judicata 5K To be Held Saturday -

The Race Judicata 5K fundraiser for Memphis Area Legal Services will be held Saturday, April 5, at 5 p.m. at Downtown’s Mississippi River Park.

The annual race is hosted by the Student Bar Association at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

8. Events -

National Civil Rights Museum will host a community day and grand reopening Saturday, April 5. The event includes a 9:30 a.m. Freedom Forward Parade from Cook Convention Center to the museum, 450 Mulberry St. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.

9. Past, Present, Future -

The weekend before the formal reopening of the National Civil Rights Museum, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice could be heard in the museum plaza.

10. Race Judicata 5K to be Held Saturday -

The Race Judicata 5K fundraiser for Memphis Area Legal Services will be held Saturday, April 5, at 5 p.m. at Downtown’s Mississippi River Park.

The annual race is hosted by the Student Bar Association at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

11. Events -

National Civil Rights Museum will host a candlelight vigil honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Friday, April 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the museum courtyard, 450 Mulberry St. Cost is free. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.

12. ‘History Has Changed’ -

The headquarters for Freedom Summer is still being set up and nearby the stage is almost ready for the March on Washington.

The almost-finished exhibit on the black power movement includes an interactive media table that is as bold as the moments and cultural history it offers.

13. Walker Avenue Remake -

The former Mason YMCA on Walker Avenue near the University of Memphis is getting a new look. The redevelopment of the 11,500-square-foot property is underway and should be complete by the end of the year.

14. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Feb. 5, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Business consultant Lane Carrick will speak. Cost is $17. RSVP at Lee Hughes at lmhughes@bellsouth.net.

15. Events -

Rhodes College will present “Berlin 1885: La Ruee Sur L’Afrique (The Division of Africa)” as part of the Tournees French Film Festival Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Blount Auditorium in Buckman Hall on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu/tournees for upcoming films.

16. Smucker Files $16 Million Permit for Plant Expansion -

4789 Cromwell Ave.
Memphis, TN 38118
Permit Cost: $16 million

Project Cost: $41 million
Permit Date: Applied January 2014
Completion: TBA
Owner: The J.M. Smucker Co.
Tenant: The J.M. Smucker Co.
Architect: N/A
Contractor: N/A
Details: The J.M. Smucker Co. has filed a $16 million permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement as part of its planned plant expansion at 4789 Cromwell Ave. in Oakhaven.

17. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden will host The Memphis Knights Big Band at the Garden Monday, Feb. 3, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. The 18-piece band will perform everything from Glenn Miller standards to modern jump jive and wail. Suggested donation is $5. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

18. Ethics Complaint Against Chism Dismissed -

It was commissioner against commissioner in the highest profile use so far of Shelby County government’s current ethics policy.

And the dispute that affected the commission’s deliberations on a county property tax rate ended last week with a three-citizen panel dismissing County Commissioner Terry Roland’s complaint against fellow Commissioner Sidney Chism.

19. Events -

The University of Memphis will host its Black History Month opening ceremony and presentation of the Authur S. Holmon Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. James L. Netters Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre, 470 University St. Visit memphis.edu for a schedule of other Black History Month activities.

20. Destination: Memphis -

On a slow Sunday afternoon Downtown with the Broncos and Chargers NFL playoff game on a bar TV screen, a trio of 20-somethings – two men and one woman – watched the game, speculated about whether the Grizzlies were playing a few blocks away and quizzed one another about their plans for the future.

21. Ethics Panel Dismisses Roland Complaint Against Chism -

The highest profile use of Shelby County government’s ethics policy since it was implemented in 2008 has ended with the three-citizen panel hearing a complaint by County Commissioner Terry Roland against fellow Commissioner Sidney Chism dismissing Roland’s claim.

22. Ethics Panel Dismisses Roland Complaint Against Chism -

The highest profile use of Shelby County government’s ethics policy since it was implemented in 2008 has ended with the three-citizen panel hearing a complaint by County Commissioner Terry Roland against fellow Commissioner Sidney Chism dismissing Roland’s claim.

23. Cecil’s Automotive Owner Files $1.7 Million Loan -

The owner of Cecil’s Automotive at 3815 S. Houston Levee Road in Collierville has filed a $1.7 million loan on the property.

24. Finding ‘Delicate Balance’ -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. leaned heavily on reality and the practical in a State of the City address Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

“We have the responsibility of balancing the expectations of our citizens versus the bottom line of our budget,” Wharton told an audience of several hundred, including city division directors and those in agencies working with the city. “We must strike the delicate balance of our affairs that is based in realism and pragmatism. This is important because ultimately the numbers that define our budget are real. The decisions that have the most positive impact are practical, and the work we have to do cannot wait.”

25. Wharton Faces Challenges in State of the City -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. may face the most challenging year of his tenure as he delivers his State of the City address Wednesday, Jan. 29.

The speech will be delivered at 10 a.m. at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

26. Events -

The Marston Group Certified Public Accountants & Advisors will hold an open house Thursday, Jan. 23, at its new location, 1661 International Drive, suite 250. Breakfast will be held 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and evening events from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Email anne@themarstongroup.com or call 761-3003.

27. Events -

Cannon Wright Blount will hold two QuickBooks introduction sessions Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the firm’s office, 756 Ridge Lake Blvd., suite 1000. The sessions are geared to new business owners and business owners who are new to QuickBooks. Cost is free. Visit cannonwrightblount.com/resources to register.

28. ‘Tax Dead’ Program Clears First Hurdle -

Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy scrambled Monday, Jan. 13, to overcome some of the nagging questions about an anti-blight initiative aimed at “tax dead” properties and overcame most of them for now.

29. Raymond James Looks to Sublease Space -

Raymond James Financial Inc. is marketing space it has vacated at its 21-story Downtown office tower for subleasing opportunities as the company continues to evaluate its real estate needs.

30. Scalia Shares Legal Insights in Memphis -

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia doesn’t agree with people who say oral arguments before the court are probably unnecessary or that briefs matter more toward the outcome of cases.

That was among the opinions and insights he shared Monday, Dec. 13, during a gathering at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

31. Marine Deployments to Iraq Lead Baker to Law Career -

At the end of his first semester of college, Josh Baker of Martin Tate Morrow & Marston PC traded in the bright orange of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville for the desert khaki of the United States Marine Corps.

32. Stites & Harbison Brings Patent Expertise to Bioworks -

In an effort to enhance expertise in patent cases among U.S. district judges, the 10-year Patent Pilot Program went into effect assigning patent cases to 14 federal district courts in 2011. The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee was one of those courts chosen.

33. Urban Planner Whitehead Drawn to City Lights -

As planning director for the Memphis & Shelby County Office of Planning and Development, Josh Whitehead wears the hat of a mediator – a facilitator of wishes among government, private business, developers and citizens.

34. Silva Strikes Right Chord With Immigration Practice -

Tony Silva with Donati Law Firm LLP grew up in Nashville and with a background in music. He left the Music City for the University of Memphis as a classical performance major, with plans to become a performer and professor. He would go on to receive bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in music performance in classical piano before taking a turn towards law.

35. Darker’s Diverse Background Translates Into Right Career -

Legalese is the formal language of the law that comes across as gibberish to those without a juris doctorate. For attorney Tatine Darker, though, it’s just one more etymological arrow in her quiver of languages.

36. Council OKs Crosstown, Debates Schools Lawsuit -

Memphis City Council members approved the Crosstown planned development Tuesday, Nov. 19, marking the latest move through local government for the $180 million project with construction scheduled to begin late this year or early next year.

37. Highland McDonald’s Proposal Withdrawn -

The developers behind a proposed McDonald’s on Highland Avenue near the University of Memphis withdrew their request for approval from the Land Use Control Board Thursday, Nov. 14.

The developers, Century Management Inc., have withdrawn their plan completely after initially signaling they were withdrawing for 30 days.

38. Tax Dead Dilemma -

The brick church at 299 Chelsea Ave. in North Memphis shows up in records at the Shelby County Assessor’s office as “vacant land.”

39. Kelly Garners Accolade for Pro Bono Work -

To wrap up October as Pro Bono Month, Pamela Williams Kelly of the Law Offices of Pamela Kelly was presented with the Celebrate Pro Bono Award from the Memphis Bar Association Access to Justice Committee and the Memphis Area Legal Services Pro Bono Project.

40. Law School Draws Honors, High-Profile Speakers -

From a slew of high-profile guests who’ve come to speak over the past year, to a string of recent awards, to a U.S. Supreme Court justice’s visit next month, it could be argued the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is having a moment.

41. University of Memphis Law School Racks Up Distinctions -

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law has received multiple awards, rankings and individual recognitions of late.

The National Jurist has ranked the school as one of the best-value law schools in the nation in its new rankings. The school scored an “A-” in the rankings because of high bar-passage rates, affordable tuition, average debt upon graduation, employment rate and an attractive cost of living.

42. Box’s Law Career Spurred by Helping Community -

Brad Box, a partner at Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC, has been named the 2013-2014 president of the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association. The association is the state arm of the national Defense Research Institute, an organization committed to the exchange of ideas, technique and information.

43. Events -

Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, Nov. 5, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Peter Letsou, dean of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, will speak. Cost for nonmembers is $18. RSVP to Taylor Hughes at taylor@memphisrotary.org.

44. Events -

The Orpheum Theatre will present “West Side Story” Tuesday, Nov. 5, through Sunday, Nov. 10, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com or call 525-3000 for showtimes and tickets.

45. 3 Memphians Among State Supreme Court Applicants -

Two Memphis judges and a Shelby County Commissioner are among the five applicants for a vacancy on the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Criminal Court Judge Chris Craft, Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge Holly M. Kirby and Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy have submitted applications to the Governor’s Commission on Judicial Appointments, the newly formed body that will send a list of three finalists to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

46. Events -

Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services will hold the seventh annual SPAYtacular Gala and Silent Auction Sunday, Nov. 3, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Jack Robinson Gallery, 44 Huling Ave. The event will include brunch, drinks, live music and an auction, with all proceeds benefiting the organization. Tickets are $40. Visit spaymemphis.org.

47. Scalia Visiting University of Memphis Law School in December -

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is visiting Memphis in December.

He’ll speak at a luncheon at The Peabody Hotel from noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 16, then head to the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law for a private program with law students after the luncheon.

48. Campus Connections -

The University of Memphis is in the early stages of updating its campus master plan, and it will seek input from its neighbors as it moves into its next century of higher education.

The U of M has hired the Smith Group JJR of Ann Arbor, Mich., to lead the effort with Memphis-based LRK Inc. serving as the local partner.

49. Williams Honored by Tennessee Urban Forestry Council -

Laurie Williams, adult education coordinator at Memphis Botanic Garden, was recently awarded the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council’s President’s Award for her contribution to establishing and maintaining viable community forests in Tennessee. Williams was one of seven individuals the urban forestry council honored this year.

50. Jehl Stands Up For Those Unable to Defend Themselves -

Attorney Cameron Jehl has ventured out on his own, opening the Jehl Law Group PLLC at 60 S. Main St. in Downtown.

51. Events -

The Greater Memphis Chamber will host its October Lunch in the Know on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis Medical Plaza B, 6027 Walnut Grove Road. Lisa Leach and Tanja Thompson, shareholders at Littler Mendelson PC, will present “Managing the Toxic Employee.” Cost is free for chamber members; lunch is provided. Email tlee@memphischamber.com.

52. Events -

Middle Tennessee State University will hold a “True Blue Tour” stop for 2014-2015 prospective students Monday, Oct. 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Cost is free. Visit tinyurl.com/truebluetour to preregister.

53. U of M Law School Hosts Admissions Workshop -

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will host an admissions workshop and recruitment fair next week.

The event on Tuesday, Oct. 22 ,from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. is free and open to the public.

54. Events -

Ballet Memphis will present “River Project 2,” the world premiere of three works inspired by the Mississippi River, from Saturday, Oct. 19, to Oct. 27 at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at balletmemphis.org.

55. University of Memphis Law School Hosts Admissions Workshop -

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will host an admissions workshop and recruitment fair next week.

The event on Tuesday, Oct. 22 ,from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. is free and open to the public.

56. Lewis Flies Unique Path to Legal Career -

When Russell Lewis IV entered the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, he had no plans to become a practicing attorney.

57. Tennessee Revises Protocol for Executions -

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Correction said Friday that it's switching from a three-drug method to execute death row inmates to a single-drug method.

The new protocol now calls for using the sedative pentobarbital only to put an inmate to death, according to the news release issued by spokeswoman Dorinda Carter.

58. Holding Court -

As has been reported in national newspapers and business magazines for months, the fall’s law school enrollment nationally is down from this time last year and beyond.

The American Bar Association’s ABA Journal reported in August that “Law school applications for the fall of 2013 have dropped 17.9 percent and applicants are down 12.3 percent.”

59. Bunker Upsets Carmichael For Lakeland Mayor -

Shelby County Commissioner Wyatt Bunker upset incumbent Lakeland Mayor Scott Carmichael Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Shelby County town’s three way race for mayor including former mayor Jim Bomprezzi.

60. New York Transplant Campbell Takes Over Health Law Institute -

In her new office at The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, a thousand miles from where she grew up in Ithaca, N.Y., Amy Campbell is getting used to all things Southern.

61. Kirby Finds Home With Harris Shelton -

When he was in the second grade, Matthew Kirby’s mother was told he needed to either be a lawyer or a preacher.

62. Incubator Launches to Assist Young Lawyers -

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, in partnership with the Memphis Bar Association and the Service Corps of Retired Executives, has announced the launch of a new incubator program for young attorneys.

63. Arlington Early Voting is Saturday -

Early voting in Arlington municipal elections is Saturday, Sept. 7, at Arlington United Methodist Church, 6145 Quintard St.

64. Montgomery Honored as Top Insurance Lawyer -

Larry Montgomery, member with Glankler Brown PLLC, has been named a Top Lawyer in American Lawyer/Corporate Counsel’s 2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Insurance Law, based on his Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating.

65. Early Voting Opens for Lakeland, Arlington -

The first votes in a series of 11 elections across Shelby County over the next three months will be cast Friday, Aug. 30.

Early voting opens Friday Downtown at the Shelby County Election Commission for citizens in Arlington and Lakeland in the only regularly scheduled elections of 2013.

66. Kasser Tackling Tax Law With Glankler Brown -

Jake Kasser has joined the firm of Glankler Brown PLLC as an associate.

A Germantown High School graduate and the son of parents in the medical field, Kasser entered The University of Memphis as a walk-on safety for the Tigers football team. The advisers he worked with guided him toward his chosen field of accounting, and by his sophomore year he’d garnered an athletic scholarship.

67. Yoakum Helps Businesses ‘Move On With Their Lives’ -

Though the jump Brian Yoakum made at the beginning of August from The Biller Law Firm to Evans Petree PC was only a floor away, he saw a greater opportunity to broaden his practice areas and expand the services he could offer clients.

68. Stengel Advises New Lawyers to ‘Find Your Passion’ -

Michael Stengel visited Memphis from his home in Buffalo, N.Y., for the first time at just the right time.

69. Cousins Join Forces as Rosenblum & Reisman Law Firm -

As the law firm of Rosenblum & Reisman celebrates its 15th year in business, it is with the knowledge and a sense of accomplishment that clients have been treated with the utmost respect, and that fellow lawyers and staff are treated as family. Indeed, the principals, Jeff Rosenblum and Marc Reisman, are first cousins.

70. Salomon Helps Clients Navigate Estate Planning -

For Jason Salomon, an attorney with the trusts estate and personal planning service team of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, the kinetic needs of his clients and the challenges turned into opportunities keep him involved and excited on a daily basis.

71. Schledwitz Finds Parallels in Business, Politics -

Eight years ago, Karl Schledwitz crossed the line between politics and business that he had crossed many times before.

But the food sales and marketing company he cofounded has grown so rapidly that Schledwitz talks these days of missing the business of running campaigns and political organizations.

72. Arlington, Lakeland September Ballots Set -

Lakeland has a three-way race for mayor in September, and the three incumbent aldermen seeking re-election in Arlington each have opposition, also in September.

The Shelby County Election Commission has set the ballot for the Sept. 19 non-partisan elections in the two suburban communities.

73. For Pool, Law Career Strikes Right Chord -

Chances are good that you’ve seen attorney David Pool in action. Maybe not pacing the courtroom floor in front of a jury but in front of a raucous crowd at a late-night tavern. The in-house counsel for Drexel Chemical Co. came to the legal profession late, having been heavily involved in the local music scene with groups such as Pam and the Passions, and Carson & Pool.

74. Arlington, Lakeland September Ballots Set -

Lakeland has a three-way race for mayor in September, and the three incumbent aldermen seeking re-election in Arlington each have opposition, also in September.

The Shelby County Election Commission has set the ballot for the Sept. 19 non-partisan elections in the two suburban communities.

75. Wright Appointed Criminal Court Judge -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Memphis attorney Glenn Wright Criminal Court judge.

Haslam announced the appointment Friday, June 28, to fill the vacancy created by the February death of Judge Otis Higgs.

76. Wright Appointed Criminal Court Judge -

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Memphis attorney Glenn Wright Criminal Court judge.

Haslam announced the appointment Friday, June 28, to fill the vacancy created by the February death of Judge Otis Higgs.

77. Ebelhar Finds Rewards In Move From Classroom -

Jay Ebelhar was recently elected shareholder of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.

The Owensboro, Ky., native attended Bellarmine University in Louisville where he studied English and secondary education. He went on to teach high school English, public speaking and journalism. Though he enjoyed his time in front of the classroom, Ebelhar said, “I just didn’t love it, I couldn’t see myself doing it for the rest of my career.”

78. Lakeland Mayoral Race Features Three Contenders -

With voters in all six of Shelby County’s suburban towns and cities to vote next month on forming their own public school districts, candidates in two of the towns are preparing for elections in the fall.

79. Highers Retires From State Appeals Court -

Alan Highers, the state’s longest-serving appellate court judge, will not be seeking re-election to a new eight-year term in the August 2014 elections.

Highers, a graduate of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, was appointed to the Appeals Court in 1982 by then-Gov. Lamar Alexander.

80. Love of Public Service Drives Caldwell to Law School Role -

In 2008, the Tennessee Supreme Court laid out a strategic plan to get attorneys more involved in pro bono work.

Though it isn’t required of the state’s professionals, there is an inspirational goal of 50 hours per year of public service that is heavily encouraged by the justices.

81. Path to Law Career Began Early for McLaughlin -

Julie McLaughlin has worked her way up the legal ladder for much her life.

Beginning with a degree in paralegal studies from Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss., and then a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Memphis, the final rung was earning a law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2001.

82. Commission Evades Gun Control Fray -

From time to time, Shelby County Commissioners hear the siren political call of national issues and movements.

The stronger the lure for some on a commission with deep partisan divisions, the more likely the outcome will be anything but unanimous.

83. Commission Votes Down Second Amendment Gun Resolution -

Shelby County Commissioners voted down a resolution Monday, May 6, that would have backed the idea of state legislators and county sheriffs across the state “nullifying” federal gun control laws they consider unconstitutional.

84. Commission Receives Schools Financials -

Shelby County Commissioners formally get the financials of Shelby County’s two public school systems Monday, May 6, in an action that is not expected to generate much debate.

But the financial statements for the fiscal year that ended June 30 is another step along the path toward the formal merger of both school systems effective at the end of the current fiscal year.

85. Test Drive -

When car sharing meets the parking and driving practices of Memphians on the streets of Downtown, the encounter could go so many ways between bad and good.

So when Zipcar parked four cars in four on-street parking spaces Downtown last month, there were a lot of questions first about how car sharing works but also about whether the national trend would apply to a city with a unique driving culture.

86. Public Defender Role Lets Bell Help Others -

For assistant federal defender David Bell, the urge to be a lawyer was precipitated by the urge to help people.

87. Events -

The Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter and University of Memphis Law Students’ Chapter of the Federalist Society will host a panel titled “Current Proposals to Change the Electoral College System” Thursday, April 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Cost is free. Email gregory.grisham@jacksonlewis.com or call 462-2616.

88. Butler Sevier’s Mead Helps Clients Craft New Realities -

Attorney Anne Mead is not in Kansas anymore. Recently named partner with the firm of Butler Sevier Hinsley & Reid PLLC, a family law practice, she said, “We have some pretty incredible people working for us, I’m really, really lucky.”

89. Events -

Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, April 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Mignonne Wright, president of Macadvantage, will present “Think Big. Make Love.” Cost in advance is free for members and $25 for nonmembers; cost at the door is $30. Visit sms-midsouth.org.

90. U of M President Raines Announces Retirement -

Shirley C. Raines is retiring at the end of June after 12 years as president of the University of Memphis.

Raines announced her retirement Monday, April 15. John Morgan, the chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, will name an interim president for the university possibly as early as this week for the transition.

91. Events -

New Ballet Ensemble will present Springloaded Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. The annual event fuses ballet, contemporary and urban dance with works by local and guest choreographers. Visit nbespringloaded13.eventbrite.com for times and tickets.

92. Events -

New Ballet Ensemble will present Springloaded Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14, at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. The annual event fuses ballet, contemporary and urban dance, with works by local and guest choreographers. Visit nbespringloaded13.eventbrite.com for times and tickets.

93. Events -

National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will meet Thursday, April 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Meri Armour, CEO of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, will speak. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to info@nhpomemphis.us or 466-6476.

94. Probate Judge Gomes Chose Legal Career to Help Others -

It was no joke when, on April 1, Kathleen Gomes was appointed by the Shelby County Commission to take the seat being vacated by retiring Probate Court Judge Robert Benham.

95. Call to Action -

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s famous father was a political iconoclast who captured the imagination of voters with stirring assurances in his speeches like, “Each time a man stands up for an ideal, he sends a tiny ripple of hope out into the world.”

96. Law School Graduation to Feature Kennedy Jr. -

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of the late presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, will be the graduation speaker for the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Class of 2013 graduation on May 12.

97. Long, Winding Road Brings Frulla Home for Legal Career -

Before exploring the hushed recesses of a law library and the endless indexes of a legal textbook, Chris Frulla of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC wanted to explore some of the country.

His wanderlust took him from Memphis, where he’d attended White Station High School, to South Carolina and College of Charleston. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in anthropology and minor in geology and environmental geostudies.

98. Law School Graduation to Feature Kennedy Jr. -

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of the late presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, will be the graduation speaker for the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Class of 2013 graduation on May 12.

99. Events -

The Cotton Museum will host Patrick O’Daniel, discussing his book “When the Levee Breaks: Memphis and the Mississippi Valley Flood of 1927,” Thursday, March 28, at 5 p.m. at the museum, 65 Union Ave. Cost is free and includes a complimentary museum tour and reception. Visit memphiscottonmuseum.org.

100. Events -

The University of Memphis Law Review will hold its annual symposium Friday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. This year’s theme is “Breaking the Silence: Legal Voices in the Fight Against Human Trafficking.” Visit memphis.edu/law for a list of speakers.