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1. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released
- Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.
2. Chism Picnic Reflects Summer Campaign Tone
- Tuesday, June 24, 2014
From the stage at County Commissioner Sidney Chism’s annual political picnic Saturday, June 21, you could almost see the Aug. 7 election day.
3. Judicial Campaigns Get Testy With Endorsements
- Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Some of the reticence about political combat that defines local nonpartisan judicial elections is beginning to wear thin with a little more than a month until the start of early voting for the Aug. 7 elections.
- Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Regional One Health will hold the 2014 Sports Related Brain Injury and Concussion Management Symposium Wednesday, May 7, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Saint Francis Hospital’s Longnotti Auditorium, 5959 Park Ave. Topics include “Mild TBI/Concussion,” “Neuropsychology and Sports Concussion” and “Return to Play After Concussion.” Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 545-8487 to register.
- Tuesday, May 06, 2014
The Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainability will hold a public meeting about the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan Tuesday, May 6, at Riverview Community Center, 1891 Kansas St. Drop by for 10 minutes during the open house, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., or attend the presentation and Q&A from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visit midsouthgreenprint.org.
6. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
7. Family at Heart of Lavoro’s Success
- Monday, June 14, 2010
When most people walk into a neighborhood Italian restaurant, the last thing they expect to see in front of the stove is a lawyer clad in a three-piece suit, but at Lavoro’s it’s not an uncommon sight.
8. Longtime Law Librarian Remembered for Service
- Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Ora Lee Mitchell, a familiar face to anyone who used the Shelby County Law Library, died Saturday from cancer. She was 75.
9. Drug Court Measures Success With GED Milestone
- Thursday, March 12, 2009
The Shelby County Drug Court has something to be excited about: 100 participants have received their GED, or high school diploma equivalency certificate, thanks to an aspect of the Drug Court’s program instated by Judge Tim Dwyer for nonviolent drug offenders.
10. Courthouse Library Full of Memories
- Thursday, May 22, 2008
Ora Lee Mitchell remembers when the Shelby County Courthouse was the seat of all local government – city and county.
“The City Commission had its offices out those doors and on the second floor,” she said, pointing to two wooden doors at the other end of the Law Library where she works. “The county school board was right out here. They had it all in that little corner.”
11. Judicial Commission Role Expands, Report Shows
- Thursday, May 15, 2008
It will be 10 years this October since the first judicial commissioners were appointed to better screen suspects arrested and taken to the Shelby County jail. The commissioner positions were created to help ease jail overcrowding by releasing those awaiting trial who aren’t violent and are not a risk to flee while awaiting court appearances.
12. Family Court Advocates Compare Baltimore, Shelby County
- Thursday, January 24, 2008
Local fans of the HBO television series "The Wire" probably would say the cop show's depiction of Baltimore bears a startling resemblance to Memphis.
Some Memphis judges, lawyers and social workers exploring the idea of a family court are looking to Baltimore as a possible example of how to create a court system that offers a more unified approach to family problems.
13. Dwyer Uses Drug Court to Help Offenders Reform
- Thursday, January 26, 2006
Since Shelby County's drug court was created in 1997, Judge Tim Dwyer has presided over it.
The court monitors non-violent offenders who have committed crimes as a result of drug addiction. They're put in a one-year treatment program instead of being sent to jail.
14. Dwyer Awarded by Governor's Highway Safety Office
- Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Judge Tim J. Dwyer of the criminal division of Shelby County General Sessions Court received the annual Lifesaver Award from the Governor's Highway Safety Office. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made notable contributions toward highway safety in Tennessee.
15. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, August 01, 2002
Drug Court partners bearing fruit
Drug court alliance bearing fruit in tight economy
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
It is a well-known fact substance abuse is a contributing factor in crime. Memphis ranks No. 1 in burglaries among 10 compa...
16. Archived Article: Drug (lead)
- Wednesday, April 03, 2002
Drug Court success Gibbons urges more funding for drug court By MARY DANDO The Daily News It costs $7 a day to treat one participant in the Shelby County drug court program, much less than it costs to jail a person. Compared to $84 a day to keep a d...
17. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, February 28, 2002
Mental health court for Memphis Specialized courts finding niche in Tennessee By MARY DANDO The Daily News While some specialized courts have found a home in Shelby County, those in the southwest corner of the state wont be seeing one of the courts ...
18. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, January 11, 2002
Local judge reveals lighter side of the law Local judge reveals lighter side of the law By MARY DANDO The Daily News Ever wanted to write a book and have it published? A local publisher was the answer to one writers prayer. Germantown resident Sharo...
19. Archived Article: Scc (lead)
- Monday, March 12, 2001
By MARY DANDO Courts, library to benefit from county considerations By MARY DANDO The Daily News It will be a bit like Christmas today at the Shelby County Commission as resolution after resolution comes before the board to approve disbursing monies...
20. Archived Article: Standout (dwyer)
- Friday, October 13, 2000
JUDGE TIM DWYER Drug court judge is guiding light By MARY DANDO The Daily News Ask anyone working in the Shelby County Justice Center about Judge Tim Dwyer and they all give the same answer he is a gentle soul with a heart of gold and a huge commitm...
21. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, March 11, 1999
Proponents of a full-time drug court for Shelby County made a presentation Wednesday to the Shelby County delegation to the state General Assembly in Nashville Proponents of a full-time drug court for Shelby County made a presentation Wednesday to t...
22. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, May 01, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Riding dry Changes in the open container law in Tennessee would plug the jug for passengers in vehicles By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News A change in the state law governing transporting open containers of alcoholic beverages if...
23. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, January 23, 1997
General Sessions Criminal Court Judge Tim Dwyer is taking steps to turn the problems of women who are arrested for drug charges into opportunities for these women to receive treatment. Turning problems to potential New court will give drug offenders...
24. Archived Article: Judge Broffitt
- Monday, November 25, 1996
11-25 note Broffitt sworn in.gs Judge Joyce Broffitt credits mother during swearing-in By GABRIELLE C.L. SONGE The Daily News The Hon. Joyce Broffitts mother, Dorothy Broffitt, assisted her daughter adorn her judges robe immediately following the ad...
25. Archived Article: Legal Briefs
- Thursday, December 07, 1995
12/07 Legal briefs The Memphis Bar Association will sponsor a seminar on securities law today from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Racquet Club. Topics that will be discussed an overview of federal securities laws, initial public offerings and securities...