VOL. 119 | NO. 167 | Thursday, September 15, 2005
Katrina victims could face stricter criteria to wipe slate clean
The waiting room on the sixth floor of 200 Jefferson Ave., known among bankruptcy attorneys as the "bus stop," can be a chaotic place. There, rows of debtors wait to speak with their lawyers and meet with the Bankruptcy Court's trustees - a process that has grown so exponentially over the years that a new bankruptcy judge will be named soon to help with the caseload.
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.
Lee V. Coffee, an assistant district attorney with the Shelby County District Attorney's Office, was appointed in July by Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen to serve on the Tennessee Judicial Council. Coffee's term runs through March 31, 2009.