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1. Childers To Retire As Circuit Court Judge
- Tuesday, May 16, 2017
After 33 years with an office at the courthouse, Circuit Court Judge Robert Childers is retiring.
Childers announced his retirement Monday, May 15, effective at the end of June.
2. Wagner and Spears Head Local Political Parties
- Tuesday, March 31, 2015
In weekend conventions, local Democrats and Republican elected new leaders for their parties.
Mary Wagner is the new Shelby County Republican Party chairwoman, chosen by delegates to the local GOP convention held Sunday, March 29, at the Bartlett Station Municipal Center.
3. Wagner is New GOP Chairwoman
- Monday, March 30, 2015
Mary Wagner, an attorney and leader of the local Republican party’s Young Republicans group, is the new chairwoman of the Shelby County Republican Party.
4. 8 Apply for Appeals Court Vacancy in West Tennessee
- Friday, May 02, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – Eight candidates have applied to fill an upcoming vacancy on the state Court of Appeals caused by the Gov. Bill Haslam's appointment of Judge Holly Kirby to the state Supreme Court.
5. 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.
6. Fields Begin to Gel for May and August Ballots
- Friday, February 07, 2014
With two weeks to the filing deadline for candidates in the May Shelby County primary elections and two months to the deadline for those in the August state and federal primaries and county nonpartisan elections, the fields have solidified enough that some political players are weighing their prospects for a late entry before the filing deadlines.
7. October 18-October 24, 2013: This week in Memphis history
- Saturday, October 19, 2013
2012: Case Management, a provider of outpatient case management services for the mentally ill, bought the four-story, circa-1973 airport area office building at 3171 Directors Row for $1.3 million from Directors Memphis LLC, a company based in Tacoma, Wash.
8. Judicial Election Process Muddied
- Wednesday, July 03, 2013
The Judicial Nominating Commission had a busy last few days before it went into limbo last week.
The commission sent Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam two slates for each of the three appeals court vacancies to come a year and two months from now when three appellate court judges opt not to run for re-election and end their terms.
9. Circuit Court Openings Delayed Due to Funeral
- Thursday, September 13, 2012
All nine divisions of Shelby County Circuit Court will open at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, instead of 10 a.m.
The change in opening is to allow the judges to attend the memorial service Thursday for the daughter of Division 9 Judge Robert L. Childers.
10. Court Division Closes After Death of Judge’s Daughter
- Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Division 9 of Shelby County Circuit Court will be closed this week following a death of the family of Judge Robert L. Childers.
Childers’ daughter, Lisa Kay Childers Dickerson, died Friday evening from complications of leukemia. Funeral arrangements were incomplete Monday, Sept. 10.
11. Hinte Expands Role At Second to Nunn
- Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Lowell Hinte has been promoted to account manager and designer at website- and branding-design company Second to Nunn Design. Hinte has served as a designer at S2N since 2009. In his expanded role, Hinte will ensure clients’ expectations are met on key projects regarding strategy, vision, quality and schedule.
12. Judge Childers Honored with Service Award
- Monday, July 30, 2012
The Tennessee Bar Association has awarded Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Robert Childers the group’s Justice Frank Drowota III Outstanding Judicial Service Award.
13. Allie Prescott to Head U of M Alumni Association
- Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Allie Prescott has been elected president of the University of Memphis Alumni Association national executive board of directors.
Prescott holds his bachelor’s and law degrees from the U of M, and he is a life member of the University of Memphis Alumni Association. As a former adviser to the executive director and former vice president for membership, Prescott is serving his fifth year on the national board.
14. AP Sources: UAW Focusing on Talks with Chrysler
- Monday, April 20, 2009
DETROIT (AP) - The United Auto Workers union has placed concession talks with General Motors Corp. on the back burner as it tries to reach a deal with Chrysler LLC before an April 30 government deadline, two people briefed on the negotiations said Thursday.
15. Appeals Court Dismisses Priest Sex Abuse Case
- Wednesday, September 17, 2008
A 2006 lawsuit against the Catholic Diocese of Memphis alleging sexual abuse by a Memphis priest was dismissed Tuesday by the Tennessee Court of Appeals.
The court ruled in the case of a man who claimed that Father Daniel DuPree sexually abused him while the man was a teenager in Memphis during the mid-1980s.
16. Bar Internship Introduces Law To Students
- Thursday, June 12, 2008
The courtroom where the Tennessee Supreme Court convenes when it is in Memphis was packed earlier this month. And to some on that warm late spring morning, the crowd seemed a bit young.
Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. even mistook a few practicing attorneys as part of the group of 100 teenagers who are part of the Memphis Bar Association’s 2008 Summer Law Intern Program. The MBA’s Diversity Committee started the initiative a year ago to interest minority students in exploring careers in the law.
17. Middle Eastern Visitors Get Look At Memphis Law System
- Thursday, May 01, 2008
Saud y Al Sanea has seen temptation in the form of an iPod. It's not the iPod itself. The temptation is the card needed to upload music from iTunes to fill the iPod.
It can take two weeks to get one of the cards in Kuwait City where he is a public prosecutor at Kuwait's Ministry of Justice. But you can buy a knock-off version on the streets and some stores of Kuwait City much sooner.
18. Atkins Finds Professional Home Second Time Around at Leitner Williams
- Thursday, August 30, 2007
Jay Atkins has been practicing law for about six years, five of which have been spent at Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan PLLC. He was promoted to of counsel in 2006, during his second stint at the firm.
19. ABA to Bring Family Law Conference
- Thursday, August 30, 2007
More than 200 attorneys from across the country will descend on Memphis in October for the American Bar Association's Family Law Conference, which will serve as the organization's national Continuing Legal Education (CLE) fall program.
20. Anna Mae He Act Making Way Through General Assembly
- Monday, May 14, 2007
The Anna Mae He Act was approved Wednesday by the Tennessee House Children and Family Affairs Committee and now is moving through the Senate.
The current House bill aims to address cases such as the Anna Mae He case by more clearly defining terms such as "willfully failed to support" and "willfully failed to visit." Those terms were at the core of findings by both the Tennessee Supreme Court in January and that of Robert L. Childers, judge in Division 9 of the Circuit Court of Tennessee for the 30th Judicial District, in his initial finding in May 2004.
21. Legal and Journalistic Worlds to Collide Again At Weekend Event
- Thursday, March 01, 2007
For many journalists, it is a challenge to convert what goes on inside the courtroom into something understandable for their readers and viewers. It also can be difficult for reporters to grasp the legal jargon they must navigate in reporting the news.
22. The Hes, Bakers & Foster Care
- Wednesday, February 21, 2007
At the end of January, the Tennessee Supreme Court made a ruling that will profoundly affect the life of one little girl.
Eight-year-old Anna Mae He, whose name has spawned a media blitz across the country, soon will be reunited with her birth parents, Shaoqiang "Jack" and Qin Luo "Casey" He, despite relentless efforts by her foster family to hold onto her.
23. Remember: It's About the Fate of a Little Girl
- Friday, February 16, 2007
In the Old Testament story of King Solomon and the infant (I Kings 3:16-28), the king is approached by a pair of women with one baby boy between them. Both claim to be the baby's mother.
But before the king can award custody, he first must determine who is telling the truth - and who's trying to take him for a ride.
24. Braverman Joins The West Clinic
- Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Dr. Aliza Braverman has joined The West Clinic as a rheumatology specialist. She is the first rheumatologist to join the team.
Mike Jackson has been named president and CEO of Memphis-based Verso Paper Holdings LLC. He succeeds LH Puckett, who is retiring but will remain a member of the board of directors. Jackson previously served as a senior vice president at Weyerhaeuser Co. in Federal Way, Wash. He was with the company for 29 years.
25. Justice is Blind, But Voters Shouldn't Be Blindfolded
- Thursday, July 27, 2006
Before heading to the polls for the Aug. 3 election, it might be wise to make a quick stop by any party supply store for a blindfold.
You won't be taking a turn at whacking a piñata, and you won't need it for a game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Unless you've spent much time around the 73 candidates for judicial positions in Shelby County, wearing that blindfold while voting might be your only alternative.
26. Courtroom Technology Bytes into an Increasingly 'Show-and-Tell World'
- Thursday, June 15, 2006
Overhead projectors are giving way to computers and large display screens in Memphis-area courtrooms, while jurors are becoming more accustomed to technological presentations.
Charles Wright, president of The Data Co., a company that helps lawyers with visual presentations during trials, has seen the technological shift in Memphis' law community. A few years ago, law firms would use technology for presentations only intermittently.
27. Younger Attorneys to Get Helping Hand From Mentors
- Thursday, February 02, 2006
The Leo M. Bearman Inns of Court, the Senior Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association, the National Bar Association and the Association of Women Attorneys are joining forces to expand a mentoring program that will help young lawyers learn the ropes.
28. CBU Business School to Honor Buckman
- Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Christian Brothers University's School of Business honors Memphis businessman/entrepreneur Robert Buckman at the school's annual Founders Dinner Saturday. Buckman is president and chairman of the board of The Applied Knowledge Group Inc. He also serves as chairman of the executive committee of the board of directors of Bulab Holdings Inc., parent company of Buckman Laboratories.
29. Archived Article: Law Talk
- Thursday, November 04, 2004
Law Talk Judge Robert L
Childers Helps Lawyers Handle Personal Problems
LANE GARDNER CAMP
The Daily News
Circuit Court Judge Robert L. Childers of Memphis has been appointed to a second term on an American Bar Association advisory commis...
30. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Beverly Bond was appointed vice president of Rhodes Colleges newly formed division of external programs
Crye-Leike Hires New Corporate Counsel
Sabrena Clinton was named corporate counsel for Crye-Leike Realtors. Clinton previously was a civil ...
31. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, April 24, 2003
Assistance program offers second choice, second chances
Assistance program offers second choice, second chances
By BRYAN MASSEY
The Daily News
Even for an experienced, professional alcohol and drug counselor, Robert
Albury Jr. finds...
32. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, November 08, 2001
Jury reform in West Tennessees future
Jury reform on horizon in West Tennessee
By MARY DANDO
The Daily News
Jurors in 10 courtrooms across the state including Shelby County are participating in a new Tennessee Supreme Court jury reform p...
33. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, July 19, 2001
A beer and wine tasting followed by a preview of the Playhouse on the Square production of Grease begins at 7 tonight at 51 Jurors in 10 courtrooms are participating in a new Tennessee Supreme Court jury reform pilot project aimed at improving condi...
34. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, May 04, 2001
The third annual Trot for Spot two-mile walk to raise money for the Memphis Humane Society begins at 10 a The third annual "Trot for Spot" two-mile walk to raise money for the Memphis Humane Society begins at 10 a.m. May 12 at Overton Park...
35. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, May 25, 2000
The Employment Law Practice Group of Waring Cox PLC is hosting ``Employment Practices Liability Insurance: New Rules for a New The Employment Law Practice Group of Waring Cox PLC is hosting ``Employment Practices Liability Insurance: New Rules for a...
36. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, May 11, 2000
The Memphis Bar Association will present the brown bag lunch seminar ``Mechanics of Title Insurance and Closing Protection Let The Memphis Bar Association will present the brown bag lunch seminar ``Mechanics of Title Insurance and Closing Protection...
37. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, December 23, 1999
Building Public Trust and Confidence in The Justice System Rebuilding public trust in the judicial system By Judge Robert L. Childers Special to The Daily News A lot is being said and done these days about the declining level of public confidence in...
38. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, December 10, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON From baseball to the bench By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News For a person whose childhood goal was to become a professional baseball player, Circuit Judge Robert L. Childers has done a little of everything on his way to a bench ...
39. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, November 05, 1998
By STACEY PETSCHAUER An eye in the court State Supreme Court seeks input on how media trial coverage is working in Tennessee By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News The way citizens once stayed informed about the judicial system was to watch the trials ...
40. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, June 25, 1998
A federal appeals court on Wednesday handed Microsoft Corp A federal appeals court on Wednesday handed Microsoft Corp. a victory with implications for the governments antitrust case against the company. A three-judge panel removed restrictions a jud...
41. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, June 18, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Foundation of evidence Video and audio specialists question the states rules on admissibility of evidence By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News During a trial, a cassette tape is submitted as evidence that is a copy of the original ...
42. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, May 21, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON High-tech trials Lawyers are able to use technology to make their cases clearer to juries By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The image of law office support staff hauling in box after box of documentary evidence is familiar to mo...
43. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, May 07, 1998
Focus Briefs The Tennessee Supreme Courts educational youth program, the Supreme Court Advancing Legal Education for Students (SCALES), will have educational activities for local high school students and a public reception starting next week. The Co...
44. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, April 23, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Take Our Daughters (and Sons) to Work The Association of Women Attorneys will present a mock trial to give young people a taste of the law By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Valerie Johnson was determined to find a way to show he...
45. Archived Article: Law Focus.st
- Thursday, February 19, 1998
Inn or out Inn like flint Members of American Inns of Court share benefit of their years of practice with less experienced attorneys By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Networking these days takes all forms and shapes as people band together like nev...
46. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, December 04, 1997
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Legal education for adolescents Tennessee Supreme Court to bring program to Memphis to educate high school students about the judicial process By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News If Judge Robert Childers has anything to do with it...
47. Archived Article: New Judge.st
- Tuesday, February 18, 1997
At noon on Friday Gov. Don Sundquist announced the name of the new Circuit Court judge appointed by Gov. Don Sundquist to fill the vacancy left when Judge Janice Holder was appointed to the Supreme Court. Third timeís a charm for new circuit ...
48. Archived Article: New Judge
- Tuesday, February 18, 1997
At noon on Friday Gov. Don Sundquist announced the name of the new Circuit Court judge appointed by Gov. Don Sundquist to fill the vacancy left when Judge Janice Holder was appointed to the Supreme Court. Third times a charm for new circuit court ju...
49. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, February 13, 1997
If Walter Brumit has his way, custody laws in Tennessee will never be the same. Changing custody Dads Against Discrimination fights for modification of existing laws By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News If Walter Brumit has his way, custody laws in Te...
50. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, January 30, 1997
When most people are unable to do their jobs, it is relatively easy to find people to fill in for them. But, due to a recent change in Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 11, when judges are unable to take the bench, appointing a substitute judge has becom...
51. Archived Article: Law Focus.st
- Thursday, January 16, 1997
The cooperation of two General Sessions civil judges with court officials had led to pending legislation that, when passed, will create a new domestic violence court in Shelby County. Consolidating courts Legislation would streamline domestic violen...
52. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, June 20, 1996
The Memphis Bar Association will sponsor a trial practice workshop on Friday from 1:30 p The Memphis Bar Association will sponsor a trial practice workshop on Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at MBA headquarters. The workshop, previously scheduled...
53. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, June 13, 1996
The Memphis Legal Secretaries Association will meet today at 6:15 p The Memphis Legal Secretaries Association will meet today at 6:15 p.m. at Landrys Seafood, 263 Wagner Place. For more information about the meeting or association membership, call C...
54. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, June 06, 1996
Lawyer Danny K Lawyer Danny K. Dockery has been temporarily suspended from the practice of law by order of the Tennessee Supreme Court on May 23. The court, acting upon a petition filed by the Board of Professional Responsibility, issued the immedia...
55. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, May 30, 1996
The Memphis Bar Association will present a seminar on Social Security disability/SSI on Wednesday at noon at the Peabody Hotel The Memphis Bar Association will present a seminar on Social Security disability/SSI on Wednesday at noon at the Peabody H...
56. Archived Article: Motions Kd
- Friday, April 26, 1996
04-26 Motions Entertaining motions in its fifth year Special to The Daily News While Law Week is for the most part a serious celebration of the multitude of contributions that lawyers, judges and the rule of law make to our society, theres one night...
57. Archived Article: Cutline Ent Motions
- Friday, April 26, 1996
cutline for law week Attorney Doug Nicholson and Circuit Court Judge Robert L. Childers perform in The Legal Eagles band at 1995s Entertaining Motions. This year, the band will perform under the name The Soul Practitioners. ...