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1. Council Gets First Look at Sanitation Overhaul
- Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Memphis City Council members offer their first thoughts Tuesday, July 23, on the reconfiguration of city sanitation services outlined last week by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland.
2. East Meets West as 2 Legislators Run Out of Time
- Thursday, May 3, 2018
It wasn’t quite a constitutional crisis, but when Reps. Micah Van Huss and Joe Towns start teaming up, something is amiss.
3. ‘Divisive Symbols’: Mississippi Case Offers Hope for Forrest Bust Removal
- Thursday, September 7, 2017
State Sen. Lee Harris is encouraged by the U.S. Supreme Court’s request for the state of Mississippi to respond to a lawsuit seeking to remove the Confederate battle flag from its state flag.
4. Council Wants Railgarten Permit Delay as OPD Recommends Rejection
- Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The Memphis City Council wants the Board of Adjustment to delay any decision Wednesday, April 26, on a special permit for Railgarten for a month while the council sorts out what the controversial resident had permission to open and what it didn’t have permission to open.
5. Tennessee Sues Federal Government Over Refugee Program
- Tuesday, March 14, 2017
NASHVILLE – The state of Tennessee, spearheaded by Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, filed suit against the federal government Monday, March 13, challenging the constitutionality of the Refugee Resettlement Program.
6. State Targets Refugee Program; Lollar to Lead Delegation
- Tuesday, January 17, 2017
The state Legislature is likely to file a complaint before the end of January challenging the legality of the Refugee Resettlement Program in Tennessee, according to Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris.
7. Corker Says Visa Waivers a Bigger Risk Than Refugees
- Thursday, December 17, 2015
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker says he believes the nation needs to stop admitting Syrian refugees until security problems are solved, but the nation’s “bigger risk” in letting terrorists slip into the country lies with the nation’s Visa Waiver Program.
8. If Fear Is Goal, Terrorists Have Won in Tennessee
- Thursday, November 26, 2015
The terrorists who struck Paris three weeks ago succeeded in more than killing and wounding hundreds of people. Their attack is pitting Americans against each other in how to respond, and Tennessee politicians are no exception.
9. Confederate Parks Renaming Court Ruling Charts Path of Controversy
- Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The Tennessee Court of Appeals concluded last week that the city of Memphis was involved in the placement of a concrete marker in what used to be Forrest Park that set off an ongoing chain of events.
10. Phillips Joins Spirco as Manager, Vice President
- Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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.
11. Vaco Memphis Adds Two Divisions
- Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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.
12. US Firms Seeing Fewer Women as Associates
- Thursday, December 20, 2012
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.
13. Artistic Support
- Friday, January 27, 2012
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.
14. Catholic Charities Promotes Sophia’s House
- Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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.
15. Inspired Instruction
- Monday, October 25, 2010
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.
16. Credentials Often Mean Little in Today’s Job Search
- Monday, April 5, 2010
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.
17. The Business of Law
- Monday, February 15, 2010
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.
18. Career Center Site To Serve Laid-Off Attorneys
- Thursday, June 25, 2009
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.
19. County Schools Move on After Desegregation Case
- Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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.
20. Group to Interview Priest in Sex Abuse Case
- Friday, February 13, 2009
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.
21. Foreclosure Task Force Ramps Up Efforts
- Monday, February 2, 2009
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.
22. Harrah’s Footprint Shrinks in the South
- Friday, November 21, 2008
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.
23. Frey Named Alpha Eta Society National President
- Wednesday, November 21, 2007
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.
24. Discussions to Center on Changes To Law Schools
- Thursday, October 11, 2007
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."
25. Ready to Rock
- Wednesday, December 6, 2006
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.
26. In Memphis, Paralegals Perform More Tasks Attorneys Used to Do
- Thursday, August 3, 2006
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.
27. Fair Housing Advocate Awarded for Public Service
- Thursday, February 16, 2006
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.
28. Professionals Offer Post-Storm Assistance
- Monday, September 19, 2005
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.
29. Legal Professionals Rally Around Katrina Victims
- Thursday, September 15, 2005
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.
30. Legal Community Deals With Gulf Coast Disaster
- Thursday, September 8, 2005
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.
31. Archived Article: Law
- Thursday, December 30, 2004
2004 Proves to be Good Legal Year
Memphis Law Firms See Year of Growth
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...
32. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Tuesday, September 7, 2004
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...
33. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, June 17, 2004
Area Law Firms Reflect Shift in Hiring Trends
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...
34. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, April 29, 2004
Firms Big and Small Turn to Legal Outsourcing
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...
35. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, March 11, 2004
Legal Search Firm Enters Memphis Market
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. <...
36. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, February 26, 2004
Counsel on Call Offers Quick Staffing Fix
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...
37. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, August 28, 2003
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 ...
38. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, May 23, 2002
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...
39. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, January 4, 2002
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 ...
40. Archived Article: Law Focus (eeoc)
- Thursday, February 18, 1999
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...
41. Archived Article: Law Focus (online)
- Thursday, January 14, 1999
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...
42. Archived Article: R'birds (bott)
- Wednesday, November 18, 1998
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...
43. Archived Article: Comm Focus
- Friday, August 21, 1998
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...
44. Archived Article: Regions Bank
- Friday, June 12, 1998
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...
45. Archived Article: Law Focus.st
- Thursday, May 7, 1998
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...
46. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, February 16, 1998
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...
47. Archived Article: Gender Law Focus
- Thursday, April 3, 1997
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...
48. Archived Article: Focus Box
- Thursday, December 26, 1996
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:...
49. Archived Article: Legal Briefs
- Thursday, January 11, 1996
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...