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1. Saturday Legal Aid Clinic To Celebrate 10 Years
- Saturday, July 08, 2017
A ceremony and reception will be held Saturday, July 8, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2nd Saturday Legal Aid Clinic, or 2SLAC, serving the Memphis community.
The event will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave.
2. Last Word: New Rhodes President, Billy Hyman and the Fast Track
- Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The biggest political betting pool of the post-election season ends Tuesday as President elect Donald Trump said Monday by Twitter that he would name his nominee for Secretary of State Tuesday morning.
3. Startup Teams Announced for ‘Summer Of Acceleration’
- Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Monday, May 2, marked Day One of Memphis’ first “summer of acceleration,” a joint program of seven startup accelerators running concurrently that have collectively drawn the participation of 18 startup teams and dozens of founders hailing from as far away as Slovenia and Israel.
4. Mathes Takes Helm at Community Legal Center
- Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Longtime attorney Anne Mathes has been named executive director of the nonprofit Community Legal Center, which has been providing civil legal services to lower-income Memphians for more than 20 years. In addition to civil cases and divorces, the CLC collaborates with other agencies to serve victims of domestic violence and elder abuse. They also take some immigration cases.
5. Daniel Allen Joins Red Door As Financial Adviser
- Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Daniel Allen has joined Red Door Wealth Management as vice president, financial adviser, marking Red Door’s first hire of a financial adviser since its inception in 2010. In his new role, Allen helps develop client relationships and financial strategies that solve complex financial issues and create value for clients.
6. Donelson Honored With Carnival’s Highest Award
- Thursday, May 07, 2015
Nearly 500 law industry leaders filled the Hilton Memphis ballroom for Carnival Memphis’ annual Business & Industry Salute luncheon as part of its 84th anniversary celebration.
King of Carnival John Bobango, chief manager of Farris Bobango PLC, gave honors to four individuals, five locally headquartered law firms, the largest corporate law department in Tennessee and two nonprofit organizations that are vital to the legal industry.
7. Carnival Memphis Set to Honor Legal Heavyweights at Salute Luncheon
- Friday, May 01, 2015
Carnival Memphis will bring together leaders in the Mid-South legal industry for its Business and Industry Salute on May 5.
The event, which is part of the celebration of the nonprofit’s 84th anniversary, will honor eight organizations vital to the law industry in the Mid-South and four individuals for their contributions to the community.
8. Dr. Neil Bomar Joins Support Solutions
- Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Dr. Neil Bomar has joined Support Solutions as its first staff psychiatrist, a role in which he will help individuals with intellectual disabilities and those with a history of long-term mental illness who are currently supported by the organization. Bomar’s addition makes Support Solutions one of the only industry providers in the Mid-South to provide this level of support.
9. Memphis Leading Cities In Women-Led Startup Programs
- Tuesday, February 17, 2015
As a female serial entrepreneur, I experienced firsthand both the challenges and the opportunities of building a technology startup as a woman.
I started my entrepreneurial journey in 2004 and in 2013 joined Start Co. as an entrepreneur-in-residence because of the community’s focus on inclusion and empowerment of women. With the support of LaunchTN, City of Memphis, Assisi Foundation, FedEx, Start Co. Angels, and local partners like Baker Donelson, archer-malmo, The Marston Group and others, as a community we can see the impact and success of our acceleration and inclusion programs for women.
10. Spillyards Leads Community Advisors Launch
- Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Greg Spillyards has joined the brokerage team at Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors to launch the firm’s Community Advisors service line.
Community Advisors is focused on the Memphis city core, with a goal to provide real estate advisory services to assist in the revitalization of the city’s underserved areas with passion, creativity and entrepreneurship, and with service to those already living and leading in their neighborhoods.
11. McManus Joins Patrick Accounting
- Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Michelle McManus, a Memphis native and certified public accountant, has joined Patrick Accounting and Tax Services PLLC as manager. In her new role, McManus will supervise and review the monthly accounting process for a section of clients. She will also prepare and review tax returns and work closely with clients, assisting them with ongoing tax planning.
12. This week in Memphis history: October 3-9
- Saturday, October 04, 2014
2013: Wyatt Bunker took office as the new mayor of Lakeland. Bunker, a Shelby County Commissioner and former county school board member, upset incumbent Scott Carmichael in the September Lakeland city elections.
13. Authors, Readers Converge for Book Festival
- Friday, September 12, 2014
Earlier this year, interest in the first Mid-South Book Festival, scheduled to take place later this month, began to reach what seemed like a fever pitch, according to Literacy Mid-South executive director Kevin Dean.
14. Health Choice Selects Abisch to Lead Population Health Services
- Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Ellen Abisch has joined Health Choice LLC as senior director of population health services. In the newly created position, Abisch will be responsible for designing, implementing and managing population health and wellness programs for the Health Choice network.
Prior to joining the physician hospital organization, she served as manager of benefits and wellness for ServiceMaster.
15. Baker’s Career Mirrored State’s Political Story
- Monday, June 30, 2014
As the week begins, political leaders of both parties and across several generations will gather in East Tennessee for the funeral of former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker.
16. New Perspective
- Thursday, April 10, 2014
When the U.S. Postal Service closed its branch office at 826 Mississippi Blvd. near E.H. Crump Boulevard in 2012, workers carted off an oil painting that hung there for several decades with little thought about the man portrayed in the painting.
- Thursday, March 20, 2014
Hattiloo Theatre will present “Black Pearl Sings!” Thursday, March 20, to April 6 at the theater, 656 Marshall Ave. Visit hattiloo.org.
18. Attorney Pierotti Joins Thomas Family Law Firm
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Nicholas J. Pierotti has joined Thomas Family Law Firm PLC as an attorney, marking the firm’s expansion to include probate issues. Pierotti, a third-generation attorney, joins founder Justin K. Thomas in the Memphis-based practice and will work with clients on both family law and probate matters, including wills and estates.
19. Dickerson to Carry Tradition of Service as Young Lawyers Division President
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
Jake Dickerson, associate with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, is the incoming 2014 president for the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association.
The division arranges and hosts continuing legal education seminars, networking events, pro bono opportunities and fundraisers such as the annual golf tournament benefiting the Porter Goodwill Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. MBA members 36 years or younger, or within their first three years of practice, are automatically members of the division.
20. Fisher Joins Boy Scouts Chickasaw Council as CEO
- Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Richard L. Fisher has joined the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America as chief executive officer. In his new role, Fisher will extend character development and leadership skills to youth who live in the Chickasaw Council territory, which includes the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, and Shelby and Crittenden counties.
21. Leadership Memphis Boosting School Success
- Monday, October 21, 2013
It is often said that good leaders inspire others to have confidence in their leadership. Great leaders inspire others to have confidence in themselves. This is exactly what the great leaders who have been a part of Leadership Memphis for the past thirty-five years have done; encourage the greatness in the emerging leadership in Memphis.
22. Aerotropolis Manager Bowman Completes Delta Leadership Program
- Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Chad Bowman, aerotropolis project manager for the Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development, has graduated from the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy, a yearlong Delta Regional Authority program designed to foster collaborative initiatives across the Delta region.
- Saturday, August 10, 2013
Graceland will host the Elvis Week candlelight vigil Thursday, Aug. 15, at 8:30 p.m. at the gates of Graceland, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd. Admission is free. Visit elvis.com/elvisweek for more information. More Elvis Week events are listed below.
24. Editorial: Memphis News Has Much More to Share
- Saturday, June 22, 2013
The last five years, starting with our first edition on June 18, 2008, has been a dramatic story arc on numerous fronts that indicate two things in particular about our community. Memphis is changing and the direction of that change depends on what we do far more than what chance creates.
25. Then and Now
- Saturday, April 06, 2013
Jay Bailey pictured marching bands and floats when his mother told him he was going on a march.
“We thought of it as a parade,” said Bailey, who was 6 years old in March 1968. “We thought of it as something fun.”
26. Blazing a Trail
- Saturday, February 23, 2013
Susan Stephenson is one of the most accomplished and highly visible women in the Memphis business community. She is the co-founder of Independent Bank, the city’s second-largest bank as ranked by assets and one that largely steered clear of the mortgage mess that dogged competitors during the financial bust.
27. 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.
28. Council to Review $12 Million Stadium ADA Plan
- Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Memphis City Council members get their first look Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the plan to pay for improvements at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium to settle the city’s negotiations with the U.S. Justice Department over making the stadium comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
29. Donelson: Tennessee Republicans See Changes in Past 60 Years
- Monday, November 12, 2012
As Memphis voters were going to the polls on Election Day last week, attorney Lewis Donelson was talking about the modern day Tennessee Republican Party he was instrumental in forming 60 years ago.
30. Legal Community Seeks Access, Diversity
- Monday, November 05, 2012
Diversity and access to justice are some of the watchwords often heard around Memphis legal circles these days.
Diversity, because of the continued concern that both men and women get equal shots at advancing up the ranks from law school all the way to the corner office. Access to justice, because of everything from the recession’s grinding toll to the ever-present scars of poverty in Memphis that all combine to make legal problems harder than ever to pay for.
31. Full Docket
- Monday, November 05, 2012
Here’s a look at what’s going on at the moment in the city’s legal community and some things that are on the horizon.
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is celebrating its golden anniversary this year. On Oct. 27, the school held its 50th anniversary celebration for the Downtown facility, which opened in 2010 and marked a new chapter for a building that once was the Front Street post office for nearly 40 years and a federal courthouse before that.
32. Local Red Cross Chapter Taps Lewis as Chair
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012
George “Buck” Lewis, a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, has been named chair of the Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross.
33. Law School Celebrates 50 Years
- Thursday, October 04, 2012
At the end of this month, the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will celebrate half a century of preparing young legal minds for the future challenges they’ll face in the field of law.
34. Local Attorneys Celebrate Pro Bono Month
- Thursday, September 27, 2012
The Memphis legal community will continue a tradition next month that began a few years ago, in which the pro bono efforts of legal professionals are celebrated, encouraged and promoted for the entire month of October.
35. More Tenn. Lawyers Doing Pro Bono Work
- Thursday, July 12, 2012
More attorneys in Tennessee are performing free, or pro bono, work for clients. That’s according to new data from the state Board of Professional Responsibility, which show that more than 46 percent of Tennessee attorneys reported performing pro bono work for deserving clients.
36. Auction to Fight Funding Shortage for MALS
- Thursday, May 31, 2012
Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. is known for the help it provides to people in need of legal services.
37. Wade Brings No-Nonsense Attitude to Council Work
- Thursday, April 19, 2012
During the trial in 2009 between the city of Memphis and the Memphis City Schools district over a complicated funding dispute that has left ramifications even to this day, Allan Wade argued on behalf of the city.
- Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Association of Fundraising Professionals will host its monthly luncheon Thursday, April 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christian Brothers University’s Thomas Center. The topic is “The Role of Communications in Fundraising Campaigns.” Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit afpmemphis.org to register.
39. Lewis Named Chair Of Access to Justice Commission
- Tuesday, April 10, 2012
George “Buck” Lewis, a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, has been tapped to be the chair of the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission.
40. ‘A Different View’
- Wednesday, April 04, 2012
When the Memphis City Council got involved in the 1968 sanitation workers strike it forever changed the relationship between the council and the mayor.
Lewis Donelson, a member of that council and founder and shareholder of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, writes in his new autobiography, “Lewie,” that the council’s actions have affected every council and mayor since then.
41. MED Fdtn. Names Brandenburg Director of Development
- Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Joe Brandenburg has joined The MED Foundation as director of development.
Hometown: Connersville, Ind.
Education: B.A., mass communications, Western Kentucky University; master’s in public administration, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
42. MALS Expands Fundraising Amidst Cuts
- Friday, December 16, 2011
Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. is expanding its annual fundraising drive in both its amount and who the nonprofit is seeking donations from.
43. Peppers Joins Lifeblood To Grow Donor Base
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Jeanie Peppers has joined Lifeblood as senior donor relations account manager.
Hometown: Drummonds, Tenn.
- Thursday, July 21, 2011
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will present “Dealing With Guns in the Workplace” Thursday, July 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the firm’s office, 165 Madison Ave., 20th floor. Jonathan Hancock will speak. To register, email email@example.com.
- Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, July 19, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. R.C. Johnson, University of Memphis athletic director, will speak. Cost is $18 per person. Advanced reservations are required. For reservations, email Taylor Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
46. Legal Website Launches to Help Storm Victims
- Monday, May 02, 2011
A new website offering free legal help to low-income Tennesseans will be open in time to help victims of the storm and flooding damages across the state.
The Tennessee Bar Association and the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services have pushed up the opening of the website onlinetnjustice.org, which launches Friday, ahead of schedule.
47. Legal Services Website Launches Early to Help Storm Victims
- Friday, April 29, 2011
A new website offering free legal help to low-income Tennesseans will be open in time to help victims of the storm and flooding damages across the state this week.
The Tennessee Bar Association and the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services have pushed up the opening of the website onlinetnjustice.org which launches Friday, ahead of schedule.
48. Paul Bourassa Joins Unity Home Medical as Director
- Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Paul N. Bourassa has joined Unity Home Medical LLC as director. Unity Home Medical is a medical supply company and sister company of Unity Hospice Care based in Germantown.
49. Baker Donelson Attorneys Named Super Lawyers
- Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Twenty-two attorneys from the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC have been named to the 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers.
The attorneys are Ben C. Adams, Mary L. Aronov, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Sam B. Blair Jr., Michael B. Chance, E. Franklin Childress Jr., Angie C. Davis, Robert J. DelPriore, Gregory G. Fletcher, William H.D. Fones Jr., Grady M. Garrison, Stephen D. Goodwin, James R. “Josh” Hall Jr., Matthew S. Heiter, George T. “Buck” Lewis III, Robert C. Liddon Jr., Eugene J. Podesta Jr., Jackie G. Prester, Jill M. Steinberg, Buckner Wellford, Maurice Wexler and Edward R. Young.
50. Mercer Capital Promotes Heinz to Senior VP
- Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Nicholas J. Heinz has been promoted to senior vice president at Mercer Capital. Heinz joined Mercer Capital in 2000 and is a senior member of the Mercer’s investment banking corporate valuation division.
51. Harris Joins Transnetyx as VP of Sales
- Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Michael Harris has joined Transnetyx, a genetic diagnostics company, as vice president of sales for the company’s pharmacogenomics division.
- Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Small Biz Memphis will host the Cordova/Bartlett and East Memphis/Midtown Business Builders Circle meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at 1661 International Drive, suite 400. The Germantown/Collierville meeting will be Thursday at 7:45 a.m. at 2176 West St., suite 110. For more information, call 205-9303.
- Monday, August 16, 2010
Harrah’s Casino Tunica will host the first Smokin’ Aces BBQ Championship Sept. 16 to 18. Entry deadline is Monday. For information and registration forms, visit www.smokinacesbbqchampionship.com.
54. Baker Donelson Alters Pro Bono Policy
- Wednesday, July 28, 2010
In a move designed to encourage its attorneys to spend even more of their time providing free legal representation to people who might not otherwise be able to afford it, the Memphis-based law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has changed its pro bono policy.
55. Buck Lewis Personifies Commitment to Pro Bono Work
- Thursday, June 03, 2010
Dictionary.com defines pro bono as “to work for the good of the public rather than for a profit or income.” Simply put, it is providing a service without charging a fee.
56. TBA Honored Nationally for 4ALL Campaign
- Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The Tennessee Bar Association is being honored with a major national award for helping bring legal services to the poor.
TBA officials learned this week that the statewide organization will be the 2010 recipient of the Harrison Tweed Award, which is given jointly by the American Bar Association and the National Legal Aid and Defenders Association to honor “extraordinary achievements” in increasing access to legal services for the poor. The award will be presented at the ABA Annual Meeting in August.
57. Broadway Items Hit Bum Note With Sun
- Thursday, May 13, 2010
The owners of the Memphis recording studio where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis held a jam session in 1956 are all shook up over souvenirs of a Broadway musical dramatizing the event.
58. TBA Wins Third Award For Pro Bono Campaign
- Friday, February 26, 2010
The Tennessee Bar Association’s yearlong Access to Justice 4ALL initiative has received an “Associations Advance America” award from the American Society of Association Executives and the Center for Association Leadership. The 4ALL program was just one of 24 programs selected nationwide for the honor.
59. TBA Programs Nominated For Advancing America
- Monday, December 14, 2009
Two Tennessee Bar Association community service programs have been nominated for the American Society of Association Executive’s “Associations Advance America Awards.”
The Justice 4ALL and Tennessee Celebrates Pro Bono projects, both major initiatives to enhance attorney volunteer services throughout the state, were the honored programs.
60. Baptist Health Care’s Pounds Elected to Novation Board
- Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Don Pounds, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., has been elected to serve on the board of Novation LLC, the health care supply contracting company for VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium and Provista LLC.
Since coming to Baptist in 1987, Pounds has served in a variety of roles, starting as chief financial officer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.
61. Banks of Bartlett, Mason in Court Over Orange Beach Project
- Monday, December 07, 2009
It was envisioned as a multimillion-dollar condominium development in the Gulf Coast city of Orange Beach, Ala., a vacation getaway dotted with oceanfront condos, restaurants, hotels and shopping outlets.
62. State Supreme Court Amends Rules
- Thursday, November 12, 2009
The Tennessee Supreme Court in late October adopted new and amended rules for pro bono service, in-house legal work and cross-jurisdictional practice.
The court also formally adopted a new section to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, which asks attorneys to file an annual pro bono statement with the court.
63. Pro Bono Crusade Marches on in Legal Community
- Thursday, October 08, 2009
The Tennessee Bar Association is continuing the access to justice fight by decreeing October “Celebrate Pro Bono Month.”
More than a million Tennesseans are unable to afford legal services and about 700,000 of them face legal problems each year, according to Gov. Phil Bredesen’s office. Legal aid providers such as Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. often have to turn away as many as 80 clients at any given pro bono clinic because of a lack of resources to care for them all.
64. Baker Donelson’s Williams Appointed To Volunteer Leadership Role at ILTA
- Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Merideth L. Williams has been appointed to the volunteer leadership role of conference vice president in the International Legal Technology Association. She will work with other volunteers in the delivery of educational programming to members of ILTA.
65. Lewis’ Access to Justice Work Extends Past Bar Presidency
- Thursday, August 27, 2009
George “Buck” Lewis, a shareholder at the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, earlier this year passed the gavel of the Tennessee Bar Association presidency to Nashville attorney Gail Ashworth. But he isn’t finished promoting access to justice.
66. Legal Battle Over Tennessee Plan Continues
- Thursday, August 06, 2009
A statewide debate continues after the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Tennessee Plan, the state system for appointing judges to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, the Court of Criminal Appeals and the Tennessee Supreme Court.
67. Baker, Ford Share Political Opinions At Bar Convention
- Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The family trade has skipped a generation, former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker noted at last week’s Tennessee Bar Association convention at The Peabody when speaking of his three grandsons and the law firm his grandfather founded.
68. Best Lawyers to Honor Ogletree Deakins’ Lewis
- Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Best Lawyers in America will honor Fred Lewis of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC during its 25th anniversary event in Atlanta April 23-25.
69. The Flintco Cos. Names Musson Business Development Director
- Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Troy Musson has been hired by The Flintco Cos. Inc. as its director of business development for Flintco’s Memphis and Springdale, Ark., offices.
70. Treadway Joins Thomas & Betts as Senior VP for Electrical Business
- Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Charles L. Treadway has joined Thomas & Betts Corporation in the newly created position of senior vice president, group president – electrical. Treadway will provide strategic and operational leadership to the company’s electrical products businesses on a global basis. The electrical segment of Thomas & Betts has approximately 60 manufacturing and distribution facilities in 11 countries and employs approximately 8,000 associates worldwide. The electrical segment reported $2.1 billion in revenues in 2008. Treadway previously served as president and chief executive officer for the Custom Sensors and Technology unit of Schneider Electric.
71. Tennessee Supreme Court Backs Access to Justice Campaign
- Thursday, December 11, 2008
The Tennessee Supreme Court has formally announced its support of the Tennessee Bar Association’s multifaceted Access to Justice, or “4ALL,” campaign, spearheaded by TBA president George “Buck” Lewis, a shareholder at the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
72. UT Medical Group Names Martin VP of Corporate Compliance
- Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Linda Martin has joined UT Medical Group Inc. as vice president of corporate compliance.
73. Tenn. Supreme Court Seeks Comment for Pro Bono Initiative
- Monday, November 24, 2008
The state Supreme Court has begun a comment period for the Tennessee Bar Association’s recommendation that attorneys perform 50 hours of pro bono work per year (or about an hour a week) and increase access to justice for the poor in a variety of ways.
- Monday, August 18, 2008
The Engineers’ Club of Memphis Inc. will hold its weekly luncheon today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Lewis Wood will speak on the topic “Engineering Ethics.” Cost is $12.
75. Lewis Assumes TBA Presidency; Plans To Focus on Pro Bono Participation
- Thursday, June 19, 2008
George T. “Buck” Lewis, a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, assumed the presidency of the Tennessee Bar Association last week in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
76. Attorneys Help Locally, Statewide on Pro Bono Front
- Thursday, June 19, 2008
Doing pro bono work is not a new concept for Memphis attorneys. But recent efforts by law firms and individuals have brought the need to the forefront.
The recent induction of George T. “Buck” Lewis as president of the Tennessee Bar Association, for example, should spark a renewed effort across the state. (See today’s Law Talk on Page 3 for more.)
77. The Med Seeks Donations By Month’s End
- Thursday, June 05, 2008
The fundraising arm of The Regional Medical Center at Memphis has less than a month to reach an important goal.
The MED Foundation has until June 30 to reach a fiscal year 2008 fundraising goal of $200,000 to be able to receive a match of funds from an anonymous donor whose gift was established in 2004. That gift was made in honor of Jan and Lewis Donelson, the latter being a former chairman of the Shelby County Health Care Corp., which is the board that oversees The MED.
78. 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.
79. Law School For Journalists to Focus On King, Civil Rights
- Thursday, April 03, 2008
It is one of the last pictures taken of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The day before his 1968 assassination on the balcony of Downtown's Lorraine Motel, King is shown in the courtyard there being served legal papers by a U.S. Marshal.
80. Anticipation Builds for New Law School
- Tuesday, March 04, 2008
It's difficult to know for now what to call the brass, marble and stone building Downtown that stands at the end of Madison Avenue.
In about a year and a half it will be the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law for the University of Memphis. It was the Front Street Post Office for nearly 40 years until the law school renovation began recently. And before that it was the federal courthouse for the Western District of Tennessee.
81. Judge to Consider if Ford, Lee Should Be Tried Together
- Friday, December 14, 2007
A federal judge will decide next week whether Memphis City Councilman Edmund Ford and former Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division head Joseph Lee will go to trial together to face an 11-count indictment against both men.
82. White Joins Junior Achievement As Exchange City Manager
- Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Michael White has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as Exchange City manager.
Previously, White has served in various youth development positions in the community including as a YMCA youth counselor and director of the Stax Music Academy Summer Camp. He earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Memphis.
83. Leaseholder Demands Ford Return Cadillac
- Tuesday, December 04, 2007
A mini-drama of sorts has emerged around a luxury vehicle that Memphis City Councilman Edmund Ford began leasing for his mortuary business in 2004.
The lending company that owns the lease has asked a local court to order Ford to give back the car. The councilman, who is leaving office at the end of this year, stopped making monthly payments in August on the black Cadillac SRX.
84. U of M Honors Memphis' Legal Giants
- Thursday, August 09, 2007
Many of them served in World War II, came home war heroes and then faced obstacles in the courtroom, such as practicing law during a time when most women and minorities did not have law licenses.
They were lawyers when there was no such thing as rules of discovery in Tennessee.
85. Welch Plans Lakeside Homes on 32-Acre Germantown Site
- Tuesday, July 24, 2007
32.34 acres on
Forest Hill-Irene Road
Sale Amounts: $1.1 million; $1.1 million; $1.1 million
Sale Date: July 12, 2007
86. Baker Donelson Pledges $300,000For U of M Downtown Law School
- Monday, April 16, 2007
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has pledged a contribution of $300,000 to the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.
The money will support the
87. Gibbons Joins National District Attorneys Board
- Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Shelby County District Attorney William L. Gibbons has been chosen to be Tennessee's representative on the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) board of directors. Gibbons was chosen by his peers throughout the state. Gibbons also is a member of the board of the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI), the nonprofit research and program development arm of the NDAA.
88. Embattled Med Gets New Leadership
- Thursday, August 31, 2006
On the heels of an announcement that the Regional Medical Center at Memphis is in danger of losing its $35 million in annual Medicare funding, the hospital is about to come under new leadership.
89. Judicial Selection CommitteeSays Reconsider Rejected Candidates
- Friday, August 25, 2006
Two rejected Tennessee Supreme Court candidates will have another go at the positions. The decision comes as the result of an 8-7 vote Tuesday by the Tennessee Judicial Selection Committee.
90. Lewis Talks About Becoming Vice President Of Tennessee Bar Association
- Thursday, July 06, 2006
George T. "Buck" Lewis III, a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, recently became vice president of the 9,000-member Tennessee Bar Association. He will be president-elect in 2007 and president of the organization in 2008.
91. MATCU Banks on Judy Conrad as VP of Lending
- Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Judy Conrad has been named vice president of lending at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU). Conrad previously served as vice president and manager of BankTennessee in Ripley. She has worked in the financial industry for almost 40 years.
92. Donelson featured in 'Memphis Innovations' For a Lifetime of Visionary Work
- Thursday, June 01, 2006
Lewis R. Donelson III, shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, has been an innovator all his life.
No wonder Donelson recently became the only attorney featured in the book "Memphis Innovations: People, Ideas, and Innovations That Changed Our World" by Richard Raichelson. The book, which was published Feb. 1 by Power House LLC, is a collection of stories of 50 Memphians who have made an impact on the city and the world.
93. Donelson Profiled in BookOf Local Success Stories
- Thursday, May 18, 2006
"Memphis Innovations," a new book that profiles successful Memphians who have made an impact on the city, features Lewis R. Donelson III, co-founder of local law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
Of the 50 leaders prof
94. State Supreme Court Candidates Bust a Move
- Thursday, April 13, 2006
Several individuals have applied for two vacancies on the Tennessee Supreme Court. Local applicants include Circuit Court Judge D'Army Bailey; George T. "Buck" Lewis of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC; Criminal Appeals Court Judge J
95. Lewis Becomes Vice President of State Bar Association
- Wednesday, February 22, 2006
George T. "Buck" Lewis, a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, has been elected vice president of the Tennessee Bar Association.
Ellers, Oakley, Chester & Rike Inc. has hired Alan Otts as director of its plumbing and fire protection division. He previously served as head of the plumbing and fire protection department for Barham/Cain/Mynatt Inc. in Cordova. He is a member of the Memphis Joint Engineers Society, serving as its chairman from 2002-2004 and student contest chairman from 2004-2005. Otts also is on the technical advisory board for Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville.
96. Bar Foundation Greets 2006 With Enthusiasm
- Thursday, January 05, 2006
The Memphis Bar Foundation is looking to follow up a successful year with an encore performance in 2006.
The foundation, a charitable organization made up of local attorneys, reached a number of milestones last year. The group had a record number of fellows in 2005, and contributions to its endowment fund reached an all-time high.
97. Luncheon Features Drowota in Last Public Appearance
- Thursday, August 25, 2005
Each year, the Ben Hooks luncheon for the Memphis & Shelby County Bar Foundation is a special event in and of itself for the local legal community. But next week's annual gathering will serve as a special send-off for Tennessee Chief Justice Frank F. Drowota III.
98. ABWA Chapter Names Woman of the Year
- Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Cheryl D. Fleming of Crye-Leike, Realtors, was named 2005 Woman of the Year by the local chapter of the American Business Women's Association. Fleming currently serves as president of the association.
99. Baptist Names College of Health Sciences President
- Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Baptist Memorial Health Care named Betty Sue McGarvey president of the Baptist College of Health Sciences. McGarvey recently served the college as provost and is a graduate of the Baptist School of Nursing. She was a nursing instructor for two years and was among the 10 founders of the Baptist College of Health Sciences.
100. Archived Article: Law Talk
- Thursday, April 15, 2004
Law Talk - George T Lewis Named American Bar Association Delegate
LANE GARDNER CAMP
The Daily News
George T. Buck Lewis recently was elected to the American Bar Association House of Delegates as a representative of the Tennessee Bar Associa...