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VOL. 109 | NO. 40 | Thursday, November 30, 1995

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11/30 Law briefs The Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division elected officers and board members for 1996 at its annual meeting on Nov. 15. President-elect Chris Vescovo automatically succeeds to the office of president next year. Newly elected officers are President elect Tommy Parker and Secretary/Treasurer Elizabeth Collins. New board members are Leslie Coleman, Caren Dantzker, Lara Fonville, Louise Gaerig, Mike Keeney, Milton Magee, Karen Schlesinger and Jennifer Webber. The division also presented the Charles A. Rond Memorial Award for the outstanding judge of the year to Judge George H. Brown Jr. of Circuit Court, Division VI, and Judge William Houston Brown of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Scott J. Crosby, Dana Brown and J. Michael Oehmler have become associated with the firm of Burch, Porter & Johnson. Crosby is a former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justices tax division. Brown formerly was a law clerk to the Honorable Eugene Siler Jr. of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Oehmler was formerly a law clerk to the Honorable Jerome Turner of the U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee. Memphis attorney Michael E. Harrington has been temporarily suspended from the practice of law by Order of the Tennessee Supreme Court on Nov. 8. The court, acting upon a petition filed by the Board of Professional Responsibility, issued the suspension based upon the respondent's failing to respond to the Board of Professional Responsibility concerning a complaint of misconduct. On Nov. 14, the Supreme Court of Tennessee issued an Order publicly censuring Memphis attorney Arch B. Boyd III. Boyd was held in contempt of court and fined for his failure to file an appellants brief on two occasions. The Memphis Bar Association will present a seminar on employment law on Dec. 1 at The Racquet Club. The seminar will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers seven hours of continuing education credit. Registration is $150.

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