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VOL. 110 | NO. 102 | Thursday, May 23, 1996

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05-23 Law briefs Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell has announced that Charles W. Ferguson, Eugenia R. Gaerig and J. Randall Patterson have joined the firm in its Jackson, Miss., offices. Ferguson concentrates his practice in the areas of tax and corporate law. He received his law degree from the University of Mississippi. Prior to law school, Ferguson worked as a real estate appraiser and as an accountant in the tax department of an international accounting firm. Gaerig concentrates her practice in the areas of tort and insurance litigation. She received her law degree from Vanderbilt University. Patterson concentrates his practice in tort litigation and employment law. He received his law degree from Mississippi College School of Law, where he is an adjunct professor. The Memphis Bar Association will present a seminar on Social Security disability/SSI on June 5 at noon at the Peabody Hotel. The seminar offers one hour of continuing legal education credit. The presenter is Betsy Warren Wilson, who will discuss topics such a dealing with clients and forms, recent changes in the law and how to get paid. The cost before June 3 is $25 for MBA members and $30 for nonmembers. After June 3, the cost is $30 for MBA members and $35 for nonmembers. The University of Tennessee College of Law has been honored by a national organization of lawyers for the way in which it trains trial attorneys. UT is the winner of the American College of Trial Lawyers 1996 Emil Gumpert Award of Excellence in Teaching Trial Advocacy. The award is given annually by the ACTL to a law school in the United States or Canada. The Memphis Bar Association will present a bankruptcy seminar on June 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at MBA headquarters. The seminar offers six hours of continuing legal education credit. The presenters include Paulette Delk, professor at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law; Thomas Fulton of Humphreys, Dunlap, Welford, Acuff & Stanton; U.S. trustee Ellen Vergos; Barbara Zoccola of the U.S. Attorneys office; U.S. District Judge Bernice B. Donald; Roger Stone of Stone, Higgs & Drexler; Steve Douglass of Apperson Crump Duzane & Maxwell; Chapter 13 trustee George Stevenson; and Tom Fila of Cohen & Fila. The cost before June 5 is $120 for MBA members and $125 for nonmembers. After June 5, the cost is $125 for MBA members and $130 for nonmembers.

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PROPERTY SALES 82 82 19,655
MORTGAGES 75 75 22,989
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 7 7 8,311
BUILDING PERMITS 138 138 40,167
BANKRUPTCIES 72 72 13,176
BUSINESS LICENSES 9 9 6,146
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 52 52 13,048
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