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VOL. 112 | NO. 4 | Thursday, January 8, 1998

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The Meeman Center for Lifelong Learning at Rhodes College will offer its 11th continuing legal education seminar on Jan The Meeman Center for Lifelong Learning at Rhodes College will offer its 11th continuing legal education seminar on Jan. 26 in the colleges Bryan Campus Life Center. The ethics of media coverage of high-profile legal cases and the evolving relationship between the media and judges, attorneys, jurors and witnesses will be the focus of the discussion-oriented program. Harvard law professor Arthur Miller will conduct a roundtable discussion on a hypothetical case in the same format as his nationally televised PBS series. The panel will consist of lawyers, judges, media representatives and professors. Following lunch, William M. Hoeveler, chair of the American Bar Associations Resource Team for High Profile Cases, will discuss the work of the team, how and why it came into being and examples of how its efforts have affected the legal process and the medias interaction with the courts. The seminar is certified as a general continuing legal education course and also meets the requirements for ethics and professionalism hours. Participating attorneys will receive five hours of CLE credit. Tuition is $295 for pre-registrants and $325 at the door, if space is available. To register or for more information, call 843-3965. Memphis attorneys renewed their support for Memphis Area Legal Services by raising more than $85,000 during the organizations 1997 Campaign for Equal Justice. The campaign was led by attorney John Thomason and supported by more than 30 volunteers. In the six-year history of the campaign, which was begun to supplement the reduction in funding for MALS from the Legal Services Corp., more than $240,000 has been raised from the Memphis legal community. The Memphis Bar Association will present a seminar on advanced directives on Jan. 20 at noon at the Peabody. Registration begins at 11:45 a.m. The presenter is Marilyn Dunavant, who works in corporate risk management for Baptist Memorial Hospital. The seminar offers one hour of continuing legal education credit. The cost is $35 for MBA members and $45 for nonmembers before Jan. 18. For more information, call 527-3573.
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 79 321 2,586
MORTGAGES 90 426 3,033
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 37 527
BUILDING PERMITS 153 796 6,864
BANKRUPTCIES 37 213 2,000
BUSINESS LICENSES 22 152 1,311
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 23 100 730
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 58 432