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VOL. 112 | NO. 115 | Thursday, July 2, 1998

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University of Memphis law professor Janet Leach Richards has been elected to the American Law Institute, which is dedicated to clarifying and simplifying the law, adapting it to social needs and improving the administration of justice University of Memphis law professor Janet Leach Richards has been elected to the American Law Institute, which is dedicated to clarifying and simplifying the law, adapting it to social needs and improving the administration of justice. Richards, who holds a Cecil C. Humphreys professorship and has been a faculty member since 1978, was elected to the institute because of her scholarship and commitment to the advancement of law. She specializes in family law. Membership in the American Law Institute is limited to 3,000. The Memphis Bar Association will present a seminar on commercial lending Wednesday at noon at the Peabody. The speaker will be Hunter Humphreys of Glankler Brown. The seminar offers one hour of continuing legal education credit. The cost is $35 for MBA members, $40 for non-members and $25 for non-attorneys before Monday. The Memphis Bar Association will present a seminar titled "The Wonderful World of Confiscated Cars" on July 15 at noon at One Commerce Square, Suite 1050. The speaker will be Earl Buckles of The Cochran Law Firm. The cost is $20 for MBA members, $25 for non-members and $15 for non-attorneys before July 13. The Memphis Bar Association will present a seminar on Tennessees proposed new ethics rules and the business lawyer on July 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at One Commerce Square. The panelists will be Richard R. Spore III of Burch Porter & Johnson PLLC, David Wade of Martin Tate Morrow & Marston P.C. and Laura Chastain, deputy chief disciplinary counsel for the Board of Professional Responsibility. The seminar offers three hours of dual (general or ethics) credit. The cost is $80 for MBA members, $90 for non-members and $25 for other attendees before July 14. The Memphis Bar Association will present a seminar on landlord/tenant law on July 22 at noon at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. The speaker will be Lawrence Baer of Baer, Baer & Baer. The seminar offers one hour of continuing legal education credit. The cost is $35 for MBA members, $40 for non-members and $25 for non-attorneys before July 20.
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 91 158 16,219
MORTGAGES 98 179 18,735
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 13 36 2,497
BUILDING PERMITS 136 349 33,738
BANKRUPTCIES 63 115 10,429
BUSINESS LICENSES 30 47 5,350
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 24 53 6,326
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 52 3,563