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VOL. 112 | NO. 119 | Thursday, July 9, 1998

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The Memphis Bar Association announced the results of the associations Judicial Preference Election concerning all contested judicial and clerk races on Aug The Memphis Bar Association announced the results of the associations Judicial Preference Election concerning all contested judicial and clerk races on Aug. 6. Of the 2,800 attorneys who were mailed ballots, 1,041 or 37 percent voted. Ballots were mailed to all actively practicing Shelby County attorneys regardless of whether they were MBA members. The following candidates received the highest number of votes as "best qualified:" Circuit Court, Division 3, Judge Karen R. Williams; Chancery Court, Part 1, Chancellor C. Neal Small; Criminal Court, Division 2, W. Otis Higgs Jr.; Criminal Court, Division 8, Judge Chris Craft; Criminal Court, Division 9, Terry Harris; General Sessions, Division 1, Judge Lynn Cobb; General Sessions, Division 3, Judge John A. Donald; General Sessions, Division 5, Eugene S. "Chip" Forrester; General Sessions, Division 6, Gary Wilkinson; General Sessions, Division 9, Judge Joyce Broffitt; General Sessions, Division 10, Judge Anthony Johnson; General Sessions, Division 11, Judge Charles B. Gallagher; General Sessions, Division 12, Judge Horace O. Peirotti; Juvenile Court, Judge Kenneth A. Turner; Criminal Court Clerk, Bill Key; Probate Court Clerk, Chris Thomas; Collierville municipal judge, Judge William Craig Hall; Germantown municipal judge, Position 2, Judge Bob Brannon; and Millington municipal judge, Judge Charles W. Pruitt. The Memphis Bar Association will present a seminar titled "The Wonderful World of Confiscated Cars" on Wednesday 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 Monday. 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 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 Tuesday.
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 51 329 975
MORTGAGES 54 374 1,120
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 26 93 228
BUILDING PERMITS 177 767 2,425
BANKRUPTCIES 51 273 675
BUSINESS LICENSES 27 189 489
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 19 113 293
MARRIAGE LICENSES 10 59 140