VOL. 116 | NO. 217 | Thursday, November 7, 2002
Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr
Seven attorneys from the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson,
Bearman & Caldwell were included in the 2003-2004 edition of the Best
Lawyers in America. Two of those attorneys, Samuel D. Chafetz and Lewis R.
Donelson III, have been included in each edition since its inception 20 years
ago. Leo M. Bearman Jr., William P. Kenworthy and Charles Tuggle Jr. have appeared
in at least five editions, including the latest. Other attorneys included in
this edition who practice in the firms Memphis office are William H.D. Fones
Jr., a tax attorney and Frank L. Watson Jr., a corporate, mergers and
acquisitions, and securities law practitioner.
The eighth annual Mid-South Conference on Estate Planning
convenes at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Sponsored
by the University of Mississippi Center for Continuing Legal Education, the
course offers six hours of CLE credit, including one hour of ethics credit.
Speakers for the conference include Shellie G. McCain of Butler, Snow, OMara,
Stevens & Cannada; Larry Bray of Cecil Smith & Associates, and Mike
Parham of Williams, McDonald, Wolfe & Womack.
Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell will host a labor
and employment law seminar at the Four Points Sheraton in Jackson, Tenn., from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The seminar will cover topics such as the Americans
With Disabilities Act; recognizing and preventing harassment; wage and hour
laws; and hiring and termination. Baker Donelson has more than 240 attorneys
and senior public policy advisers.
The University of Memphis communications department invited
U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. to speak at the Dr. John Bakke Political
Communication Lecture Series from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 25 in Room 123 of
the Fogelman Executive Center on the U of M campus. This is the inaugural
lecture in the series honoring Bakke, a former chair of the U of M Department
of Communication, founder of the study of political communication within the
department and faculty member for 32 years. Ford authored the Make College
Affordable Act to help families meet rising tuition costs and to create a tax
deduction for higher education expenses, including tuition, fees, room and
board, as well as interest on student loans. Ford will discuss the recent
election, current world issues, political communication and other issues
affecting the Mid-South.