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SAVE THE DATE:
MBA ANNUAL MEETING December 3, 2014
Speaker: Geoff Calkins Columnist at The Commercial Appeal. Host of the Geoff Calkins Show on 92.9 FM. Former lawyer, father of 3, sibling of 8.
5:30pm Cocktail Reception
6:30pm Dinner and Program
University of Memphis Holiday Inn
Early Voting Has Begun – Vote Yes on Amendment 2
Several months ago, the MBA Board passed a resolution supporting the “Vote Yes on 2” campaign. According to MBA Board member and Vote Yes on 2 committee member Lang Wiseman, “Amendment 2 amends and strengthens the State Constitution by improving the way we select and elect our appellate judiciary, and by providing much needed clarity and stability.” To read his full article on why Vote Yes on 2 is so important, click here. And get out and vote!
JUDICIAL QUALIFICATION POLL
The Memphis Bar Association conducted Judicial Qualification Poll for the candidates in contested judicial, court clerk and District Attorney General elections on the August 7th ballot, as well as the appellate retention races. The poll asked attorneys to select the one candidate in each race whom they felt was best qualified to serve. If an attorney did not know the candidates’ qualifications or had no opinion, he/she was instructed to mark “no opinion.” Review the complete results.
AUGUST 7th ELECTION RESULTS
(*indicates new judge)
Division 1 – Felicia Corbin-Johnson*
Division 2 – James F. Russell
Division 3 – D’Army Bailey*
Division 4 – Gina C. Higgins
Division 5 – Rhynette Northcross Hurd*
Division 6 – Jerry Stokes (uncontested)
Division 7 – Donna M. Fields (uncontested)
Division 8 – Robert “Bob” Weiss
Part 1 – Walter L. Evans
Part 2 – Jim Kyle*
Part 3 – Kenny Armstrong (uncontested)
Division 1 – Kathleen N. Gomes
Division 2 – Karen D. Webster
Division 1 – Paula Skahan
Division 2 – Glenn Wright (uncontested)
Division 3 – Bobby Carter
Division 4 – Carolyn Wade Blackett (uncontested)
Division 5 – Jim Lammey
Division 6 – John W. Campbell
Division 7 – Lee V. Coffee
Division 8 – Chris Craft (uncontested)
Division 9 – Mark Ward
Division 10 – James C. Beasley, Jr. (uncontested)
General Sessions Civil Court
Division 1 – Lynn Cobb
Division 2 – Phyllis B. Gardner
Division 3 – John A. Donald
Division 4 – Deborah A. Henderson (uncontested)
Division 5 – Betty Thomas Moore
Division 6 – Lonnie Thompson
General Sessions Criminal Court
Division 7 – Bill Anderson, Jr.
Division 8 – Tim J. Dwyer
Division 9 – Gerald Skahan*
Division 10 – Chris Turner
Division 11 – Karen L. Massey
Division 12 – S. Ronald (Ron) Lucchesi*
Division 13 – Louis Montesi (uncontested)
Division 14 – Larry Potter
Division 15 – Loyce Lambert Ryan (uncontested)
Juvenile Court Judge – Dan Holman Michael
District Attorney General – Amy Weirich
Circuit Court Clerk – Jimmy Moore
Criminal Court Clerk – Richard L. DeSaussure, III
Juvenile Court Clerk – Joy Touliatos
Probate Court Clerk – Paul Boyd
New Website Coming Soon
Our new website is coming soon. We are excited about how our new features and design will better serve both our members and the public. Do not hesitate to call our office at (901) 527-3573 during this transition if you are having trouble registering for a seminar or need anything you’d typically find on our website.
The Memphis Bar Association upholds high standards of integrity and honor in the legal profession. We encourage and assist lawyers in maintaining and improving their competence so they can better serve their clients and the public. We assist in making legal services available to all in the community who need such services. We aid and educate the public with reference to the law and the administration of justice. We exert the Association's influence in connection with issues involving the profession of law and the administration of justice to the end that it will enhance the quality of life in the community. We cultivate a spirit of good fellowship among members of the legal profession.