Tagged: arkansas bar association

Governor, Ex-Prosecutor, Uncle: What Does Asa Hutchinson Do? (Analysis)

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 6/18/2018 6:43 am

Every minute of every day, Asa Hutchinson is a governor, a former federal prosecutor and an uncle. With a nephew implicated in a bribery and corruption case, holding all three roles cannot be easy for him.

Asa Hutchinson Backs Stronger Ethics Rules for State Legislators

by Associated Press 6/15/2018 3:12 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is backing stronger ethics rules for Arkansas lawmakers following a recent court case that implicated a nephew.

The Bait and Switch of Issue 1 (Suzanne G. Clark Commentary)

by Suzanne G. Clark 6/11/2018 12:00 am

The power, and danger, of Issue 1 is in the third provision which shifts the courts’ rule-making authority from the Arkansas Supreme Court to the Arkansas General Assembly.

The Pros and Cons of Arkansas Tort Reform

by Mark Friedman 6/11/2018 12:00 am

With less than five months before the November vote on capping attorney’s fees and damages, groups for and against tort reform in Arkansas are making their case with money.

Carl Vogelpohl to Lead Tort Reform Effort

by Lance Turner 10/17/2017 11:57 am

Carl Vogelpohl has been named to oversee Arkansans for Jobs and Justice, a coalition that will campaign for a tort reform measure on the ballot next year.

Mallory Van Dover Named New Head of Philanthropy at ACH Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Mallory Van Dover has been hired as executive director of philanthropy at Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation in Little Rock.

Arkansas Bar Association Elects Tony Hilliard President (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Anthony "Tony" Hilliard, is the president of the Arkansas Bar Association for the 2017-18 year.

'Tort Reform' Measure May Face Ballot Competition (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/12/2017 7:10 am

An effort to limit civil damages in lawsuits and give the Arkansas Legislature control over court rules was already shaping up to be one of the biggest and expensive campaigns in next year's election.

Steadman Article Recognized for Writing

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Zach Steadman, a member of the Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard firm in Little Rock, will receive this week the Arkansas Bar Foundation's award for best writing in the general category.

Legal Adversaries: Bar Association, State Chamber Wage War

by Mark Friedman 6/12/2017 12:00 am

A battle heats up as the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce begins fighting back against an Arkansas Bar Association proposal that would block the chamber's preferred version of tort reform.

Plan to Change Procurement Rejected in House Committee

by Kyle Massey 3/29/2017 1:35 pm

An Arkansas panel defeated an effort to revise the state procurement proces, siding with engineers, architects and attorneys who testified that a bill to emphasize price in awarding state contracts was flawed and unnecessary

Lorrie Trogden Earns Executive Certification (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Lorrie Trogden of Little Rock has earned her Certified Association Executive credential from the National Society of Association Executives.

Arkansas Senate OKs Amendment Asking Voters to Limit Damages

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/17/2017 7:37 am

A plan to ask Arkansas voters to limit damages awarded in lawsuits and give the Legislature control over court rules was approved by the state Senate on Thursday, despite criticism from opponents who call the move an attempt by lawmakers to take over the judicial system.

Re-examining New Avenues to the Arkansas Supreme Court

by Mark Friedman 1/16/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Bar Association said last week that it isn’t looking at another proposed state constitutional amendment creating a system in which state Supreme Court justices would be appointed rather than elected.

Karen Hutchins Says Education, Communication Key to Future of Nonprofits in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Karen K. Hutchins, chief of the Arkansas Society of Association Executives, describes what it does and what the future may hold.

2nd Challenge Filed to Arkansas Lawsuit Limits Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/1/2016 1:38 pm

Opponents have asked Arkansas' highest court to block votes for an initiative to limit damages awarded in medical lawsuits, the second challenge filed against the proposed ballot measure.

Arkansas Court Asked to Block Measure on Medical Lawsuits

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/29/2016 12:44 pm

A group opposed to a ballot proposal that would place limits on damages in medical lawsuits is asking Arkansas' highest court to block voting on the proposed constitutional amendment in November.

Karen Hutchins Elected President of State Executives Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Karen Hutchins, executive director of the Arkansas Bar Association, was recently elected president of the Arkansas Society of Association Executives.

Kathleen McDonald Accepts Committee Seats at Arkansas Bar Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Kathleen McDonald, managing partner of Beacon Legal Group PLLC, has been appointed to the Arkansas Bar Association’s website/technology, social media and women in the profession committees.

Arkansas Races Prompt Look at Reforms (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/27/2016 1:31 pm

After conservative outside groups spent big on a pair of Arkansas Supreme Court races with a barrage of attack ads and mailers, state lawmakers are measuring how much of an appetite there is for new campaign finance restrictions and ending the popular election of justices.