Tagged: arkansas bar association

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.

Arkansas Bar Endorses Stephens Insurance

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 2:29 pm

The Arkansas Bar Association announced this week that Stephens Insurance of Little Rock is the association's exclusive endorsed provider of various insurance lines.

Ad for Accountability Website Rejected by Arkansas Bar Association Magazine

by Mark Friedman 8/31/2015 12:00 am

A website set up by a North Little Rock nonprofit hopes to improve the job performance of Arkansas judges by asking attorneys and litigants to rate them anonymously.

Justice Is Good for Business (Eddie H. Walker Jr. Commentary)

by Eddie H. Walker Jr. 6/8/2015 12:00 am

How we define success has a very significant impact on our behavior. If we focus strictly on profit margins as the measure of success, we are ignoring the importance of one of the most fundamental principles upon which this nation is founded: “justice for all.” Justice is a process through which people are allowed a fair shot at the pursuit of happiness.

Brad Hendricks Named Chairman of Professional Ethics Committee

by Alexis Crowe 6/2/2015 8:56 am

Eddie H. Walker Jr., president of the Arkansas Bar Association, appointed Brad Hendricks of The Brad Hendricks Law Firm as chairman of the association's Professional Ethics Committee.

Is Our Judicial System Broken? (Brian Ratcliff Commentary)

by Brian H. Ratcliff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas must work to preserve its judicial independence or glove up for the constant battle of the branches that will divide our state as we have never seen before.

Jim Simpson Elected President of Arkansas Bar Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/15/2013 12:00 am

Jim Simpson has been elected president of the Arkansas Bar Association in Little Rock. Simpson is a partner with Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP. Marie-Bernarde Miller, Brian H. Ratcliff, F. Thomas Curry and Shaneen K. Sloan were elected to serve as ABA officers.

Business People, We Need the Jury Trial (Jim Simpson Commentary)

by Jim Simpson 6/10/2013 12:00 am

Can real jurors be successfully educated away from the television perception of the expectations of “scientific evidence?” Similarly, can they be persuaded during a jury trial that preconceptions about businesses cheating, destroying documents and hiding facts may not be at all true?

Beaten In Legislature, Tort Reform Fight Continues

by Mark Friedman 5/6/2013 12:00 am

Even though legislation involving tort reform failed to make it out of the General Assembly last month, attorneys are pushing forward with the idea. Sen. Eddie Joe Williams, R-Cabot, who introduced the measure, says business groups supported the legislation and that tort reform is needed because surrounding states have it.

Brian H. Ratcliff, Designated President-elect of Arkansas Bar Association (Super Mover)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/19/2012 12:00 am

Brian Ratcliff was recently elected to serve a one-year term as president-elect designee of the Arkansas Bar Association beginning June 2013. He will then assume the role of president at the association’s 2014 annual meeting.

Arkansas Bar Association Offers Free Legal Seminar Wednesday

by Karen Martin 4/30/2012 8:35 am

The Arkansas Bar Association is offering a free three-hour legal seminar on criminal law, small claims court and veterans' benefits from 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday at the Arkansas Bar Center, 2224 Cottondale Lane, Litle Rock.