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NYITCOM-Arkansas Promotes Steven Lewis to Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs (Movers & Shakers)

He previously served as associate professor. read more >
Energy / Legal

2 Promoted at FNBC (Movers & Shakers)

Allan Baldridge and Garrett Kissinger have both been promoted. read more >
Jennifer May-Brust
Legal / Nonprofits

Jennifer May-Brust Joins Hall Booth Smith in Rogers (Movers & Shakers)

May-Brust spent a decade in the oil pipeline transportation industry, then was with Walmart Inc. for nearly 18 years. read more >
Kyle Davidson
Banking & Finance / Insurance / Legal

Kyle Davidson Joins FNBC as Community President, Mountain Home (Movers & Shakers)

Davidson will take charge of the bank’s two branches there. read more >
Amanda Hoelzeman
Banking & Finance / Legal / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Tourism

The Peacock Group Hires Amanda Hoelzeman as PR Manager (Movers & Shakers)

Hoelzeman has nearly 20 years of experience in media relations, nonprofit communications, multimedia content strategies and crisis communications. read more >

Blacks Eye Seats on Appellate CourtsLock Icon

A Black candidate has never been elected to the Arkansas Supreme Court. A group of plaintiffs hopes to change that with a federal lawsuit. read more >
Carter Stein
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Some Lawyers Decry Delays in Civil Trials

Attorney Carter Stein is concerned about the lack of civil jury trials in Arkansas state courts since the middle of March, when the coronavirus began to overwhelm the state and country. read more >
Stephanie Malone, CEO of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
Government & Politics / Legal

Stephanie Malone Says Attorneys Surviving Pandemic’s Trial by Fire

Stephanie Malone, CEO of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, describes the challenges lawyers are facing during the pandemic. read more >
Stephanie Malone of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association.

Malone to Lead Trial Lawyers (Movers & Shakers)

Stephanie Malone has been hired as executive director of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association in Little Rock. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

Trial Lawyers Cringe at Changes in Deceptive Trade Practices ActLock Icon

Trial lawyers say the Legislature's changes to the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act will hurt consumers. read more >
Banking & Finance / Energy / Health Care / Legal

Grand Savings, Citizens Banks Add Execs in Rogers (NWA Movers & Shakers)

Jared Gabriele has been hired as an assistant vice president and loan officer at Grand Savings Bank. Ron Branscum has been hired as city president for Rogers at Citizens Bank. read more >
Glen Schwarz gathers petition signatures in Little Rock’s River Market to put proposed amendments  to the Arkansas Constitution on the Nov. 8 ballot.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Legal

Medical Malpractice Proposal Seeks Out Public Vote

Advocates of capping noneconomic damage awards in lawsuits against health care providers have taken a new tack. They want to amend the Arkansas Constitution instead of making change through the Arkansas Legislature. read more >
Clarke Tucker
Government & Politics / Legal

Arkansas Races Prompt Look at Reforms (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

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. read more >

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Law

A legal resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions. read more >
Courtney Goodson
Government & Politics / Legal

Outside Spending Grows in Arkansas Chief Justice Race

A Washington-based group has expanded its campaign against Arkansas chief justice hopeful Courtney Goodson, spending more than half a million dollars on ads. read more >
Justice Building in Little Rock. “The system of electing state court appellate judges is broken,” said attorney Philip Anderson. 
Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing

Choosing Arkansas Judges: Elections or Selections?

Two high-profile cases have brought renewed attention to the question of whether Arkansas' system of electing state Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges needs fixing. read more >
Bob Edwards
Business Services / Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing

Trial Lawyer President Bob Edwards Sees Civil Jury Trials ‘Under Attack’

Bob Edwards graduated from Hendrix College in Conway with a degree in biology in 1991. He received his juris doctor degree from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1998. Edwards worked at the Wilkes & McHugh law firm in Little Rock from 2003 to July 1, 2013, when he started his own firm. Bob Edwards was elected the president of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association in May. read more >
From left: former state Sen. Gilbert Baker of Conway, Michael Morton, former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Nursing Home Magnate Michael Morton Considered a Top Political Donor

Nursing home magnate Michael Morton has long been considered a go-to guy for those looking to raise political campaign money in Arkansas. read more >
George Wise
Legal / Media & Marketing

Arkansas Trial Lawyers President George Wise on Technology, Tyranny and Tort Reform

George Wise is the 51st president of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, which was incorporated in 1963. read more >
Matthew Hass
Government & Politics / Legal

Beaten In Legislature, Tort Reform Fight Continues

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. read more >