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Anindya Ghosh
Education / Government & Politics

Chair of UALR’s Chemistry Department Promoted (Movers & Shakers)

Anindya Ghosh will serve as interim associate dean of the Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Unvaccinated Employees Sue Conway Regional

The suit could signal a trend of Arkansas lawsuits over employer vaccine requirements. read more >
An executive triumvirate is guiding the transformation of Capital Bank into Encore Bank. From left, Chris Roberts, chairman and CEO; Phillip Jett, vice chairman and president; and Burt Hicks, senior executive vice president, chief operating officer and general counsel.
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Simmons Battles Encore BankLock Icon

Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff has accused former employees of taking customer and proprietary bank information when they left to work for Encore Bank of Little Rock. read more >
Rejena Grotjohn of the University of Arkansas Little Rock Bowen School of Law
Education / Legal / Nonprofits

Grotjohn Moves Forward at UA Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

Rejena Grotjohn has been promoted to assistant dean for student affairs and diversity initiatives for the University of Arkansas Little Rock Bowen School of Law. read more >
Former Arkansas coach Bret Bielema did not have a fond parting with Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville; he was fired after several lackluster seasons. But he had a multimillion-dollar buyout clause, and that bonanza is at the center of a bitter legal battle.
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Knives Out for Lawyers As Bielema Feud Festers

The feud between former University of Arkansas Head Football Coach Bret Bielema and the Razorback Foundation is getting worse. read more >
Theresa Beiner, incoming dean of the Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Margaret Sova McCabe, incoming dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law

New Law School Deans Begin Work July 1

Both of Arkansas’ law schools will have new deans when the 2018-19 academic year begins July 1. read more >
The former Mayflower RV location at 87 Interstate Dr. in Mayflower
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Mayflower RV Case Awards Defy Precedent, Appeal SaysLock Icon

A $1 million judgment awarded to the widow of a man who died cleaning up debris following the 2014 Mayflower tornado could be the subject of an Arkansas Supreme Court review of decades of legal precedent. read more >
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It’s a Duck (Editorial)

A recent editorial perfectly expresses our outrage at Arkansas State University’s effort to hide how public money is spent. read more >
Amy Johnson, executive director of the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission
Education / Government & Politics / Legal / Nonprofits

Arkansas Access to Justice Commission Pushes to Unbundle Legal Services

The Arkansas Access to Justice Commission hopes changing the rules on attorneys taking a small part of a client’s case, instead of the whole thing, will give Arkansans wider access to legal counsel. read more >
Craighead County District Judges David Boling and Tommy Fowler.
Government & Politics / Legal

Justice Network Sues After Craighead County Cancels Contract

The very minute that Craighead County District Judges David Boling and Tommy Fowler were elected in 2016, The Justice Network Inc. had cause to worry. read more >
The Arkansas Supreme Court is led by Chief Justice Dan Kemp, elected in 2016.
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Supreme Court Justices’ Data Offers a Peek Beyond Pay

The seven justices who sit on the Arkansas Supreme Court have a wide range of business investments, from property to tower rent for a radio station. read more >
John DiPippa
Education / Legal

Interim Dean for Bowen Law School Named

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced on Wednesday that John DiPippa will serve as interim dean of its William H. Bowen School of Law. He starts July 1. read more >
Paula Casey: “Everything in life is just a matter of timing.”
Education / Legal

Paula Casey Reflects on Legal Career

Paula Casey retired on June 30 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she was the interim vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school. She had held that position since 2013. read more >
Joel Anderson

Big Shoes (Editorial)

Harry Truman said “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” Example: Joel Anderson, who has just retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock after 45 years there, the last 13 of them as chancellor. read more >
The bumper stickers on David Couch’s file cabinets provide hints as to his political leanings.
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Attorney David Couch Wields Initiatives To Change the Law

David Couch’s law practice is increasingly devoted to voter-initiated acts and constitutional amendments. read more >
Stacy Leeds
Education / Legal

Arkansas Bar Exam Pass Rates Up

The bar exam passage rates increased slightly in Arkansas in 2015, bucking a national trend. read more >
Drs. Eren Erdem and Scott Schlesinger became friends in 2001. But their close friendship soured after Erdem accused Schlesinger of shortchanging him of physician fees for treating patients at Schlesinger’s Legacy Neurosurgery Center in Little Rock. In court filings, Schlesinger has denied any  wrongdoing. | (Photos by Mark Friedman)
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Lawsuit Hits Nerve for Former Friends Fighting Over Medical Fees Earned

A legal case between Dr. Eren Erdem and Dr. Scott Schlesinger serves as a cautionary tale about the importance of having a contract in place and how quickly a friendship can sour when money is involved. read more >
Michael Schwartz
Education / Legal

Arkansas Law Grads Still Finding Tight Market

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Bowen School of Law said it is reducing its enrollment for the fall because of the tight job market for new attorneys. read more >
Education / Legal

Not Uncommon for A State to Have Multiple Law Schools, Says UALR Law Dean

Michael Schwartz, the new dean of UALR’s Bowen School of Law, says concerns about Arkansas having two law schools is misguided. read more >
Michael Schwartz
Education / Legal

UALR Law School Dean Michael Schwartz on Changes in Legal Education

Michael Schwartz begins as dean of the Bowen School of Law on July 1 and replaces Paula Casey, who has been interim dean since the resignation a year ago of Dean John DiPippa. read more >