Tennessee Bar Journal Editorial Board

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Haltom Looks at the Aging Lawyer in This Month's Column

In 1980, 36 percent of the nation’s licensed lawyers were under age 35, compared to just 13 percent in this age group in 2005, the ABA Journal reports. The figures come from The Lawyer Statistical Report, which is based on data from Martindale-Hubbell and compiled by the American Bar Foundation. Meanwhile, the median lawyer age also increased from 39 in 1980 to 49 in 2005. Tennessee Bar Journal humor columnist Bill Haltom has embraced these statistics, declaring himself and some of his colleagues "Legally Gray." Read his column in this month's issue.

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Blumstein Named Solicitor General

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery today named Andrée Sophia Blumstein as the state’s new solicitor general. She succeeds Acting Solicitor General Joe Whalen, who will return to his previous position in the office. In the new role, Blumstein will oversee appellate litigation in state and federal courts, review written opinions and advise the attorney general. “I could not be more pleased that Andrée has accepted this important appointment,” Slatery said. “Her extensive trial and appellate experience and her academic credentials are surpassed only by the type of person she is and the respect she already enjoys in the legal community.” For the past 21 years, Blumstein has been a partner at the Nashville firm of Sherrard & Roe where she focused on appellate litigation, health law, taxation and antitrust matters.

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