Administrative Law Section

This section provides members with opportunities to exchange information with other practitioners regarding administrative law. The section produces annual CLE programming and news to the members.

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All 3 Constitutional Officers Seeking New Terms

The state’s three constitutional officers – Comptroller Justin Wilson, Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Treasurer David Lillard – are all planning to seek new terms in office when the Tennessee General Assembly votes to fill the positions in January, Knoxnews reports. All three were elected to office in 2009 when Republicans first gained a majority of seats in the state legislature and are unlikely to face opposition according to the paper. Under the state constitution, the comptroller and treasurer serve two-year terms while the secretary of state serves a four-year term.

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Services Set for Retired Col. Les Barham

Retired Colonel Leslie Webb Barham of Jackson died Sept. 30 at the age of 79. A graduate of the Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, he practiced law for many years in Jackson before taking the position of judge advocate general for the Tennessee Army National Guard headquarters in Nashville. He retired after 38 years of honorable service, after which he served as an administrative law judge for the state of Tennessee. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Jackson-Madison County Humane Society. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home, with military graveside services Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Hollywood Cemetery. Read his obituary.

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