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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Sep 3, 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam appointed James "Jim" R. Newsom III as chancellor in the 30th Judicial District, which serves Shelby County. Newsom replaced Oscar C. “Bo” Carr III, who died earlier this year. “Jim Newsom has a strong commitment to justice and an excellent record of work in Shelby County. We appreciate his willingness to serve in this capacity," Haslam said. Newsom, a Vanderbilt Law School graduate, has been a member of the Memphis law firm Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC since 2005 and was appointed special master for the 30th Judicial District Chancery Court in 2010.