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[27 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,163 views]
Week in Review (March 21-27)

It’s been a heck of a week on a number of levels here in Arkansas.
For one thing, that pesky winter returned in full force about the middle of the week. Indeed, our 70-degree, sunny days were replaced by near-freezing temperatures and nasty rain by the weekend.
For another, the question a heck of a lot of us Arkansans wanted to know was answered this week — who will replace deposed Razorbacks Basketball Coach John Pelphrey? Also, we had the state Legislature going about its business of annoying us with new laws. …

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[23 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,786 views]
Podcasting with Asa Hutchinson

It’s been a bit since we updated the First Arkansas News podcast page.
Luckily, we’re updating in style with two interviews of Asa Hutchinson that were recorded by Steve Gibbs for Legal Aid of Arkansas.
Hutchinson, in both interviews, talks about why he believes pro bono work is so important and why all attorneys should volunteer to help everyone get equal access to the courts.
Hutchinson, after a couple of decades of public service, has settled in as an attorney in Rogers. You can read more about him here and learn about the …

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[15 Mar 2011 | One Comment | 3,596 views]
Asa Hutchinson advocating volunteering for the elderly

Rogers Attorney Asa Hutchinson is a busy guy and has been for some time. Still, he still finds time to spread the message that attorneys should volunteer some time to make sure that every Arkansans has access the courts.
Former President Ronald Reagan appointed Hutchinson as a U.S. attorney in 1982 and Hutchinson became a congressman representing Arkansas’ 3rd District in 1996. He was appointed administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration by former President George W. Bush in 2001 and was confirmed by the Senate as the first under secretary of …