Members of the Pulaski County Bar Association meet on the second Friday of each month, September through April. These membership meetings begin at 11:45 am and are held at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, with the exception of the September meeting which will be held at the Little Rock Club, 400 W. Capitol, 30th floor, Little Rock.
Upcoming Monthly Membership Luncheon Dates – Mark Your Calendar Now!
Friday, September 12, 2014 – Little Rock Club – See Details Below
Friday, October 10, 2014 – Remainder of luncheons will be held at the Clinton Presidential Center
Friday, November 14, 2014 – Veterans Day Celebration
Friday, December 12, 2014
Friday, January 9, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
September Monthly Luncheon
Friday, September 12, 2014 – Little Rock Club
Speaker: Retired Judge Henry Lackey
Calhoun City, Mississippi
Judge Lackey is a spirited story teller, homespun and down to earth. But don’t be fooled by his good ole country lawyer aw shucks persona. The downfall of Mississippi lawyer Dickie Scruggs was a national story, reported as it unfolded in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. The author of the book chronicling this story, The Rise and Fall of the House of Zeus, Curtis Wilkie, has been a speaker at a Pulaski County Bar Association luncheon. The improbable hero of this sordid saga is retired District 3 Circuit Judge Henry Lackey of Calhoun City, who toppled the kings of tort from their thrones by going to the U.S. Attorney and reporting that they were attempting to bribe him. He then wore a wire and captured the crucial evidence that first snared Tim Balducci, and then took down Scruggs, Scruggs’ son, and several other lawyers whose greed overrode their ethics. Judge Lackey is an engaging and self-effacing man with a wry humor. When the prosecutors warned him of the stress that his role as undercover witness would place on him and his heart problems, he smiled and said with country assurance, ”Boys, don’t mind the mule, just load the wagon.” He would be the first to disclaim the hero label, pointing out that he only did what his oath and judicial ethics expected of him.
Judge and Mrs. Lackey will be celebrating their wedding anniversary when they visit us on September 12th. Please join us in welcoming this unassuming hero of justice and his bride.
We hope to see you there!
Judge Elect-Cathi Compton, Program Chair