The Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention will be held from April 29 to May 1, 2010, at the Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The attorneys of the Brad Hendricks Law Firm always look forward to this convention, but we are particularly excited about the Convention this year!
Each year, the presidential gavel of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association is passed from the outgoing President of that organization to the incoming President. This year, for the first time in the history of ATLA, both the outgoing and incoming Presidents are from the same law firm – the Brad Hendricks Law Firm.
Over the past year, we have been proud of the service provided to the members of ATLA by Chris Heil, who joined the Brad Hendricks Law Firm in 1999. During the awards luncheon, which will be sponsored by the Brad Hendricks Law Firm, Mr. Heil will pass the gavel to Lloyd W. “Tré” Kitchens, who joined the Brad Hendricks Law Firm in January 2010. Our founder, Brad Hendricks, previously served as ATLA President from 2004-2005.
The luncheon will be held at 12:15 pm on Friday, April 30, 2010, and will feature keynote speaker Justice James W. (“Jim”) Kitchens, who is currently serving an eight-year term on the Mississippi Supreme Court that began January 2009.
That night, Mr. Hendricks will host a private party in honor of incoming-President Kitchens at the Basin Park Hotel, featuring live classic rock performed by a live band, great food, pool tables and other games, and an open bar, which will be attended by legislative and judicial candidates from across the State of Arkansas. There will also be a live auction during the party that promises to be highly enjoyable for all in attendance.
Although most of the attorneys and staff will also be in attendance at the Awards luncheon and party honoring Mr. Kitchens, our offices will remain open, with an attorney available to our clients and those who might need our services.
Our firm takes great pride in the fact that a member of our firm has served, or will, as President of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association three out of seven years, as well as the fact that the Brad Hendricks Law Firm is only one of two law firms in the state of Arkansas to have three of its attorneys serve as President of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. We extend our deepest gratitude to Chris Heil for his service to ATLA over the past year, and we offer our sincerest congratulations to Tré for his election as incoming President for the 2010-2011 term.