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Chief Justice Jim Hannah


Location: Little Rock, AR

Date of Election or Appointment to Current Position: 2004

Education: B.S.B.A. (Accounting), University of Arkansas; J.D., University of Arkansas.

Law-Related Employment: City Attorney for Augusta, Bradford, Des Arc, Garner, Kensett, and Rosebud; Searcy City Attorney (1969-1978); Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Woodruff County.

Law Practice or Teaching Areas: Private Law Practice/Lightle, Tedder, Hannah & Beebe Law Firm (Searcy); National Judicial College, Faculty Advisor.
Prior Judicial Experience: City Judge for Kensett and Rosebud; White County Juvenile Court and the Juvenile Probate Office, Est. & Implemented; White County Juvenile Judge (1976-1978); Chancery/Probate Judge, 17th Judicial District (1979-1999); Associate Justice, Arkansas Supreme Court, Position 5 (2001-2004).

Associations: Arkansas Judicial Council; Arkansas Bar Association.

Other: American Judges Association, past member; White County Bar Association, past President, Treasurer, and Secretary; Arkansas Board of Pardons and Paroles, Secretary (1972-1979); Searcy Chamber of Commerce, former member; Wilbur Mills Alcoholism Treatment Center, past Chairman of Board of Advisors; Harding University, former instructor; Kiwanis Club of Searcy, former member of Board of Directors/ past Secretary and Treasurer; Kiwanis Little League Basketball, co-founder and current Chairman; Little League Baseball, former Director; Little League Baseball and Basketball, former Coach; University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Parents' Club, former President; First Presbyterian Church of Searcy, Elder/ former Deacon, Elder, Trustee & Clerk of the Session.

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