November/December 2006 issue

New Magistrate Judge for E.D. of Arkansas

The Eastern District of Arkansas recently approved the nomination of Beth M. Deere as a U.S. Magistrate Judge.

Beth Deere was born in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She received her bachelorís degree from Henderson State University in 1974, and received her law degree, with high honors, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law in 1986.

She served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Henry Woods from 1986 until 2002. During this time she served as an adjunct faculty member at the UALR School of Law and co-authored Comparative Fault, Third Edition (West 1996) with Judge Woods. She continues to publish yearly updates for the publication.

In 2002 she joined the firm of Williams and Anderson in Little Rock, where her practice focused on business and commercial litigation, employment law, and media law. Her investiture will take place on January 12, 2006. Welcome, Judge Deere!