Students from around the Northwest Arkansas Area competed this weekend at the Fourth Annual Bailey & Oliver Law Firm Speech Competition. The contest was held this Saturday, February 23, 2012, at the Bailey & Oliver on-site courtroom in their Rogers, Arkansas location. The participants were high school students representing Rogers and Bentonville High School. Having already competed in preliminary rounds, the 14 competitors were representatives of the top talent from their respective schools. Presiding over this event was a panel of eleven judges coming from a variety of backgrounds.
Bailey & Oliver Law Firm through the Rodeo of the Ozarks was able to give back to our community by donating $1,500 to Heroes and Horses. Heroes and Horses is a unique non-profit organization that serves our veterans by paring them with horses as a way to promote therapeutic psychological change. Each year during the Rodeo in Springdale, Bailey & Oliver challenges the cowboys that for every team roping run less than 7 seconds the firm would donate $250. Steve Smith with the Rodeo of the Ozarks said, “We are proud to be a part of this great program. We thank Bailey & Oliver Law Firm for the commitment to this organization and partnership with the Rodeo of the Ozarks. The Rodeo of the Ozarks has a long history of working with the veterans and will continue to support them.”
The Bailey & Oliver Team celebrating Sandy and Darcie’s birthday with pizza of course!
Don’t forget to tell your boss thank you. For National Boss’s Day on November 16, 2012 at Bailey & Oliver we had a yummy potluck lunch and Rick’s Bakery Cake. We truly have the most amazing bosses that we are lucky enough to call team mates and friends. They make each and every work day a joy.
Sach Oliver spoke on Friday at the 28th Annual Western Arkansas Trial Practice Seminar. Sach concluded the CLE by talking about how planintiff's lawyers “shouldn’t forget their roots.” Sach said that the purpose of the court system is to protect the community from harm.
Bailey & Oliver will host ATLA conference on November 15 & 16th. The topic for this year's CLE is Litigating for Change & Community Safety. Our speakers will include the Honorable Beth Storey Bryan, John Morgan, Don Campbell, Jim Tilley, Bobby McDaniel, Bruce, Mulkey, Sean Keith, Sach Oliver, Charles, Allen, and Bruce Enz. Please contact Jennifer Irwin with ATLA if you are interested in registering or receiving a brochure for this event.
Bailey & Oliver Law Firm Hosted our 4th Annual Bailey & Oliver Law Firm Closing Argument Competition on September 29, 2012, for the University of Arkansas law students. This competition was held in the Bailey & Oliver Court Room inside our new location in Rogers. The goal of the competition is to encourage advocacy and reward the law students for advancing their advocacy skills. The top 32 students of the intraschool competition were able to compete. Each student was given 9 minutes to present their Closing Argument in front of 8 judges including Judge Joanna Taylor, Judge Jon Comstock, Judge John Scott, George Wise, Leon Jones, Sean Keith, Frank Bailey, and Julia Woods.
After each student gave their argument awards were announced. First place, Whitney Matney from Springdale, Arkansas, received $1,500 and a tie for second left Timothy Alexander and Robert Goins with $375 apiece. Whitney, second year law school student said, ‘I love advocating for clients and I love to get justice for others.”
Sach Oliver, partner at Bailey & Oliver, graduated from The U of A Law School in May 2006. As a law student Sach won the coveted ”Best Oral Advocate” award in the National Trial Competition sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers. His affinity for oral advocacy prompted him to pair with the University of Arkansas Board of Advocates to create the Closing Argument Competition.
4th Annual Bailey & Oliver Law Firm Closing Argument Competition
Bailey & Oliver Law Firm will be hosting the 4th Annual Closing Argument Competition on September 29, 2012, for the University of Arkansas law students. This competition will take place at 9am in the Bailey & Oliver Law Firm’s Court Room at 3606 Southern Hills Blvd, Rogers, Arkansas 72758.