Retired Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Annabelle Imber Tuck will be the guest speaker at Pulaski Technical College's Amicus Curiae Paralegal Club at noon Friday, May 6.
The meeting will be held in the Tom Steves Sr. Community Room, located in the Business Technology Center on the main campus. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the potluck meeting, which will be the club's last meeting for this academic year.
Justice Tuck, who is the first woman elected to the Supreme Court of Arkansas, began her legal career as a paralegal at Wright, Lindsey & Jennings Law Firm in Little Rock. She graduated in 1977 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law and later became a partner at the law firm.
In 1984, then-Governor Bill Clinton appointed her to serve as circuit judge for the Fifth Division of the Sixth Judicial District. Later, Justice Imber Tuck was elected chancery judge for the Sixth Division of the Sixth Judicial District (Pulaski and Perry counties), where she served from 1989 to 1996. During that time, she presided over the school funding case filed by the Lake View School District and issued a landmark ruling, declaring that Arkansas was violating the state constitution by funding districts inequitably.
In 1997, she was elected to the Arkansas Supreme Court. She retired at the end of 2009, but remains active in her law career as chair of the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission.