A chief justice serenade

January 23-29, 2017

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Vann Smith (left) was summoned to the podium by Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Dan Kemp so members and guests of the Pulaski County Bar Association could sing “Happy Birthday” to Smith during the association’s January meeting. The two judges have known each other since law school. Kemp was sworn in as chief justice on January 10. (Photo by Josh Varvil)