All human life is created by God and therefore is significant and valuable. When governments implement the capital punishment, then the life of the convicted is devalued and all possibilities of change end.
Of counsel Law offices of James F. Schaefer, Memphis, 1975-1978. Sole practice, 1978-1984. Judge circuit court 30th judicial district State of Tennessee, 1984—1990, 1990—1998, 1998—2006, since 2006, presiding judge 30th judicial district, 1989-1990, 97-98.
Treasurer Tennessee Judicial Conference, 1990-1991, vice president, 1996-1997, president 1999-2000. Member executive committee, chairman committee to revise Tennessee pattern jury instructions civil. Guest lecturer Cecil C. Humpherys School Law, Memphis State University.
Member faculty National Judicial College. Chairman Tennessee Domestic Violence State Coordinator Council, since 2000. Chairman Shelby County Domestic Violence Council, 2000-2001.
Commissioner Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program, since 1999. Vice president Memphis Lawyers Helping Lawyers, Inc., 1987-1994.
The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. It is not something that people have to do to create a relationship with God. God has already made it possible.
Court (president 2004-2006).