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Brandon Heffinger (’14) to clerk with Judge Richard L. Voorhees of U.S. District Court

Former U.S. Marine Corps Captain Brandon Heffinger (’14) has received and accepted an offer to clerk to with Judge Richard L. Voorhees of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina in Charlotte. He has been working at Alston & Bird LLP in Charlotte since graduation from Wake Forest Law. Professor Abigail Perdue worked with Heffinger when he participated in the Washington, D.C., Summer Judicial Externship Program during its initial launch. “He is a talented, bright, and ambitious young man,” says Perdue, who directs the program. Continue reading »

Wake County Bar Association honors Judge Sidney S. Eagles, Jr. (’61, JD ’64) for 50 years of service

Raleigh, N.C. (July 17, 2015) — Members of the Wake County Bar Association (WCBA) honored Judge Sidney S. Eagles, Jr. (’61, JD ’64) earlier this week to commemorate 50 years of service. Eagles is a past president of the WCBA and Tenth Judicial District Bar (2006) as well as a recipient of the Branch Professionalism Award (2008), the Association’s most prestigious award. He has also served as an American Bar Association (ABA) Delegate for the Tenth Judicial District Bar, along with the other entities that he has represented with the ABA. Continue reading »

Lawrence Baker (JD ’90) elected as NCADA secretary

The North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA) recently held its 38th annual meeting where Lawrence Baker (JD ’90)  was elected to serve as secretary .  Continue reading »

Allan Head ('69)

Allan Head (JD ’69) awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Allan Head (JD ’69) has been awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. This is awarded to outstanding North Carolinians who have a proven record of service to the State. Continue reading »

Betsy J. Walsh ('94)

Betsy J. Walsh (’94) is first living organ donor appointed to President of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network

Betsy J. Walsh (’94), vice president and deputy general counsel for Novant Health, Inc., has been elected president of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS) board of directors. She will serve a one-year term beginning in July 2015. Continue reading »

Outgoing North Carolina Bar President Catharine Arrowood (’73, ’76) leads by example

When Catharine Arrowood (’73, ’76) attended Wake Forest Law, it was a different time. In 1973, women were just beginning to gain a foothold in careers such as law that were traditionally reserved for men. Continue reading »

Christopher Nichols ('91, JD '94) with Dean Suzanne Reynolds at the NC Advocates for Justice induction ceremony on June 15, 2015.

North Carolina Advocates for Justice elect Chris Nichols (’91, JD ’94) as president

Chris Nichols (’91, JD 94), a partner at the Nichols Law Firm in Raleigh, has been elected president of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), a state-wide association of attorneys and other legal professionals who protect the rights of all North Carolinians in civil and criminal cases. Continue reading »

COURTESY OF IMG COLLEGE

Ben Sutton (BA ’80, JD ’83) receives state’s top honor, Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Winston-Salem businessman Ben Sutton Jr. ,the head of collegiate sports marketing company IMG College, has received the state’s top honor, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Sutton was presented the award Tuesday night by Gov. Pat McCrory, with state Rep. Donny Lambeth and Wake Forest University President Nathan Hatch in attendance. Continue reading »

Will Hester ('14) and Erin Woodrum ('14)

Erin Woodrum (’14) and Will Hester (’14) share their experiences at Piedmont Law Center

After Erin Woodrum (’14) passed the bar exam, she spent some time at home feeling sorry for herself about not having a job. She considered going into solo practice, but was petrified at that prospect. After suffering a mini-meltdown about her options with a group of young lawyers, she called contacts at the School of Law.

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Angie Cecil (’00, JD ‘08) receives Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Service in Freedom of Information Act Administration

Angie (Wood) Cecil (’00, JD ‘08) is among the recipients of the Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Service in Freedom of Information Act Administration. Cecil works in Washington, D.C., for the Department of Justice as Senior Supervisory Counsel. Continue reading »