Alumni

Two Wake Forest Law alumni inducted into NCBA General Practice Hall of Fame

The North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) inducted three new members of the General Practice Hall of Fame on June 21, 2018, at the NCBA Annual Meeting Awards Dinner in Wilmington.

They are two Wake Forest University School of Law alumni — Wesley Bailey  (BA’ 54, LLB ’55) of Winston-Salem and J. Gary Vannoy (BA ’62, LLB ’64) of North Wilkesboro — and Nancy Black Norelli of Charlotte.

The Hall of Fame was established by the NCBA General Practice Section in 1989. With the addition of the following three inductees, 160 exemplary North Carolina attorneys are now members of the Hall of Fame. Continue reading »

Leah Hermiller (JD ’14) receives Charles F. Blanchard Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

Leah Hermiller (JD ’14) is among three members of the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) to receive awards during the 2018 NCBA Annual Meeting in Wilmington.

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Photo of Wake Forest Law Alumni Mona Lisa Wallace (left), Joe Cheshire, Catharine Arrowood, Gene Boyce and Dean Suzanne Reynolds are part of the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly inaugural Hall of Fame.

Nine Wake Forest University alumni among inaugural North Carolina Lawyers Hall of Fame inductees

The first woman to lead Wake Forest Law, an assistant chief counsel to the Watergate Committee, a former Charlotte mayor, and a nationally known criminal defense attorney are just four of the nine Wake Forest University alumni inducted into the inaugural North Carolina Lawyers Hall of Fame at a luncheon on June 26, 2018, at the Capital Club in downtown Raleigh.

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NCBA recognizes four Wake Forest Law alumni with 2018 Citizen Lawyer Awards

Four Wake Forest Law alumni are among the 11th class of Citizen Lawyer Award recipients who were recognized at the 2018 North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Annual Meeting held June 21-24 at the Wilmington Convention Center. Presentation of the awards took place on Thursday, June 21, at the new Annual Meeting Awards Dinner.

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Helen (Jugovic) Tarokic (JD ’06) receives national AILA award for mentoring immigration lawyers

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)  will recognize Helen (Jugovic) Tarokic (JD ’06) of Wilmington, North Carolina, with the national 2018 Sam Williamson Mentor Award for her outstanding efforts and excellent counsel to immigration attorneys. The award, in particular, recognizes her work with helping human trafficking survivors and teaching other lawyers about complex creative business immigration options. Continue reading »

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David Daggett (JD ’85) receives the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for commitment to local down syndrome community

The winners of the 2018 Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Awards were announced Wednesday, April 25, 2018, during a breakfast for those nominated. David Daggett (JD ’85), attorney and partner with the law firm Daggett Shuler in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was proud to accept the 2018 Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Service Award in the People’s Choice category.

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Graphic poster featuring photo of Gov. Robert Ehrlich that has the words "Freedom at Risk: 2016 Election and the Stakes Going Forward" Wednesday, April 18

BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism hosts former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich (JD ’82) Wednesday, April 18

The BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism will host former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich (JD ’82) at 4 p.m Wednesday, April 18, in the Broyhill Auditorium in Farrell Hall. His presentation, which is free and open to the public, is entitled “Freedom At Risk: 2016 Elections and Stakes Going Forward.”    Continue reading »

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Alumni in the News for March 2018

Wake Forest School of Law alumni are featured regularly in the media. Following is a roundup of news mentions from March 2018:

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Alumni Profile: Daniel Gibson (JD ’15)

Daniel Gibson (JD ’15) may have been the youngest practicing attorney in North Carolina when he started working as an associate at Cannon Law in Statesville in September 2015. Continue reading »

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Chris Salemme (JD ’17) publishes article in Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law

Chris Salemme (JD ’17) has had the article, “Unpatriotic Profit: How For-Profit Colleges Target Veterans and What the Government Must Do to Stop Them,” published in the Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law.

The article ”explores the for-profit education industry, its history of deceitful recruitment of veterans, the federal government’s attempts at reform, and what steps need to be taken by the Trump administration and Congress to protect veterans and taxpayer dollars from private industry exploitation.” Continue reading »