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Susan Sparks (’87) to deliver the 2015 Carolyn M. Parker Memorial Preaching/Teaching Lectures Jan. 31-Feb. 1

LEXINGTON, N.C. — Susan Sparks (’87), a pastor, comedian and lawyer, will deliver the 2015 Carolyn M. Parker Memorial Preaching/Teaching Lectures on Saturday, Jan. 31, and Sunday, Feb. 1,  at First Baptist Church, West Third Avenue, in Lexington. Continue reading »

Catharine Biggs Arrowood (’73, ’76) featured in 2015 Super Lawyers cover story

Catharine Biggs Arrowood (’73, ’76) was featured in the 2015 Super Lawyers North Carolina magazine’s February cover story. The article, “You’re just here to find a husbands,” gives an oral history of North Carolina’s first female attorneys in the 1970s. Continue reading »

Brandon Barnes (’09) reports on BP’s legal woes, Keystone decision for Bloomberg TV

Brandon Barnes (’09) has been getting a lot of face time in his new role with Bloomberg Intelligence as Senior Litigation Analyst – Energy Sector.

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Robert Newton Wells Jr. (’75) receives Ralph King Anderson Jr. Award from Florence County (S.C.) Bar Association

FLORENCE, S.C. — Robert Newton Wells Jr. (’75) received the prestigious Ralph King Anderson Jr. Award for 2014.

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Former N.C. Court of Appeals Judge Donald L. Smith (’64) dies following illness

RALEIGH, N.C. — Donald Lee Smith (’64), a retired state appellate court and Wake County Superior Court judge who had a hand in several landmark cases, died Sunday in Raleigh after an illness. He was 75. Continue reading »

District Court Judge April Smith (’08) is sworn in as part of historic Cumberland County District Court bench

When District Court Judge April Smith (’08) was sworn in to office Tuesday, Jan. 6 afternoon, Cumberland County crossed a historic threshold: For the first time, its District Court bench has a majority of ethnic and racial minorities. Continue reading »

Senate approves judicial nomination of Elizabeth Dillon (’86) to fill vacancy left by Judge Samuel Wilson (’74)

The Western District of Virginia has a new judge.  The U.S. Senate confirmed late Tuesday night Elizabeth Dillon (’86), a Salem attorney, for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Continue reading »

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Fred Troll (BA ’68, JD ’71) reflects on his SCOTUS arguments in landmark sexual harassment case

Editor’s Note: This article features multimedia and is part of an ongoing series about our alumni and faculty and their experiences arguing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fred Troll (BA ’68, ‘JD 71) found himself arguing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court justices in a landmark sexual harassment case in 1986. “That was a very unsettled area back in the ’60s and ’70s,” he explained.

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Joslin Davis (’77) named president-elect of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Joslin Davis (’77), a nationally recognized family law attorney, has been named president-elect of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

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Rebecca Cohenour (’08, JD ’11) co-authors ABA Franchise Law Journal article on regulation in food service industry

Rebecca Cohenour (’08, JD ’11) has co-writtten an article featured in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Franchise Law Journal entitled, “Responding to Increased Regulation of the Food Service Industry: A Practical Analysis of Supply Chain Solutions for Franchisors and Franchisees.” Continue reading »