Alumni

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Latia Ward (JD ’06) featured in role as Law Library of Congress legal reference librarian

Latia Ward (JD ’06) works as a legal reference librarian in the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress.  An interview with Ward, published by co-worker Barbara Bavis on the Library of Congress blog, “In Custodia Legis,” follows.

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Rhoda Billings (JD’ 66), Grady Barnhill (JD ’58) receive 2016 Chief Justice’s Professionalism Award

Professor Emeritus Rhoda Billings (JD’ 66) and the late Grady Barnhill (JD ’58, P ’81, P ’90, P ’90) are recipients of the 2016 Chief Justice’s Professionalism Award. North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin presented the awards at a joint dinner of the North Carolina State Bar and North Carolina Bar Association dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017.

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Bart Goodson (JD ’96) named N.C. House Speaker’s new chief of staff

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Earn CLE ethics credit with Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) in February

With the deadline for 2016 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits fast approaching, Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) and Wake Forest Law are offering two different CLE credit opportunities for Wake Forest Law alumni in five North Carolina cities: Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh and Winston-Salem. Credit approval is currently pending with the North Carolina State Bar Association (NCBA).

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Clayton Somers (JD ’96) joins UNC-Chapel Hill as vice chancellor of public affairs

The Raleigh News and Observer’s Colin Campbell published the following story about Clayton Somers (JD ’96), “NC House Speaker’s chief of staff gets new leadership job at UNC-Chapel Hill,” on Jan. 9, 2017.

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Josh Pitcock (JD ’01) named Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s chief of staff

Wake Forest Law’s Josh Pitcock (JD ’01) has been confirmed as Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s chief of staff, according to the following story written by Ken de la Bastide and published in the Anderson (Ind.) Herald Bulletin on Jan. 6, 2012, here.

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Garland Yates (JD ’76) featured in Asheboro Courier-Tribune as one of North Carolina’s longest-serving DAs

Former Randolph County District Attorney Garland Yates (JD ’76), one of the longest-serving district attorneys in North Carolina, is featured in the following story, “Yates retires after 36 years as DA,” written by Larry Penkava and published by the Asheboro Courier-Tribune on Jan. 3, 2017. An excerpt follows:

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Politico reports Josh Pitcock (JD ’01) expected to be named chief of staff for Vice President elect Mike Pence

Politico reports that Vice President-elect Mike Pence is expected to name Josh Pitcock (JD ’01) as his chief of staff in the following story, “Pence expected to name Josh Pitcock as chief of staff,” written by Matthew Nussbaum and published on Jan. 3, 2017.

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Joslin Davis (JD ’77) provides national media insight regarding ‘Brangelina’ and other celebrity breakups

 Joslin Davis (JD ‘77) is an expert on complex property distribution, child support and custody matters, alimony, business valuations and more.  Recently, many national media outlets reached out to Davis to provide insight into the divorce-related issues of former celebrity couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, also known as “Brangelina.”  Davis has discussed the fate of the couple’s child custody matters and business and personal fortunes in publications such as Forbes, CNBC, People magazine and TheWrap.
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Alumni, professors featured in Law School Transparency podcast series ‘Women in the Law’

Wake Forest Law, along with the university’s Office of the Provost, the Wake Graduate Women in Business (WGWIB),  the Pro Humanitate Institute, the Anna Julia Cooper Center and the Women’s Center. has sponsored the first podcast and roundtable discussions about sexism in the legal profession for the new Law School Transparency (LST) podcast series, “Women in the Law.”

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