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Seth Banks (’07) appointed as N.C. 24th prosecutorial district attorney

RALEIGH, N.C. — Seth Banks (’07) was appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory as the district attorney of the 24th prosecutorial district on June 10, 2014, according to a press release issued by the governor’s office.

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William K. Davis (’66) Justice Fund Dedicated

Family, friends and firm members gathered at the N.C. Bar Center on Wednesday, June 11, to dedicate the William K. Davis Justice Fund. Davis, past president of the N.C. State Bar, practices with Bell, Davis & Pitt in Winston-Salem, which he formed with Frank Bell and Wrennie Pitt in 1980. Continue reading »

Shaftesbury Society Luncheon to feature Gene Boyce (’56) on Monday, June 9, in Raleigh

The John Locke Foundation will host a Shaftesbury Society Luncheon with special guest Gene Boyce, Esq. (’54, JD ’56) on Monday, June 09, 2014, at 12 p.m. at the John Locke Foundation, 200 W. Morgan Street, Suite 200, Raleigh, N.C. Continue reading »

David Furr (’82) teams up with Superman to honor hometown heroes

David Furr (’80, JD ’82) doesn’t wear a red cape, but he’s helping Superman pursue hometown heroes with the same zeal the Man of Steel pursues his archenemy Lex Luther. Continue reading »

Senator Phil Berger (’82) is called ‘likely the most powerful politician in N.C.’ in News & Record article

Last summer Ellie Kinnaird, an Orange County Democrat, resigned after 17 years in the state Senate to organize a grass-roots counterattack on the new voter ID law. Her chamber’s version of the bill had been shepherded into law by the staunchly conservative Senate leader, Phil Berger (’82), a Republican whose views on major political subjects such as taxes and education could not be more different from those of Kinnaird. Continue reading »

Richard Dietz ('02)

Richard Dietz (’02) receives Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from Shippensburg University

SHIPPENSBURG — Five Shippensburg University graduates received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award during the spring undergraduate commencement ceremony May 10.

Recipients are William Craig, Class of 2000; Richard Dietz, 1999; Katherine Heatley, 2007; Coast Guard Lt. Sean Palmer Jehu, 1996; and Marie R. McDonald, 1997. Continue reading »

Allan Head (’69) receives Father of the Year award from American Diabetes Association

The Father of the Year Award is presented annually by the National Father’s Day Committee of the Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council. Presentation of the award is accompanied by a comprehensive fundraising campaign benefitting the American Diabetes Association.

Three North Carolina lawyers, all members of the North Carolina Bar Association, will be among those honored at regional Father of the Year Awards dinners in 36 cities across the country this year.

NCBA Executive Director Allan Head (’69) and William Scoggin will be honored June 5 in Raleigh, while Robert Norris will be honored June 20 in Charlotte.

The purpose of the award, according to the American Diabetes Association, is to recognize men who have made family a priority while balancing a demanding career and community involvement. They are outstanding role models as fathers.

Head joined the NCBA in 1973 as executive secretary and has been executive director since 1981. His numerous professional achievements include service as president of the National Association of Bar Executives in 2006-7 and recognition by the NABE as the 2010 recipient of its highest honor, the Bolton Award.

He is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the Wake Forest University School of Law.

Read more about the Father of the Year Awards from the American Diabetes Association.

Allan Head ('69)

Allan Head (’69)

Steven Spencer, Wake Forest School of Law Development Officer

Steven Spencer (BA ’94) joins the Wake Forest Law development team

Steven Spencer (BA ’94) has Old Gold and Black running through his veins. His uncle attended Wake Forest as an undergrad and then the Divinity School, and Spencer’s son is named after his Wake Forest college roommate. Continue reading »

Rhonda K. Amoroso (’85) appointed member of N.C. Board of Elections

Chair of the New Hanover County Republican Party, Rhonda K. Amoroso (’85),  has been named to the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

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Emily Munn (JD ’01) and Thomas Sheppard II (’04) help man wrongfully accused of murdering a police officer get charges dropped

After nearly a year and a half in jail, Kareem Hasson Turner is a free man.  Continue reading »