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Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) offering three North Carolina CLE ethics courses on the future of legal services throughout February

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) and Wake Forest Law are partnering with the North Carolina Bar Association to offer three one-hour Continuing Legal Education (CLE) ethics courses entitled, “The ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services: Opportunities for Lawyers and Legal Education,” in Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Raleigh in February 2016. The cost to attend is $20. Lunch will be provided at the Winston-Salem event and a reception will follow the events in Charlotte and Raleigh. Continue reading »

Three Wake Forest Law alumni receive Citizen Lawyer Awards at North Carolina Bar Association’s Annual Meeting

A number of Wake Forest Law alumni, including the Honorable Richard L. Doughton (JD ’71), Marc L. Isaacson (JD ’82) and James R. Van Camp (JD ’65), received awards at the 118th Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) on June 24, 2016.   The annual meeting consisted of various award ceremonies, candidate forums, receptions, legal education programs and more from June 23 -26 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Helen Tarokic of Helen Tarokic Law, PLLC; 
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Helen Tarokic (JD ’06) and Rebekah Garcia (JD ’14) of Helen Tarokic Law, PLLC interviewed for WECT segment on Supreme Court immigration decision

Helen Tarokic (JD ’06), an immigration attorney at Helen Tarokic Law, PLLC , and Rebekah Garcia (JD ’14), an associate attorney at Helen Tarokic Law, PLLC, were interviewed for the WECT story Supreme Court ruling will impact thousands in New Hanover County, which aired on June 23, 2016.  The print story follows.

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William O. King (JD ’64) receives N.C. State Bar’s 2016 John B. McMillan Award

William O. King (JD ’64) is the recipient of the 2016 John B. McMillan Award presented by the North Carolina State Bar for his exemplary service to the legal profession.  The announcement was reported originally by PRLeap.com on June 7, 2016, as well as by the Daily HeraldBioSpace, the State Journal and more. The original release follows.

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Photo: Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune via AP

Jason Benetti (JD ’11) profiled on job as White Sox’s new broadcaster

Jason Benetti (JD ’11) is profiled about his job as the Chicago White Sox’s new broadcaster in the article, “MLB: White Sox’s new broadcaster manages cerebral palsy,” published originally by The Associated Press on Savannah Morning News Online on May 29, 2016.

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Photo: Kora Manheimer, Asheville Citizen-Times

Judge Marvin Pope (JD ’73) brings North Carolina’s second Veterans Treatment Court to Buncombe County

Judge Marvin Pope (JD ’73), the resident Superior Court judge in Buncombe County, North Carolina, introduced the state’s second Veterans Treatment Court earlier this spring, one of only 227 in the country.  His work is profiled in the article, “Living Portrait: Judge Marvin Pope,” written by Kora Manheimer and published originally in the Asheville Citizen-Times on May 27, 2016.

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Professor Mark Rabil talks to reporters following a hearing in Iredell County Superior Court for an Innocence and Justice Clinic client.

Last-minute discovery prevents Innocence and Justice Clinic client from going free from prison

The following story, “Last minute discovery prevents Iredell man from going free from prison,” by Robert E. Lee of the Statesville Record & Landmark that ran May 20, 2016, involves a client of Wake Forest Law’s Innocence and Justice Clinic.

WGHP’s Bob Buckley and the Statesville Free News also reported this story.

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I. Beverly Lake (BA ’55, JD ’60) authors article on the death penalty in The Huffington Post

I. Beverly Lake (BA ’55, JD ’60) authored the following article, “Why Protecting the Innocent From a Death Sentence Isn’t Enough,” originally published in The Huffington Post on May 18, 2016.

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Thomas J. DesRosier (JD ’80) named chief legal officer and executive vice president of Seres Therapeutics Inc.

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Thomas J. DesRosier (JD ’80) was named as chief legal officer and executive vice president at Seres Therapeutics Inc. according to the following article, “Seres Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Thomas J. DesRosier as Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President,” originally published on Reuters.com on May 16, 2016. The appointment was also reported by CNBC.com, PharmaVoice.com, TMCNet.com, the Daily Herald, MorningStar.com, Business Wire, BioSpace and Benzinga.com.

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Hooding 2016

Wake Forest Law celebrates first JD/MDiv and JD/MaSus dual degrees, first female SJD degree holder and confers hoods on 200-plus graduates

The Wake Forest University School of Law conferred hoods on more than 200 graduates on Sunday, May 15, including 184 Juris Doctor degree candidates, 16 international Master of Laws in American Law degree (LLM) candidates, 11 Master of Studies in Law (MSL) candidates and two Scientiae Juridicae Doctors (SJD) candidates. The school conferred hoods on the first two JD/MDiv dual degree graduates, Ashley Escoe of Arnoldsville, Georgia, and Marie Nkonge of Greensboro, North Carolina, and the first JD/MaSUS dual degree graduate, Nicholas Griffin of Fox Island, Washington. In addition, the law school conferred a hood on its first female SJD, Danya Abdulrahman Bin Mahatsin of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Continue reading »